First person: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo: Bob Morgan Bethanie Baker of Clovis represented Clovis in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant June 19. Bethanie Baker competed in the Mrs. New Mexico pageant as Mrs. Clovis on Albuquerque on June 19. Baker said she didn’t quite make her goal of getting into the top five, making it instead into the top […]

Jesus acts as oil cloth, keeping souls clean

By Judy Brandon: Religion columninst I had an experience in grade school that really made an impression on me through all my childhood summers. I was attending Meserve School in Kansas City, Kan. At the beginning of one school year, our teacher Mrs. Greenwood explained the rules of the classroom. She told us about the […]

Clovis woman going to Albuquerque for Mrs. New Mexico pageant

CNJ staff Bethanie Baker of Clovis was selected as Mrs. Clovis America 2010. She will represent Clovis in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant June 19 at the Albuquerque Journal Theater. The winner of the pageant will advance to the national Mrs. America Pageant. Information: 970-674-0944

Press Release: Search is on for Mrs. Clovis

Sheree Channel, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis. Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant to be held on June 19, 2010 at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre located […]

Empty stocking: Mrs. M

Freedom New Mexico Today’s focus: Ms. M Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstances: “Ms. M’s” daughter will be having surgery in December. “Ms. M” won’t be able to work until her daughter recovers from surgery. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have a merry Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys shirt sizes large and medium. […]

Mrs. New Mexico takes away experience with pageant

Mrs. New Mexico Noel Hunt of Clovis placed 14th in last week’s Mrs. United States Pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. Mrs. South Carolina Tammy Johns-Brown took the crown as Mrs. United States 2009. Hunt said she was two votes away from winning Mrs. Congeniality, but chalked up the experience as a good one. “God has […]

Success rests on giving Jesus your all

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Mrs. Kitten Skarda played a significant part in my growing up years in church. She led our sword drill team for years and then taught children using the flannel board. Learning Bible stories with the flannel board was a huge part of my childhood spiritual experience. Flannel boards went […]

Mrs. New Mexico: We all make mistakes

By David Stevens: Freedom New Mexico Editor She says she wants to make a difference in the lives of others, especially little girls. “A lot of little girls don’t have a role model. I want to be that role model,” Clovis’ Noel Hunt said. And so, having sought a public spotlight and earned the Mrs. […]

First person: Cannon airman represents Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico pageant

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Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and running for Mrs. New Mexico. Courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Abbey Brown spends her time running, reading and talking to girls and women about how much she enjoys being a wife, mother, and an airman. As Mrs. Clovis running for Mrs. New Mexico, Brown said she wants to […]

Jan. 18, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Old Bear by Kevin Henkes was given by Dr. and Mrs. Ben Russell in memory of Lois McCready. Old bear hibernates in the winter, dreaming about his life as a cub in the outdoors in this gentle tale about the changing seasons of life. Hello, […]

March 30, 2008 Engagements

Mr. Keith Riden and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Pacheco announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Alisha Riden, to Kris Everhart, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rodriguez, all of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows May 10, 2008 at Parkland Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Clovis High School. […]

Family feud no game in 1924 Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist The affray was reported to be the termination of a factional neighborhood quarrel resulting from ill feeling over different affairs of several years standing. The shooting occurred just at the close of the evening’s church service at the Moye-Sunrise schoolhouse about 7 miles southwest of Clovis. The evening service of […]

Search ongoing for Mrs. Clovis

The search is on for Mrs. Clovis 2008 The Mrs. New Mexico-America Pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis to represent her community in the 2008 pageant, according to a news release. Mrs. Clovis will advance to compete June 21 in the 2008 Mrs. New Mexico-America Pageant at the Performing Arts Center […]

Searching for Mrs. Clovis

The search is on for Mrs. Clovis 2008 The Mrs. New Mexico-America Pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis to represent her community in the 2008 pageant states Sheree Channel, Executive State Director. Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to compete in the 2008 Mrs. New Mexico - America Pageant to be held on June 21 at the […]

Portales women recognized for salute

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES CREATORS OF THE SALUTE TO THE STATE FLAG New Mexico history is imbedded into our culture. The pride and honorable heritage of this great state can be attributed only to the hardworking and visionary residents that have inhabited this land for centuries. Every New Mexican feels the unity and friendship while […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Jan. 7 at the Extension Office. The meeting was called to order by vice-president Linda Roberts. Amy Armenta read the minutes from the last meeting. Helen Casuas gave the treasurer’s report and reported there were 146 members. Linda Roberts announced the MRSA Leadership Training Class […]

Portales pioneers tell of city’s first Christmas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ruth White Burns of Clovis displays gifts that were placed under Portales’ first Christmas tree in 1899. The gifts were passed on to her by her grandmother, Ora Wood. Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: The writer is the granddaughter of Ora and R.L. “Bob” Wood, who came to the […]

Gifts make for lasting memories

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The spirit of Christmas is in giving rather than receiving. I must confess though, that being on the receiving end has made for some memorable Christmas gifts. Like many parents, Mom and Dad liked to surprise us girls with special toys. But after peeking into Mom’s stash of yet-to-be-wrapped […]

Nov. 16, 1927

Denhof Jewelry Company, Fourth and Main, offered a selection of ladies watches ranging in price from $28.50 to $75. … Mr. and Mrs. Joe C. McClelland made plans to leave for Amarillo, where they planned to spend the winter. … A six-room home with a garage and a coal shed located at 208 Hinkle St., […]

Nov. 11, 1936

Mrs. J.D. Autry and Mrs. John Bradley Jr. traveled from Portales to Clovis and were visiting friends. … Oil was 10 cents a quart at Super Service, 411 W. Seventh St. … The city of Clovis commemorated Armistice Day with a moment of silence at 11 a.m. … The Tucumcari Rattlers football team played the […]