Brothers move mother to hometown cemetery

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Photo provided by Steve Patton Brothers Steve Patton, left, and Gordon Patton make preparations to bury their mother, Bill Ward Patton, on Saturday at Hope Cemetery. The brothers moved their mother, who died seven years ago, to the cemetery to honor her dying wish to be buried next to her father. Kevin Wilson Seven years […]

Graves full of unfulfilled dreams

Returning from my small, east Texas hometown to Portales, every small town — Runaway Bay, Loving, Megargel, Vera, Benjamin, Dickens, Ralls, Anton — seemed to have more people in their cemeteries than towns. The tombstones dated to the early 1800s, with numerous people having died younger than I am. One could make assumptions about the […]

Monday morning briefing: Hot times, and a hometown question

Good morning, and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.

Our people: Hometown girl

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Courtesy photo Brumfield and her husband Don were married June 24, 1972 at First Baptist Church in Clovis. Mayor Gayla Brumfield enjoys rock ‘n’ roll music and the beach. She has always enjoyed the roots Clovis has to rock ‘n’ roll and misses the beach while in our landlocked state. Tell us how you met […]

Our people: Keeping stories going

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LilianaCastillo: Freedom New Mexico Don Criss has worked at KENW-TV for 36 and a quarter years. He said he’ll remain busy after retirement by telling stories at church and getting a ham operators certification. Name: Don Criss Birthday: Jan. 7, 1943 Hometown: Portales Profession: Director of Production Services for KENW-TV Family: Wife of 42 years […]

Organizer: Border Town Days ‘hometown thing’

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CNJ file photo Border Town Days will start at 10 a.m. Texico time (11 a.m. in Farwell). Freedom New Mexico The annual Border Town Days isn’t a huge event, organizers say. It’s more like a family barbecue — with two really big families. The communities of Texico and Farwell, which share the Texas-New Mexico border, […]

12-21 Passing through

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CNJ photo: Dianna Hernandez Name: Edna, pictured with her husband, Cliff Beale Hometown: Coarsegold, Calif. Traveling to: Lubbock to visit family for the holidays. Thoughts on Clovis: “I like the people very much. They are friendly and helpful.” Passing Through is compiled by CNJ Administrative Assistant Dianna Hernandez. She can reached at dianna_hernandez@link.freedom.com

Dec. 14, 2007 Passing Through

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Sharon Hensley By Dianna Hernandez: CNJ administrative assistant Name: Sharon Hensley Hometown: Grand Junction, Colo. Traveling to: Austin, Texas, to visit her daughters for Christmas Thoughts on Clovis: “It’s pretty spread out. It looks a bit desolate. I’m sure it’s a nice town.” Passing through is compiled by CNJ administrative assistant Dianna Hernandez. Contact her […]

Change hits home during visit to past

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Where’d my hometown go? I thought about this as I looked around the city I lived in as a kid. As I drove around my hometown of Roanoke, Va., last month I noticed a lot of stuff was gone, a lot of stuff had changed. Now I know Roanoke is […]

12-7-07 Passing through

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Name: Josh Atkinson Hometown: Lubbock Traveling to: On his way to Lubbock after taking a trip to Albuquerque. Thoughts on Clovis: “I think it’s the best town between Lubbock and Albuquerque.”