Druggist became pillar of community

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist W. H. Duckworth, owner of the Duckworth Drug Company came to New Mexico in the year, 1908 headquartering out of the city while traveling his territory. In 1910 he became manager of the Southwestern Drug Store and remained in that capacity until 1922. Duckworth served his state as lieutenant governor […]

June 13, 1958

Clovis Rotary Club was celebrating its 20th anniversary. Bill Duckworth, Carl Miller and E.J. Frear had attended more than 1,000 meetings since the club’s beginning. … City officials announced Hillcrest Park swimming pool would be open until 9:30 p.m. on Friday nights “as long as the demand warrants.” … Sass Studio at 506 Seventh Street […]

Longtime Republican legislator beat odds

Don McAlavy : Local Columnist A career in politics began for a young man in 1960. Back in 1960, a young farmer decided he’d run for position as state representative of Curry County, the job held by Frank Foster. Now right there you have to admire this farmer for his courage — Foster was like […]

Politician stands tall in tale of Clovis history

By Don McAlavy: Curry Historian I don’t believe any other man stood taller in the estimation of Clovis citizens than Bill Duckworth. He was a pharmacist, drug store owner, politician (Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico), state senator for six years, Curry County Commissioner, automobile dealer, farmer, 33 degree Mason, Rotarian who achieved an almost unbelievable […]