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Pair promotes preserving Clovis history

STAFF WRITER [email protected] Fort Sumner has Billy the Kid. Roswell has the UFO. Now a couple of Clovis women are on a mission to introduce Clovis Man to tourists. Lois Lesly Barnes and Bonnie Cook have written letters and are making other...

 

Pages past — Sept. 6

Sept. 4 On this date ... 1976: Exhibitors at the upcoming Curry County Fair were busy preparing entries for the cultural arts division. That included entries for paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Don McAlavy and Oblong Jones were among...

 

Pages past — Sept. 4

On this date ... 1976: Exhibitors at the upcoming Curry County Fair were busy preparing entries for the cultural arts division. That included entries for paintings, drawings, sculptures and...

 

Greathouse reunion marks 60 years

The 60th Greathouse reunion was held July 8-9 in Portales. The group had a potluck meal and shared scrapbooks. President Regina Harris hosted a business meeting. A moment of silence was observed for Don McAlavy, Faye Miller and Austin Hall, who...

 

Greathouse reunion marks 60 years

The 60th Greathouse reunion was held July 8-9 in Portales. The group had a potluck meal and shared scrapbooks. President Regina Harris hosted a business meeting. A moment of silence was observed for Don McAlavy, Faye Miller and Austin Hall, who...

 

Stevens: Don McAlavy had a passion for our past

Don McAlavy was known for many talents. Some knew him best as a historian, others as an artist, and still others as an actor. I knew him as a journalist. McAlavy, 84, died in January after a long...

 

Opinion: Don McAlavy had a passion for our past

Editor Don McAlavy was known for many talents. Some knew him best as a historian, others as an artist, and still others as an actor. I knew him as a journalist. McAlavy, 84, died in January after a long bout with Alzheimer’s disease. Memorial...

 

Events calendar — July 10

Today CSA “Fight Against Cancer” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Sycamore and 14th streets, Clovis. High Plains Historical Foundation — Honoring historian Don McAlavy, 4 p.m. 4H Building, Curry County Fairgrounds,...

 

Events calendar — July 8

Friday Ribbon Cutting 10 Year anniversary — 4 p.m. Mike Morris State Farm, 116 E. 11th St., Clovis. Information: 575-769-3838 Saturday CSA “Fight Against Cancer” Softball Tournament — 8 a.m. Guy Leeder Softball Complex, Sycamore and 14th stre...

 

A look at the lawmen of Clovis' past

Editor [email protected] More than 30 men — no women — have held the title of Clovis police chief since the city was born in 1907. Doug Ford, 50, became the latest earlier this month when he was named to succeed retiring chief Steve...

 

Don McAlavy remembered as writer, actor

Editor [email protected] Most of eastern New Mexico knew Don McAlavy as an actor, a prolific writer, a painter and the unofficial historian of Curry County for decades. Kim Siewert always...

 

Don McAlavy: For 84 years, he made history

Editor [email protected] Most of eastern New Mexico knew Don McAlavy as an actor, a prolific writer, a painter and the unofficial historian of Curry County for decades. McAlavy celebrated his 80t...

 

Group hoping to revive historical foundation

Editor [email protected] If Patsy Delk could go back in time, she’d like to meet Charles Scheurich, an early day Realtor nicknamed the “father of Curry County.” She’d like to attend the first Curry County Fair. That was held in downtown...

 

Pages Past

Aug. 11 On this date ... 1959: Actors and technicians had arrived in Tucumcari for six weeks of filming the “Rawhide” television series. Stars included Clint Eastwood and Sheb Wooley. The series...

 

Pages past — Aug. 11

On this date ... 1959: Actors and technicians had arrived in Tucumcari for six weeks of filming the “Rawhide” television series. Stars included Clint Eastwood and Sheb Wooley. The series aired from 1959 to 1966. 1955: Burglars had obtained an...

 

Pages past — June 21

On this date ...link 1975: District Attorney Fred Hensley announced he would abandon his private law practice on July 1 and become a full-time district attorney for Curry and Roosevelt counties....

 

Pages past — June 21

On this date ... 1975: District Attorney Fred Hensley announced he would abandon his private law practice on July 1 and become a full-time district attorney for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Assistant DAs David W. Bonem and Robert Cochrane also...

 

Pages past — April 29

On this date …link 1919: Hubert Bell, son of a prominent Clovis real estate dealer, drowned at Dutchman’s Lake, about a mile north of Clovis’ city limits. Historian Don McAlavy reported Hubert,...

 

Pages past — April 29

On this date … 1919: Hubert Bell, son of a prominent Clovis real estate dealer, drowned at Dutchman’s Lake, about a mile north of Clovis’ city limits. Historian Don McAlavy reported Hubert, 12, had gone downtown to see an Army tank on display....

 

Historical foundation to restart

Staff Writer [email protected] Protecting the future is about caring for precious resources; but they are not all endless, and many are slipping away. This isn’t a story about water or energy, it’s about an attempt to preserve something less m...

 

Pages past — Aug. 14

On this date ... 1965: Melrose was expecting 325 students to register for the 1965-66 school year. Superintendent Willard Moon said the number was down from about 350 the year before. Melrose employed 21 teachers in its system and had one new teacher...

 

Pages past — Aug. 10

On this date ... 1959: Actors and technicians arrived in Tucumcari for six weeks of filming the “Rawhide” television series. Stars included Clint Eastwood and Sheb Wooley. The series aired from 1959 to 1966. 1942: Bob Wills, the King of Western S...

 

From the editor's desk: Happy 100th birthday, house

link The Perez home Editor Fidel and Teresa Perez are thinking about hosting a birthday party. Their house at 306 E. Ninth St. in Clovis, is 100 this year. Attorney J. S. Fitzhugh built the four-room home with a basement from concrete and wood after...

 

Editor's Desk: Lake not as inviting as it seems

Wonderful things happen every summer at Greene Acres Park in downtown Clovis, from skateboarding to tennis, from picnics to fishing. But the 24 acres featuring a lake that’s at least a century old has also been the scene of some of Clovis...

 

Monday morning briefing: A new year, and still making history

Good morning, and welcome to the first Freedom New Mexico Morning Briefing of 2012. You might be reading this from your office or your home, depending on how your business is marking the New Years holiday. The Freedom New Mexico offices are closed,...

 

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