A.L. Gurley: Pioneer entrepreneur

One of the busier pioneers who helped in the making of Clovis was A. L. Gurley. He made his fortune in broomcorn and oil. Success in oil was the tricky part! This is how it came about: First he married his childhood sweetheart, Myrtle Poor, in Purdy, Mo. That was in 1903. They headed west […]

Williams, Purdy earn second-place finishes

CNJ STAFF AMARILLO — Phillip Williams and Charles Purdy earned second-place finishes for the Clovis High boys in the Amarillo Relays track meet Friday and Saturday at Dick Bivins Stadium. Williams went 22 feet in long jump while Purdy threw 53-4. Other placers for the Wildcats were Matt Appelman, 10:09 for third in the 3,200, […]

Purdy good start for Clovis senior

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Clovis senior Charles “Budda” Purdy had to change his early-season goals after breaking the school record in the shot put in the Wildcats’ first meet of the season. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Dave Wagner Charles Purdy thought he had a good throw left in him. He just wasn’t sure how good. The Clovis […]

West Nile cases on the rise

By Darrell Todd Maurina The first local county where humans contracted West Nile continues to have the highest number of cases in the region. Bailey County now has 10 confirmed cases of West Nile in humans and 13 more suspected cases are awaiting the results of state testing, officials with Muleshoe Medical Center said. “I […]

Muleshoe hit with West Nile outbreak

By Darrell Todd Maurina Muleshoe Area Medical Center says it now has three confirmed cases of West Nile virus and a dozen cases under investigation. In response, Muleshoe doctors urge residents to seek medical evaluation for persistent headaches and other flu-like symptoms. Dr. Joe Garrett, an epidemiologist with the Texas Department of Public Health, said […]