Faith will take us to the finish line

As a child I had many people that I looked up to. I had read about George Washington Carver when I was only 8 years old. He was a scientist and an outstanding Christian. Then Mother and Daddy took us to his birthplace in Missouri, and we actually met a man that knew Carver. Since […]

Club notes

Encanto Garden Club Vice President Marcella Roy presided at the November meeting of Encanto Garden Club. Refreshments were served by Jane Rybolt as the business meeting began. A lively discussion of feasible holiday projects followed. Encanto will sponsor Two Angels at Cannon Air Force Base in support of our local service men and women’s families. […]

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 […]

Press Release: Search is on for Mrs. Clovis

Sheree Channel, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Clovis. Once selected, the lucky lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2010 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant to be held on June 19, 2010 at the Albuquerque Journal Theatre located […]

Sept. 2, 2008 Business Digest

Clovis native receives advocate award Clovis native J. Roy Miller, State Director of the New Mexico Small Business Development Center network, has received an Entrepreneurial Advocate award for his support to women-owned and minority-owned businesses, and has been included as a “Power Broker” in the New Mexico Business Weekly’s annual Power Book edition to be […]

Even Roy Rogers had questions

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

Smith staunch, active citizen of Clovis

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist I have very little history on C. Roy Smith of Clovis. His full name was Charles Roy Smith. For some reason, he is not in our history books, but he had a good keen sense of what to do with $5,600 in 1934. With two employees, without salary, but with […]

Feb. 4

Senior Adult Shuffleboard is played at 1 p.m. today at the Roy Walker Gymnasium. Information: 769-7868.

Hamming it up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo This ham radio allows members of Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club to tune into a conversation anywhere in the world. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are […]

In tribute: Work, prayer vital to nurse

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Praying for friends and relatives is not an uncommon thing among those of the Catholic faith, and Stella Beaulieu certainly did her share. A drive by Lawn Haven Gardens would reveal just how deep Beaulieu’s faith and compassion went. “She (was) praying for the dead souls to get out […]

Man spent lifetime serving city, country

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Roy S. Walker, who served the city of Clovis as a commissioner from 1953 to 1959, also was among the organizers of the Committee of 50, an organization of business and civic leaders who work on issues involving Cannon Air Force Base. He was a member of the group’s Washington committee […]

Oct. 6, 1924

Roy Connally of Portales purchased the Clovis Motor Company. … The Kiwanis Club was offering a cash prize for the most courteous clerk in Clovis in honor of courtesy month. … R.H. Crook sold apples for 90 cents per box.

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Past political campaigns lot more fun

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I once asked a gubernatorial candidate to give me one word that would describe why he put himself on the awful election campaign trail, and after a moment, he looked at me and said, “Ego.” So now that all the election rhetoric is over and the winners are happily getting […]

Satisfaction guaranteed at old insurance company

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1979 I was asked to write up a history of an old insurance company. This company is not in business anymore, and what follows is not a history of that insurance company but some items that might prove interesting. The newspaper in Portales ran a brief item on […]

Vixens slip, but come up big for victory

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Fort Sumner’s Justyne McMath spikes the ball over Andrea Rigoni (22) in a 3-1 win over Roy at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner slipped up a bit in the second game against Roy, but the Vixens were otherwise generally in control in beating […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

Helen Geane Modersohn

Helen Geane Modersohn, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Retirement Ranch. She was born July 9, 1934, in Wellington, Kan., to Roy and Helen Ireland Swearingen. She moved with her family to Clovis in 1942. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1952. She married Vance Modersohn in 1957 in Downers Grove, Ill. […]

Bolton, Edgar

Edgar P. Bolton, 89, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Amarillo. Mr. Bolton was born in Blossom, Texas. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II and had received a purple heart. He was preceded in death by brothers Dee E. Bolton, Dan Bolton and Ray Bolton, sisters, Mozelle Bolton, […]

Callison, Roy “Buster”

Mr. Roy “Buster” Callison, 83, of Farmington, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Farmington. He was born May 7, 1922, in Perryton, Texas, to Ellen and Walter Callison. He left home at the age of 12, shortly after the death of his father and took whatever jobs he could find. He served in the Army […]