Rite of passage: the busted wing

Landon Hall For my 5-year-old daughter, a broken arm actually has been a positive learning experience. She’s learned that her body isn’t invincible — and yet it’s not fragile, either. She’s learned how the body works, and how it heals. On Aug. 2, she fell while playing hide-and-seek with the neighbor kids, smacking her elbow […]

Proposal to ban funeral services too extreme

Freedom New Mexico Funerals are accepted as the final rite of passage in virtually every culture. Here as in most of the world, funerals, and funeral processions, are part of that rite. In addition to showing respect for the deceased, they help offer some closure, perhaps even catharsis, to the mourners. Texas District Attorney Rene […]

Christmas promoted in Clovis’ past

By Don McAlavy: Columnist Editor’s note: Clovis historian Don McAlavy reports Arthur Curren likely wrote this piece. Its intent was to boost economic interest in Clovis before Christmas 1913. Curren was Clovis’ first newspaper editor. Misspellings were likely intentional. Dear Darlin Mirandy: I kum back to Clovis yesterday an found much of a change in […]