Pet of the day: Mama

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Name: Mama About: Mama is a 2 1/2 year-old bearded dragon. She is a people lizard and she is spoiled. She loves attention, she’s a sweetheart. Owner: Al Lewis

Recipe of the day: Mama’s Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich

Mama’s Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich “A broiled sandwich, made of fresh season tomatoes, with an Italian taste. A perfect match for soup.” INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, […]

Mother uses “Sad Story” in attempt to curb meth

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Freedom Newspapers: Helena Rodriguez Sheila Savitz, left, visits the grave of her son, Rob, in Portales Cemetery with her daughter, Amanda Ziegler. A copy of Rob’s last letter, “My Sad Story,” is embedded in the gravestone for all to read. The letter is as a warning to would-be meth users. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers […]

Some thoughts on crushed Oreos and gentleness

By Curtis K. Shelburne Gentleness. What a beautiful quality. In fact, I’ve been enjoying the studies we’ve had at church recently on what St. Paul calls the “fruits of the Spirit.” We’re just now studying “gentleness.” I even taught one class. Yes, I seem to remember closing the discussion that morning with the observation that […]

Beauty of Voice: Communication comes in many flavors

Ryn Gargulinski There’s nothing as pleasing to the ear as a baby’s first words (unless, of course, it’s the sound of coffee being brewed). Some children murmur “mama,” others “papa.” My first words were “hot dog.” Our eight-week old puppy Lulu found the joy of her voice just the other morning. Yes, Lulu learned to […]

A local girl gets a Christmas surprise in 1896

By Don McAlavy: Local Columnist This story was told to me by a friend who died many years ago. I’ll tell it through the eyes of the young girl who was from the caprock area between Clovis and Tucumcari. In 1896, a snowstorm hit us three days before Christmas, with drifts 2- to 3-feet deep […]

A day in the life of the ‘Desperate Six’

Don McAlavy Back in the summer of 1922, there existed in Clovis a gang of young boys called the “Desperate Six.” The gang got started when four eighth-grade boys asked two third-grade boys to join them. This is Travis Anthony’s report: “We felt highly honored to be in a gang with ‘big boys,’” Anthony said. […]