City still in hunt for baseball team

By Dave Wagner Clovis remains in the running for a minor league professional baseball team, but a decision one way or the other won’t be forthcoming anytime soon. Representatives of the Southwestern League, formerly the Arizona-Mexico League, visited the city last week. League president Bob Lipp said the process of looking at a number of […]

Public Record 10/17

Compiled from court records from Oct. 9 through Wednesday Marriage Licenses Ty Jason Moyers, 25, and Rachael Noel Roberts, 24, both of Clovis Floyd Anthony Queeley, 33, and Carla Lois Floyd, 27, both of Clovis Crandon Loi Dillard, 21, and Paulette Marie McLaurin, both of Clovis Robert Chris Cason, 44 and Donna Michelle Clevenger, 35, […]

Lopez, Juan

Juan Lopez Services: Have been held. Mr. Juan Jose Lopez, 54, of Santa Rosa, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003. He was born on Aug. 22, 1949, in Fort Sumner, to Augustine and Macedonia Barela Lopez. He married Diana Tapia on July 28, 1992, in Las Vegas, Nev. Family members said he enjoyed swimming, diving and […]

James, William

William James Services: Have been held. Mr. William “Zeke” James, 86, of Clovis, a mechanic, died Sunday, June 8, 2003, at Buena Vista Retirement Home in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 6, 1916, in Coolidge, Texas, to General and Willie B. Ray James. He married Therma Mickels on Sept. 21, 1935, in Coolidge, Texas. […]

City on trail for solution to ATV traffic

By Eric Butler All-terrain vehicles and horseback riders using the same trails can be a recipe for disaster. On Wednesday, Clovis city officials held a town meeting to discuss how to separate the two groups at Ned Houk Park north of the city. At the Clovis-Carver Public Library, assistant city manager Joe Thomas and Parks […]

Weir, Thomas

Thomas Weir Services: Have been held. Mr. Thomas E. Weir Jr., 76, of Alexandria, Va., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2003. He was born on Feb. 7, 1927, in Clovis. He served in the U.S. Navy Pacific fleet from 1944 to 1946 aboard the USS Lanier in World War II, landing amphibious craft in Nagasaki, Japan […]

City backs off on sprinkler use

By Jack King Because water storage tanks that serve the city are low, the city of Clovis has suspended the use of sprinkler systems in all city parks and the municipal golf course, Assistant City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday. Use of the sprinkler systems will be suspended until further notice, although the city does […]

Thomas, Monell

Monell Gordon Thomas Mr. Monell Gordon Thomas, 78, of Hollywood Hills, Calif., died Tuesday, June 17, 2003. He was born on Dec. 18, 1924, in Tucumcari, to Eura E. and Viola H. Thomas. He attended grade school in Forrest before moving to Portales where he graduated from high school in 1942. He served as a […]

Color them gone

Janet Bresenham His balloon is called “Ajuua Dreamer.” Tom Gardner of Albuquerque explains: “One time when we were in El Paso, we met some ladies from Juarez who made a toast by saying ‘Ajuua’ and they said it referred to a circle of friends and a circle of good cheer,” Gardner said. “Balloonists are very […]

658 students graduate

By Janet Bresenham Friday night saw the 17th commencement convocation ceremony for Clovis Community College, where 253 graduates were presented with associates’ degrees or certificates of completion. Beth DeFoor, CCC director of marketing and public relations, said that since the college now includes fall and spring graduates in one ceremony each May, the group of […]