Our region owes thank you to Wright brothers

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico T oday we live an era of hyperspeed air travel by millions of men and women worldwide. So it almost seems an afterthought to celebrate the 100th anniversary of motorized flight. It shouldn’t be because it signaled a monumental shift in the events of daily life, especially travel. It was […]

Future of flight needs embracing

Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico A s we look back 100 years to the Wright brothers’ success, today is also a good day to look at the future of aviation. A future as full of concerns, perhaps, as it was a century ago. Heike Berthold, a sales director for an airplane manufacturer, expressed them well […]

Eye-opening books can be right Christmas gifts

By Thomas Sewell When the joy of Christmas starts turning to the desperation of trying to find the right gift, that is the time to turn to that old standby — books. You don’t have to know someone’s measurements to buy a book, nor does it have to match their current wardrobe or fit in […]

United Way open house is today

CNJ STAFF REPORT CNJ STAFF REPORT The Clovis/Curry County United Way has completed the 2003 campaign drive and will hold an open house today to celebrate the results. The event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the organization’s offices on 105 E. Grand, will include cookies and light refreshments. Executive Director […]

Evidence shows Constitution mistreated

Walter Williams I’d like to enlist the services of my fellow Americans with a bit of detective work. Let’s start off with hard evidence. The Federalist Papers were a set of documents written by John Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to persuade the 13 states to ratify the Constitution. In one of those papers, […]

Prohibition failed; U.S. war on drugs on similar track

Freedom Newspapers Only America’s oldest citizens remember one of our nation’s great follies, alcohol Prohibition, which ended 70 years ago this month. The Noble Experiment, as it was called, was supposed to produce an increase in virtue and productivity as people shunned Demon Rum for work. It didn’t work out that way. Instead, as reflected […]

Underacheiver tree saved by wife’s a-peel

Bob Huber On the north side of our house, a scant five feet from our living room, stands a scraggly apple tree planted about the same time as the battle at Appomattox by a fun-loving previous owner. Each spring I prune it, because it likes to creep under the roof and change TV channels, and […]

Committee in town to save military bases

By Darrell Todd Maurina A special committee of business and government leaders appointed to help keep New Mexico’s military bases is coming to Clovis today. The group’s chair, Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, said she’s optimistic the state will present enough incentives to keep not only Cannon Air Force Base but also the state’s other three […]

Clovis not spooked by Halloween fun

Project: Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about Halloween. Some responses: “Halloween, as in any activity, can be fun or evil. I believe this age-long tradition should be a fun time for children. We as adults should find ways to pass along the fun times for our children. There is enough evil […]

Pelzel, Mary

Mary Pelzel Services: Have been held. Mary A. Pelzel, 84, of Hays, Kan., died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at Hays Medical Center in Hays. She was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Catherine, Kan., to Fred and Margaret Dinkel Schmidt. She married Alphonse Pelzel. She worked in housekeeping at a university in Hays. She was a […]