My turn: Cranes provide home away from home

When Charlie and Martha Crane of Portales sit down today for Thanksgiving dinner, they don’t know exactly who will be there to join them, or if they’ll even share a common native language. In fact, odds are they will not. For the past 20 years or so, the kind-hearted Cranes have extended an open invitation [...]

Retired teacher stays busy

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Clovis resident Martha Hardwick grew up on her family ranch, Lee Hammond Ranch, northwest of Clovis. She lived on the ranch in the summer and in Clovis during school. She graduated from Clovis High School in 1965 and went off to college at Oklahoma State University. Hardwick said she wasn’t planning on coming back. But [...]

Sport funding act full of hooey

Martha Burk is to women’s rights issues what Friday night football is to high school athletics. Martha slugs it out in the heavyweight division of advocacy. She disagrees with a column here that criticized a New Mexico law making private booster donations part of the total benefits pie for high school athletics. Former Lt. Gov. [...]

Anniversaries —

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Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in Clovis. Their [...]

Births — Sept. 19

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Tatum Everett Rivers Tatum was born Sept. 13, 2010, to Drew and Christina Tatum of Clovis, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, Gracie Tatum. Grandparents are Edwin and Susan Tatum of Clovis; and William and Sung Yon Nielsen of Safety Harbor, Fla. Great-grandparents are Marion Steinmeyer [...]

Meet the original Martha Stewart

By Jodi Stewart Guest columnist Martha Stewart represents home and hearth. She served her country in World War II as a commissioned Naval officer as part of the Nursing Corp. She’s famous for making lefse, a round Norwegian flatbread with a potato-based dough, baked on a griddle. Perhaps someone caught sight of her roller-skating on [...]

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha [...]

Grant-writing workshops set

PNT staff The Help-NM Project is sponsoring a grant-writing workshop from 8:30 a.m. to noon Jan. 22 at Eastern New Mexico University, Education Building, Room 125. The workshop is free, and RSVPs can be made as late as Jan. 21. The workshop has a seating limit of 25, on a first-come, first-served basis. The Rev. [...]

Martha Stewart’s sentence light, still not right

Freedom Editorial The sentence was mild compared to what some legal experts had predicted; Martha-watchers had thought one year in prison would be the penalty. But Martha Stewart was sentenced Friday to serve five months in prison, five months of house arrest and two years of probation, and given a $30,000 fine. We’ve always thought [...]

Obits Jan. 27

Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86 Martha Belle Shirey Redwine, 86, of Boise City, Okla., died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Tulaski, Tenn. She lived in Portales from 1940 until 1949. They moved to Lovington and later to Midland, Texas, where they owned and operated R&S Construction [...]