Sept. 18 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 3 a.m. Sept. 8 an officer stopped to talk to a male walking through the softball fields on 14th Street. The officer noted the male seemed intoxicated and was advancing on him in an aggressive […]

Sept. 16 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 7 p.m. Sept. 6 an officer responded to an apartment in the 1300 block of Pile Street for a domestic dispute. A woman told the officer a 31-year-old female cousin had been fighting with her […]

Sept. 16 Engagement

Priest-Jones Layton Priest of Artesia announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter, Starla L. Priest of Yukon, Okla. to Nathan M. Jones, of Yukon, Okla. He is the son of Mark Jones of Sierra Vista, Ariz. and Lynn Miller of Owasso, Okla. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. Sept. 29, 2007, […]

Sept. 14 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 5 through Wednesday: Brandon Lee Christian, 28, to Michael Marion Morrison, 25, both of Clovis Aaron Dewayne Parker, 22, of Maple Hill, N.C., to Kimberly Rae Adkins, 20, of Clovis Matthew John Buchanan, 26, to Leslie Anna Mitchell, 22, both of Clovis John Matthew […]

Sept. 13 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 2 a.m. Sept. 4 an officer responded to a home in the 900 block of Gidding for a report of breaking and entering. A woman told the officer she heard someone hit her back door […]

Survivor recalls Sept. 11 attack

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Van Walworth of Nashville, Tenn. entertains a crowd Tuesday during a Sept. 11 ceremony at Patriot Outdoors. Walworth sang songs that were inspired by 9/11. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Penny Bailey remembers watching in amazement as firefighters rushed into the Pentagon trying to find survivors of the Sept. […]

Sept. 17, 1947

A Clovis committee for education on alcoholism was organized, to wage a local campaign against alcoholism and its attendant social and personal problems. … The Treasury Department reported that Curry County residents purchased $36,198.50 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds during the month of August. … A Safe-T-Babe play pen could be purchased at Denton’s Furniture […]

Sept. 12, 1963

City police were investigating the burglary of B & H Transfer Co. at 200 West First St. … The Clovis News Journal reported the estimated value of the real estate, aircraft, and equipment at Cannon Air Force Base was $145.3 million. … Gateway Auto Co., located at 600 Main, was holding a “Close Out Sale!”

Sept. 11, 2007 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 1 a.m. Sept. 2 an officer stopped a vehicle for loud music on 21st Street. The driver was 15 and didn’t have a driver’s license. The officer took the teen to a house he said he lived in and waited outside. […]

Sept. 11, 2007 Business Digest

Cotton research program available Cotton producer and importers who want USDA’s Agriculture Marketing Service to conduct a referendum regarding the Cotton Research and Promotion Program can sign-up at their local Farm Service Agency office through Nov. 30. No action is needed if a continuance referendum is not desired. In March, USDA endorsed continuation of the […]

Space still available in CCC classes

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is still enrolling students for the following classes: High Plains Chorale — 15 sessions, 6:45–8:25 p.m., Thursdays through Dec. 13, Room 186. Fee: $15 The Backstage Pass — Allows students to work behind the scenes with the CCC Cultural Arts staff, assisting with live performances and the production process. Classes […]

Sept. 2 Engagements

Gates-Gibbs Jerry and Denise Adams Sr. of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Gates of Clovis, to Donald Wayne Gibbs of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Sept. 8, 2007, at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Clovis. The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Clovis High […]

Sept. 2 Club Notes

Fairfield Extension The Fairfield Extension met at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 in Sharon Ragland’s home. There were 12 members present. A report on the council meeting was given. Hosts for the rest of the year were selected. Members were reminded of the membership dinner, which will be held Sept. 11 at the Extension Building. The […]

Sept. 9, 1969

Jackie Linton, a 174-pound junior, was named Clovis High’s winner of the first “Bad Cat” award, which was presented weekly to an outstanding football player. … Woody’s Taco Bell meat burritos were 40 cents each. … An adult education class in speed reading was scheduled to begin at Clovis High School with Mrs. Chaney Merritt […]

Sept. 6, 1918

The Clovis Journal reported A.E. Signer, who had farmed southeast of Clovis for nine years, had “the best crops this year” that he had ever raised. … Secretary Rufus Jones of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce was asking area businessmen to be careful “in subscribing to the various war charities which are soliciting throughout the […]

Sept. 5, 1925

Wallace Tuttle, accompanied on the piano by Miss Blanche Lanewood Stevenson, performed two songs at the Kiwanis Club meeting. … The Clovis News reported the state tax rate for 1925 would be $5.50 per thousand dollars of valuation. … Clovis schools opened with an enrollment of 1,458 pupils. … Jackman’s department store sold women’s dresses […]

Former local publisher promoted

CNJ Staff The Orange County (Calif.) Register named a newspaper veteran from Arizona as its new publisher Wednesday and a former Freedom New Mexico publisher was promoted as part of the change. N. Christian Anderson III prepares to leave after 27 years with the OCR and its parent company, California-based Freedom Communications, Inc. Anderson will […]

Cats plan to rely on speed

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High seniors Diondre Hunter, left, and Jaden Isler take time to share a drink and a song on Hunter’s iPod during a break in Saturday’s conditioning drills at the high school practice field. By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Speed for size. It’s a good tradeoff as far as […]

Festival will feature Holly kin

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours […]