Even workers feast on Thanksgiving

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Hillcrest Park Zoo dietitian Lisa Fox feeds Thanksgiving supper to black-handed spider monkeys Thursday at the zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They ate turkey, green-bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. The five black-handed spider monkeys at Hillcrest Park Zoo enjoyed the same meal many of the […]

WBU-Clovis dean picked for post at George Fox University

CNJ staff Carol Green, founding dean of Wayland Baptist University-Clovis, is leaving to take a position at an Oregon Christian college, according to a school press release. She will become George Fox University’s first dean of its school for professional studies, which houses the college’s adult degree programs. She and her family will be moving […]

Mexico must give respect to earn it

By Leonard Pitts: Syndicated Columnist What is it with Mexico lately? When did it hire David Duke as an image consultant? I can’t imagine what else might explain that nation’s recent blundering into not just one but two racially charged controversies. The first, of course, was President Vicente Fox’s remark in May that Mexican immigrants […]

Curry County farmer survived one of the bloodiest campaigns of World War II in Okinawa

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By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer April Fool’s Day 1945 was not anything to joke about for Lamb Mackechnie. It was the day he landed on the beach at Okinawa for one of bloodiest battles in World War II. Cutting his senior year at Clovis High to join the service, Mackechnie’s first memory of the […]

Fox, Tom

Tom Fox Services: Have been held. Mr. Tom Fox, 84, of Cleburne, Texas, died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at his residence. He was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Graham, Okla., to Mattie and Harburn R. Fox. He attended school in Eric, Okla. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the medical corps during World […]

Fear shouldn’t dictate airing TV commercials

Freedom Newspapers Television’s infancy in the 1950s was a period when advertisers were given veto power over the content of shows their ads were paying for. The Fox television network’s yanking of GoDaddy.com’s commercial from a planned second airing during Sunday’s Super Bowl — after it had already been shown in the first quarter — […]

1/2 Wedding, Honors

Shuckman/Fox Ashley Carol Shuckman of Plano, Texas, and Jeffrey Lynn Fox of Mc Kinney, Texas, were joined in marriage Oct. 16, 2004, at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano. The Rev. Patrick Berry performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of George and Ann Shuckman of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Gaynell […]

Engagements 10/24

Cross-Lopez Keith Cross of San Jose, Calif., and Nora Cross of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Teresa Cross of Clovis to Cruz Lopez, of Clovis, son of Manuel and Petra Lopez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2004, at Fox Run in Clovis. […]

Strange encounters of the fox-hunting kind

By Ned Cantwell The conversation was in a faraway place with a refined, obviously well-to-do London couple and the setting was such that chit chat is called for even if you have nothing to chit chat about. It’s fun talking to Brits because most of their statements end up as questions even if they are […]

Mexico has false expectations of economic reform

Freedom Newspapers The tragedy of Mexico is that its bright and energetic people have such a dysfunctional government. Even the administration of President Vicente Fox, whose National Action Party victory in 2000 ended 71 years of sometimes brutal rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, has found it difficult to make changes, especially on the economy. […]

Mexico issues mean Cuba losing support

Freedom Newspapers Cuban President Fidel Castro says it shows Mexico has become a lackey of the United States. Armand Peschard-Sverdrup, director of the Mexico Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, however, said the expulsion of Cuba’s ambassador to Mexico and the recall of Mexico’s ambassador to Cuba “is indicative of […]

Fox’s new focus on human rights could define turm

Freedom Newspapers A report by the United Nations on human rights in Mexico is both unusual in its origins and unusual in the hope it offers for systematic improvement in the way the government treats the Mexican people. The hard part, of course, will be implementation, but President Vicente Fox has recommitted the government to […]

Morgan, Richard

Richard Morgan Services: Have been held. Mr. Richard C. Morgan, 80, of Raton, died Thursday, May 8, 2003, at SunBridge Retirement Center in Raton. He was born on Aug. 12, 1922, in Munday, Texas, to Alma and Chesley Morgan. He and his family moved from Lubbock in 1934 and settled in Portales. He married Doris […]