Storytelling: Cultural preservation

The children, probably from 4 or 5 years old to 12, sat (or lay) on the floor in front, close to the speaker — the storyteller. The grownups sat on the floor or in chairs. The audience had a speaking part in the story, which the storyteller explained. The younger kids, especially, listened carefully for […]

T.V. losing its appeal to me

Karl Terry As we sat down to dinner one night this past week I couldn’t quite figure out what I was watching on TV. Some character was upstaging the star of “The Mentalist” with her psychic abilities. “Have they merged ‘The Mentalist’ with ‘The Medium,’ as a crime-solving super-duo kinda like Batman and Robin?” My […]

Elbow grease better than WD-40

Glenda Price I volunteered to go pick up this two-horse trailer and bring it home. It was only about 25 miles away, so I figured it was no problem, and took off on my merry errand. A really nifty gal named Rita had been storing it at her place. It had been a couple of […]

Mothering styles show value placed on children

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Several years ago, my girls and I witnessed an incident in the airport in Lubbock that was a powerful commentary on mothering. While passengers were sitting around waiting for fights, we watched two women. I think we noticed them because they were completely opposite. Closest to us was one mother […]

Aug. 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 6 p.m. Sunday an officer responded to a report of 200 Manana Boulevard for a report of a subject down. The officer found a man who smelled of alcohol lying on the ground. It took the officer about 10 minutes to […]

Howdy Doody would do us all good

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children […]