Storytelling part of Christmas custom

There are stories, and stories told on film, that come to mean Christmas to each one of us. Though the list differs, the reality of hearing these seasonal favorites remains the same, in its essence, for most people. This year, actually for the first time, I got to see “It’s a Wonderful Life” in its […]

Fair season beginning

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File photo Curry County fair organizers have promised a blend of traditional favorites and new attractions throughout the week. Sharna Johnson The Curry County fair begins Monday with what organizers have promised to be a blend of traditional favorites and new attractions throughout the week. Animal shows and sales, baking and crafting contests and other […]

Ticket feature: Alley Cats stopping in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Alley Cats’ album, “Cruisin’” won a Contemporary A Capella Recording Award for Best Doo-Wop Song with Tears on My Pillow. Freedom New Mexico The Alley Cats will be performing favorites from the fifties and sixties during their stop in Clovis Saturday. The Alley Cats are part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts […]

Friday morning briefing: NFL favorites, and thanks to veterans

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Friday morning briefing.

A Country Rodeo

by Glenda Price Professional rodeos are fun, but my favorites are the small-town amateur “punkin rollins” and the ones at neighbor ranches. If we have an announcer at all he mostly yells through whatever kind of speaker system he can rig up. Often the local funnyman finds some baggy pants, borrows his wife’s makeup (which […]

Wanna blog?

One of the features available on our new SiteLife feature on this Web site allows readers to start their own blog. Just click on the “Blog” button under the “Publish Your Stuff” section just to the right of Editors’ Notebook. Blogger “gottalovett” tells a funny story about chicken nuggets under the headline “Feelings … Nothing […]

June 8, 1976

Local veterinarian E.E. Kraus was the Cattle Capital CowBelles’ “Father of the Year” for his civic leadership. … Dee Johnson of 716 1/2 Fourth Street was sharing onions and radishes he had harvested from his garden, which would later produce carrots, beans and tomatoes. … Micki Taylor and Mark Eastham had been voted eighth-grade class […]

Jan. 1, 1957

Rhonda Louise Vibbard was the first baby from Curry County born in the new year. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vibbard, who worked on Lee Hammond’s ranch northwest of Clovis. … Clovis police announced traffic accidents in the city totaled 600 in 1956. The wrecks resulted in 53 injuries and two […]