College takeover unlikely

By John Sena: The Santa Fe New Mexican A sign on the window of Sen. John Arthur Smith’s office on Friday might dash the hopes of people wanting a state university to acquire the College of Santa Fe campus. “Senate Finance Committee Will Not Meet For Remainder of The Legislative Session,” the sign says. Supporters […]

March 15, 2009 On the shelves

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Aviation: The Early Years by Peter Almond was given by Dr. David Stalker and Staff in memory of Mickey Davis. Photographs from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection illustrate the first years of man-powered flight, recording the birth of aviation from hot air balloons to the […]

Feb. 22, 2009 Club notes

Fairfield Extension Club Fairfield Extension Club met Feb. 13 at the First Christian Church at 10 a.m. Host was Jean Harding. Amy Armenta called the meeting to order with 16 members present. Sharon Ragland showed a baby quilt and a western chimes. Huggie bears were stuffed. Door prizes were won by Mary Winkles and Martha […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Weddings

Lockwood-Aucutt Lynn Smith Lockwood of Granbury and Bobby G. Aucutt of Clovis were joined in marriage Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Inn of the Arts in Las Cruces. The Rev. Jerry Lunsdeen performed the religious ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alvy and Edith Smith of Las Cruces and formerly of Clovis. The bridegroom […]

Residents warned of counterfeit money circulating

CNJ staff The Clovis Police Department has seen an influx in counterfeit bills in the area over the past two weeks, according to Detective Sonny Smith. Smith said the bills are $50 and $100 bills. He said the counterfeiters are purchasing small amounts of goods and receiving legitimate cash back. One warrant has been issued […]

8/31 Birthdays

Snell Louise Snell of Clovis will celebrate her 90th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library Ingram Room. The celebration will be hosted by Robert and Karen Snell, Kenda Richardson, Brenda Rossiter and Tiffeny Smith. Louise Snell was born Sept. 1, 1918, in Oklahoma. She has one child, four grandchildren […]

June 30, 2008 Births

Cargile James Levi Cargile was born April 25, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to H.P. and Kristi Cargile of Melrose. He weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces. He has a sister, Kinlee, 11 months old. Grandparents are Don and Vicky Smith of Melrose and Sheri Cargile of Logan. Great-grandparents are Marvin and […]

Pioneer Days Rodeo results

CNJ staff At Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena Bearback riding: 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash. 86; 2. Chauncey Kirby, Fort McDowell, Ariz. 83; 3. Forest Bramwell, Pagosa Springs, Colo. 80; 4/5. Tim Shirley, Conifer, Colo. and Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo. 79. Steer wrestling: 1. Tony Larson, Sheridan, Wyo. 3.9 seconds; 2/3. Josh Peek, Pueblo, Colo. […]

May 2008 Obituaries

The following people with area connections died in May according to obituaries published in the Clovis News Journal. Armijo, Felix Jerry, 55, of Clovis, May 29 Baker, Oleta, 87, of Portales, May 30 Banister III, Sylvester, 58, of Ithaca, Mich., and formerly of Portales, May 14 Beltran, Katie Mae, 73, of Clovis, May 4 Boreing, […]

Clovis native co-founder of Pixar studio

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Courtesy photo Alvy Ray Smith credits his high school teachers for inspiring him in art and math. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Before Alvy Ray Smith co-founded one of the most successful animation studios in the country, he was thought of as a brilliant and funny Clovis High School student. Smith is one of […]

May 25, 2008 Engagements

Reed-Caton Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland. He is the son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. […]

May 11, 2008 Weddings

Netcher-Smith Arleen Hickam Netcher and D.W. “Bill” Smith were joined in marriage May 3, 2008, in the conference room of the Best Western Clovis Inn. The bride’s son, Raymond E. Netcher, walked her down the aisle. Judge Kevin Duncan performed the ceremony. Maid of honor was Edith “Edie” Barela of Clovis, daughter of the bride. […]

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 […]

five residents plan bids for Commission seats

CNJ staff Four Curry County residents have announced their bids for two County Commission seats up for election in November. County commission seats for District 3, 4 and 5 and the county clerk and treasurer seats are up for election. Also up for election are three state senate and state representative spots to represent the […]

County rancher says he’s running for commission

CNJ staff A Curry County rancher said he is running for a seat on the county commission. Rancher Wendell Bostwick, 61, said Thursday he is running for District 4 Commissioner Albin Smith’s seat in the Nov. 4 general election. Smith reached the county’s two-term limit and cannot run again for two years. “I just want […]

Defense trying to discredit case against airman

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Defense attorneys for Airman Basic Edward Novak II began working Friday to undermine the integrity of an Air Force investigation. The defense highlighted what they thought were weaknesses in the case during the cross-examination of two prosecution witnesses during the second day of testimony […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Lawyer Otto Smith, Clovis family beloved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist My mother and us three kids came to town (Clovis) from the farm and met Otto Smith in the summer of 1944. She asked Smith if he would be her lawyer in the divorce of her husband. Smith said he would and immediately asked my mother if my brother, 16-year-old […]

Swing time

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Josiwak of Roswell twirls Mary Weigl of Kenna at The Circle 8 District square dance Saturday. The couples have to dance each step the caller calls in time with the music. David and Alyse Josiwak danced on their first date 39 years ago. About 15 years ago the couple […]

Pet of the day: Lillie Pearl

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Name: Lillie Pearl About:Lillie is a 12-week-old Boston terrier. She is named for my best friend’s Aunt Lillie who shot a man with her pearl-handled Smith and Wesson pistol on the shipping docks in Houston. Owner: Rhonda Stevens