Small towns sometimes have biggest stories

By Grant McGee: CNJ Columnist I recently came across a book filled with the writings of the late Paul Crume, humor columnist for The Dallas Morning News. What a surprise to find this big city journalist writing about where he grew up, in Lariat over in Parmer County, Texas. You know Lariat. It’s on the […]

It’s their business: Mesa Financial

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CNJ staff photo: Cortney Graham By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Mesa Financial Location: 403 Pile St. What they do: Lending institution — make loans to purchase vehicles, personal loans, mortgages Who’s in charge: Jason Crume is the manager and partner. Employees: Two plus Crume How long in business: 10 years, moved in April […]

April 11, 1959

Dr. Elwyn Crume was president of the Clovis Toastmasters Club. He was planning a speech contest for high school boys. … Price Drugs, 318 Main St., was giving away a 1959 Studebaker Lark VI four-door sedan in a promotional drawing. … Freckles, Mutt & Jeff and Susie Q. Smith were popular comics. … Sears was […]

King, Ryan

Ryan Lee King, 34, of Albuquerque, died Monday, April 10, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born Aug. 25, 1971, to Gerald Lee and Jauquetta Bryant King in Albuquerque. He was a guitar player who loved to play music, family members said. He worked as a musician in Grandma’s Music Store and booked […]

Western Union messenger learned morals from prisoners

By Don McAlavy Paul Crume was a columnist for The Dallas Morning News. He came from Farwell, yet wrote many columns saying he grew up at Lariat, a skip and a hop east of Farwell. Crume’s daily morning column, “Big D” received front-page space. He was born in 1912 and died in 1975. Here’s one […]

Clovis’ wildcat now behind glass

By Don McAlavy Starting at 10 a.m. today, the Clovis-Carver Public Library will display Bobby Wildcat for two weeks before he is taken back to Clovis High School. Our 53-year-old stuffed-and-mounted CHS mascot is now in his own new glass case, courtesy of the CHS Class of 1953, which met in Clovis last weekend. When […]

Crume, Ruth

Ruth Crume Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruth Crume, 89, of Portales, an Elida school teacher, died Wednesday, May 28, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 10, 1913, in Mullen, Texas, to Bamma and the Rev. R.W. Bynum. She was raised in central and east Texas. She graduated from […]