Meaning of Easter needs resurrection

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers And then he bowed his head and died. John 19:30 sounds like a great ending to a dramatic story, but for billions of Christians worldwide, it marks a new beginning. The veil of the sanctuary was torn in two. The earth quaked, rocks were split, tombs were open and the […]

Lenten sacrifices lend greater appreciation

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The 40-day Lenten journey to Easter Sunday has begun. It’s during this time of year that I think of Grandma Emma, her Friday meals without meat and the stories she’d share with us. If you’re Catholic, you know meat is out on Fridays during Lent. But with Grandma Emma’s special […]

Poulsen, Edith

Edith Poulsen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Edith R. Poulsen, 90, of Clovis, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, at the Retirement Ranch of Clovis. She was born on Sept. 11, 1914, in Los Angeles, to Peder and Catherine Pedersen. She spent most of her life in Fresno, Calif., and moved to Clovis in 2000. Family […]

Olguin, A.R.

A.R. Olguin Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date. A.R. Olguin, 78, of Portales died Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at Laurel Plains Health Care Center He was born on April 23, 1926, in Dahlia, to Josefita and Patricio Olguin. He grew up in Dahlia. He served in the Army during World […]

Luke, Emma E.

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Emma E. Luke, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at her home. She was born on Dec. 9, 1917, on her grandmother’s ranch in Niobrara County, Wyo., on the Cheyenne River. When she was a young child, her family moved to the Denver area. As a teenager, she […]

Smith, J.D.

J.D. Smith Services: Have been held. Johnny David Smith, 44, of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, July 19, 2003. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy C. Smith. He is survived by his wife, Diana of Katy, formerly of Clovis; two daughters, Emma and Clara Smith of Katy; his father, Johnny T. Smith of […]