God is with us through all of life’s milestones

Susie, my sister who lives in Rochester, Minn., has a friend from her church that has recently gone through radiation treatments. All along Susie has kept up with her friend and been part of the support system for this precious friend. Susie e-mailed me an interesting as well as heart warming observation just last week. […]

Life more fulfilling with God’s ‘perfect ten’

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Three weeks ago the date was Oct. 10, 2010. That will not happen again until Oct. 10, 3010 when it will again be 10-10-10. On that day I attended a church service in Rochester, Minn. The pastor opened the beginning of the service this way: “Today it is 10-10-10. I want […]

God cares for all creations, down to smallest

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My sister who lives in Rochester, Minnesota, tells me about an amazing sight every year about now. Thousands upon thousands of Canada geese migrate from the north to stay in Rochester for the winter. While many geese stay there, some head even further south into southern states. Any visitor to […]

God’s promises can take us past life’s milestones

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist At the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., there is a large brass captain’s bell in the lobby of the radiation therapy department. The bell represents an important milestone for all those undergoing radiation treatments for cancer. As a cancer patients completes the last radiation treatment, he or she rings the […]

Hoffmann, Karen (Olson)

Karen Marlene (Olson) Hoffmann, 59, of Ruidoso died Thursday, March 2, after a brief illness. She was born April 8, 1946, in Palm Beach, Fla., to Richard and Dorothy Olson. After graduating from high school in Minneapolis, she attended Stevens College for a year before marrying Henry V. Smith II, father of her two children. […]

Uttaro, Louis R.

Louis R. Uttaro, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept.15, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., to Frances and Salvatore Uttaro. He grew up in Rochester, where he attended school. He entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in Europe in the 14th Armored Division. He […]

Labourr, Fanny

Fanny Labourr Services: Have been held. Fanny “Penny” Weisman Labourr, 66, of Rochester, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004. She was born Feb. 6, 1938, in Rotterdam, Holland, to Toni and Walter Weisman. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her husband, Harvey J. Labourr; a son, Larry J. Labourr of Clovis; […]

Clovis native chats with president on national TV

A Clovis native sat on a four-person panel with President Bush on Wednesday during a campaign stop the president made to Rochester, Minn. Asked by Bush to tell her story, former Cameo Elementary fifth-grade teacher Jill Wooten said she grew up in a little town in eastern New Mexico called Clovis. She told the president […]

Bush jokes with former Clovis elementary teacher

by Mike Linn President Bush took a light-hearted jab at Clovis on Wednesday during a campaign stop in Rochester, Minn., a Clovis native who sat with the president said. Asked by Bush to tell her story, a former Clovis fifth-grade teacher at Cameo Elementary, Jill Wooten, said she grew up in a little town in […]