Pre-paid funerals can lock in today’s rates

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Steed-Todd Funeral Home is among the area mortuaries that offer pre-paid services. Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer * Proponents tout savings, less stress as major advantages. While addressing the inevitability of death can be uncomfortable, planning ahead for a funeral can save money and lessen stress, according to financial advisors and funeral service providers. Prepaid […]

Death is one of life’s cruelest lessons

By Leonard Pitts Torrie was buried on a Friday. The day was cold and clear and there must have been a couple hundred people packed into the church. Most of the mourners were unbearably young — in their teens and 20s, I would guess. One was a woman who had to wait out her tears […]

Muleshoe man part of Reagan goodbye

By Jack King: CNJ Staff Writer A Muleshoe man said he felt he was part of history when he traveled to Washington, D.C., to see the casket of former President Ronald Reagan as it lay in state in the nation’s capital. Gil Rennels, a fifth-generation Texas Republican and co-owner of Gil Lamb Advertising/Channel 6 in […]

Reagan’s funeral brought America together Friday

Whatever anyone may feel about the Reagan presidency, we came together as a nation Friday to say our final good-byes to America’s 40th president in a ceremony that celebrated his life, his patriotism, his tenderness and forcefulness, his home-spun humor and his achievements as a national and world leader. Television once again delivered to us […]

Nation says goodbye to Ronald Reagan

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan leans over to kiss the casket of her husband former President Ronald Reagan, shortly before his body was removed from the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol in Washington today. (AP photo/Stephan Sovoia) By Calvin Woodward: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a final hail to the chief beneath marble […]