Reporter’s notebook: Residents organizing slipper drive

Two local residents are organizing a slipper drive to help senior citizens in Curry County keep their feet warm this winter. Jo Eyster and Kimberly Clark are taking donations to purchase slippers and hope to be able to purchase and deliver 4,500 pairs by Dec. 15. Slippers will be given to seniors in retirement homes, […]

Oct. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7 a.m. Oct. 23 an officer responded to a business in the 3000 block of Mabry Drive for a larceny report. A manager said when he arrived at work he discovered a customer’s vehicle sitting on the ground with its tires […]

Community fan drive being held

CNJ staff The Print Shop, High Desert Honda and United Way of Eastern New Mexico are sponsoring Community Fan Drive 2008 from June to September. Many older individuals and families with small children sit in sweltering houses during hot New Mexico summers without air conditioning or even a fan, according to a United Way news […]

April 18, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 a.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to a fuel station in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for a possible DWI. A man was found sleeping in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. The man said he was just trying to […]

April 4, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2 a.m. Saturday an officer was flagged down in the 1500 block of Mabry Drive. The driver of a vehicle said one of his passengers had been injured by a beer bottle thrown into his window. He said he had stopped […]

3-14-08 Police Blotter

Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 2:30 a.m. Saturday an officer was dispatched to a restaurant in the 4000 block of Mabry Drive for an assault report.

Clovis Community College: Jan. 30 Blood Drive

Clovis,NM–Old Man Winter is overstaying his welcome in  Clovis and the area’s residents are gearing up for a community blood drive to help avoid possible blood shortages this month. Clovis Community College, 417 Schepps, is having a blood drive, on Wednesday, January 30th, in the Commons, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  You must be […]

Street stories

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Though many streets inClovis and Portales are named for letters or trees, other streets have more detailed histories. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Streets are the veins of a city. They run throughout the city, dictating where and how the city’s traffic will flow. Though the names of Clovis […]

Dec. 16, 1957

An 18-year-old Clovis boy suffered minor injuries when the car he was driving crashed through a backstop at the baseball diamond at Main and Yucca streets. … Members of the Clovis First Presbyterian Church celebrated 50 years of Presbyterianism with special services. … The special at Foxy Drive In was “fox legs in a basket” […]

Food Bank drive collects more than 17,500 pounds of food

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis Police Department traffic officer David Bryant leads motorcycle riders though the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse as part of the holiday can food drive activities. By Gabriel Monte Vehicles on U.S. 60/80 pulled over to the side of the road Saturday morning, making way for about 50 […]

Food drive planned for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one that […]

Nov. 8 Police Blotter

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent reports filed by Clovis-area law enforcement officers: Around 5:30 p.m. an officer on patrol saw a suspect who had run from him before in the area of Mitchell and 11th streets. The officer turned back and talked to some men standing in the area who told […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

Melrose health clinic in works

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Village of Melrose has been without a primary health care giver for more than 10 years, according to Mayor Lance Pyle. The last source for primary health care in the village was a doctor that made weekly visits and provided medical service out of the Melrose city hall, […]

Oct. 7, 1961

Tech Sgt. William E. Boatman was commended for his efficiency in helping to save an F-100 fighter plane lost near Tucumcari. … Elvis Presley starred in the movie “Wild in the Country,” which was showing at the La Fonda drive-in theater. … City firefighters were called to a fire at Torrence’s Leather shop at 217 […]

Business owners anticipate Cannon change of command

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Ashley Torres of Clovis takes orders Saturday at the Foxy Drive-In. Owner Chris Bryant said they’re looking forward to the new people the base change will bring. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer For as long as the Foxy Drive-In has been in Clovis, airmen of the 27th Fighter Wing […]

Blood drive deemed success

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Scott Jones of Muleshoe gave blood Thursday for the first time in more than a year. Jones visited an area of Mexico where malaria was present and he had to refrain from donating for one year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Michael Shelley, a railroad conductor, squeezed a red […]

Donors have chance to win trip, prizes at blood drive

CNJ Staff United Blood Services will hold blood drives from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Ingram Room of Clovis-Carver Public Library and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at North Plains Mall, according to UBS news releases. Donors must be 17, in good health and have a photo ID. They will receive […]

Summer stories

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By Tony Gutierrez and MIckey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched […]

June 19, 1979

City officials learned they’d received $4.6 million from the Environmental Protection Agency for construction of a wastewater treatment plant. … The Clovis High School Summer Band had scheduled a series of rehearsals focused on a planned July 4 concert at Leon Williams Stadium. … Clint Eastwood was starring in “Every Which Way But Loose” at […]