Sept. 25, 1960

An 18-year-old Cannon Air Force Base airman was charged with the attempted theft of a Piper Tri Pacer aircraft and was released from the Curry County Jail on a $1,000 bond. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that junior halfback Jimmy Reynolds scored eight touchdowns, leading the Clovis Wildcats to a 44-12 win over the Tucumcari […]

Sept. 24, 1915

J.R. Walker Market, located on Main Street, sold fresh and cured meats. … The Clovis Journal reported about 800 pupils attended the city’s schools. … John Boykin, nephew of S.J. Boykin of Clovis, was visiting from Mara Vias.

Sept. 23, 1952

The Clovis Veterinary Hospital, located at 104 Hull, claimed to offer facilities for large and small animals in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A two-bedroom house could be rented at 2817 Wallace for $75 a month. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a 5-year-old child brought the total number of suspected polio cases in the county […]

Sept. 14, 1938

Santa Fe Railway offered low one-way fares, such as two cents per mile, in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … The Clovis News-Journal reported a baby boy was ready for adoption and would be glad to put anyone interested in contact with the physician in charge. … The New Mexico Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association held […]

Sept. 7, 1946

An estimated 1,500 to 2,000 people gathered at Hillcrest Park for an “Old Timers Reunion” in honor of Mr. and Mrs. T.J. Mabry. … Montgomery Ward sold denim blue jeans for $3.49 a pair. … A Clovis News-Journal classified advertisement listed a home at 1516 Wallace for sale for $15,000.

Sept. 4, 1962

Airmen arrived at Cannon Air Force Base following a four-month Tactical Air Command tour of duty in Thailand. … Construction began for the $1 million Hilltop Plaza shopping center in Clovis. … McDaniel’s Inc. announced its new location at 1020 Main in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Sept. 3, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that H.T. (Shorty) Hornbuckle of Clovis shot his best golf in six weeks in the qualifying round of the fourth annual New Mexico-West Texas open at the municipal golf course. … Sanky Trimble was elected business manager in a meeting of the Clovis High School band. … The Hotel Clovis […]

July 25, 1961

Rhythm Shop school of dancing at 1316 Main offered dancing lessons for children. … Mrs. William Conn, mother of Miss Clovis, was a passenger on an Eastern Airline plane that was hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba. … The Clovis News Journal reported that President Kennedy’s report to the nation would air live at […]

July 19, 1932

Sun Drug Co., at Fifth and Main streets, gave free ice cream cones to boys and girls under 15 who brought customers to the store to make a purchase of 15 cents or more. … The Clovis Evening News Journal reported that comptroller Juan N. Vigi would place a zia sun symbol on state auto […]

July 9, 1973

A 58-year-old Clovis man was charged with bootlegging. A quantity of beer and wine was confiscated following the arrest, the Clovis News-Journal reported. … The Piggly Wiggly grocery store announced it would be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. …Susan Murrell of Clovis was one of 14 contestants competing for the New […]

NCAA wrong in limiting event coverage

By Freedom Newspapers The National Collegiate Athletic Association is applying 20th-century thinking to 21st-century news events, tossing the constitutional right of a free press as it tossed a reporter from the press box at a college baseball tournament. The offense? Blogging. The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported one of its sports reporters, Brian Bennett, was […]

June 17, 1930

City ministers were asking officials to prohibit Sunday picture shows. Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the First Methodist Church, said he’d rather “see a pool hall on every corner in Clovis operating six days during the week than to have one picture show operating seven.” … The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported Clovis police court did […]

June 10, 1938

Clovis’ newest ordinance prohibited dancing in any place where alcoholic beverages or food were sold. The headline in the Clovis News-Journal proclaimed “Commission abolishes night clubs.” … Another new ordinance limited city residents to one horse per lot. … The Santa Fe Railway announced “improved passenger train service” to Kansas City, Chicago and Los Angeles. […]

May 29, 1913

A.B. Wagner had been named Clovis’ postmaster. His salary was $2,100 per year. … The son of Sheriff D.L. Moye returned home “cheerfully” after running away two days earlier, The Clovis Journal reported. … Government officials said there was no need for Clovis residents to worry about a grasshopper infestation facing neighboring counties. A mixture […]

Educator of year uses newspaper as teaching tool

CNJ staff Gattis Junior High School teacher Dennis Padilla has been chosen as the Clovis News Journal Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “I’m ecstatic about being chosen,” Padilla said, “but at the same time I’m humbled because there were so many others who were deserving.” Nominated by their principals, the teacher of the […]

Newspapers pick up 22 Panhandle Press awards

CNJ Staff Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico picked up 22 awards on Saturday at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual contest. The Clovis News Journal captured the General Excellence honor in the large-newspaper division for the second year in a row. In all, the CNJ earned 13 awards, the Portales News-Tribune had six and the Quay […]

Education

The Curry County Literacy Council held a Word Worm competition to raise community awareness of the county’s literacy needs as well as services provided by the council. Twelve volunteer teams participated in the annual word and trivia game event. The teams represented Clovis Community College Center for Student Success, CCC’s marketing department, United Way of […]

May 1, 1918

A woman living 30 miles north of Clovis was being held on $5,000 bond after she was “alleged to have made remarks derogatory to the Red Cross, and to have been a self-asserted friend of the kaiser,” The Clovis Journal reported. … Douglas Fairbanks was starring in “Mr. Fix-it” at the Lyceum’s Saturday night show. […]

April 23, 1944

A headline in the Clovis News-Journal proclaimed “Clovis High boys look good in spring football sessions.” … Joe Bosse led the CHS junior class to victory in the annual “tree climb” competition. … U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch and his wife Ruth were returning to their home in Washington after a weekend visit to Clovis Army […]

Rusty memories: Time capsule unearthed

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Clovis Mayor David Lansford, left, and Fire Chief Ray Westerman examine a time capsule Friday that was buried in 1957 at the Clovis Fire Department. The unearthing was the first event of Clovis’ centennial celebration. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The star of the show was a rusty metal […]