Independence, equality important values

By Judy Brandon On this Independence Day weekend, it is good to think again about freedom. What is a deposit in freedom? A student told me about his mother while we were standing in the parking lot one day discussing a class assignment. That inquiry led to a conversation on the essence of freedom and […]

Citizen’s rights go beyond those in constitution

Freedom Editorial For 228 years now, this nation has celebrated its independence on July 4. In eastern New Mexico, we began celebrating on Thursday this year with the performance of the military band Tops in Blue. Muleshoe held its annual parade on Saturday morning with a fireworks show scheduled that night. Fireworks shows are scheduled […]

Independence Day date is inaccurate

Jim Lee: Guest Columnist Happy Fourth of July or, more accurately, happy Independence Day. This is one of only two holidays that come to mind commonly called the date it occurs rather than the event it commemorates. The other is, of course, Cinco de Mayo. How often do any of us refer to Independence Day? […]

Kettner, Helen

Helen Kettner Services: Have been held. Mrs. Helen L. Kettner, 86, of Clovis, died Sunday, May 23, 2004, in Independence, Mo. She was born on Feb. 9, 1916, in Center Township, Kan., to Charles and Myrtle Lantz Hufferd. She married Carl J. Kettner on Jan. 15, 1950, in Emporia, Kan. She had been a longtime […]

Thompson, Mary

Mary Thompson Services: Have been held. Mary Nell Thompson, 79, of Independence, Mo., formerly of Clovis, died Friday, March 5, 2004, at Carmel Hills Living Center in Independence. She was born June 29, 1924, in Malden, Texas, to Charles Lilburn and Clelia Casstevens Thompson. She married Melvin G. “Tommy” Thompson on May 16, 1948, in […]

As we celebrate freedom, recall sacrifice as well

Today we celebrate the 227th birthday of the United States of America. In Clovis, the annual Smoke on the Water event kicks off at 4 p.m. at Greene Acres Park with games and food vendors. Country singer Holly Dunn performs at 8 p.m., then fireworks start at dark. Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive began […]