Letter leaves lasting impression

When our middle son left home, he left a letter that we read every Father’s Day. I guess we do that so we can cry. I have his permission to use it again. It is one of my treasures, and I love to share it.

Remember Mary on Mother’s Day

None of us can ever imagine the pain, shame and agony that Jesus endured upon the cross. Jesus demonstrated his great love for all by voluntarily laying down his life. Being a mother of sons, I can only identify to a small degree with the agony Mary must have had for her son. Seeing my […]

Portales past: March 1, 1950

March 1, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Nine-year-old Maurice Beard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eastham, who received a brain concussion in falling from a horse Saturday, is reported improving and may be able to come home tomorrow. The young man has been receiving treatment in a Lubbock hospital.

In Search of Ponies: Allergies call for compromise

Sharna Johnson Sneezing, wheezing, struggling for air with itching and puffy red eyes, my son’s friend sat in the living room on the ottoman, his shoulders hunched, his physique conveying sheer misery. Not knowing what to do, I asked if he needed some Benadryl. “No,” he said, trying to tough it out. “Should I call […]

Birthdays —

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Perez Jesse Perez celebrated his 11th birthday Dec. 4, 2010, at 4 p.m. He was born Dec. 1, 1999, in Clovis. The celebration was hosted by his parents. He is the son Ernesto and Blanca Perez. Mom and dad love you and wish you a very happy birthday.

Engagements —

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Johnson- Lacewell Karlee Jo Johnson and Windsor William Lacewell III, both of Las Cruces, will be married Nov. 26, 2010, in Ruidoso. The bride-elect is the daughter of Brett and Ginger Johnson of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Link and Jody Lacewell of Santa Fe. They are both students at New Mexico […]

Shooting victim’s widow still committed to husband

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Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems smaller. She has aged too. But despite all the changes that 17 years have brought, Shirley Ornelas has not wavered in her commitment to her husband. She was widowed May 30, 1993, in Portales when a bullet […]

Portales past: Sept. 25, 1945

Portales Daily News: Staff Sgt. Lloyd D. Wharton, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Wharton; Charles Parks, son of Mrs. Burma Parks; and Sgt. Winfred Grider, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Grider of Floyd, were on furlough from military duty in the European theater of the war.

Engagements — Sept. 12

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Merchant-Rogers Elizabeth Merchant and Brian Rogers of Clovis will be married 1 p.m. Sept. 18, 2010, at the Sunken Garden in Clovis. The prospective bride is the daughter of Jack and Toni Merchant of Clovis. The prospective groom is the son of Linda Rogers of Springville, Iowa, and Rick and Dianne Rogers of Marion, Iowa. […]

One size doesn’t fit all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist For most of human history, it used to be standard practice for parents to insist their children live by principles the parents have found to be sound. They also insisted children adopt all sorts of practices of dress, play, work, taste and so forth that they approve. Father was a […]