March 16, 1970

Former New Mexico Gov. and Clovis resident A.W. Hockenhull wrote a letter to the editor from his home in Dallas, declaring Clovis “will always be my Magic City.” Hockenhull also wrote that he’d enclosed his check for a year’s subscription to the Clovis News-Journal. … Dear Abby was asked how a newlywed couple could get […]

March 3, 1916

A smallpox scare was beginning to reach “serious proportion,” The Clovis Journal reported. The newspaper did not estimate the number afflicted with the disease but a headline reported “Many avoid quarantine by not reporting disease.” Health officials warned they were considering a ban on Clovis residents leaving town by train. The epidemic was reported under […]

Jan. 6, 1967

Winds gusting to 60 mph ripped through Clovis, breaking numerous windows and glass doors downtown. … Carl Scott was pastor at Central Baptist Church, while Herbert Bergstrom was pastor at Parkland Baptist. E. Leonard Gillingham of Kingswood Methodist was president of the Curry County Ministerial Alliance. … Steve Carlson of Clovis was preparing to perform […]