Nov. 18 Club Notes

Altrusa Members of Altrusa Club of Clovis met Nov. 12 for their regular program meeting at Muffley’s Back Door. Jennifer Koonsman, Glenda Hileman and Kathy Travis served as hostesses. Mona Lee Armstrong, Curry County Literacy representative, spoke about the work of the council and encouraged the members to participate as tutors or classroom assistants. She […]

Death of pilot proves overwhelming to wife

BY Don McAlvy: Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second two columns about a plane crash that claimed the lives of two young men from Clovis 50 years ago. Charley Boyd, operator of Boyd’s Aerial Service in Santa Fe , however persevered, flying up one canyon and down the other at treetop level until he […]

Halloween simply about fun

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them […]

Watchdog office’s unionization will build partisanship

By Freedom New Mexico Much of what most Americans know about Washington’s wasteful ways, they know because of the Government Accountability Office (formerly the General Accounting Office), an apolitical arm of Congress that audits and investigates federal agencies and activities. But whether GAO will remain the credible, nimble, relatively objective and independent watchdog it’s been, […]

United Way sets bar higher

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said 115 people attended the block party that kicked off the group’s 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign. Last year about 60 people attended. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico kicked off its 2007-2008 fund-raising campaign Thursday with a block […]

Aug. 31, 1961

Steps to halt an attempt by the state to take over plumbing inspections in Clovis were taken at a special meeting of the city commissioners. … Mrs. Dorothy Thomas, county clerk, received an autographed picture of President Kennedy. The inscription read “To my fellow sustaining member of the Democratic Party.” … State Farm Servicing Agent […]

It’s their business: Discount Party Plaza

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Discount Party Plaza Location: 2614 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell decorations, supplies and seasonal items, including balloons, pinatas, paper tableware, plasticware, tablecloths, banners, favors and tablecloths for parties and celebrations. Who’s in charge: Mike and Becky Dlouhy are the owners. Employees: 2 How long in business: […]

Already stretched thin, U.S. faces Turkish troubles

By Freedom Newspapers Most of the commentary surrounding the election in Turkey revolved around the fact that the Justice and Development Party (known as AK), a moderate Islamist party, achieved a solid victory. This in a country that was established in the 1920s by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who expected to have an explicitly secular rather […]

Harry situation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Orion Garcia, 9, dressed as Harry Potter Friday for the midnight release party of the final Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” at Hastings in Clovis. Orion’s father, Fernando Garcia, a Hastings manager, brought two pythons. By Tony Gutierrez and Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Local bookstores threw […]

July 27, 1942

Antoinette Concell, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey aerial marvel endorsed Camel cigarettes for their mild flavor. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that Miss Lois Beck hosted weekly storytelling and games at the high school auditorium for kids ages 4-9. … Mrs. Dona C. Elder, of 621 Pile, was hostess for a birthday party honoring […]

Communications official speaking at Party meeting

CNJ Staff Scott Darnell, communications director for the Republican Party of New Mexico, will be the speaker at the meeting Tuesday of the Curry County Republican Party and Curry County Federated Republican Women. The joint meeting is 11:30 a.m. at Dakota’s Steakhouse. Darnell managed Vickie Perea’s campaign in her unsuccessful run for New Mexico secretary […]

Democratic Party hosting women’s luncheon

Freedom Newspapers The Curry County Democratic Party women’s luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Golden Corral restaurant, 3501 N. Prince St., Clovis. Reorganization will be discussed. For information, contact Elaine Howell, vice chairman, Curry County Democrats, at 763-7019.

Blair gracefully pulls back from power

By Freedom Newspapers British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he […]

France headed in new direction regardless of vote

By Freedom Newspapers Conventional wisdom holds that in the first round of presidential elections, French voters vote with their hearts and typically winnow the field of candidates to the two highest vote-getters. This often swells the vote counts for fringe candidates and explains the odd outcome in 2002, when perennial anti-immigrant fringe candidate Jean-Marie Le […]

Local Roundup: Seven-year sentence given to county man

CNJ staff A 43-year-old Clovis man will serve seven years in the New Mexico Department of Corrections for charges related to drug distribution, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office. Leroy Jaramillo was found guilty by a Curry County jury Friday and was sentenced by District Judge Stephen Quinn immediately […]

Presidential hopeful has big plans for ’16

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., made an announcement Monday about his political plans for the 2008 presidential campaign. He said he and his family would make a decision “later this year.” Gripping words. Some will tell you Hagel is doing the right thing, focusing his efforts on our current issues […]

Film leaves locals satisfied

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Marta McGonagle of Los Angles, an actress in “Believe in Me,” and John Manulies, a co-producer of the film, take a few moments to chat Thursday evening with Clovis fans at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis took itself out for a […]

Learning to procrastinate takes time

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’m writing about procrastination this week because I haven’t gotten around to researching other topics. I didn’t use to be a procrastinator, but lately, I’ve been thinking about becoming one. I just haven’t decided yet. I was going to write about the new Taco Bell commercial, the one with the […]

Food fuels football fun

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Every year, sports fans around the globe gather with friends and loved ones to watch the Super Bowl, and the communities of Portales and Clovis are no different. In addition to the various decorations, jerseys and drinks, another necessary component of a proper Super Bowl fest is food. Michelle Taylor, […]

Feb. 2, 1958

A Clovis teenager was recovering from a head wound suffered at a school party. Police said the student was hit with a hatchet. … Businesses across town were celebrating “Dollar Days.” Levine’s was selling sweatshirts, throw rugs, feather pillows and even boys blue jeans for $1 each. … The weekend wrapped up with nine arrests […]