Mudslinging campaigns insult democracy

A few years ago, I needed to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and dialed the corresponding 800 number. Imagine my surprise when I got a phone sex line. I redialed to make sure it was a phone book misprint (it was), hung up and visited the local DMV instead. I never thought about it […]

Chavez no laughing matter

Editorial Despite the oppressive nature of his totalitarian government, Cuba’s Fidel Castro still gets a warm welcome in the United States by many American leftists. But as Castro fades, the revolutionary left needs a new hero — and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently is fitting the bill. We couldn’t help but chuckle at the sight […]

New Orleans’ Mayor Nagin little too edgy

By Freedom Newspapers Ray Nagin must find it hard to walk with a foot perpetually lodged in his mouth. The New Orleans mayor was at it again last week, trashing New York’s Ground Zero rebuilding efforts in a pathetic attempt to deflect criticism over the slow progress in cleaning up his city’s Ninth Ward. Nagin […]

Riley, Wanda

Wanda Riley, 77, of Taiban, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital following an illness. She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Clovis to Albert and Lilly Moss. She was raised in Clovis where she attended school. She attended a beauty school in Clovis. She married F.C. Riley on Sept. 10, 1949, in […]

Artistic inspiration spares junk from culling for move

By Ryn Gargulinski: Local columnist Packing all your things for a massive move is about as much fun as getting a splinter. Actually, I did get a splinter while packing. Actually, actually, it was prior to packing when I was showing off my broken puke-gold Salvation Army couch to a friend while I told her […]

1/29 Engagements

Price/York Mike and Dayna Hare of Austin, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tiffany Price, to Jon York of Sidney, Ohio. Tiffany is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Hastain and the late Dr. Gerald Hastain of Clovis. The bride-elect is a 1989 graduate of Clovis High School. She is employed at […]

‘Urban Ballet’ comes to Clovis

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Courtesy Photo: Geoffrey Tischman “Of Dust and Bone,” which will be shown during tonight’s Urban Ballet at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, is inspired by New Mexican poet Levi Romero. Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Though it’s a New York City dance troupe, the visitors to Clovis Community College have a flavor that is decidedly New […]

Driver goes off road, new life begins

Grant McGee I ain’t drivin’ an 18-wheeler no more. The folks over at the Motor Vehicle Division office “encouraged” me to surrender my Commercial Driver’s License (known as a CDL) when I was taking care of some business there the other day. They told me if I wanted to keep it I’d need this and […]

Motel living not so bad

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers T here is no better way to test your strength, endurance and sanity than to live in a motel room for several weeks. In between my move from Clovis to Tucumcari while my new house gets its final touches, my motel stay is going on three weeks. At least there […]

Embryo use destruction of human life

By Mona Charen: Syndicated columnist The Kansas City Star, editorializing about the president’s threat to veto the stem cell bill passed by the House, described human embryos as the “excess products of fertility procedures.” The Los Angeles Times, contemptuous of the president’s ethical misgivings, declared: “It’s not a choice between a human life and an […]