11-25 Honors

Kansas State University Kansas State University awarded the Legacy Award Scholarship to William David Greig of Clovis and the Denison Scholarship to Caroline Anne Knudson of Portales, according to a KSU news release.

Music brought couple to Clovis

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist The parents of Harold and Sheila (McGinnis) Phillips were Quakers, and so were Harold and Sheila who had come to Clovis in 1953. In 1977 Sheila gave me two books written by her mother, Edith B. McGinnis who died in 1976. The books were “First Quakers in Texas,” and “I […]

Jesus provides light in darkness

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Kansas and parts of Oklahoma and Texas have been in the news lately because of the heavy rains. We had an experience in Kansas years ago when the rain was heavy and the tornadoes were threatening. But just to note how long ago that was, it was before emergency lighting […]

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. […]

Graduations

Greig William David Greig, of Clovis, is graduating from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science.

Empire builder, benefactor in hardware store

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Not until after John H. Barry died could the folks in a big part of New Mexico realize how a man in a hardware store could be an empire builder and benefactor. There never was a real story on Mr. Barry because he despised publicity. We are talking about the John […]

Former ENMU football coach dies at 73

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Elliott had a 37-year career as a college head coach, beginning in 1964 at Southwestern College in Kansas. His overall record was 205-179-9. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Harold “Bud” Elliott, the longtime football coach at Eastern New Mexico University, died Tuesday morning of heart and kidney failure in Lubbock, family […]

ENMU alum DeHoyos gets taste of Triple-A

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer It’s a long way from NCAA Division II college baseball to the major leagues. Former Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Gabe DeHoyos recently got a brief taste of life just below the bigs when he was called up to the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A Omaha team for a couple […]

Vehicle struck by train near St. Vrain

CNJ staff A vehicle attempting to cross the railroad tracks just west of St. Vrain was struck by a train shortly before 7:55 a.m. Thursday, according to railroad officials. No one was injured. “There was a car that tried to beat the train, and obviously he didn’t make it through the crossing,” said Lena Kent, […]

Reporter’s notebook: Resident recalls favorite prank

Clovis’ Harold Burris was asked to report the best April Fools’ prank he’s witnessed. This was his response: “My favorite is one that flourished in the Kansas City area in the l970s (and I have used it in the Clovis area since l991). “Someone would leave a call slip on the desk of the “victim,” […]