Encountering Christ life-changing experience

One time my sister Susie and I saw Harry Truman. We were in grade school and my parents attended a church convention in Kansas City, Mo. We stayed at the Muehlebach Hotel in downtown Kansas City. The day after we checked in, the news spread throughout the hotel that former President Harry Truman was attending […]

Encounter with Christ changes life

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I have watched all the presidential debates on television so far. The 2008 election campaign season has started early. In my lifetime I have seen, in person, three presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush and Harry Truman. I saw Harry Truman when I was a child. My parents attended a […]

May 8, 1945

President Truman proclaimed “complete and final victory” in the European theater “of the greatest war in history.” He cautioned, however, “the victory is but half won. The West is free, but the East is still in bondage to the treacherous tyranny of the Japanese.” … Mandell’s department store was among Clovis businesses celebrating Victory in […]

In Christ’s eyes, all people are truly equal

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Several years ago I attended a National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., where President George Bush spoke. But he was not the first president I saw. Once, my sister Susie and I saw Harry Truman. During grade-school years, we went with our parents to a church convention in Kansas City, […]

What would Truman have done in 2004?

Ned Cantwell You are tired of reading about it, I know, but permit me a few closing notes on the political campaign recently and mercifully ended. Time to wrap this one up and deposit in the trash bin. That the race for the presidency translated into a huge political bragging contest between two New Mexico […]

Avent, Neva

NEVA AVENT Services: Have been held. Mrs. Neva Avent, 82, of Clovis, a homemaker, died Dec. 1, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on May 30, 1921, in Marlow, Okla., to John and Truman Burch Russell. She had lived most of her life in the Melrose area. Family members said […]