Monday morning briefing: Opera changed and protests

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Opera fans take note The time has been changed to 7 p.m. for EasternNew Mexico University’s “Opera Scenes: The Marriage of Figaro and The Barber of Seville” on Friday and Saturday

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis Shelburne: Religion columnist When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use.

Barbers and the God who knows our hair count

By Curtis K. Shelburne When you need a good brain surgeon, you really need one. But for most of us, most of the time, a good barber is of a great deal more practical use. I like barbers. Come to think of it, I find it hard to imagine a more honorable line of work. […]

June 15, 1917

Mandell’s department store offered “the most your money can buy, whatever the price.” … The Sanitary Barber Shop in Clovis offered baths. … The Red Cross, “the worthiest, holiest charity of all time,” was asking for the “support of the people of Clovis.” … An auction featuring 43 cattle was scheduled June 27 at the […]

Barber bows out of business

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Wendell Kelly gives his last haircut at Sands Barber Shop in Portales after a career spanning 50 years. An era came to an end as local longtime barber Wendell Kelly of Sands Barber Shop retired after 50 years of cutting hair. For 30 years, he and his wife lived and […]

Feb. 13, 1918

The Johnson family band of Clovis had been selected to perform at the Hereford Breeders Association meeting in Amarillo. … City Barber Shop reported its bath rooms were “first class and … always kept clean and in a thoroughly sanitary condition.” … Silent movie fans were looking forward to Mary Pickford’s performance in “Stella Maris” […]

Robbery sign of personal dark times

By Grant McGee: local columnist Some guy with a bad idea created a bad day for a bunch of people two weeks ago. I’m talking about that bank robbery here in Clovis. I think I may have an idea how those bank employees felt that day. On my first day as a New Mexican I […]

In tribute: Former barber remembered for family values

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer When a young Rick Shomo got a haircut at Cannon Air Force Base, he never needed to give his barber much detail. “He never asked me what I wanted,” Shomo said of Charles Crayton. “He always knew how I wanted it cut.” In the same way, many things went […]

Some Thoughts on “Your Working and Your Living”

By Curtis K. Shelburne A good friend — former mayor of our town, second generation creator of world-class Mexican food, and reader of great books — sent me a great book a while back that I’m seriously into now and seriously enjoying. Written by Wendell Berry, it’s entitled Jayber Crow and it is “The Life […]

Spencer, William G.

William George Spencer, 73, of Clovis, died Monday, June 26, 2006, at home. He was born March 17, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to Robert Norman and Elizabeth Wiegel Spencer. He married Stella Salazar on Feb. 24, 1994, in Clovis. He retired from the Army in 1976 and worked as a barber at Bill’s Flightline Barber […]