Our towns: Melrose is small town with a lot of pride

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James Townson: Courtesy photo Melrose is a community of 679 residents. Melrose Chamber of Commerce President James Townson said the Melrose community is one with heart and its residents are very proud of its military members, veterans and school district. Alisa Boswell The town of Melrose originally began as a switch station for the railroad […]

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 […]

Monument honors Melrose veterans

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Courtesy photo The Memorial Wall lists 225 veterans from the village of Melrose. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Melrose Veterans Committee has a new venue for its Memorial Day service. Melrose Veterans Committee Chairman James Townson said today’s Memorial Day service will be held at Baxter Park, where a Memorial Wall listing 225 […]

Melrose turning 100

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Some residents are concerned for the future of a town once called “the Broom-corn capital of New Mexico.” (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers MELROSE — Melrose is the birthplace of the late William Hanna, an animator of Flintstones fame, and Col. Travis Hoover, one of the famous Doolittle Raiders who led […]

Townson, Irma

Irma Townson Services: Have been held. Mrs. Irma Marie Townson, 94, of Clovis, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 24, 1910, in Crete, Neb., to Helen and Carl Claus. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; three sisters; her husband, Fred; […]

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 […]