Hooked on fishing

By Janet Bresenham On the Saturday before Father’s Day, nothing beats spending a beautiful sunny day beside the lake fishing with your dad, your grandpa — or even your mom. “This is a good Father’s Day gift,” said Kenneth Bobo, who was watching his son Weston fish the waters of the big lake at Ned […]

Ollie Otter seeks a dad

By Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. ollie otter seeks a dad boss i bumped into ollie the orphan sea otter the other day and he said he was on […]

Reader Reaction: Heroes

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about heroes. Here are some responses: “One of my heroines was Mrs. Eddie Lake Trull. After my mother died, I would call her every time I needed to know something about cooking or other domestic tasks. I always got lots of wisdom tossed in for good measure. When […]

Sections support schools, hospitals

By Don McAlavy I had a request from June Edwards Locknane who wanted a column on school sections. Unless you live in the country and farm or ranch you probably wouldn’t know much about them. A school section is land owned by the state and leased to private individuals, with the funds used for public […]

Great gifts for father’s Day, from A to Z

Now that Mother’s Day is just a tumbleweed on yesterday’s fencepost, it’s time to light the big bonfire under Father’s Day, which is June 16. (Lots of bells and whistles here accompanied by more prize-winning metaphors.)  Anyway, why should the distaff side of parenthood get all the hullabaloo each year? I mean, isn’t it enough […]

Betts, Jerry

Jerry Betts Services: Have been held. Mr. Jerry Betts, 47, of Portales, a former truck driver, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Smyrna, Tenn., to Kathleen and Charles W. Betts. He moved to Portales from Fairfield, Calif., in 1972, when his […]

Mullins, Jim

Jim Mullins Services: Hve been held. Mr. J.L. “Jim” Mullins, 45, of Rogers, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1957, in Muleshoe, to Nelda and George L. Mullins. He married Kellye Love on Nov. 29, 1993, He grew up in the Dora area and graduated from Dora High […]

Wilson, Jerrita

Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Aug. 26, 1954, in Portales, to Joyce and J.W. Wilson. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1972. She went on to attend beauty school in Clovis, and worked […]