In Tribute: Keebler salesman took pride in work, religion

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Burl Powers of Clovis taught his son plenty of things. There was no shame in doing the same job for decades if it paid the bills. The church and the family were priorities. And you never know when a bear is around the corner. Wendel Powers of El Paso […]

Lifetime measured by dash, not dates

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Rusty Galloway is the Clovis News Journal’s circulation guy. He introduced me to the concept of “the nugget” in the daily edition of the CNJ. The nugget is that story, that thing in the paper that makes you think, “Isn’t that something?” when you read it. Not too long ago […]

Year’s disappointments make good fertilizer

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist Remember that hard freeze we had the first week of December? Temperatures were hovering around zero. Thick ice covered the back-yard pond. When the pond thawed there were a bunch of belly-up goldfish on the surface. I had been so proud of those little goldfish. They were born last summer. […]

Portales banker remembers Reagan as sincere during train layover in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in […]

Artist remembered for generosity

By Jack King Geraldine Ottie Green was a woman of many talents, according to friends. The wife of longtime area physician Dr. Marion F. Green, the great-great-grandmother was a nurse who helped her husband in his practices in Muleshoe and Farwell. She also was a civic-spirited person who started the Muleshoe Public Library and an […]