Old-Timer Days draws young, old alike

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson John Gorley of Melrose tosses candy from his tractor seat during the Melrose Old Timers Day parade Saturday morning. Kevin Wilson The Melrose Old-Timer Days mean the same thing for most participants, whether they left the eastern New Mexico village, stayed there or figured out something in between. The event, […]

Ticket feature: Old Timer Days begin today in Melrose

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File photo One of the many floats in past parades at the annual Melrose Old Timers Days celebration. Activities start today with judging for the Most Attractive Yard and the annual parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Freedom New Mexico A parade, a car show and reunions are all in the works for the Melrose […]

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MCT The Goodnight Sleep Trainer helps keep exhausted parents keep track of their sleep training. It is on sale at www.thinkgeek.com. McClatchy-Tribune New moms and dads know their lives will never be peaceful again until they have a full night’s sleep without a huge struggle. Now you can get a leg up in the difficult […]

Old-timer said it best 54 years ago

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist In 1955 at the ground-breaking ceremonies for the new Clovis High School Mr. Cash Ramey was called on to make a few remarks: “Ladies and Gentlemen. Way back yonder, 48 years ago this month, I came to Clovis. Clovis was a town about 100 people. “As I look over this […]

Melrose hosting Old-timer’s Celebration

By William Thompson Melrose will hold its annual Old-Timer’s Celebration today and Saturday and Mayor Ray Hester said he expects 300 to 400 people will take part in the festivities. “The old-timer’s celebration has been going on for 25 years or more,” said Hester. “It’s a way for us to honor the old-timers here in […]

Celebrating the past

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Melrose High School Class of 1973 members Eyvonne Gunn, Sherry Smith, Cindy Mitchell and Becky Hagee enjoy looking at pictures of each others’ children and grandchildren Saturday during Melrose Old-Timer’s Day. Photo by Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina Patsy Qavi left Melrose for California 23 years ago, but traveled nearly 960 miles with […]