Family says missing Fort Sumner man loved lake

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Courtesy photo: Shauna Walker s Family members are hopeful the body of Josh Kenyon will be recovered soon. Kenyon is believed to have drowned in Lake Sumner Sunday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer As family members, park officials and volunteers patrolled Sumner Lake on Tuesday searching for missing 27-year-old Josh Kenyon, his dog Jade […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Merritt, Peggy J.

Peggy J. Merritt Services: Have been held. Peggy Jane Merritt, 69, of Fort Sumner, died Sunday, July 31, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 5, 1935, in Encino, to Ted and Ruth (Birchfield) Young. She was raised and attended school at Encino, graduating with the class of 1954. She married Neuman Merritt […]

For 55 years, men in Clovis have met outside of church to study the Bible

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Don Reid studies from Hebrews chapter 11 Thursday as he prepares his lesson for the Clovis men’s Bible class Sunday. Reid’s lesson will be titled “How big was Abraham’s faith?” By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ Staff writer In 1949, I.D. Johnson, Ed Dillon, Lloyd Potter and Tom Seery decided the weekly Bible study in their homes […]