Anniversary — Jan. 8

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Burford Joe and Geraldine Burford of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. The celebration will be hosted by James Burford, Patricia and Bobby Peugh, Kathleen Reese and Nancy and Don Maxie. The couple was married Jan. 10, 1942, in […]

Engagements — Aug. 29

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Warner-Lewis Kendra Kay Warner and Dillon Ryan Lewis, both of Clovis, will be married Sept. 4, 2010, at The Rose Garden on Pleasant Hill highway at 7 p.m. The prospective bride is the daughter of Kenny Warner of Felt, Okla., and Paula Gilbert of Sunray, Texas. The prospective groom is the son of Donald Ray […]

Board names Terry Myers superintendent

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Myers Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education named Terry Myers as the new superintendent Wednesday. The board announced their selection after a three-hour special session. Myers, superintendent for the Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was offered a three-year contract with a base salary of $151,000. Wichita Falls (Texas) Independent School District […]

Lunch performance pleasant surprise

By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Don’t you just love ‘nice’ surprises? I know I do. The other day, I was visiting a friend in the hospital and decided to have lunch in the cafeteria. Shortly after we sat down, a group of young people entered the lunchroom with musical instruments. Of course, as they […]

Santa Claus can top Easter Bunny

By Karl Terry: FNM columnist “In this world, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.” —James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd in the movie “Harvey” Santa Claus versus the Easter Bunny, 10 rounds in a ring, who would you root for? To me […]

County museum named for ‘Pappy’

By Don McAlavy Born in 1913 on the north side of the Running Water Draw near Pleasant Hill, Ardale “Pappy” Thornton started cowboying at age five by herding cows on horseback. When Pappy was old enough, he decided to try his hand at homesteading. Since there was no more homesteading land in Curry County, he […]

Fire destroys barn in Curry County

Fire destroyed a barn near Pleasant Hill Saturday, according to Texico fire Department Chief Lewis Cooper. Fire departments from Clovis, Texico, Pleasant Hill and Farwell responded to a barn fire Saturday on 1720 curry Road C, according to Cooper. The fire started around 1:30 p.m. and no injuries were reported, according to Cooper. The Pleasant […]

Finance program coming to Pleasant Hill

Freedom New Mexico Financial Peace University’s 13-week finance program is coming to Pleasant Hill. FPU has helped more than 650,000 families positively change their financial future, according to a news release. The program teaches families and individuals how to handle their money through common-sense principles and small group accountability. Each class participant needs a kit. […]

Police seek shooting suspect

CNJ staff A warrant was issued Thursday for a Clovis man charged with shooting at his neighbor during a dispute, court records show. Tranell Pleasant, 19, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit a crime. Police responded to the 800 block of Sheldon Street around noon Wednesday for report of […]

2007 Curry County Fair results part 2

Department O Flower Show Junior Division Rose Hybrid Tea Pink 1. Lily Martin Hybrid Tea Yellow 2. Jessica Cary Hybrid Tea Red 1. Lynnae Allen 3. Katelyn Ruebush Hybrid Tea Blend 1. Katelyn Ruebush 3. Gemma Martin Hybrid Tea Peach 2. Lynnae Allen Hybrid Tea Lavender 1. Baylee Sours Hybrid Tea Salmon 3. Katelyn Ruebush […]

Women’s club membership wavering

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle From left, Alice Pierce, Nancy Barnes, Lala Barnes, Lueja Clark and Wilma Whitener of the Pleasant Hill Women’s Club hold an 1930s membership list that included 38 members. The club currently has 12 active and two inactive members. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer PLEASANT HILL — The Pleasant Hill […]

Searching for elusive pheasant

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Sean Little, 31, of Clovis stops for a moment while looking for pheasants in a tall-grass field at the annual Pleasant Hill Fire Department pheasant hunt on Thursday morning. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Greg Price Each armed with a 12-gauge, single-barrel shotgun, Alan Jesko, Sean Little and Jerry Draper walk in a line […]

Clovis man dies in accident near Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff A 48-year-old Clovis man died in a late-night collision Monday at an intersection one mile east of Pleasant Hill, according to the Curry County Sheriff’s Department. George Lopez died at the scene, according to Curry County Undersheriff Doug Bowman. Bowman said a truck driven by John Folsom, 29, of Milk Transport Services in […]

Duncan, Charles “Charlie” E.

Charles “Charlie” Edward Duncan, 69, of Texico, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at his home. He was born May 23, 1936, to J.D. and Esther Singletary Duncan in Clovis. He graduated from Rosedale High School. He married Alice Mae Autrey on April 15, 1962, in Clovis. He was a lifetime resident of the Pleasant Hill […]

5/7 Birthdays

Hopper Frances (Carroll) Hopper of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 5p.m. on Saturday at Courthouse Annex in Fort Sumner. The celebration will be hosted by her children, Carlene McLain, Joyce Neagle, Carroll Hopper, Wynell Richards, Phyllis Dobbins, and stepdaughters, Imogene Cheyne and Edna McIntire. Born May 17, 1916, south of […]

2/26 Organizations

El Portal Club The El Portal Chapter of Daughter of the American Revolution met Feb. 11 at the First Christian Church in Clovis. Regent Wanda Dunn presided. Guest included Christie Allen, Melrose High School Good Citizen, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Allen, Katie Haynes Burns, Madison Stewart, the grade level winner of he American […]

Woman’s body found outside Pleasant Hill

CNJ staff The body of a 30-year-old Clovis woman was found at 2:24 p.m. on Saturday about two miles south of the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. A news release from Clovis police said the remains of Laura McNaughton, 30, were found in a ditch on the west side of County Road C. The news release […]

ENMU student dies in one-vehicle accident

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers An Eastern New Mexico University student from Missouri died in a car accident early Sunday morning 10 miles north of Clovis. State police officials said Monday they are still investigating the cause of the accident. Jarrod Michael Knox, 18, died in a one-vehicle accident, which occurred at 2:07 a.m. on […]

Organizations (11-20)

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension Club met in the home of Mary Dell Brown Nov. 11 for their Thanksgiving celebration. Mary Dell and Viola McGregor were hostesses. Martha Watkins called a short business meeting to order with Wessie White reading the previous minutes. Roll call was answered to “What we were thankful for” with seventeen […]

Roberts, Bessie

Bessie Roberts, 97, of Amarillo, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born Aug. 29, 1908. She married Jadie Roberts in 1927. She retired from Rockwell Industries in California and moved to Clovis in 1969 with her husband. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. Family members said she loved her […]