Reunions —

Hollene and Bellview reunion The Hollene and Bellview School reunion will be held Oct. 1 at Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 Main St., Clovis. Buffet dinner is $8.50 per plate and will be served at noon. The doors of the church will open at 10 a.m. for everyone to come early to visit. Information: Eldred […]

Sept. 28, 2008 Reunions

Bellview, Hollene communities The Bellview and Hollene communities will be hosting a reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street. The reunion will begin with a business meeting followed by a buffet meal at noon. Cost of the meal is $8 per plate. A program will follow the meal. Information: […]

Brothers plus one make up baseball team

By Don McAlvy: Columnist One of the most forgotten baseball teams in Curry County was the team made up of 11 brothers and one neighbor boy. How often is a baseball team made up of nearly one family? Rarely. This is a partial story of that team. “My folks, John and Lola Northcutt, were married […]

Author profiles former high school basketball teams

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist The book “Ghost Town Basketball” about former high school basketball teams of New Mexico was published in 2006 by Steve Flores of Albuquerque, a former high-school teacher and coach. Profiles follow for five of nine Curry County schools based on information from the book. The other four will be profiled […]

Hutchins, Alice

Alice Mabel Hutchins, 88, of Broadview, died Thursday, April 27, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1917, to James and Mollie Reese who homesteaded in the Bellview community in 1910. She was a graduate of Bellview High School. She married Cleat L. Hutchins on Aug. 18, 1935. They resided in […]

Old church closes for good

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Eldred Brown, who lives 12 miles east of the church in Texas, pauses as he looks around the Rosedale Baptist Church in Bellview. Brown and other church members helped clean up the church Tuesday for a final service that will be held Oct. 2. Tova Fruchtman BELLVIEW — About 35 miles north of Clovis, amidst […]

Powell, Bonnie

Bonnie Powell Services: Have been held. Bonnie Powell, 90, of Clovis, died April 7, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 29, 1914, in Bellview, to Lois and Elizabeth Trapp. She married Vachrel Ridley in 1930 in Clovis. She and her sister, Helen Trapp Stanton, worked at the World War […]

Chitwood, John

John W. Chitwood, 89, of Carlsbad, N.M., died Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 1, 1914, in Bellview. He attended school in Ruth. He married Joyce Neely on July 6, 1933. In the 1940s he played minor league baseball. He farmed in Broadview until 1956 when he moved to […]

Burnett, Elmer

Elmer Burnett Services: Have been held. Mr. Elmer Burnett, 91, of Clovis, a farmer, died Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 27, 1912, in Bellview, to Thomas and Mazie Mitchell Burnett. He had lived in the Bellview much of his life where he and his […]

Lofton, Pauline

Pauline Lofton Services: Have been held. Mrs. Pauline Vaughn Lofton, 87, of Bellview, a housewife, died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 16, 1915, in Hollene, to Thomas and Cora Turner Vaughn. She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1933 in Hollene. She met her future […]