Days off cherished

By John Manulis: “Believe in Me” producer Editor’s note: The producers of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s Oklahoma girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title, will write a daily diary in the Clovis News Journal until filming ends in Clovis later this month. A day off. Wow. After more 18-hour days […]

Lights! Camera! Clovis?

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico could be become the filming location for a feature-length sports movie — if local officials can prove its likeness to 1960s Oklahoma. The New Mexico Film Office announced this week that Clovis and surrounding areas are being considered for a $7 million production with a crew […]

Pilot remembered for daring WW II raid

Don McAlavy Editor’s note: Col. Travis Hoover was born Sept. 21, 1917, at Melrose. The son of the late Fred and Elizabeth Hoover died at age 86 in Joplin, Mo., on Jan. 17. A daring raid. Beyond daring, even. Suicidal. Yet, it changed the course of a world war, and — who knows — perhaps […]

Crew chiefs to receive new award at Cannon

By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Airmen serving in the 27th Fighter Wing have a new award they can win — the “Proud Falcon Dedicated Crew Chief of the Quarter.” On Friday, Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates, presented the first award to Staff Sgt. Steven Johnston before a cheering audience of airmen from […]

Portales woman gets 15 minutes of fame

By Mike Linn A Portales woman will grab the attention of millions nationwide next week. That’s thanks to a dart, a map and a phone book. Marilyn Buchanan, a 55-year-old teacher, is scheduled to appear on The Early Show’s “Everybody Has A Story,” a CBS feature that runs about twice a month. CBS reporter Steve […]

Clovis woman embarks on mission trip to Mexico

By Gary Mitchell Kizzy Vigil says Mexico changed her life. Maybe it was the day Vigil spent with the medical team. “The medical team consisted of two doctors and a dentist who would travel to different clinics to provide free health care,” she said. “I went along with the medical team on Wednesday to be […]

Ballooning an uplifting experience

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By Janet Bresenham When it comes to hot air ballooning, it’s all about the wind. How fast it’s blowing on the ground. How much speed it gathers climbing to higher altitudes. How fast it could carry a balloon. How much balloon enthusiasts wish it would calm down long enough to lift aloft and assure a […]