Birthdays — July 24

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Fails Alvin Fails of Clovis celebrated his 95th birthday on July 23. The celebration was hosted at his home. Fails was born July 21, 1916, in Milnesand. He has five children, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Proposed fuel grading system fails consumers

Given the difficulties facing the auto industry, one would think the U.S. government would ease off the accelerator on absurd new regulations until cars started rolling more quickly off dealer lots. The government itself still owns much of General Motors and Chrysler. Instead, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation are considering new […]

Muleshoe bomb threat fails to delay senator’s visit

Sharna Johnson MULESHOE —

Perhaps bag of swag is answer

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should I […]

10-4 Births

Fails Byron Mitchell Fails was born Sept. 20. 2009, to Jonathan Fails and Christine Kious of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. Grandparents are Richard and Jolene Fails of Clovis; and Brian and Jessica Kious of Albuquerque. Great-great grandparents are Alvin Fails of Clovis; Burton and Marie […]

Fencing ordinance proposal fails

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Robert Sandoval said no matter how the commission felt about it, they needed to take a vote on a potential ordinance to allow higher front yard fences for residences in the city. He was alone in his sentiments, and his motion died at Thursday’s commission meeting. Jim […]

Diabetes fails to slow Sudan, Texas, team roper

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kory Koontz and Keven Daniel had a time of 10.1 seconds in team roping during Friday’s performance of the PRCA Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Events Center. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It’s taken awhile for Kory Koontz to get into the swing of this year’s PRCA […]

Common sense fails to prevail

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Rules. Society needs them to keep itself from descending into chaos. However, even though the rule-makers proceed with the best intentions there are times when unintended consequences are frustrating, to say the least. Worse, sometimes the rules “enforcers” have been known to sacrifice common sense on the altar of “obey […]

Aquatic Center fails to meet safety regulations

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer After being closed for nearly a month, the city’s year-round indoor pool will be reopened for a limited time to only the Clovis High School Swim team, according to city officials. A waiver to allow the swim team to use the pool until March 1 will be approved, according […]

It’s Their Business: Scent Sensations

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Scent Sensations By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Scent Sensations Location: 1614 N. Main St. What they do: They carry fragrance gift sets, household oils, electric tealight and oil burners, incense, perfume, cologne and bath and body products. They also provide fragrance and candle refills. Who’s in charge: Jolene Fails Employees: Three How long […]

Birthdays – 7/23

Delaney Rosa Carter Delaney of Clovis, formerly of Tucumcari, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Clovis- Carver Public Library (North Annex entry), 701 N. Main. She was born July 27, 1916, in Swearingen, Texas. The celebration is open to friends and relatives. No gifts […]

Fails, Randolph “Randy”

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. He was married to Lillie Owens for 18 years. He held many jobs after the Navy. Family […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Never too late for Purple Heart

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A Portales native who fought hunger, torture and cold weather for 3 1/2 years as a prisoner of World War II finally received a Purple Heart for his military service. It took 63 years, but Alvin Fails accepted the honorary medal from Brigadier General Kenny […]

On the front line

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At 6-foot-3 and 290 pounds, Clovis coaches believe junior Kendall Richards can develop into a force at offensive tackle. Richards is expected to be one of four new starters on the offensive line. CNJ photo by Rick White By Rick White Alex Everett is crossing the line for the Clovis Wildcats. With just one returning […]

On-field success in Clovis starts in offseason

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Sophomore Kyle Hromas works his legs on a sled during Wednesday’s offseason workout. CNJ staff photo by Rick White By Rick White Amid the sound of weights clacking like a used car with bad pistons, and the occasional shrill of a coach’s whistle, Alex Everett waits for the burn in his chest muscles to subside. […]

Adams, Pamela

Pamela Adams Services: Have been held. Pamala Xan Adams, 48, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 15, 1955, in Fort Sumner. She was raised in Roswell and graduated from Goddard High School. She worked at The Claim Restaurant as a manager and at Harvard Petroleum. She […]