Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will perform a holiday concert Wednesday in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the […]

Festival set for Saturday

Freedom New Mexico The Portales MainStreet Program is bringing the Santa Fe Brewing Co. to town for a fall festival Saturday night. “(We are hoping) to create ‘Alive After 5’ entertainment, to have different venues for people — young and old,” said Danny Woodward, president of Portales MainStreet. MainStreet organizers have said the planned the […]

Lujan hosting town halls

Ben Ray Lujan, Democratic nominee for Congress in New Mexico’s 3rd District, is holding town halls on Saturday in Tucumcari and Portales. Both town halls are open to the public. Tucumcari • 11 a.m., Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Tucumcari Blvd. Portales • 2 p.m., Portales Memorial Building, 200 East 7th St.

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Couple knew decor before Clovis’ birth

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist There has never existed a class more respectful, as a whole, to womanhood than the men of the old West. There was no half-way ground with them; a woman was either good or she was bad and a gentleman acted accordingly, said Sid Boykin. In town (Sid didn’t name the […]

Town hall meeting scheduled regarding Hull Street Overpass

The City of Clovis will hold a Town Hall meeting at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 5th, 2008, in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, Clovis to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29th, 2008 closure of the Hull Street Overpass and to outline a course of action regarding the repairs […]

Town hall set for Hull overpass issue

CNJ staff The City of Clovis will hold a town hall meeting 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis City Hall Assembly Room, 321 Connelly Street, to address questions and concerns relating to the July 29 closure of the Hull Street overpass and a course of action regarding repairs to the structure.

Texico, Farwell celebrate annual Border Town Days

CNJ staff What: 42nd annual Border Town Days. Where: Parade starts in Texico, activities will be at the Farwell City Park with entertainment provided by local performers. When: Saturday. Parade starts at 10 a.m. (MDT), activities at 11 a.m. (MDT). Background: Event organizer Mike Pomper said the event is a small gathering between neighboring cities […]

Music provides relief from life

By Clyde Davis: CNJ columnist I doubt that I am the only person in town who is eagerly awaiting the release of the movie, “Mama Mia,” the ABBA-based musical. In fact, by the time you read this, it will have been released, and if I can get a ticket, I will have seen it. (No, […]

Tucumcari wants to go racin’

Thursday will be a big day for Tucumcari. That’s when the New Mexico Racing Commission comes to town for a 5:30 p.m. meeting at the Tucumcari Convention Center, where it will hear investors’ proposal for a racetrack and casino.

‘Swing Vote’ due Aug. 1

The movie “Swing Vote,” starring Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, is scheduled for release Aug. 1. Costner stars as Bud Johnson, a lovable loser from Texico, who is coasting through a life that has passed him by, according to the Internet Movie Database. No, the movie was not filmed in Texico. Filmmakers just […]

Residents get storm education

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico National Weather Service officials in Portales Wednesday say eastern New Mexico residents have proven themselves over the years as good skywatchers. Kenneth Drozd, senior meteorologist with the NWS, along with fellow meteorologist Tim Shy, were in town conducting the second SkyWarn class of the year in Portales. The NWS […]

A town to sing about

ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with “Tucumcari” in the title.

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

Ohioans must forge ahead

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist The rural, steel mill town church I served in northeastern Ohio had a standing tradition of the Mother’s Day Banquet. Many churches and organizations in that area do, and these events are usually held the night before Mother’s Day. They are wonderfully attended. Can you blame me, then, when I […]

Now that’s mudslinging

Glenda Price John and his wife Martha had a unique relationship. This is an understatement. Mostly what they had was a war of long duration interrupted now and then by skirmishes that came close to truce talks. They lived about 20 miles from town, the last five miles a dirt road. Most days one or […]

Local killings remain unsolved

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist A woman living alone with her front and back door unlocked in a secluded area is surely in danger in any part of the world today. Clovis is a quiet town usually, but murder is no stranger to Clovis. The murder of Mildred Reagan is a real mystery because her […]

Baskett bringing Eagle teammates to Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer One surefire way to fill up Rock Staubus Gymnasium is to have a basketball game between the Clovis Wildcats and the Hobbs Eagles. Charity organizers seek a similar audience Saturday when a different Eagles squad comes into town — the Philadelphia Eagles, led by Clovis native Hank Baskett III. […]

Town & Country stores to become “Stripes”

CNJ staff In coming months, the name of Town & Country Food Stores will be changed to Stripes following a purchase by Susser Holdings Corp., according to a news release on the Town & Country Food Stores Web site. Susser purchased TCFS Holdings, the parent company of San Angelo, Texas-based Town & Country in a […]

911 dispatcher flooded with calls as storm raced through area

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Dina and Bob Sellers of Clovis stand in front of their rebuilt home on Fairmount Court while Bob holds up a photo of the damage their home sustained in the March 23, 2007, tornado. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Couples danced at a local senior citizens center. Other residents […]