God’s punishing hand recurrent Robertson theme

Freedom Newspapers The stroke that laid Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon low is a medical condition; a cranial injury inflicted by hemorrhaging following a vascular rupture. Some have speculated that a blood-thinning medication Sharon had been taking as a preventative measure may have exacerbated the damage he suffered by increasing the flow of the hemorrhage. […]

U.S. should not interfere, but watch Israeli politics

Freedom Newspapers The human impulse is to hope that he survives and has years of restful peace remaining. Whether that happens or not, however, the serious stroke suffered by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is likely to be a setback to hopes for Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation. And for a time, at least, it will throw Israeli […]

Jackson, Bruce O.

Bruce Ogden Jackson, 85, formerly of Clovis and Tucumcari, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, in Lubbock, Texas after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 26, 1919 in Electra, Texas. He married Gladys McIntosh in Tucumcari on Nov. 29, 1939. He farmed for many years in the San Jon community and later worked for the […]

Bauer, Mary

Mary Bauer Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mary Theresa Bauer, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis She was born April 30, 1915, in Bird Island, Minn., to James and Ellen Lanigan Brown. She was a home-care worker for the state of California. […]

Matthews cooked up book in spite of stroke

By Don McAlavy John Matthews’ life suddenly changed in 1984 when suffered his first serious stroke. Then 55, Matthews had been a full-time youth and music minister. Bu the major impact of his stroke was visual impairment. “After that stroke I couldn’t lead music, couldn’t drive; so I started looking around for what I could […]

Intense protests prove problems far from resolved

Freedom Editorial In a country of about 6 million people, 100,000 protesters or so (estimates ranged from 70,000 to 150,000) are hardly a majority. But in politics intensity can count for as much or more than sheer numbers. Those who joined hands to protest against a plan to withdraw Israeli settlements from Gaza constitute more […]

Heritage days to bring back Portales graduates

By Tony Parra: FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS Organizers are hoping to have 71 years worth of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is […]

Bush’s best strategy for Israel/Palestine is non-intervention

Freedom Newspapers Has American approval become the kiss of death for Israeli politicians? Is there a chance American politicians will take a second look and pull back a bit from involvement in Israeli politics? Back in 2000, former President Clinton was on the verge of writing position papers for former Laborite Israeli Prime Minister Ehud […]

Births 2/22

Bender Johnathan Bender and Vicki Lucero of Clovis are the parents of a 8-pound, 7.6-ounce girl born on Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Janelle Denae Bender has a brother, Seth, 3, and a sister, Julia, 2. Her grandparents are Victor and Sharon Lucero. Her great-grandparents are Earl and Wanda Scott.

Betts, Kathleen

KATHLEEN BETTS Services: Have been held. Kathleen Betts, 69, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Sept. 7, 1934, in Birmingham, Ala., to Miss Sallie Mae Campbell. She grew up in Smyrna, Tenn., where she attended schools. She married Charles William Betts on May 27, […]