Man spent lifetime serving city, country

By Don McAlvy: Columnist Roy S. Walker, who served the city of Clovis as a commissioner from 1953 to 1959, also was among the organizers of the Committee of 50, an organization of business and civic leaders who work on issues involving Cannon Air Force Base. He was a member of the group’s Washington committee […]

Oct. 6, 1924

Roy Connally of Portales purchased the Clovis Motor Company. … The Kiwanis Club was offering a cash prize for the most courteous clerk in Clovis in honor of courtesy month. … R.H. Crook sold apples for 90 cents per box.

Jan. 28, 1912

McCluskey Coal Yard claimed to have the “best and cheapest coal in town.” … Roy’s Cash Grocery was advertising 25-cent brooms for 10 cents. … Clovis was preparing to host a “scientific boxing bout” at the Lyceum Theatre. M.E. Hardy of Clovis was slated to referee the 15-round contest, which was to feature “a clever […]

Past political campaigns lot more fun

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist I once asked a gubernatorial candidate to give me one word that would describe why he put himself on the awful election campaign trail, and after a moment, he looked at me and said, “Ego.” So now that all the election rhetoric is over and the winners are happily getting […]

Satisfaction guaranteed at old insurance company

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Back in 1979 I was asked to write up a history of an old insurance company. This company is not in business anymore, and what follows is not a history of that insurance company but some items that might prove interesting. The newspaper in Portales ran a brief item on […]

Vixens slip, but come up big for victory

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Fort Sumner’s Justyne McMath spikes the ball over Andrea Rigoni (22) in a 3-1 win over Roy at the state tournament in Albuquerque on Thursday. By Dave Wagner CNJ SPORTS WRITER ALBUQUERQUE — Fort Sumner slipped up a bit in the second game against Roy, but the Vixens were otherwise generally in control in beating […]

Roy G. Penix

Roy G. Penix Date of birth: Nov. 29, 1925 Dates of service: 1943 to 1946 Hometown: Tucumcari Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Navy Rank: Seaman 1st class Unit and specialty: USS Mount Olympus, 3rd Amphibious Force Lives in: Lindon, Utah In his words: With his father’s help, Penix obtained a job with the […]

Helen Geane Modersohn

Helen Geane Modersohn, 71, of Clovis, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at Retirement Ranch. She was born July 9, 1934, in Wellington, Kan., to Roy and Helen Ireland Swearingen. She moved with her family to Clovis in 1942. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1952. She married Vance Modersohn in 1957 in Downers Grove, Ill. […]

Bolton, Edgar

Edgar P. Bolton, 89, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, in Amarillo. Mr. Bolton was born in Blossom, Texas. He served with the U. S. Army during World War II and had received a purple heart. He was preceded in death by brothers Dee E. Bolton, Dan Bolton and Ray Bolton, sisters, Mozelle Bolton, […]

Callison, Roy “Buster”

Mr. Roy “Buster” Callison, 83, of Farmington, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, in Farmington. He was born May 7, 1922, in Perryton, Texas, to Ellen and Walter Callison. He left home at the age of 12, shortly after the death of his father and took whatever jobs he could find. He served in the Army […]