Study: Downtown key to future

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Workers in the downtown make more on average than workers in other areas of Clovis, according scientist Jeffrey Mitchell. By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis’ commercial corridor is creeping north on Prince Street, pulling businesses and residents away from the city’s once-vital downtown. Yet Main Street holds the key […]

Feb. 4, 1923

Dorothy Tracy, De Aun Sammons and Fay Brandon were among students voted “favorite girl” in classes at Clovis High. … A professional baseball league was formed in Plainview, Texas, and Clovis was recommended as the site for one of the teams, along with Roswell, Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Slaton, Texas. … J.S. Stockton, who lived […]

Bull rider earns state honor

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L.J. Jenkins, 19, captured the Professional Bull Riders World Finals event title in Las Vegas earlier this month. (Courtesy photo) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer L.J. Jenkins always felt he’d win a world championship as a professional bull rider, just not this soon. Jenkins, 19, captured the Professional Bull Riders World Finals event title […]

“Hey, Coach Shelburne! Hey, Coach!”

By Curtis K. Shelburne “Hey, coach Shelburne! Hey, coach!” The kids on our brand-new Little League team had a question and needed some answers. No problem. It just took me a minute to answer to “Coach Shelburne.” Who, pray tell, was he? I was helping coach Ted Johnson coach the team or, well, technically, he […]

4/16 Thank-you letters

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will periodically publish thank-you letters of public interest. Letters should be less than 300 words and the writer must be identified. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses may be deleted prior […]

Local television has every right to cover NFL

Freedom Newspapers The National Football League should quickly rethink its plans to forbid local television journalists from being on the sidelines during games for the 2006 season. The league’s 32 teams voted unanimously March 31 to adopt a ban for local television stations not affiliated with the network carrying the local game. The stations would […]

Teti, Francis

Professor Francis Michael Teti, 68, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Portales. He was born on Feb. 5, 1937, in Utica, N.Y., to Frank T. and Nella Teti. He spent his 36-year professional career as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate school in Monterey, Calif., where he also served as acting […]

Quay cowboy lived entertaining life

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Burl “Booger” Mullins, father of Mennell Mullins of Clovis, was a trainer of horses. He taught them to do tricks that included jumping over cars. Back around 1934, Booger appeared as an American Indian on his horse in Tucumcari, and was photographed by Gene Autry’s film crew, as an “End […]

Thomas , B.W.

B.W. Thomas Services: Have been held. B.W. “Limey” Thomas, 96, of Clovis, died Friday, June 17, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 21, 1908, in Hale County, Texas, to Benjamin and Janie Calvert Thomas. He married Opal Hair on Aug. 3, 1929, in Clovis. He was a professional […]

Less classroom time won’t help students

By William Ward: Guest Columnist On April 26, the school board passed a resolution to release grade-school students from class, every Wednesday afternoon between 12:45 p.m. and 1 p.m. This applies to elementary school students only. The intended purpose of the release is to give teachers the time to pursue professional development and further comply […]