Tankersley’s marks 50 years in Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Homer Tankersley, president of Tankersley’s men’s clothing store in Clovis, arranges a Jack Victor men’s suit display. The store celebrated its 50th anniversary Saturday. Benna Sayyed Homer J. Tankersley opened Tankersley’s clothing store more than five decades ago with a letter of credit from a friend and fewer than 100 […]

Friday morning briefing: Tankersley history, music and gas price double

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Tankersley’s history A bit of history about Tankersley’s clothing, now celebrating its 50th anniversary in Clovis: In 1983 Homer Tankersley was appointed to the Menswear Retailers of America Committee. Only 30 retailers were chosen from all 50 states and several foreign countries. He was […]

Wildcats reserved seat tickets on sale

Reserved seat tickets for the 2010 Clovis football season are on sale at the Clovis High School athletic office and Tankersley’s, 306 Main St. Past ticket holders have until Aug. 19 to purchase their same seats. The cost of reserved seats is $48. Information: Sandy Brownlow at 769-4350, ext. 1023. Advanced single-game general admission tickets […]

Band to honor Sousa

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Freedom New Mexico file photo The Clovis Community Band will perform a concert in John Philip Sousa’s honor tonight at the Lycuem Theater. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community Band will cover the stage of the historic Lyceum Theater tonight for the 16th annual John Philip Sousa Concert. John Philip Sousa played a concert on […]

Like father, like sons

By Ryn Gargulinski Haberdasher Homer Tankersley said he was amazed when his sons followed him into the clothing business. Pilot Brad Telshaw said he was not surprised to find his son in the sky. Coach Eric Roanhaus said his two boys perhaps followed in his football footsteps “because of the same lack of intelligence I […]

CHS tickets to go on sale

CNJ STAFF Reserved tickets for the 2004 Clovis High football season will go on sale Monday at the CHS athletic office or at Tankersley’s, 306 Main. Reserved seasts are $35. Past ticketholders have until Aug. 18 to renew their tickets. After that, remaining tickets will be on sale only at the CHS athletic offices. Advance […]

Tax increase takes effect

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Reporter Most people in a man-on-the-street poll Wednesday said they support the city of Clovis’ 1/4 of 1 percent gross receipts tax increase, which goes into effect today. The tax increase, approved by voters March 2, will fund infrastructure improvements and capital outlay purchases like fire and police equipment, city […]

Ballard, Maude

Maude Ballard Services: Have been held. Maude Ballard, 95, of Clovis died Monday, March 15, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on April 24, 1908, in Macon, Ga., to William and Sarah Rhodes Owen. She moved from Georgia to Bonham, Texas, as a young child. She married Walter R. Ballard […]

Schiller, Claud Clyde

Claud Clyde Schiller Services: Have been held. Mr. Claud Clyde Schiller, 95, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. He was born on Sept. 25, 1908, in Sayre/Doxey, Okla., to O.R. and Rae Schiller. He attended Electrical College in Chicago in 1926 and 1927. He married Esther Marie Blackburn […]

Big stores have not hurt Clovis’ shops on Main St.

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Victoria (left) and Giavanna Scarafiotti shop for gifts for family members Monday at the Main Street Crafters Mall. Victoria, who lives in Grants, was visiting her sister Giavanna, a junior at Eastern New Mexico University. CNJ photo: Rick White. By Darrell Todd Maurina While most of the new businesses coming to Clovis recently have located […]

Locals also ‘stunned’ in ’63 by Kennedy assassination

By Darrell Todd Maurina Terry Cone was sitting in his business class as a junior at Eastern New Mexico University on Nov. 22, 1963. He doesn’t remember much of what the teacher said that day, but he remembers vividly what someone else came to the classroom to say. “They came in and made the announcement […]

Clovis man named to Republicans’ 2003 Honor Roll

By Gary Mitchell When the National Republican Congressional Committee notified Homer Tankersley he would be the recipient of a special award, the Clovis businessman was taken aback. “I don’t have any idea how they selected me,” he said. “It was a total surprise. I had no idea what was going on.” Tankersley, 76, received notice […]

Udall congratulates area on landing cheese plant

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Rep Tom Udall, D-N.M. (center) walks down Main Street in Clovis during a Monday visit. Udall congratulated area officials on landing the Glanbia cheese plant. Photo by Rick White. By Jack King On a visit to Curry County some years ago, U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., watched in amazement as a local dairyman loaded containers […]