Can Santa deliver White House view?

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Dear Santa, I have been a very good boy the last few years with the possible exception of letting it slip I maybe pitched a no-hitter in a World Series game. But, no kidding, my picture really was on a baseball card a long time ago. Do you get Fox […]

Carpenter, Blanche

Mrs. Blanche Carpenter, 76, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born March 10, 1929, in Clovis to Jake and Ethel Eller. She was active in theater productions and was the first FHA president. She served as secretary for three Clovis Municipal Schools superintendents. After retirement, family members said she […]

Santa Claus has his own Christmas story

By Ned Cantwell Some years back this writer landed an exclusive interview with Santa Claus and wrote the following report that was, surprisingly, snubbed by CNN but published elsewhere. Ned Cantwell: So, Santa, if you had to do it over again, would you change anything? Santa Claus: Heavens, yes. This whole fat-guy-at-the-North-Pole image was a […]