Farwell resident Cade Beverage enjoys cooking for his family

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Tonjia Rolan: CMI photo Electrician Cade Beverage, 36, hard at work investigating an electrical problem at a local business. Cade Beverage of Farwell can bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan. The electrician and father of three boys enjoys cooking for his family and hosting family gatherings. Beverage and his wife, […]

Farmer’s yogurt based on wife’s family recipe

Tonjia Rolan Andle van der Ploeg loves yogurt. He particularly loves his wife, Sjierkje’s, homemade family recipe from the Netherlands. “We just couldn’t find yogurt in the states like my wife makes all the time at home,” Van der Ploeg said. Yogurt is a natural for the Van der Ploegs, who own Mid Frisian dairy, […]

In search of ponies: Family faced tough decision to stomach

At one time or another, most of us have played those hypothetical question games, you know, the ones where you imagine what historical figures you would invite to dinner if you could, or what three things you would want to have with you if deserted on an island. Here’s one to toss around… If you […]

Birthdays —

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Bjerke [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Kevin Bjerke of Clovis celebrated his 46th birthday Jan. 20 during a private party hosted by his family. Kevin was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Dallas, Texas. He has six children and one grandchild. — Submitted by Morayma Bjerke

Anniversary —

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Fiola Joe and Connie Fiola of Clovis celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24, 2012, at their home with family. The couple was married Dec. 24, 1971, in Farwell. They have three children and five grandchildren. He is a special agent for BNSF Railroad. She is a retired teacher. — Submitted by Jinger Fiola

McGee: Christmas gatherings can get weird

It looks like The Lady of the House and I will be spending Christmas Day without family. So we’ll just be hanging around the house in our “Watchin’-TV-and-eatin’” clothes. I love seeing the kinfolk, but sometimes it’s good to just have a quiet Christmas. Because you know, sometimes when family shows up things can get […]

Empty stocking fund: Family A

Today’s focus: Family A Household members: 4 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The family is just going through the transition of a divorce. This has been hard on the family since the father was the only one working. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 4. Toys list: A Barbie or princess or a Barbie princess. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family C

Today’s focus: Family C Household members: 8 Children: 6 (ages 12, 12, 10, 8, 6 and 3) Special circumstance: This family has had a lot of health-related issues with the husband has not been able to work due to three strokes. Clothing needs: Boys clothes size 36 in men’s or an XL; two boys wear […]

Christmas trees don’t have to be perfect to be beautiful

Curtis Shelburne My earliest Christmas memories are mostly wrapped around our family’s Christmas trees. I remember Mom making creamy hot chocolate and my sister stacking the spindle of the old record player with an inch-high pile of vintage vinyl Christmas music by Nat King Cole, Perry Como, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and the Norman Luboff Choir. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family G

Today’s focus: Family G Household members: 4 Children: 3 (ages 4, 3 and 18 months) Special circumstance: The family is dealing with medical issues with their youngest child, who has renal failure. Clothing needs: Girls clothes size 7-8 and shoes size 11; Boys clothes size 4-5T and shoes size 9-10 and boys clothes size 25 […]

Empty stocking fund: Family M

Today’s focus: Family M Household members: 3 Children: 1 (age 2) Special circumstance: The husband lost his job and the family only has one income. Clothing needs: Boys size 2T. Toys list: A car, any toy or a truck. The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and Freedom New Mexico. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family L

Today’s focus: Family L Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 12, 10 and 8) Special circumstance: With low income this year, they are struggling because they have three children’s birthdays in the same month, then Christmas. Clothing needs: Boys clothes size 32-34 or large, size 36, 16 husky or large and size 38 or XL. […]

Empty stocking fund: Family F

Today’s focus: Family F Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 11, 7, 4 and 2) Special circumstance: This family needs help because the mother has been a widow for three years, and she is having a hard time making ends meet after losing her husband. Toys list: Boy, 11, a bike or any sports equipment; […]

Empty stocking fund: Family H

Today’s focus: Family H Household members: 6 Children: 4 (ages 12, 10, 8 and 3) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because their mother-in-law passed away and they had to sell everything to bury her. This death has placed a financial burden upon the family. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 33 pants and […]

Empty stocking fund: Family R

Today’s focus: Family R Household members: 3 Children: 2 (ages 11 and 9) Special circumstance: This family has been overloaded with dental and medical bills, and do not have money left for toys. Clothing needs: Boy clothes, size 14 pants; girl clothes, size 14-16 pants. Toys list: Boy wants a soccer ball; girl wants a […]

Accuracy important in marriage

Grant McGee On our recent vacation we stopped to visit family in Pensacola, Fla. It was still another 10 hours of driving, one way, to visit my mom in south Florida. “That’s a long way,” said The Lady of the House. “I might just want to stay here with my sister.” “My brother has a […]

Empty stocking fund: Family S

Today’s focus: Family S Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 10 and 7) Special circumstance: This family needs help this year because the husband has gone into rehab and the family is now living on one income. Clothing needs: Boy clothes size 12 and 10; boy shoe size 1 and 11/2. Toys list: K-nex toy, […]

Empty stocking fund: Family P

Today’s focus: Family P. Household members: 4 Children: 2 (ages 9 and 8) Special circumstance: They need help this year because their parents have just separated and child support and income is still pending. Clothing needs: Girl clothes size 14 and 8; girls shoe size 3 and 1. Toys list: Barbie or Barbie car, Barbie. […]

Wedding —

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Davis Ken and Gala White of Pueblo, Colo., proudly announce the marriage of their daughter, Kristyn Noelle White of Pueblo, to Shawn Michael Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo. The couple was married Aug. 20, 2011, in a small ceremony in the mountains near Cascade, Colo. They are making a home in Pueblo. The bride was […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Family N

Today’s focus: Family N Household members: 5 Children: 3 (ages 2, 5 and 9) Special circumstances: The husband has been out of work since he was injured playing ball. The family does not have workman’s compensation and they are paying their bills with savings. The family hopes the husband can be back to work soon, […]