Tuesday morning briefing: A windy festival and the end of polio

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Wind festival Don’t forget the first Downtown Wind Festival in Clovis this week.It’s from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring a Pedal ARTitude Rally, which is a kinetic sculpture event. Basically take a bike and decorate it, wear a costume, carry a sock puppetand […]

Oct. 16, 1956

The Clovis News-Journal reported that the Clovis High School Band was awarded first place after competing against other Class A bands in their division. … An 11-year-old boy, Ronnie Paul Danklefs, was receiving treatment for polio at Memorial Hospital, and was the first reported case in Clovis for the year. … Motion pictures “East of […]

Rights groups fighting war already won

By Walter Williams: Syndicated Columnist When I think of the behavior of today’s civil rights organizations, I often think of the March of Dimes. In 1938, President Roosevelt helped found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to fight polio, an epidemic that crippled thousands of Americans. The name March of Dimes was coined by Eddie […]

God plays big part in modern medicine

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie lives in Rochester, Minn., where she has made friends with a wonderful lady. While caroling two Christmases ago at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester with some other volunteers, Susie got coupled with Sister Dora, a 78-year-old Catholic nun who is also a nurse. The two soon became great friends […]

Reporter’s notebook: Rotary clubs celebrate 100th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis and High Plains Rotary clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the international service organization during a meeting at the Holiday Inn. District governor Charles R. “Rick” Akins spoke to the clubs on the achievements of the service organization in last century years. “One of our greatest accomplishments as an organization is […]

Award-winning documentary to air today on KENW-TV

CNJ STAFF Although a documentary on the fight against polio is to debut nationally on public television stations the week of April 26, the Clovis and Portales area will get a sneak preview, according to Barry Smith with Shepley Winings Public Relations Inc. April is the 50th anniversary of the first national testing of Jonas […]

God — not medicine — is greatest healer of all

By Judy Brandon The miracles of modern medicine are astonishing. Medical procedures and the latest drugs now cure severe conditions and zap infections that were once fatal. Although now it just seems to be standard procedure, it is all quite different. My mother related to me the story about the time her sister cut herself […]