Aug. 18, 1940

Gov. John E. Miles was a guest at the New Mexico Press Association banquet held in Clovis. … Men’s suits could be purchased at Penney’s for $19.95. … Members of the Clovis Golf Club were scheduled to officially open their new clubhouse at Hillcrest Park. … And Christian counselor Sistar Yancy was born in New […]

Sept. 12, 2006 Business Digest

Atlas Van Lines sees 300 percent boost Cissell Transfer & Storage, a Clovis Atlas Van Lines agent, saw sales increase 290 percent the last fiscal year compared with 2005, according to an Atlas Van Lines news release. The local moving company was one of four agents to receive Atlas Van Lines’ Sales Progress Award for […]

Memorial day tributes planned

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VFW members Johnny Washington, left, and Donnie Wimberly, both of Clovis, place an American flag on a veteran’s grave Saturday at the Portales Cemetery. Washington is an Air Force veteran and Wimberly an Army veteran. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen […]

Immigration’s big problem is illegality

By Walter Williams: Snydicated columnist My sentiments on immigration are inscribed at the foot of the Statue of Liberty: “… Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” […]

Immigrants looking for chance for living

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist Si se puede! “Yes, we can!” “Yes, it can be done!” However you translate these three words, this was the chant that led many Latinos to take to the streets and the fields in the 1960s and 1970s to demand better working conditions for farm workers and civil rights for […]

12/16 Religion Digest

Guest pianist to perform in Texico Pianist Jim Hendricks will perform at 10:15 a.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Texico. According to information provided by the host church, Hendricks will perform arrangements of traditional Gospel and contemporary Christian music. He has performed in churches across the land, including the Crystal Cathedral. He has […]

Anniversary: Platt

CNJ Staff Tom and Donna Marie (Frazier) Platt of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 24, 2005, at their eldest daughter’s home in Midland, Texas. The celebration was hosted by their three children, Debbie Imken and husband Keith, Connie Carroll and husband Ed, and Tommy Platt. Also in attendance were grandchildren, Eric, Meredith […]

11/4 Religion Calendar

Today Single Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. Information: 769-1971 Saturday Men’s Breakfast — 8 a.m., First Christian Church of Clovis, 1700 N. Main. Guest speaker, Pastor Gilbert Forrest. Information: 763-7113 or 760-2654. Sunday Fall Revival — 10:30 a.m., First Christian […]

Organizations 2/29

Pleasant Hill Womens Club The Pleasant Hill Womens Club met on Feb. 19, 2004, at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department with 11 members and one guest present. The guest was Tammy Willard who gave us some tips on how to organize our home starting with our hearts and our relationship to God. Alice Pierce, president, […]

Being fair, balanced is a balancing act

David Stevens Our newspaper faces potential conflicts of interest almost every day. Our news editor has close family ties with Clovis law enforcement. Two staff members teach in the public schools. Our religion writer is often a guest preacher at area churches. And the editor’s cousin is a controversial figure with the Muleshoe police force. […]