Engagements — Jan. 15

lxtcj3-lxtchv115montanezcastorenaen.jpg

Montanez-Castorena [image #1, align=left, size=medium] Mr. and Mrs. Robert Montanez of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Montanez of Lubbock, to Miguel Castorena of Lubbock, son of Mrs. Sylvia Castorena and the late Gilbert Castorena of Muleshoe. The couple will exchange vows on June 9, 2012, at Marriage Island in […]

Engagements — Nov. 6

lu86rs-lu86ro116tivisurangaeng.jpg

Tivis-Uranga Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Tivis of Clovis would like to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Tivis of Clovis, to Eric Uranga, of Springdale, Ark., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jose Uranga of Alpine, Texas. The couple will exchange vows Dec. 17, 2011, at Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis. […]

Bethanie Baker to represent Clovis in Mrs. New Mexico Pageant

Freedom New Mexico Bethanie Baker is the new Mrs. Clovis-America 2012, according to a release from the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant. Baker will represent the city in the 36th annual Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4 at the Rodey Theater in Albuquerque. The winner of the pageant goes on to compete in the Mrs. […]

Monday morning briefing: A trial anniversary, and a Mrs. being sought

Good morning, and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday morning briefing.

Thursday morning briefing: Mrs. Clovis, biker bash and stringing the maypole

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mrs. Clovis The search is on for the next Mrs. Clovis. Once selected, the winner will advance to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant Feb. 4 in Albuquerque. Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married […]

Memories of punishment still linger

I loved Mrs. Butterfield. I loved her name, her smile, her sweet, caring attitude, the way she made me feel good about myself. I even loved Mrs. Butterfield after she walloped me so severely I remember it 64 years later. It was a daily routine at the one-through-twelve Boardman schoolhouse outside Youngstown. My desk was […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. A

Today’s focus: Mrs. A Household members: 3 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Mr. and Mrs. A just moved to Clovis due to Mr. A losing his job in another state with high unemployment. Her holiday hope:

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. S

Today’s focus: Mrs. S Household members: 4 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Mrs. S is look for a job and her unemployment has run out. Her holiday hope: To have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Pants and shirt size 14/16 girls. Toys list: Doll, doll accessories, craft supplies for a 6 year old and learning toys. […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. T

Today’s focus: Mrs. T Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstance: Mrs. T’s husband has been out of work since September due to an injury and had surgery in October. Her holiday hope: For her children to have gifts. Clothing needs: Pants size 16 boys, shirt size XL boys and shoe size 8 mens; pants […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. W

Today’s focus: Ms. W Household members: 4 Children: 2 Special circumstance: Ms. W. has a child who has been sick and she had to quit her job to care for the child, but she has now started back to work. Her holiday hope: Wants to have a great Christmas. Clothing needs: Shirt and pants size […]

Empty stocking funds: Mrs. S

Today’s Focus: Miss S Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstance: Miss S is having a hard time paying bills because she has been under a doctor’s care and has had some big medical issues. Her holiday hope: Wants to have fun with her child. Clothing needs: Girls shirt and pants size 2-3 toddler, and […]

Friday morning briefing: Music, Mrs. Clovis and built to a “T”

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Music, music, music… The first concert for the new Eastern New Mexico Children’s Choir is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in Eastern New Mexico University’s Music Building. Information: Kathi Fraze at 562-2377. Question of the day What do you believe is true even though […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mrs. G

• Today’s Focus: Mrs. G • Household members: 4 • Children: 3 • Special Circumstance: Mrs. G. and her family had to leave their house in May because of black mold. They had to start all over because everything had to be thrown away. Her twins are very ill because of the mold. One of […]

Empty stocking fund: Mr. and Mrs. S

Today’s Focus: Mr. and Mrs. S Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mr. S is having a hard time finding full time work, since his wife Mrs. S has cancer and needs transportation to doctor visits. They are having a hard time paying bills. Their holiday hope: They want the best for their children […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. B

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 4 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Ms. B is a single mother who works full time and though she works hard to support her children, she has found it hard to provide her children with Christmas toys this year. Her holiday hopes: To be able to see her kids happy […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. R

Today’s focus: Mrs. R Household members: 5 Children: 4 Special circumstance: Mrs. R is helping to raise her grandchildren, because their parents are in jail. She works, but she does not make enough to give her grandchildren a nice Christmas. Her holiday hopes: To have a good Christmas with her grandchildren. Clothing needs: Girls’ pants […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. P

Today’s focus: Mrs. P Household members: 5 Children: 3 Special circumstance: Mrs. P’s husband has been out of a job for two months. Thankfully, he just found a job, but the hours are low since he just started. Her holiday hopes: To be able to one day help other people at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls’ […]

Empty stocking fund: Mrs. H

• Today’s focus: Mrs. H • Household members: 8 • Children: 4 • Special circumstance: Mrs. H and her husband have just moved to Clovis from Arizona. They are happy to be here. Mr. H has just started a new job and they are paying off debts from moving and saving to get a home […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part two

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Last week, Amos, our churchmouse poet, agreed to be the test mouse for Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. Willifred had installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox.Just as soon as Amos climbed in, he found himself in […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part one

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos meets mrs mousespart one for the past several monthswillifred the white […]