Obama given Nobel to spur hopes of peace

Freedom New Mexico Well, President Barack Obama is not the first, shall we say, nonobvious and, indeed, rather eccentric choice by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Nobody knows exactly what guided the five-member committee selected by the Norwegian Parliament; deliberations are kept secret for 50 years. So, we can […]

Homesteader fools family, hides money

By Don McAlvy: Columnist The name Liebelt came to mean something in this new, undeveloped country after Clovis was established. The first Liebelt was Alfred who was a medical student in San Francisco when his health failed and he was forced to seek a higher altitude. He went to Las Vegas, N.M., in 1903 and […]

Guys’ love affair with cars quite baffling

By Helena Rodriguez; local columnist What is it about guys and cars? Perhaps us women will never understand. As I mentioned in a previous column, my friend Bernard Polaco is into “Chevy porn.” When he goes to Wal-Mart, he can’t bypass the magazine aisle. He spends hours on Chevy porn Web sites and affectionately calls […]

Johnson, Sophie

Sophie L. Johnson, 93, of Santa Rosa died Friday, April 7, 2006, in Raton following an illness. Born June 26, 1912, in Fort Sumner to James Alfred Irwin and the former Sophie Louise Gerhardt, she was raised and attended school in Santa Rosa. She married Rudolph Johnson on Oct. 22, 1928, in Las Vegas, N.M. […]

Perry Jr, Alfred “Al”

Alfred Robert ‘Al’ Perry Jr., 67, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born March 11, 1938, to Alfred Robert and Nora Lalley Perry in San Francisco. He graduated from George Washington High School in San Francisco. He attended college at San Jose State, Hayward State, and Eastern […]

City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith driven,” […]

Recipient of Clovis’ first burial up for debate

By Don McAlavy Five single brothers were the first settlers in what is now Clovis. Alfred Liebelt, the oldest brother of the Liebelt brothers, came from Bunzlau, Germany, to America at the turn of the 20th century and went to San Francisco in 1902. Alfred was sent by a doctor to Las Vegas, N.M., for […]

Crawford, Alfred

Alfred Crawford Services: Have been held. Mr. Alfred Crawford, 93, of Portales died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1910, in Peacock, Texas, in Stonewall County, to Mary Elizabeth and A.A. Crawford. He came to New Mexico on horseback in 1926, picking cotton along […]