Happy birthday, Roy Rogers

Ava Sailors grew up watching Roy Rogers in the movies and on television, like most of the rest of us. Then she had a chance to get to know him up close and personal when her son married Rogers’ and Dale Evans’ daughter. What was he like? Just an ordinary person, as was Evans, she […]

Happy birthday, Will Rogers

Happy birthday, Will Rogers Will Rogers was well known as a world traveler. Did you know one of his frequent destinations was a childhood friend’s ranch near Muleshoe? For the rest of this story, see David Stevens’ local history blog: http://highplainsyesterdays.freedomblogging.com/2011/11/03/happy-birthday-will-rogers/1603/

Residents share teacher memories

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Terri Damron, a sixth-grade teacher at Zia Elementary in Clovis, helps student Jace Piepkorn, 12, with an assignment in an empty classroom Friday afternoon. Damron is Piepkorn’s favorite teacher because she is “always happy and really nice.” Alisa Boswell With school back in session, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask […]

Engagements — Sept. 12

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Merchant-Rogers Elizabeth Merchant and Brian Rogers of Clovis will be married 1 p.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The prospective bride is the daughter of Jack and Toni Merchant of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Linda Rogers of Springville, Iowa, and Rick and Dianne Rogers of Marion, Iowa. […]

Clovis Music Festival kicking off this week

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Courtesy photo Starship featuring Mickey Thomas will perform Thursday at the Curry County Events Center during the Clovis Music Festival. Liliana Castillo The 2010 Clovis Music Festival is just around the corner. The four-day musical event will take place 7 p.m. nightly at the Curry County Events Center, beginning Thursday with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, […]

Taylor pleads guilty to 2005 slaying

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File photo Donald Scott Taylor By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The man charged with shooting a Causey rancher in 2005 as part of a murder-for-hire drug deal has pleaded guilty in exchange for a life sentence, avoiding the death penalty. Rogers native Donald Scott Taylor, 29, entered the plea to federal charges in Albuquerque […]

First person: Livestock auction owner appointed to livestock marketing board

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis’ Charlie Rogers was appointed to the Livestock Marketing Association. He has been with the Clovis Livestock Auction for 22 years. By Liliana Castillo Charlie Rogers of Clovis was elected this year to a two-year term on the the Livestock Marketing Association board. Rogers has been with the Clovis Livestock […]

Clovis business owner named to livestock marketing board

CNJ staff Charles Rogers of Clovis has been elected to the Livestock Marketing Association board of directors for a two-year term, according to a news release. Rogers spent 22 years at the Clovis Livestock Auction, the last 15 as owner and general manager. Prior to coming to Clovis, Rogers was part owner of the Roswell […]

In Tribute: County farmer loved to fly

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With the possible exception of a game of golf around the world, Allen Rogers didn’t take a break from working, or writing about the work he had to do. “He never retired,” daughter Marty Lamb said. “Even before he died, he was on the lawn mower … and he […]

Even Roy Rogers had questions

Alvin Petty’s latest blog is on pain, suffering and evil.

Animal euthanasia: Gas chamber

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Outside the Clovis Animal Shelter I was greeted by Clovis police Capt. Ron Hutchison and Animal Control Officers Larry Rogers and Marty Martinez. Clad in black coveralls and wearing blue latex gloves, Rogers and Martinez were starting their morning cleaning ritual, Hutchison said. As we walked down the rows […]

May 4, 2008 Engagements

Fearon-Rogers Mel Fearon of Halton, Australia, announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Briana Fearon, of Sydney, Australia, to Billy Rogers, of Hong Kong. He is the son of Tom and Bev Colvin of Clovis. A wedding date has not been set. The bride elect is a graduate of the Sydney Institute of […]

Family starts new tradition

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Esmi Valadez, 7, fishes for catfish with a new fishing pole at Greene Acres Park on Monday with her sisters, Precious, 2, front, and Samantha, 10. Sonia and Roberto Valadez, background, took their daughters to the park for a family picnic on Labor Day. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer […]

County has history of stardom

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of Curry County residents had a small taste of fame when the movie “Believe in Me” was filmed in the area in October 2004. More than 600 locals were used as extras for crowd scenes and about 20 landed small speaking roles, according to Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Local Roundup: System will address citizens’ concerns

By CNJ Staff The New Mexico Environment Department has launched a Web-based system to answer residents’ questions, according to a NMED press release. Residents can ask non-emergency questions, make suggestions, or report issues related to programs the department oversees, including hazardous waste, air quality and water and wastewater systems, the release reads. The system can […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

Local golfer notches pair of aces

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Bob Rogers of Clovis plays golf at Municipal Golf Course last Thursday. Rogers has golfed with the same group for the past seven years, and usually plays four days a week. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent There’s an old story around the clubhouse at Clovis Municipal Golf Course about one […]

Rats! That’s one big varmint

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A Clovis woman was surprised Tuesday when her pit bull puppy brought her a gift. Laying in the yard with two scrounged socks was a large, dead rat. Wilma Stotts said the rodent’s size startled her. “I’ve never seen a rat that big; that rat was longer than my […]

Ex-backup singer befriended Wal-Mart founder

By Don McAlavy: local columnist Wal-Mart broke ground for a store at the North Plains Mall on Jan. 10, 1985. It was the mall’s biggest anchor store. Construction on the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 3728 North Prince St. on the old Charles Sorgen homestead started in 1998. A lake alongside Llano Estacado Boulevard going west from […]