Yes, Don, I’m the real Diane Fitzhugh

By Don McAlvy: CNJ columnist “And what a happy Diane I am after receiving your wonderful e-mail! I was so surprised and very, very pleased. Thank you for writing. (I had written her in May of 2004 and she had written me right back). “Well, here I sit with egg on my face after reading […]

Ormon, Rex

Ormon, Rex Services: Have been held. Rex Ormon, 74, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 7, 2003, at his home in Clovis. He was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Lockney, Texas, to Thomas and Arva McCree Ormon. He married Dorothy Frear on Aug. 14, 1949, in Clovis. He was a 1951 graduate of Eastern New Mexico […]

Long-standing house has wild history

Don McAlavy The first homes in early-1900s Clovis were tents and one- or two-room shacks. But one of the homes built in 1908, at Ninth and Gidding streets (almost out of town at the time) was the J. S. Fitzhugh home that ranked among the best homes in eastern New Mexico. It cost more than […]

Old Jungleland was on the wild side

By Don McAlavy You will not find information about “The Jungleland,” which was a popular amusement place in Clovis, in any of our history books. Most of what we know is from the late Gordon Fitzhugh, who graduated from Clovis High School in 1928. Sometime in the late 1920s, Fitzhugh joined high school music professor […]