Festival brings out avid kite-flyers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Louisa Ytuarte of Portales brought her butterfly kite out of the air because there wasn’t enough wind to keep it in the air, she said. Ytuarte, an invited flyer at the Kite Karnival, is a member of the American Kite-flying Association. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Dennis Ware knows […]

Nov. 30, 2007 Passing Through

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Dennis Marsh By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Who: Dennis Marsh Hometown: Hollis, Okla. Traveling to: Heading home after visiting a dairy near Clovis. Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s a beautiful town, nice little town. A little congested, but good.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters board members resign

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Members of the Clovis-area Big Brothers Big Sisters resource board have collectively resigned, citing differences with regional corporate management, a board spokeswoman said. All seven members resigned Nov. 8, according to former board president Jo Ann Tootikian. Issuing a statement on behalf of the board, Tootikian said, “The local […]

May 16, 1979

A baby buffalo was the newest resident of Hillcrest Park zoo. The unnamed buff weighed in about 90 pounds, according to zookeeper George Newman. … March of Dimes officials reported a recent “walk-a-thon” raised $6,000. … Dennis the Menace told his mother, “I didn’t tell you about the busted window ‘cause you can’t keep a […]

May 13, 1946

About 35 Clovis residents attended a breakfast at Hotel Clovis honoring U.S. Sen. Dennis Chavez. He was in town to attend an air show at Clovis Army Air Field. … Clovis’ Ministerial Alliance reported 2,321 attended Sunday school on May 12. … Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour were starring in “Road to Utopia” […]

3/19 Birth

Hannah Lavender Hannah Jolene Lavender was born Feb. 28, 2006, to Marty and Tomi Lavender of Melrose at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces.Grandparents are Connie Baldwin of Melrose and Billy Connell of Logan, and the late Jim Lavender of Melrose, Dennis Henry of House and Dixie Connell of […]

Dean, Sue

Sue Dennis Dean, 64, of Roswell died Friday, March 10, 2006, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center. She was born on May 7, 1941, to Frank and Vera Brinson DeWeese in Dimmitt, Texas. She married Harold Dean on Dec. 4, 1993. As a teenager in Curry County, she was a barrel racer and was named […]

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr.

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr., 80, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. He was born March 8, 1925, in Dawson County, Texas, to Mallie Best and Mac W. Hancock Sr. He married Louise Taylor on Sept. 3, 1947, in Texico. He served in the Army during World War II. In his younger years he […]

Commission approves civic center management

By Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The Clovis City Commission unanimously approved Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum as the management group for the Clovis Civic Center. Located on the east edge of Clovis, the center is expected to begin operations by mid-January. Dean Dennis, a vice president with Global Spectrum, introduced commissioners to Neil McMullin, who Dennis said […]

Tolbert, Kynda

Kynda Tolbert Services: Have been held. Mrs. Kynda Gale Tolbert, 25, of Clovis, died Thursday, July 21, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Oct. 23, 1979, in Amarillo, to Dennis and Selena Hall Fite. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1998. She played softball for eight years and was […]