July 12, 1945

City commissioners approved an ordinance levying a tax of 1 cent per gallon on all gasoline sold at retail stores in Clovis. … Dr. V. Scott Johnson, who had practiced medicine in Farwell for 15 years, opened an office at 419 Mitchell in Clovis. …Guthals Produce Co. at 200 E. 1st St., sold a variety […]

May 30, 1967

The Cannon Air Force Base honor guard participated in Memorial Day activities at Mission Garden of Memories. Carl Scott of Central Baptist Church was the speaker. … Vandals did more than $7,200 worth of damage to area churches, schools and businesses in a two-night run. First Christian Church and Westbrook Baptist Church were hardest hit […]

It’s Their Business: Plant Works

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Plant Works started as a plant store 16 years ago, but now also sells gourmet foods and gifts, among other items. (CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson) Name: Plant Works Garden & Gift Shop Location: 1100 N. Prince St. What they do: Sell candles, gifts, jewelry, plants, gourmet foods, and bath and body care, and make […]

Jan. 18, 1944

Memorial Hospital officials said a woman who swallowed a pin at her home had been treated and suffered no ill effects. … The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. encouraged customers to limit war-time telephone calls to five minutes or less “to help everybody get better service.” … Marilyn Ross and Nannette Marshall were honored […]

Having a blast: Fireworks family affair

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More than 1,000 fireworks peppered the clear Clovis skies Tuesday at Greene Acres Park during the city’s annual Smoke on the Water fireworks display. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The quartet drags five, heavy tarps from the trailer, and a city of fireworks is exposed. “Mainly, the tarps protect the […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

5/14 Births

Word Noah Scott Word was born May 1 at Elmendorf Medical Hospital in Anchorage, Ala., to Caryn and Scott Word. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and has one brother, Laylon Helfferich, 14. The mother is a former Melrose resident, and the father is from Naperville, Ill. Grandparents are Johnny and Terrell Thompson of Clovis; […]

Scott, Gladys

Gladys Elizabeth Scott, 88, of Roswell, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at her home. Born Nov. 25, 1917, in Elyria, Ohio, to Mary and Frank Detwiler, she graduated from Elyria Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1938 and began a nursing career that lasted until her 83rd birthday. She worked in hospitals in Elyria, Ohio, […]

Portales man accused of embezzling

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales man employed by an armored-car service is accused of embezzling at least $240,000 from his employer, police said. Scott Kirby, 22, turned himself in on Monday and was arrested, according to court documents. Kirby was employed by Respond Inc., an ATM and armored-car service company that services businesses […]

Dines, Billie J.

Billie June Dines, 71, of Clovis, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born April 7, 1934, in Albuquerque, to Grace Elizabeth and Robert Scott Kennedy. She graduated from Raton High School with honors. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the local electric company in Raton. She married […]

Thelma Henderson

Thelma Henderson, 89, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2006 in Athens, Texas. She was born Feb. 7, 1916, in Windham, Texas. She worked as a nurse and lived in Tyler, Texas, for 14 years. She also served as the director of nurses at the Clovis Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Scott […]

Ward, Alton

Alton M. Ward, 74, of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born July 5, 1931, to David S. and Fannie Riley Ward in Portales. He married Betty Ann Cherry on Aug. 9, 1948, in Amarillo. He worked in asphalt construction for K. Barnett & Sons for […]

Goff leads Aggies to victory

CNJ staff HONOLULU — Former Clovis High golfer Rober Goff shot a 54-hole score of 214 to take individual honors and lead New Mexico State to the team title in the Hawaii Fall Intercollegiate tournament on Wednesday. The Aggies took the team title with a score of 7-over-par 871, leading from start to finish in […]

Lee Roach, Lee Scott

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Lee Roach Date of birth: Nov. 27, 1918 Dates of service: April 3, 1941, to March 29, 1946 Hometown: St. Vrain Lives in: Clovis […]

More than levees broken in New Orleans

Leonard Pitts The women were on the roof of the hotel, calling for help as floodwaters rose. Then a motorboat full of policemen came by. “Can you help us?” the women cried. The policemen replied, “Show us what you’ve got!” and motioned for them to lift their T-shirts. The women said no. The policemen left […]

First doctors in Clovis deserve credit for their services

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The first doctor of Clovis, Dr. J. Foster Scott, came from a prominent Tennessee family. He was a city physician and head of a general hospital in Knoxville. In 1906, he and his wife traveled to Texico. By the spring of 1907, the doctor had settled in Clovis, his first office […]

8-21 Births

Kilian Sean and Amanda Kilian of Uruba, Ill. are the parents of a seven pound six ounce boy, William Thomas Kilian, born on July 7, 2005, at Carle Hospital in Uruba, Ill. Grandparents are Scott and Joy Kilian of Clovis, and Orin and Pam Whisman of DeLand, Ill. Great-grandparents are Caryl Kilian and the late […]

Life best when focused on God’s plans

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist With the start of school this past week, I could not help but think back to those days when our children were in school. School mornings always brought tight schedules. We were going our separate ways by 8 a.m. so that meant that everything had to pretty much come off […]

Border Town Days celebrates Farwell’s 100th anniversary

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Romeo Reyes, 5, of Farwell, waits in line to join the Border Town Days parade Saturday in Texico. Reyes decorated his bike to recognize Farwell’s 100th anniversary. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Hundreds of people toting coolers and lawn chairs lined U.S. 70/84 in Texico and Farwell for Saturday’s annual […]

Tredway , Elvyn

Elvyn Tredway Services: Have been held. Elvyn Earl Tredway, 72, of Clovis, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at his home. He was born on March 3, 1933, in Walnut, Kan., to Sidney and Della Tredway. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Jauntier Seared in 1956, in Fort Scott, Kan. […]