Bush should give America ‘whole picture’

Freedom Newspapers You have to give President Bush this much. Unlike the previous occupant of the Oval Office, who offered insincere promises (by Christmas — well, maybe late spring) concerning when U.S. troops would be finished in Bosnia or Kosovo (they’re still there), President Bush is willing to tell the American people that Iraq “will […]

Residents to share experiences with readers

Welcome to My Life. That’s a new feature that begins today in the Clovis News Journal. Each week, the newspaper will recruit a different local resident to share his or her life’s experiences through the pages of a daily diary. Muleshoe mayor and restaurant owner Victor Leal is our first volunteer. His diary will appear […]

Family provides stories

By Clyde Davis Editor’s note: Clyde Davis won a first-place award on June 21 for his story, “Pluggy the Mule Hero,” from Panhandle Professional Writers. This is the way it happened — the story behind the story. I had never thought of myself as a children’s story writer, but the way in which we perceive […]

Readers invited to share family stories

Gayline Shaw was still 16 when she graduated from Bledsoe High School as valedictorian. Brains were not her only gift. The school’s senior class of 1950, “being of unsound mind and disintegrating memory after four strenuous years,” issued a class will. While Ona Mae left “her most charming looks and personality to Helen” and Wayne […]

Being fair, balanced is a balancing act

David Stevens Our newspaper faces potential conflicts of interest almost every day. Our news editor has close family ties with Clovis law enforcement. Two staff members teach in the public schools. Our religion writer is often a guest preacher at area churches. And the editor’s cousin is a controversial figure with the Muleshoe police force. […]

Wilson, Jerrita

Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 26, 1954, in Portales, to Joyce and J.W. Wilson. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1972. She went on to attend beauty school in Clovis, and worked […]