We need more men like Iacocca

Clovis’ Mac McDonald on the nation’s economy: “I have been worried for a long time. … We have debts into the trillions and asking for more. I will not have to pay it but it is a debt that has to be paid or we will have to forfeit our country. “I wish everyone could [...]

Barbecue recipe part of Taiban resident’s fame

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian One of the most famous characters at Taiban was “Mac” McMillan. “His real name was Chester C. McMillan, and he had a bar there, a kind of family-like place where his family and neighbors would gather, dance, have a few drinks, play pool and eat Sally’s pimento cheese sandwiches,” said [...]

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr.

Mac W. “Bigun” Hancock Jr., 80, of Farwell died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006. He was born March 8, 1925, in Dawson County, Texas, to Mallie Best and Mac W. Hancock Sr. He married Louise Taylor on Sept. 3, 1947, in Texico. He served in the Army during World War II. In his younger years he [...]

J.A. “Mac” McDaniel

J.A. “Mac” McDaniel, 89, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born June 17, 1916, in Forkville, Miss., to Neacie and Ben McDaniel. He attended Delta State University on a basketball scholarship and entered the Army as a lieutenant during World War II. While stationed at Clovis Air Base, he [...]

Legendary radio announcer became preacher

By Don McAlavy The late Herman Samson “Don” Boles was one of the more gregarious characters in Clovis from 1945 through 1952. His antics on KICA radio station with R. B. “Mac” McAlister were legendary. Born Jan. 11, 1910, in Wellington, Texas, Boles and his parents moved to Amarillo in 1916. His dad had a [...]

Quillin, J.B. “Mac”

J.B. “Mac” Quillin Services: Have been held. Mr. J.B. “Mac” Quillin, 87, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Feb. 2, 1917, in Seymour, Texas, to Horace and Cora Edison Quillin. He came to Clovis in 1940 to play semi-pro baseball for the Clovis Pioneers and then went [...]

Richest memories are growing up poor

By Don McAlavy Jim “Mac” McDonald of Clovis plays a round of golf almost daily. He’s 84. He says golf keeps him fit. Twenty-three years ago, I wrote a column about his grandpa, Moses B. McDonald, the accepted leader at the little settlement at Plain, which is a few miles west of Grady. Plain is [...]