Cowboys loyalty part of childhood

Since I grew up in legendary Cowboys quarterback “Dandy” Don Meredith’s hometown of Mt. Vernon, Texas, and hauled hay for his parents, it is illegal for me not to be a Cowboys fan. As a youngster, I rode 100 miles to a Dallas-Green Bay pre-season game at the Cotton Bowl with my father and his […]

On the shelves — Sept. 18

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library Heroes For My Son by Brad Meltzer was given by Jane and Pat Miner in memory of Paul Huerta. To offer positive role models for his son, a father compiles the stories of fifty-two heroes, tells the behind-the-scenes stories of the moment that made them great, […]

Commissaries to be consolidated

In these tight budget times, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has learned it must cut current spending to fund new initiatives for veterans. For example, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., committee chairman, would pay for her Hiring Heroes Act of 2011 by extending by three years, to 2014, a higher fee on veterans who reuse their […]

Thursday morning briefing: Remembering heroes and hot bikes

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Remembering heroes At Saturday’s game against Midwestern State, the Eastern New Mexico University athletic department will take a moment for players, coaches, administrators and spectators to remember servicemen and their families who were victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Rockin’ bikes Get your motor running […]

Real heroes have gone unnoticed

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist This is a test. Have you heard of Elvis Presley? How about Oprah Winfrey? Or Johnny Carson? Yes, of course we all know about those people. Here’s the rest of the test: Ever heard of Sir Alexander Fleming? How about Dr. Allan L. Drash. No? We have Fleming to thank […]

‘First order’ friend wonderful blessing

My brother-in-law once told me a story about two lost Texans. I like stories where Texans are heroes. This is not one of those. A veteran teacher, Randal also works for the Forest Service in New Mexico—which is why he was one of the folks who got the call and ended up spending more than […]

Armstrong last of heroes with integrity

Freedom New Mexico As heroes go, Neil Armstrong found himself in a spotlight like no other. A worldwide audience of 600 million watched their televisions 40 years ago Monday as he stepped from the lunar module Eagle and onto the moon’s surface. They hung on every word as Armstrong uttered his long-anticipated pronouncement, “That’s one […]

Comic strips paved path for heroes

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first part ran in the Jan. 25 Clovis News Journal. The forerunner of the comic book was of course comic strips. Comic strips have been around as early as 1896. The first “comic book” was a collection of comic […]

Strong women can be found in Bible

This past week I was reading about some women heroes — women who had done undeliverable things against all odds. Their stories ranged form climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to starting a foundation for special needs children to feeding the homeless in a huge tent fashioned from many old tents. The will and determination of these women […]

Silver screen offers plenty of heroes

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York.” So begins the Shakespearean play, Richard III, as the misanthropic and misshapen title character vents his ambiguous response to his brother’s attainment of the throne. Anybody who has been exposed to this drama knows that […]