Residents remember their mothers

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Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Don Reid wrote to his mother as a 19-year-old Army recruit in Vietnam. Reid wrote 170 letters to his mother Dorothy Reid in a year’s time while he served in Vietnam. That means he wrote home at least three times a week. A few months before his mother died in May […]

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

Pageant to feature mothers, daughters

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Monarch Formals coordinator Ty Caffrey helps Emily Gomez and Peytynn Gomez choose dresses for her upcoming fundraiser, a Mommy and Me pageant. Alisa Boswell Monarch Formals is kicking off its “Mommy and Me” pageant Saturday, a modeling event for mothers and daughters. The “Mommy and Me” pageant is 7 p.m. […]

Mom’s love always enduring

The sacrificial love of mothers goes beyond all human understanding. She can be mistreated, ignored, rejected or taken for granted, yet she still loves her child. Mothers think their child is the prettiest, smartest and dearest in all the world. Mothers are like that. Who else but a mother is up all night rocking a […]

Portales Past: March 18, 1910

March 18, 1910: The Mothers’ and Teachers’ Club held its regular meeting at the Portales school house. Mothers and teachers talked about athletics in school and the women’s suffrage movement, the Roosevelt County Herald reported.

Guilt shouldn’t be factor in helping

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist It is a running joke, of course, concerning some mothers that they relentlessly try to instill guilt in their children along lines of, “You owe me since I brought you up.” Never mind now that bringing up children is something parents usually sign up for freely and it […]

Breastfeeding event scheduled

Women and babies will gather at sites around the world for the Ninth annual Breastfeeding Challenge 11 a.m. Saturday. Clovis mothers will gather at Greene Acres Park in Clovis. Mothers and children at sites across Canada, the U.S. and other countries will compete to set the record for the most children breastfeeding at one time. […]

Oct. 2, 1951

Brank’s Comedians Tent Theatre was scheduled to perform “What Mothers Don’t Know” at Auspices American Legion, charging 50 cents for adults and 9 cents for children.

Protective mothers a determined lot

By Baxter Black For years, New Mexico State University managed a ranch on the Jornada, running Santa Gertrudis’ cattle. One of the vivid lessons I learned was the intense protectiveness of the Braymer-blood mama cows. If you stepped into the high-fenced corrals with the mothers and their young’ns, you were asking for trouble. They were […]

Parents on their own often

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the rates are rising, a state vital statistic report released recently shows. Local numbers are consistent with the state, which currently sits at 51 percent, Donna Bossey with the New Mexico Department […]

Area’s teen birth rate rising

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The number of babies born to Roosevelt County teens in 2006 shot up an alarming 43 percent, according to statistics recently released by the New Mexico Department of Health. At the same time babies born to Curry County young teens dropped 18 percent, statistics show. In Roosevelt County, there […]

Memorial Day event slated

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Members of the American Legion Post 31 will honor fallen veterans and their families during the 61st annual Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Monday under the flagpole at the Portales Cemetery. The memorial service will last from 45 minutes to an hour, said post commander Joe Blair. “They (veterans) […]

Mothers deserve special thanks

By Joan Clayton: Columnist It’s been said that someone asked Winston Churchill to name the teacher who had the greatest influence upon his life. He simply answered, “My mother.” Mothers see infinite possibilities in their children. Their children accomplish amazing feats because of mothers’ encouragement. Mothers set the tone of the home by loving, protecting, […]

Some gave their all

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen military veterans Memorial Day. American Legion Post No. 31 in Portales is having an honor ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Portales Cemetery. Chief Master Sgt. Ray M. Clark of Cannon Air Force Base will be the […]

Good mothers are nurturing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I gained a greater appreciation for my mom and the upbringing she provided this week. It wasn’t from anything she did for me this week it came from an experience that showed me just how blessed I’ve been compared to some youngsters growing up today. I had the opportunity […]

A mother’s love is an investment

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s a day to honor mothers. Where would we be without them? To me, mothers have the whole future of mankind in their hands, and their tasks are many. From babyhood to great-great-grandmothers, they fulfill a great responsibility. The Bible has a lot to say […]

Mother’s Day has different meaning at children’s home

By Tony Parra Some mothers may have to take care of five or maybe even eight kids, but there are other mothers in Portales who have to take care of more than 20 children. Three house mothers at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home in Portales share responsibilities with their husbands of taking care of […]

Mothering babies isn’t what it used to be

Freedom Newspapers Mothering babies might not seem what it used to be. We seem to see growing instances of mothers who abuse or abandon their children, whether leaving them alone at home or in hot car seats. We still hear news about spectacular cases such as that of a Texas woman, who with her common-law […]

May 12 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Sunday was a beautiful day for everyone celebrating Mother’s Day — even those spending the day inside. There were some mothers visiting families in Dora and Dora Mothers traveling around visiting their “younguns” and families. Ivy Allison was out from Portales visiting with her daughter, Laqueda Chavez and family, and came with […]

Gold star moms remember children lost on battlefield

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]