Republicans off track on how to honor Reagan

Freedom Newspapers W e, too, are big fans of former President Ronald Reagan. We, too, believe he is deserving of all the honors befitting an outstanding president, and that his claim to greatness will only grow with the passage of time. But we’ve frankly grown weary of some of the half-baked efforts to “honor” the […]

Student Profile 1/1/04

Christine Thrower, 17, daughter of Linda and Troy Thrower, is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? My idea of a perfect day is reading in the rain curled up on a window seat. What is your theme song? My theme song is “I’m Movin’ On” by the […]

Perfect gift ideas for the spouse

By Clyde Davis Several weeks ago, we ran a list of the most undesirable toys one could imagine, the kind which might literally send your kids into a tailspin about what Santa had done to them. Today, the last Christmas-focus column, we will be looking at spousal gifts — these to be taken in all […]

Weddings 12/7

Fatula April Dawn Mouser and Aleksander Kenneth Fatula were joined in marriage on Aug. 9, 2003, at Sunshine Mountain Inn in Allenspark, Colo. The father of the groom officiated the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rolland and Cindy Mouser of Colorado Springs, Colo. She is the granddaughter of Bettye L. Mouser of Clovis, […]

Student Profiles 12/4

Stephanie H. Bradshaw, 17, is the daughter of Raymond and Anna Bradshaw and is a senior at Clovis High School. What is your idea of a perfect day? Waking up to fresh snow on the slopes, snowboarding all day and finishing the evening with friends by a fireplace. Tell us about your pets … Shadow […]

Student Profiles 11/13

Justin Pinckney, 17, is the son of Ronita and Greg Pinckney and a senior at Clovis High School. What did you think about on 9/11: For a while I just couldn’t believe it. I didn’t want to believe it. I couldn’t imagine walking to school or work and seeing the two towers in flames or […]

A day of honor

Cool, wet weather kept the crowds away, but patriotism showed up in full uniform for Clovis’ annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien By Darrell Todd Maurina Although turnout was light along sidewalks on Main Street for the Veterans Day parade in Clovis on Saturday morning, the light drizzle didn’t dampen the […]

Government should steer clear of ‘official’ distractions

Freedom Newspapers Drivers entering El Paso County on Interstate 25 are now greeted with signs informing them they are on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. The signs that went up a few weeks ago were the culmination of efforts by state Sen. Doug Lamborn to have the section of highway renamed to honor the two-term […]

Weddings

ADAMS Kisa Kirby of Clovis and Jeremy Adams of Wallcoma, Iowa, were joined in marriage on Aug. 16, 2003, at Parkland Baptist Church. The Rev. Doug Brooks performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Patrick and Sandy Kirby of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of Paul and Toki Poteat and Joe and […]

Clovis man named to Republicans’ 2003 Honor Roll

By Gary Mitchell When the National Republican Congressional Committee notified Homer Tankersley he would be the recipient of a special award, the Clovis businessman was taken aback. “I don’t have any idea how they selected me,” he said. “It was a total surprise. I had no idea what was going on.” Tankersley, 76, received notice […]

Rocking the house

“Tops in Blue” performs the opening number Wednesday at Doc Stewart Park across from Cannon Air Force Base. “Tops in Blue” performed music melodies from various music decades and styles. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Some members of the “Tops in Blue” Air Force entertainment troupe weren’t even born when retired Lt. […]

Curry County needs memorial to honor fallen

Ruben Rubio was killed in Vietnam on July 6, 1971. He was 21 years old. His sister, Jane Garcia, still lives in Clovis. She called the newspaper a few weeks ago to make sure Ruben’s name would appear among Curry County’s Memorial Day list of war heroes. That list is on Page 1 of today’s […]

Walk to honor brother who died of cancer

Jack King Sam Sena, a 50-year-old Fort Sumner resident, has a quest. He aims to walk 53 miles — 212 laps — today in the Relay for Life at Fort Sumner High School. Sena said he’ll make the walk in honor of his brother, Michael, who of died of leukemia March 5. Sam, who survived […]