Aug. 28, 1927

The Service Troop of the 111th Cavalry for the New Mexico National Guard, stationed in Clovis, won the silver cup awarded to the unit with the best kept equipment and camp area. … Daniel Boone, assistant cashier of the Clovis National Bank, left for New York to embark for the American Legion convention in Paris. […]

Former fire chief lived eventful life

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Clovis’ fire chief from 1924 to 1941was R.V. Miller. He was born in 1891 in Missouri. His mother died at an early age, and the three children were reared by separate relatives. “I came to New Mexico in 1908 with a bride and $3,000 in cash, and Uncle Sam gave me […]

April 15, 1916

Clovis City Council had passed a new driving ordinance scheduled to become law within the week – all drivers had to “keep to the right” or risk substantial fines. … The Chamber of Commerce had elected Claud Miller as its president. … A. Weidmann Shoe Store announced it had received a shipment of Florsheim Oxfords. […]

South Prince community hit hard

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Richard McDonald, left, and Michael Bell examine a two-by-four that was driven through their living room wall Friday night by tornado winds. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer The steady sound of crunching glass under her feet, Tina Rolan walked through her home. Pointing to things in passing, she focused on […]

Base aims to thwart drunken driving

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the holidays in full swing, an organization at Cannon Air Force Base is gearing up to curb drinking and driving. By offering free rides without consequences to airmen who have been drinking, members hope to keep partiers from getting behind the wheel. Airmen Against Drunk Driving works to […]

Castleberry prevails

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Kathi Holland votes Tuesday at Zia Elementary School. A fourth-grade teacher at Zia, Holland said she used the election to teach her students about civic issues and the importance of voting. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer With his father by his side, Duane Castleberry arrived at the Curry County […]

CCS rolls against San Jon

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Figuring her team needed a jolt earlier this season, Clovis Christian volleyball coach Cecil Boatman decided to switch up the Lady Eagles’ offense. She decided to move junior hitter Whitney Miller to setter, and the change proved fruitful Thursday night when Miller helped Clovis Christian to a 25-11, 25-20, […]

Injury bug bites Cats early

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CHS junior quarterback Jordan Mendoza, center, calls a play for the offense during Thursday’s practice. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer The Clovis High football team heads into its annual preseason scrimmage against Las Cruces High today minus one of its most experienced players. Junior strong safety Diondre Hunter suffered […]

Fighter wing has history with Cannon

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleTech Sgt. James Elmore hopes he will remain at Cannon Air Force Base after the 27th Fighter Wing is decommissioned. Elmore is the wing’s historian. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer The sleeves of his stiffly starched camouflage uniform are adorned with two stripes. The navy blue double lines identify Coty […]

Adams, Estherline D.

Estherline Dutton Adams, 90, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at her home. She was born July 11, 1915, to Dena and P.E. Dutton in Burkburnett, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Burkburnett High School, she moved to Portales. She attended Eastern New Mexico University, West Texas Teacher’s College in Canyon, Texas, Texas Tech University […]

Aerial acrobatics, vintage planes on display at Expo

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A F-15e flies with a F-4 for a heritage flight Saturday at the Air Expo Show 2006 at Cannon Air Force Base. Heritage flights were first done in September 1997 for the 50th anniversary of the Air Force. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — There was something […]

Program helps steer DWI defenders straight

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Curry County DWI Probation Officer Steve Hawkins looks over the files of his active caseload that includes 237 DWI offenders. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer His message is carried on a sheet of loose-leaf paper, ripped from a notebook, its edges torn. “Thank you,” it reads, in small, cursive letters, […]

Whitaker-Miller, Elaine

Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1939, to Harold and Iva Livermore, she lived in Newberry Springs, Calif., for eight years and retired from Desert Springs RV Park in Daggett, Calif. She lived in Clovis for the last 12 years. Family members […]

Fort Sumner gets coaching makeover

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer Contracts for Fort Sumner basketball coaches Brian Fortner and Wes Weems will not be renewed for the 2006-07 season, school officials said Monday. Fortner coached the Vixens for three years, and Weems was the Foxes’ coach for the last two seasons. “I was floored,” Fortner said. “They told me […]

Offensive line high priority for Hounds

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Eastern New Mexico University center Gil Shackelford, right, blocks freshman defensive player Roger Deleon during practice Saturday in Portales. The offensive line was working on pass blocking. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — With four starters to replace from a year ago, Eastern New Mexico University’s football team […]

Miller, Peggy

Peggy Miller, 74, died Monday, March 6, 2006, in Hurst, Texas. She was born Feb. 27, 1932, in Paris, Texas, the oldest child of Harrison and Glessie Drake. She graduated from Clovis High School as valedictorian and from Eastern New Mexico University and received her master’s degree in reading from the University of North Texas. […]

WILTING AWAY: Area dryland wheat in dire need of moisture

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Cattle graze in a field north of Clovis off State Highway 209 Friday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers Lack of significant moisture since mid-October has area wheat farmers desperately hoping for rain. One wheat farmer, Dale Miller, said if it doesn’t rain or snow in the next couple of […]

Miller, Nell

Nell Miller, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at her residence in Portales. She was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Silverton, Texas, to Edna and Bill Miller. She grew up in Silverton where she attended school. She then moved to Pitchfork where she worked as a bus driver. She lived in various places […]

2/4 Highland honor roll

Third Grade A Honor Roll: John Ainsworth; Sydney Allen; Braden Chancey; Nicole Chapman; Alicia Duran; Dakota Faircloth; Gerald Fritz; Santana Garcia; Logan Hartman; Kevin Mount; Alexus Pelley; Hannah Borden; Danielle Coffey; Katelynn Cupp; Cassidy Downing; Tristan Hancock; Garry Howard; Hanna Langan; Shea Mahan; Hunter Miller; Micah Morris; Alanis Rodriguez; Taylor Sanders; Matthew Valero; Hank Dropps; […]

Miller, J. Howard

Longtime photographer J. Howard Miller, 86, of Dallas died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, in Dallas. He was born in Wellington, Kan., on Dec. 15, 1918, to Carl and Viola Miller. He grew up in Clovis. While in college, he worked newspaper assignments for the Clovis News Journal. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1936 […]