Sturman, Jack

Jack Sturman Services: Have been held. Jack Sturman, 82, of Tulia, Texas, died Friday, June 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Elida, to John Floyd and Ruby Bell Sturman. He was preceded in death by his wife. He married Wanda Haislip on Dec. 24, 1950, in Portales. They […]

Cinco de Mayo a part of American culture

By Helena Rodriguez, columnist According to late night TV show host Jay Leno, “St. Patrick’s Day is the Cinco de Mayo for white people.” That had me laughing, and nodding in agreement when Leno said this on TV in March. I just have to mention it now as we prepare for a big Cinco de […]

CCC to hold annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta at Legion Post

By Michelle Seeber, Freedom Newspapers Holiday commemorates victory by ragtag Mexican army over French forces in 1862. In the mood for a party? Clovis Community College invites the pubic to its second annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday at the American Legion Post No. 25. Food from some of Clovis’ best restaurants will be […]

Government should steer clear of ‘official’ distractions

Freedom Newspapers Drivers entering El Paso County on Interstate 25 are now greeted with signs informing them they are on the Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway. The signs that went up a few weeks ago were the culmination of efforts by state Sen. Doug Lamborn to have the section of highway renamed to honor the two-term […]

Nolet, Edward

Edward Nolet Services: Have been held. Mr. Edward “Eddie” Nolet, 82, of Lakeland, Fla., died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center. He was born April 4, 1921, in Lawrence, Mass. He was an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He married Charlotte Thornton on Aug. 5, 1944, in Louisiana. He spoke French […]

French heat wave deaths sign of social callousness

Freedom Newspapers By American standards, it’s hard to fathom the tragedy that took place in France because of a heat wave. More than 10,000 people died — mostly the elderly and sickly — when temperatures reached record highs approaching triple digits and stayed high for several days. Heat waves in the United States have been […]

Nassif, Charles

Charles Nassif Services: From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at French Mortuary, University Boulevard Chapel in Albuquerque. Mr. Charles A. Nassif, 56, of Montego Bay, Jamaica, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, on his yacht in Montego Bay. He was born on March 1, 1947. He graduated from Highland High School and Eastern New Mexico […]

Abusers sit on human rights commission

By Mona Charen Think back to March 2003. The United States and Great Britain were feverishly maneuvering to secure a United Nations resolution authorizing war with Iraq. The French were just as busily working to undermine any such resolution. Kofi Annan, secretary general of the U.N., opined that any hostilities undertaken without U.N. sanction would […]