10-4 Weddings

Widner/Tatum Lauren Widner of Las Cruces and Tyler Tatum of Las Cruces were joined in marriage June 12, 2009, at The Rose Garden in Clovis. The Rev. Danny Sanders performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jamie and Robin Widner of Melrose. She is the granddaughter of Carl and Jackie Roberts […]

Conference spending wastes taxpayer money

Freedom Newspapers It’s not always easy to get a federal employee on the phone. Now we know a bit more about where they are when we call. Federal spending on out-of-town conferences has increased by nearly 70 percent over the past five years, according to Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, one Republican who is taking on […]

Congress’ finance reforms should start on inside

Freedom Newspapers The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal has Congress scrambling to drum up reform ideas, as the profligates attempt to repackage themselves as neo-Puritans. Most of these efforts, no doubt, will involve tinkering with the minutiae of lobbying rules, as if sinning lobbyists, rather than saintly members of Congress, are the problem. An even bigger […]

Maguire, Mona Kaye

Mona Kaye Maguire Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mona Kaye Frances Maguire, 62, of Clovis, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, her home in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 23, 1942, in Melrose, to Walter Harrell Coburn and Bernice Cleo Coburn. She was a single mother in the early ’60s who worked three jobs to […]