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McAlavy Donald K. McAlavy of St. Petersburg, Fla. celebrated his 80th birthday on Dec. 30 in Largo, Fla. The celebration was hosted by Kim (McAlavy) Siewert, it was a suprise western themed party. Donald was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Clovis. He has six children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

First person: Labor of love

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Donald Bird plans to repaint the Duster at Veterans Park in May. He served in Vietnam, and said the weapon saved his life numerous times. Donald Bird considers the M42 Duster a life-saver, and probably as close to a friend as a machine can get. But he doesn’t consider it […]

Police arrest Farwell man in McDonald’s restaurant crash

A 24-year-old Farwell man was arrested Friday evening after Clovis police said he crashed into McDonald’s restaurant on Mabry Drive and fled the scene. James Willoughby is charged with aggravated DWI, leaving the scene of a crash with injuries and failing to notify police of a crash, according to Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders. Sanders […]

Portales man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

Issac Montano Jr., 48, of Portales, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was accused in the July 2008 death of Donald Chapman of Portales. “The credit for this conviction goes to the quick response and investigation by the Portales Police Department,” 9th Judicial […]

Melrose elects new mayor

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Melrose elected a new mayor Tuesday and raised gross receipts taxes. Tuck Monk with 97 votes was elected mayor by a 19-vote margin over his opponent Donald Harrell. Monk succeeds Lance Pyle, who elected not to seek re-election. “I don’t see any changes when I take office,” Monk said. […]

Business feature: Area aesthetic services expanding

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Macrodermabrasion removes layers of dead skin cells, allowing new cells to reproduce at a quicker rate, giving skin a fresh, younger look. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Dr. Donald Brown didn’t become a dermatologist to give Botox injections or photofacials. But when his patients began inquiring about those services, […]

Airman’s reaction analyzed

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson The view from the witness stand in the Cannon courtroom where Airman Basic Edward Novak is standing trial. Photography is not allowed in the courtroom while court is in session. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter […]

Local Roundup: Two convicted of armed robbery

CNJ staff Two Texas men were convicted by a Curry County jury Thursday of armed robbery, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Gregory Boston, 24, and Donald Davis, 20, were found guilty of the July robbery of two Kelley’s Bar & Grill patrons, the release said. The men approached two patrons […]

Feb. 26, 1958

Clovis was a day away from the first showing of The Cyclops at the State Theatre. The “man-thing” was huge as a dinosaur in a horrendous land of nature gone mad, according to movie promotions. … Clovis’ acting police chief Pat Graef was cracking down on those who were parking in alleys and pet owners […]

Officials: Governor’s criticism won’t hurt Cannon mission

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson’s weekend criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will not scar the search for a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to staunch Cannon advocate and Clovis banker Randy Harris. Richardson, interviewed on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said there is “deep frustration” within the military, […]