Proposed flood maps available for viewing

Proposed new Curry County flood plain maps can be viewed at the Department of Building Safety in Clovis City Hall. The maps are located in the office of Louis Gordon, planning and zoning administrators. Gordon can be contacted at 763-9639. The maps can also be found at www.fema.gov.

Clovis man in custody after stabbing

CNJ staff A 57-year-old Clovis man is in police custody after police say he stabbed another man early Sunday morning. James Goodwin Jr. is charged with aggravated battery and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held in the Curry County Detention Center on a $6,000 cash-only bond. Gordon Pierce, 53, sustained at least one […]

My vote is still for fully free society

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist I have always had problems voting. Not only have I been influenced by the likes of professor Gordon Tullock about how ineffectual one’s vote tends to be, but I have very rarely found any candidate who articulates clear and unambiguous principles of liberty to which he or she […]

Pair to serve as grand marshals

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer As part of the Veterans Week celebration, Clovis residents Gordon Lam and Rick Hidalgo will serve as grand marshals on Saturday’s Veterans Day Parade. The parade will start at 10 a.m. on Main Street. • Lam, 54, is the New Mexico Veterans of Foreign War state commander Service background: […]

Family survives fire, dust bowl, depression

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The Miller family first consisted of Vernon and Elma (Forbes) Harrison; Vernon born in Kansas in 1891 and Elma was born in Tennessee in 1895. They were married in Clovis on June 29, 1916. They first lived in Albuquerque where Vernon was in the grocery business. They moved back to […]

Jan. 11, 1927

The January dress sale at Mandell’s included bolero and two-piece styles in Copenhagen blue and five other colors for $16.85 each. … Clovis’ DeMolay chapter officers included Chick Taylor, Roy Walker and Gordon Fitzhugh. … The Kiwanis Club program was “thrown into an uproar of laughter when Kid Porter, Harry Love and Bob Anthony appeared […]

Merriman, Robert

Robert Mack Merriman, 91, of Clovis, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, in Holly Lake Nursing Center in Weatherford, Texas. He was born March 12, 1914, in Gordon, Texas, to John and LaMira Merriman. He married Barbara Allen Ratliff in 1939 in Strawn, Texas. He worked as a switchman for the Sante Fe railroad and retired […]

Stone, Sara

Sara Stone Services: Have been held. Sara Elizabeth “Saby” Gordon Stone, 79, of Roswell, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Floyd. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University then moved to Dexter, where she taught for 27 years for Dexter Public Schools. She married Fred H. […]

Brown, Greg

Greg Brown Services: Have been held. Mr. Greg Brown, 48, of Portales died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Portales, Brown was born Oct. 23, 1956, to Gordon and Mary Lela “Pete” Brown. He graduated from Portales High School in 1974. While in high school, he started working at Bishop […]

Coffman, Frankie Gordon

Frankie Gordon Coffman Services: Have been held. Mr. Frankie Gordon Coffman, 65, of Farwell, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2004, at the University Medical Center in Lubbock. He graduated in 1958 from Friona High School and attended West Texas State University. He was a resident of Farwell for many years, where he was employed at the […]

11/21 Birthdays and Wedding

Birthday Brown Gordon L. Brown, a Lubbock native and Portales resident, will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m to 4 p.m Saturday at the Rough Rider Room, First and Abilene streets in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his children, Marlin Brown (Michelle), Greg Brown (Sharon), Ouida Aday (Brad), Sandi Bennett (Buddy), Benny […]

Hounds earn share of LSC South title

Freedom Newspapers SAN ANGELO, Texas — Jamaal Hunnicutt had a double-double, posting 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds moved closer to their second-straight Lone Star Conference South title with an 81-73 win at Angelo State. Eastern (19-7, 9-2) is a win away from clinching the division title. The Hounds […]

Hill, Joseph

Joseph Hill Services: Have been held Joseph Edward Hill, 56, of Round Lake Beach, Ill., died Friday, Sept. 12, at Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, Ill. He was born on July 14, 1947, in Waukegan, Ill., to Joann and Joseph Blue. He met Corina Pena while in the Air Force and stationed at Cannon Air […]

Thomas, Monell

Monell Gordon Thomas Mr. Monell Gordon Thomas, 78, of Hollywood Hills, Calif., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003. He was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Tucumcari, to Eura E. and Viola H. Thomas. He attended grade school in Forrest before moving to Portales where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served as a […]

Carport owners taking on City Hall

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Iola Battles stands in front of her carport on Tuesday that has been at the Battles’ home since 1997. The city wants homeowners like the battles’ to move their carports from their driveways. By Jack King Iola Battles doesn’t understand why the metal carport at her house is a problem and wants some answers from […]