It’s their business: Smith RV & Marine

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich Smith RV & Marine, located at 920 E. First St., sells RVs, boats and accessories. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Smith RV & Marine Location: 920 East First St. What they do: Sell and service RVs and boats; and sell a complete line of RV accessories from appliances […]

April 11, 1959

Dr. Elwyn Crume was president of the Clovis Toastmasters Club. He was planning a speech contest for high school boys. … Price Drugs, 318 Main St., was giving away a 1959 Studebaker Lark VI four-door sedan in a promotional drawing. … Freckles, Mutt & Jeff and Susie Q. Smith were popular comics. … Sears was […]

March 2007 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in March: Johnson Controls Inc. Type: Heating/Air Conditioning Owner: Charles Steele Location: 8316 Washington St., Albuquerque Llano Enterprises Inc. Type: Farm Supplies Owner: Robert and Regina Dart Location: 305 N. Connelly St. Auto Tech Type: Auto Parts Owner: Justin Weese Location: 504 E. Second […]

Events Center plans take shape

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County commissioners approved the final plans and construction bids Tuesday for the Special Events Center during a regular meeting. Curry County Manager Dick Smith said the multi-purpose facility will cost $80 per square foot, or $7 million total including kitchen equipment. The construction bids were originally let in […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

Club Awards

Plains Regional Medical Center Plains Regional Medical Center held its annual awards luncheon March 20 at Holiday Inn, attended by 68 auxilians and Hoyt Skabelund, hospital administrator; Liz Crouch, chief operating officer and chief nurse officer, and Jim Peters, auxiliary state president. Ramona Parker gave the introduction and Joy Melton the invocation, with the welcome […]

Class covers alluring subject

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The Rev. Clyde Davis, pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Portales, finishes painting one of his handmade wooden fishing lures. Davis will teach an Eastern New Mexico University class on how to carve lures. (Freedom Newspapers: Mickey Winfield) By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis man has perfected a craft that will help land largemouth […]

Cliff overwhelms Elida in semifinals

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — Based upon results in the quarterfinal round of the Class 1A girls basketball tournament, Elida’s followers might suspect that their Tigers would stand a pretty even chance with Cliff in the semifinals. But everything’s an inexact science in the state’s smallest classification, where teams from different corners […]

Dora pushes past Springer

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Dora’s Hector Fierro is fouled by Springer’s Johnny Chavez during a Class 1A state quarterfinal game Wednesday at Rio Rancho High. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent RIO RANCHO — After Dora’s thrilling 55-54 victory over Springer in a Class 1A quarterfinal game, Coyote Kyler Smith said he had heard of a […]

Officials investigate liquor license for fairgrounds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer County officials are researching obtaining a license to serve liquor at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Justus Anderson is gathering information on how county officials would acquire the license, he said during a Tuesday Curry County Commission meeting. Officials envision serving alcohol in a contained and […]

Feb. 18, 1919

A.B. Austin & Son was paying 18 cents per pound for hens and 21 cents per pound for turkeys. … Russell Smith had been discharged from the Navy and returned to Clovis. … The Clovis Broom Factory was producing “excellent brooms which can be found on sale with every first class grocerman in Clovis.” … […]

Consultant hired to examine Special Events Center bids

By CNJ staff An outside consultant has been hired to examine the construction bids for the county’s Special Events Center Curry County Manager Dick Smith told the Curry County Commissioners in January that three of the bids — which comprise 60 percent of the cost of the project — were more than double the cost […]

Leaders assess local projects

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis and Curry County leaders talked roads, projects and progress Tuesday at a joint city/county luncheon. Curry County Commission Chairman Albin Smith said the quarterly luncheon is “an opportunity for us to sit right here and have a brainstorming session … and also for us to pat ourselves on […]

Parental fine pushes officials’ control too far

By Freedom Newspapers It had to happen. Now there’s a politician who wants to get the law-making process involved in the delicate business of teacher-parent relations. Rep. Wayne Smith, a Republican from Baytown, Texas, has filed a bill that would allow a $500 fine to be levied on parents who miss a meeting with their […]

Movie theater plan rolling

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners began paving the way Thursday for a 10-screen movie complex to be built in the city’s northern corridor behind Roden Smith Village on Llano Estacado Boulevard. Commissioners approved introduction of an ordinance at their meeting that would revise off-street parking standards and amend the existing code […]

Hotel Clovis fate in officials’ hands

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis City Commissioners want a deadline set for a use to be found for the vacant Hotel Clovis — or have it torn down. During a study session after adjournment of Thursday’s formal meeting, commissioners heard from outgoing Clovis MainStreet President Zala Smith that money is needed for the […]

County takes second look at high bids

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Curry County officials are suffering from sticker shock after reviewing construction bids for the Special Events Center project. Curry County Manager Dick Smith told the county commissioners on Wednesday three of the bids — which comprise 60 percent of the cost of the project — more than double the […]

Empty Stocking Fund donor list

Freedom Newspapers The following people and companies donated to the Empty Stocking Fund in 2006. The remaining donations were made anonymously. SEI-CCS LLC, $500 Michelle and Terry Poynor, $20 Michael Majors, $150 Richard Haseloff, $100 Ward Brothers Tractors, $250 D.L. Coffman, $50 Leona Sikes, $50 Ruth Breuhl, $35 L.J. Pool, $25 Gladys Castle, $25 Fred […]

Escape prompts jail policy changes

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Officials are revising jail protocol and policy after an inmate escaped last month and it took two days before law enforcement was notified, said Curry County Manager Dick Smith. The Dec. 23 escape from Curry County Adult Detention Center prompted a two-fold administrative and criminal investigation by officials and area […]

County Commission enters new term

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Albin Smith and Frank Blackburn were tabbed by fellow Curry County Commissioners to lead the five-person governing body during Wednesday’s meeting. Smith, a local dairy owner, was unanimously elected as chairman. He replaced Tim Ashley. “Thank you. I appreciate it,” Smith said after switching seats with Ashley. “I look […]