Mason jars more secure than banks

I got to know Amos several years ago. He had a fairly fancy house in town, but spent most of his time at what he called his homestead. I drove to his homestead expecting to see a crusty, bedraggled old fellow, but an urbane gentleman with wavy white hair and a twinkly grin greeted me […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Widner, Debs

Debs Eugene Widner, 91, of Melrose died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Aug. 6, 1912, near Olustee, Okla., to Earl and Ethyl Widner. At six months of age he moved with his parents to a homestead in the Deep Lake community northwest of Melrose. He […]