Sisler donations make better places to live

Charlyne Sisler loved the arts and education. And she put her money where her mouth was. She set up the Sisler Foundation to ensure eastern New Mexico would benefit culturally when she was gone. She didn’t want the world to know how much she and her husband Joe — he died in 1994 — were […]

Charlyne Sisler was one of Clovis’s greatest women

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist “I was born in Clovis, the only child of Charles Wesley and Edna Merle Allyn,” said Charlyne Allyn Sisler. My family settled in west Texas and both of my pioneer families settled around Sweetwater and Abilene as early as 1866. “My father was a telegrapher and came to Clovis in […]

Resident remembers the circus

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Here are some memories from Charlyne Allyn Sisler: “The Santa Fe Railroad and the men who ran it were the most important and dominant aspect of Clovis when I was a child. I loved watching the coming and going of the trains, plus the social atmosphere of the Gran Quivira, or […]