Pajama fashion statement not for me

Grant McGee The Lady of the House and I were getting out of the car at the supermarket the other day when a young woman caught my eye. Her attire grabbed my attention: Pink pajama bottoms with white bunnies on them, pink fuzzy slippers and a t-shirt that read “GREAT PLACES TO SAY %$&*.” When […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Free kites, father-in-law jokes and a pink Cadillac

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the Day Joking around: new car? Free show Parkview Elementary School is having a talent show today at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the gym. The show is free and open to the public. Question of the day How come you never […]

Thursday morning briefing: Think pink, clunkers, fall musicals

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing.

Joy from material items short-lived

By Judy Brandon: CNJ Columnist When Daddy and Mother were in seminary, the money was tight. So we looked for entertainment that was inexpensive and accessible. I remember a trip when our family and another family took a trip to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. The Missouri State Fair was quite an attraction to […]

First person: Pretty in pink

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gabriella Tapia, 7, said her favorite thing to do at the park was to play on the swings. Gabriella Tapia, 7, said she spent her spring break outside and dressed in pink sun dresses. Favorite part of spring break: I like coming to the park with my grandma and her […]

Tractor gets pink paint job to raise cancer awareness

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Shelia Smith of Roswell drives her pink 1955 Farmall tractor in the parade at the New Mexico Ag Expo Tuesday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie […]

Holiday not too taxing

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleSandi St. Clair, a house parent for the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales, carries clothing for, left to right, Dian, 11, Julienne, 14 and India, 5 while shopping Friday at J.C. Penney. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Editors note: Freedom Newspapers has agreed not to publish the last […]

Slaying victim’s family visits site

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson David and Maria Beardmore view a cross they placed Thursday to mark the location where the body of their daughter, Laura McNaughton, was found by hunters in December. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer On the edge of a desolate, wind-whipped field stands a small homemade cross wrapped in a […]

Jones, Margaret “Peggy”

Margaret “Peggy” Jones, 88, of Clovis died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at her home. She was born Dec. 21, 1917, to Frederick and Edith Greaves in Buxton, England. She married Eddie Jones and moved to Post, Texas, in 1946. They moved to Clovis in 1947 and operated House of Color Paint Store until his death […]

George Porter

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. George Porter Date of birth: March 8, 1926 Dates of Service: 1944 to 1946 Hometown: Fort Smith, Ark. Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Teams forming for Relay For Life

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Judith Matthews sews a label on a pink ribbon-themed quilt Saturday at her store in downtown Clovis. Matthews is donating the quilt to raise money for Relay For Life. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Teams are now forming for the Curry County American Cancer Relay For Life scheduled for […]

Chanclas: Effective as good paddles

Helena Rodriguez: CNJ columnist This month’s issue of Latina magazine features a short story on chanclas, you know, the old flip-flops or sandals that abuela used to whack you with? Chanclas still make good paddles, but these days, they also make great fashion statements. During my childhood, it was the infamous “pink sandal” that we […]

There can be no satisfaction without God

By Judy Brandon, Local Columnist When I was growing up, my parents had many good friends who were in seminary at the same time they were. I cannot help but remember a trip where our family and one other went to the Missouri State Fair in 1955. Their two children were the same ages as […]

Church in Portales tickled pink by birds

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Twelve plastic flamingos are parked outside Linda Long’s house in Portales. The flamingos are used to raise money for a mission trip to Haiti for Central Christian Church members. By Mike Linn PORTALES — Pink flamingos are helping a Portales church group get to Haiti. They’re not the real flamingos that fish in lagoons in […]

Some yearnings bring little satisfaction

By Judy Brandon When my mother told me about her old friends calling from Missouri last week, I could not help but remember our two families’ trip together to the Missouri State Fair in 1958. Their two children, who were the same ages as my sister, Susie, and me, made our outing more exciting. The […]