May, Luke Wesley

Luke Wesley May, 26, of Taiban died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at Muleshoe Area Medical Center. Born Nov. 25, 1979, in Fort Sumner, he attended school in House. Family members said he loved the outdoors and hunting. He loved being around people and was a good friend to all, they said, and he loved his […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

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 […]

Crenshaw, Bill

Bill Crenshaw, 90, of Taiban died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006, at the Farwell Convalescent Home. He was born June 28, 1915, in Melrose to William J. Crenshaw and the former Retta Moss. He was raised south of Melrose and attended schools at Melrose and Floyd, where he graduated. He married Mildred Alice Wright on Aug. […]

Portwood, Jane

Jane Portwood, 70, of Taiban died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Nov. 14, 1935 in Las Vegas, N.M., to Emilio Weathers and the former Inez Warder. She was reared in Las Vegas and Las Golondrinas. She graduated from Robertson High School. She worked as a […]

Area snowstorms were a very real danger

Don McAlavy I write this column as the snow is falling. The last few snows in this area can’t compare to the snows we had in the 1950s and especially in the winter of 1923. Old-timer Haney Tate was telling me about three kids being frozen to death just west of Grady in 1923. We […]

Spencer, Eulah

Eulah Spencer Services: Have been held. Eulah Eunice Spencer, 91, of Taiban died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Ariz. She was born on April 17, 1912, in Daysboro, Wolf County, Ky., to Morgan and Mary Elizabeth Cruey Spencer. She made her home in Wolf County until 1918 when the […]