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 […]

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) […]