8/31 Births

Prothro Lark Elizabeth Crown Prothro was born Aug. 21, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center to George Michael and Ziggy Crown Prothro of Portales. She weighed 6 pounds and 15 ounces. She has one brother, Theodore Darius Ezell. Grandparents are Mary Marquis of Bastrop, Texas; Gene Crown of Riverdale, Md. and Shirley and George L. […]

In memory of Prothro

A memorial tree planting in honor of George Prothro is scheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday on the front lawn of Clovis Community College.

‘Good question’ man gone

Journalism lost a good friend Monday when George L. Prothro, a former managing editor at the Clovis News Journal, died after a bout with cancer. Today would have been his 63rd birthday. The current CNJ staff will miss his phone calls suggesting “good questions” to ask about curious events around town. • • • Sometimes […]

In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

Students seek to unearth club

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The entrance to the Blackwater Draw Site is located on N.M. 467 between Portales and Clovis. (Courtesy photo) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the […]

Many citizens remember baby doctor

Don McAlavy Many people in Clovis still remember Dr. George Prothro. Even though he lives in Tulsa, Okla., now, some of us still correspond with him. He is retired, but still very active in medical projects. Prothro grew up in Clovis, coming with his family from Arkansas when he was a year old in 1921. […]