Border town founder had ‘zest for life’

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist James D. Hamlin founded the towns of Farwell and Texico. He was born in 1871 in Kentucky and received a classical education. By some accounts, he left home at 28 to seek his fortune in Alaska, but he ended his journey in Amarillo to relieve his chronic asthma. According to […]

Elder, Eppie M.

Eppie Mae Elder Services:2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church in Hamlin, Texas. Mrs. Eppie Mae Elder, 96, of Portales died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Sept. 26, 1908 in Leonard, Texas to Dave and Doffie Jones. She attended school in Leonard and occasionally rode […]

Crook, Linnie

Services: have been held. Mrs. Linnie Mae Donoho Crook, 85, of Farwell, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 3, 1919, in Elsmore, Kan., to Leonard and Bessie Mae Donoho. She married Howard Ruben Clark on June 14, 1934, in Fort Scott, Kan. They moved […]