Byrd, Robert

Robert Byrd Services: Have been held. Mr. Robert Byrd, 92, of Clovis, died Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at Sunbridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born on April 28, 1911, in Martin County, Texas. He married Ethel Irene Gray on Aug. 5, 1929, in Hale County, Texas. He moved to Clovis in 1965 from the […]

Baldwin, Eden

Eden Baldwin Services: Have been held. Eden Jade Baldwin, an infant, died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on May 13, 2003, to Sarai and Michael Baldwin. She is survived by her parents; her maternal grandfather, Walt Mayne of Portales; her paternal grandparents, Anne and Keith Baldwin of […]

Block, William

William Block Services: Have been held. Mr. William Arthur “Bill” Block, 86, of Portales, died April 11, 2003, at a Temple, Texas, hospital. He was born on June 25, 1916, in at Gotebo, Okla., to Abraham and Agnes Martens Block. He married M. Lavada Mitchell on Dec. 28, 1935, in Hobart, Okla. He farmed his […]

CHS Symphony Band wins Anaheim festival

By Gary Mitchell Clovis High School band members were on a mission for music excellence recently; and band members say: Mission accomplished. A highlight in the accomplishment of that mission included winning top honors in the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., the last week of April. The Symphony Band, directed by Bill Allred, received […]

Clovis grad at home on Dillas’ bench

By Eric Butler John Harris has spent much of his life traveling around the country as either a baseball player or manager. The former Clovis High baseball standout hopes this spring and summer he can cut down on the days spent away from home as the new manager of the Amarillo Dillas. A long-time Amarillo […]

Teen of the Week

Ashley Sanders is the daughter of Rick and Dorothy Sanders and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s so great about your favorite sport? “Cheerleading is really fun to be in because I’m with my friends everyday and I love being in front of the crowds at games. People say it’s not a sport, […]

King, Oma

Oma King Services: Have been held. Mrs. Oma Little Akin King, 96, of Odessa, Texas, died Sunday, May 4, 2003, at the Home Hospice House in Odessa. She was born on Aug. 3, 1906, in Gilmore, Ky., to Flint and Susan Little. She married Bo Akin in 1923 and she married Mike King in 1962. […]

Reid hits 64 to win Clovis Triangular

By Dave Wagner Travis Reid had to hit challenging shots on the first and last holes. In between, the Clovis High sophomore was as perfect as the weather. Reid shot a 7-under-par 64 Thursday to lead Clovis High’s boys to the team championship in a triangular tournament at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. The Wildcats posted […]

Bagging up for a clean city

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Linda Norman of Clovis carries trash bags Saturday down South Main Street to a Dumpster in her neighborhood. By Jack King City and country residents collected more than 20 tons of trash Saturday in an annual spring clean up sponsored by the city of Clovis, said city Parks and Recreations Department Director Rob Carter. In […]

Area Events of Note

Don McAlavy Events that helped the area… –1901-1907 – The Santa Fe Railway building the 250-mile Belen cut-off from Texico to Belen and founded Clovis. The railroad made possible the great influx of homesteaders from 1903-1912. –1907-present: Clovis created a 5,000-square-mile trade area that became a major factor in our growth. –1909 – The creation […]