Nov. 7, 1921

Murray’s Confectionery offered “Mistletoe Ice Cream.” … The Clovis News reported interest was growing in the Union Bible studies held at the Presbyterian Church by Mrs. Swartzbaugh. … A piano recital held by Mrs. W.T. Knight’s pupils was deemed a success.

Oct. 26, 1929

Construction of the second and final unit of the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Seventh streets was to begin immediately, according to the Rev. J.C. Jones, pastor of the church. … The Gas Company of New Mexico reported gas would be available in Clovis by Jan. 1. … Mrs. J.D. […]

Sept. 30, 1924

Mrs. J.T. Stalker and Mrs. W.A. Havener went to the State Federation of Women’s Clubs meeting held in Las Cruces. … A.J. O’Rourke was appointed treasurer of Curry County, taking the place of Jas A. Curry, who had resigned. … Taylor’s Grocery, located at 204 W. Grand, offered delivery service.

Sept. 21, 1941

L.J. Stone and Paul Sellers of Clovis escaped uninjured when a Santa Fe train derailed 100 miles west of Clovis. … The Hotel Clovis coffee shop had 60-cent Sunday dinner specials. … Mrs. E.L. Siemantel, Mrs. Guy Bryan and Mrs. Sam Morgan were announced as Clovis’ best gardeners in the Garden Beautiful contest sponsored by […]

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. 2, 1913

Those attending the state Democratic convention at Duke City were Fred W. James, E.R. Hart, Rep. W.W. Nichols and Charles E. Dennis. … Mrs. Elizabeth C. Grisamore was taking orders for Spirella corsets. … The Clovis Journal reported that crop conditions were unusually good.

Aug. 22, 1944

Pfc. Bill Patton arrived in Clovis to spend a 20-day furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Patton. … Mrs. G.Z. McKee of Clovis testified for the government in the trial in federal court at Santa Fe against C.T. Rice, on charges of mail fraud and securities act violations. … Perfection Bakery, 118 E. […]

Aug. 10, 1923

Clovis Filling Station, located on the corner of Sixth and Main streets, offered free road service within or nearby the city of Clovis. … George Burns of Friona was visiting his sister, Mrs. J.H. Sparks of Clovis. … Ione and Ray Buster, daughters of Mrs. Laura Buster, were on their way to New York to […]

Aug. 4, 1935

Jean Bickley, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bickley, narrowly escaped asphyxiation by carbon monoxide while enroute to Clovis from Albuquerque. A leak was thought to have penetrated the floor of the family car. … Gov. Clyde Tingley and Secretary of Agriculture Hensey A. Wallace were surprise guests at the Chamber of Commerce […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Local woman wins title of Mrs. New Mexico

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A CLOVIS RESIDENT will represent New Mexico at a national beauty pageant in September. THE MRS. GLOBE board of directors selected Erin Bailey as the 2007 Mrs. New Mexico – Globe from thousands of applicants, according to operations and marketing vice president Monica Ulrich. “There’s certain criteria she has […]

God’s rules don’t change over time

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist It has been a long time ago, but I had an experience in grade school that really made an impression on me. 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 […]

June 16, 1958

A Clovis man was fined $300 by Police Judge John W. Manning for possession of 31 pints of wine. The charge was possession of intoxicating beverages for the purpose of sale. … Col. and Mrs. Arlie J. Blood won the first Cannon Air Force Base Scotch Foursome golf tournament at Cannon. The couple won a […]

April 29, 1936

Breakfast at City Drug – two eggs, buttered toast, jelly and coffee – cost 20 cents. … Mrs. Gertrude Burbank reported she had “never been so thrilled … with the flowers that I have received from the Clovis Floral Company.” Clovis’ “Pioneer florist” was at Fifth and Wallace. … Bob Sandusky and his orchestra were […]

Former chaplain’s advice on transition

Janet Taylor-Birkey Retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter was hosted by the Cannon Chapel for the 2007 Annual Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 1. In an interview after the breakfast, Mrs. Potter spoke candidly about Cannon, transitions and the importance of family. In her third visit here since 1975, Potter said she is impressed with the attractiveness […]

Breakfast hosts first female chaplain

Janet Taylor-Birkey Introduced by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Robert Gallagher as the first female chaplain in the armed services and the first female chief of chaplains: an officer “with a wise and loving heart of a pastor,” retired Maj. Gen. Lorraine Potter addressed more than 150 military members and civilians at the annual Prayer Breakfast, Feb. […]

Organization key to reaching financial success

By Janet Taylor-Birkey It’s the time of year when people think about getting their finances in shape. According to Dave Ramsey, the average enlisted person will have $750,000 go through their hands in a 20- year career. It’s important to know what is going on with that money. When was the last time you looked […]

Operation Season’s Greetings

Janet Taylor-Birkey Many stateside spouses are gathering goodies for their mates overseas, but stateside wife, Laura Cluverius is not only sending goodies to her husband, but his squadron team members in the form of “Operation Season’s Greetings.” Tech. Sgt. Michael Cluverius, is currently deployed to Balad Air Base, Iraq, with the 27th EMS. “Being the […]

Staying busy, caring for self Keys to easier deployments

Elizabeth Malone, wife of Master Sgt. James Malone, holds down the fort while her husband serves overseas. Janet Taylor-Birkey In 19 and a half years, Elizabeth Malone’s husband, Master Sgt. James Malone, currently stationed in Southwest Asia, has deployed more times than she can count, she said. To get ready for the current deployment, Mrs. […]

Stateside spouse stays busy volunteering

Janet Taylor-Birkey Gidget Sanders is a stateside spouse who has been left behind for four deployments in just three and half years of being married to Senior Airman Nicholas Sander, 27th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, currently deployed to Balad, Iraq. Like many spouses, Mrs. Sanders said coming home to an empty house is one of the […]