Sometimes summer reports need stretch

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I stumbled upon a school report by my older sister Becky in elementary school titled “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” and was shocked. According to the report, she went to Disneyland and Six Flags. Funny, I didn’t remember going to those places that summer. I just remembered riding in […]

George, Mavis

Mavis George, 83, of Portales died Monday, May 15, 2006, at her home. She was born April 13, 1923, in Center Point, Texas, to Bessie and Kelley White. She graduated from Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, in 1941. She played in the band, marched in the drill team and played catcher on the softball […]

Starcher, Rebecca “Becky”

Rebecca Mae “Becky” Owen Starcher, 90, of Carlsbad, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005, in Clovis. She was born Nov. 25, 1915, in Maury County, Tenn., to Joseph Ellis and Odie Elizabeth Bryant Dodson. She married Walter Emmett Owen and, after his death, she married Roma “Red” Starcher. She came to Carlsbad in 1968 from Clovis. […]

Time to get back into the swim of things

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I love water and I’m having a big splash this summer getting back into the swim of things. Water is one of my greatest weaknesses. I dream of water, in some form or another, almost every night. I read that water represents sensual desires, but maybe these continuous dreams have […]

Memories are made at gift-giving season

Helena Rodriguez Trying to figure out what to get my loved ones for Christmas this past week got me started thinking about the favorite Christmas gifts I’ve received in my life. Now some of these Christmas gifts should not have been given to me in the first place. Oh, the things a bored adolescent can […]

Engagements 11/9

Leatherwood-Pipkin Mike and Kathy Leatherwood of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shana Leatherwood of Clovis, to Jason Pipkin of Clovis, son of Scott and Becky Pipkin of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Texico. The bride-elect is […]

Girl’s spirit just a ghost story?

By Clyde Davis To be absolutely honest, I cannot remember whether my hand was squeezed before or after I woke up with a mild case of heartburn. The answer to that question is key to understanding what happened, and I can’t remember. If my hand was squeezed the first time I was in that drifting […]