Old letter should be taken to heart

By Curtis Shelburne At the end of June 1940, Winston Churchill, one of my favorite historical figures, had not been prime minister more than a few weeks. Quite alone among world leaders at this point, he was bearing the terrible burden of struggling to keep the free world out of Hitler’s grasp. Knowing the pressure he […]

Barnett, Clarence

Clarence Barnett Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Portales Cemetery. Clarence “Barney” Barnett, 82, of Albuquerque, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Jan. 26, 1923, in Duran, to Homer and Elbertine Smith Barnett. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1941. He attended Eastern New Mexico Junior […]