Anniversaries —

Duke Shirley and Darrell Duke of Broadview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. The couple was married May 27, 1961, in Clovis. They will be going on an Alaskan Cruise with their daughter and her husband, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary Aug. 30. They have two children, Brent (Teresa) Duke of Broadview [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Old newsboys, crop signups and The Duke wins

Good morning and welcome to must reading. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Old newspaper boys Ed Widener of Alamagordo and his brother Dennis Widener of Clovis not only delivered the Portales Daily News/News-Tribune in the 1950s, they started a tradition. Ed says he and Dennis

March 1, 2009 Honors

Duke University The following student was named to the dean’s list or the dean’s list with distinction at Duke University for the Fall 2008 semester. This student was among 2,313 students who achieved that honor. • Tyla Megan Fowler of Clovis. Fowler is a senior at Trinity College, majoring in International Comparative Studies, with concentrations [...]

Sorry, Duke’s not for sale

Glenda Price Duke has a fancy schmancy AQHA name, but Bobby calls him Duke “because John Wayne would’ve liked him just as much as I do,” he says. Bobby and Duke hit it off the first time they met. The usual “horse breaking” activities were not necessary. “I pretty much just got on him and [...]

Sept. 15, 2006 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from Sept. 7 through Wednesday: • Bruce Len Colson, 42, to Sabrina Lynn Lansford, 39, both of Clovis. • Howard Lavanda Jones, 53, to Elizabeth Colleen Allen, 48, both of Clovis. • Ryan Michael Bass, 19, of Douglas, Wyo., to Kathryn Louise Jackson, 19, of Clovis. [...]

Guilt, innocence only real factors in Duke case

Freedom Newspapers Just what America needs, yet another highly charged nationally publicized court case that deals with race, class and sex. Of course, the indictments against two Duke University lacrosse team members, for allegedly assaulting and raping an exotic dancer at a recent party, are the stuff that 24-hour cable news shows thrive upon. As [...]

Duke, Nell A.

Nell A. Duke, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006, at Retirement Ranch Care Center. She was born Nov. 26, 1910, in Marietta, Okla., to Walter and Susie Ellen Welborn. Following high school, she took a business course and went to work at Ware’s Department Store in Littlefield, Texas. She later worked for [...]

Black man ‘loyal and dedicated’ to Klan

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist And now, here’s this week’s episode of Great Moments In Black History. The year is 1979. Carter is in office, disco is on the radio, and Ron Stallworth has just joined the Ku Klux Klan. We are indebted to the Deseret Morning News of Salt Lake City for revealing this [...]

Good deed turned tragic at area farmhouse

Don McAlavy How would you feel if you caused the death of your wife? It’s unthinkable, but such a tragedy occurred in Curry County nearly 87 years ago. Sometime on the Sunday night of Sept. 2, 1917, on a farm about 20 miles northwest of Clovis, a man walked up to the house of Rufus [...]

Loomis, Patsy

Patsty Loomis Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Loomis, 68 of North Potomac, Md., died Friday, Sept. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born on Nov. 8, 1934. She was preceded in death by her parents, Morton and Emily Gragg and W.R. and Ruth Long; and two sisters, Susie Gragg and Dee Lansford. Survivors [...]