Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

Feb. 25 – Working on the railroad

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Charles Lee, left, from Littlefield, Texas and Clovis’ Donny Nunez, right, work on retiring a split point switch on the railroad near the Prince Street bridge in Clovis. BNSF replaced 12,000 ties between Cook’s Diner and Cannon Air Force Base in the end of 2007 according to BNSF road master […]

How Charles Stanfield became popular

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist “We came to Clovis in 1945 for health purposes,” said Charles Samuel Stanfield. “Our baby girl, Beth, was born in Houston with asthma. Our pediatrician advised us to take her to a better climate. We took her to Dallas but she continued to have problems breathing. I saw in the […]

Dec. 8, 1970

Clovis Postmaster Charles S. Stanfield urged immediate mailing of all Christmas cards in the event of a national railroad strike. … The Clovis Wildcats played the Canyon Eagles that evening in the opening game of the 1970-71 basketball season. The Wildcats went on to win, 59-58. … Christmas trees could be purchased at Bob’s Fruit […]

11-25 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: On Good Land: The Autobiography of an Urban Farm by Michael Ableman was given by Jim and Carolyn Shipley in memory of Charles Novotny. The remarkable story of one farm’s struggle for survival focuses on Fairview Gardens, a once-rural farm in a vast checkerboard of […]

Sept. 2, 1913

Those attending the state Democratic convention at Duke City were Fred W. James, E.R. Hart, Rep. W.W. Nichols and Charles E. Dennis. … Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grisamore was taking orders for Spirella corsets. … The Clovis Journal reported that crop conditions were unusually good.

July 24, 1937

Bill Church, 24, was trapped in the basement of Charles Ilfield Liquor Wholesale when the main floor collapsed, breaking bottles and spilling $1,000 worth of whiskey into the basement. … Glenn Havensteing made a hole-in-one using an 8 iron on the 90-yard No. 12 hole of Clovis’ municipal golf course. … The movie Trader Horn […]

May 12, 1919

Clovis public schools held commencement ceremonies at the high school auditorium with 22 seniors receiving diplomas. … A government airplane visited Clovis and did some “special stunts,” according to The Clovis News. … The city was preparing for the Clovis Chautauqua, a festival that included musical entertainment and comedians. The St. Clair Sisters were among […]

Pastor fulfills duties for 50 years

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Charles Green is dedicated to his church. The 76-year-old pastor has proven his devotion lately by delivering sermons despite being confined to a wheelchair. Green, who serves as bishop of the First Church of God in Christ, will celebrate the church’s 50th anniversary this Sunday along with his congregation. […]

Oct. 27, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Oct. 19 through Wednesday: • James Mark Cleveland, 49, to Victoria Julia Ortiz, 48, both of Clovis. • Brian Amando Hernandez, 24, of Mission, Texas, to Erica Villarreal, 29, of Friona, Texas. • Roberto Martinez, 24, to Thelma Yzaguirre, 31, both of Hereford, Texas. • […]