Snazzy Pig burgers were something else

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist When I was going to school in Clovis in the late 1940s, I would often get down to the Snazzy Pig at noon just to eat one of “Pop’s” great hamburgers. The Snazzy Pig was just around the corner from the Clovis Steam Laundry, on east First Street. “Pop” Townsend’s […]

Residents celebrate resolve

By Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Thousands of residents, young and old, assembled at Saturday’s event at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate the new Special Operations mission for Cannon Air Force Base. As numerous American flags waved in the light breeze, residents sought shade under awnings to enjoy free refreshments and live music. The […]

Zelfa Goad Younger

Zelfa Goad Younger, 99, of Melrose, and formerly of Texico, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Oct. 15, 1906, in Pecan Gap, Texas, to Emily Saloma and Charles Lee Goad. She grew up in the Fairview community near Claude, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in teacher […]

Fishing clinic offers education, family time

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Gevyn Stockard, 11, of Portales identifies aquatic invertebrae with Josephine Graf, a contract worker for the New Mexico Game and Fish Department during Saturday’s fishing clinic at Oasis State Park. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Thanks to a stocking of trout, the lake at Oasis State Park had a noticeable population. […]

Younger, Billie J.

Billie J. Younger Services: Have been held. Mrs. Billie J. Younger, 77, of Melrose, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 30, 1927, in Shamrock, Texas, to W. H. and Ruby Corzine. She moved to Field in 1952 and then to Melrose in 1956. She […]

Tucumcari police chief resigns

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — Dennis Townsend has resigned as Tucumcari’s police chief, effective Nov. 29, Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose said. Townsend is on vacation and could not be reached for comment. The veteran law officer had faced heavy criticism in the past 10 months with residents claiming officers were harassing law-abiding […]

Tucumcari man wants chief out

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Tucumcari man is circulating a petition calling for the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend. George Aragon’s petition states: “We, the undersigned Citizens of Tucumcari are petitioning the City Commissioners to request the dismissal of Police Chief Dennis Townsend because of his unprofessional and aggressive tactics toward […]

Rancher ups reward for info on wife’s murderer

By TV Hagenah: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — A Quay County rancher and friends are offering $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of his wife’s killer. James Vance said he and several friends are putting up the reward money, which is in addition to $1,000 being offered by the local Crime Stoppers organization. Joanie […]

Townsend, Louise

Louise Townsend Services: Have been held. Louise “Lou” Townsend, 80, of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, in Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 23, 1923, in Maysville, Okla., to James and Vera Kelley Adcox. She founded Johnnies Drive-Inn in 1943 and ran the business with her husband until 1970. […]

Hudson, Jean

Jean Hudson Services: Have beenheld. Jean Hudson, 79, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 15, 1924, in Texana, Okla., to James and Mary Lee Dorris. She moved to Clovis when she was 4 and became orphaned at the age of […]