Buffalo soldiers seek recruits

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Courtesy photo Portales City Councilman Oscar Robinson, left, speaks with fellow Buffalo Soldier member Joe Terry, middle, and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, on the Senate roundhouse floor in Santa Fe. The Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldier Association acted as the color guard along with other Buffalo Soldiers for Santa Fe’s Centennial program last month. Ingle invited […]

Honors — Jan. 22

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Courtesy photo Kimmie Davis presents the Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award of Merit to Greg Bucher, center and John Schonberger, right, looks on. Bucher Gregory Bucher received The Conquistador Council and the El Llano Grade District of the Boy Scouts of America District Award […]

May 3 Club Notes

Llano Estacado Quilt Guild The Llano Estacado Quilt Guild met April 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending. Elizabeth Lawrence called the meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read the minutes and Leigh Reynolds gave the treasurer’s report. An appreciation donation was given to the church. Reports were given on the charity projects. Upcoming […]

10/21 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 11 a.m. Oct. 9 an officer responded to an office in the 200 block of Llano Estacado Boulevard for a report of child abandonment. A social services case worker told the officer a woman brought in her 8-year-old daughter and said […]

Public Works director: Prince Street construction ahead of schedule

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Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Contruction smooths out a driveway approach Monday on Prince St. The driveway is being replaced as part of the ongoing Prince Street construction project. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Business owners that lie within a construction corridor on Prince Street appear to be taking the chaos in […]

Cattlemen first to settle Llano Estacado

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is second of two parts of a thesis paper written in 1934 by Norvell Tate. “So far as we know, the first white man to visit the Llano Estacado was Coronado in 1541. Man had flourished for many centuries as evidence by the findings in recent excavations […]

Llano Estecado cotton conference date set

Llano Estacado Cotton Conference Set For Jan. 24   The Llano Estacado Cotton Conference is set for Jan. 24 in the Bailey County Coliseum at 2006 West American Blvd., Muleshoe, TX.  Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the program at 8:30 a.m.  The conference is sponsored by Texas Cooperative Extension in Bailey, Parmer, Lamb […]

Exotic accident victim

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A camel tied to a road sign looks on as rescuers work the scene of a two-vehicle crash at State Road 311 and Llano Estacado Boulevard around 4:30 p.m. Monday. The camel was in a trailer being towed by a sport utility vehicle heading northbound when a car heading west […]

Students seek to unearth club

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The entrance to the Blackwater Draw Site is located on N.M. 467 between Portales and Clovis. (Courtesy photo) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the […]

5/7 Organizations

Chaparral Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club met April 13 at the Extension Building. Sixteen members and two guests — Valeria Jordan’s daughter and granddaughter — answered roll call by telling their Easter plans. Following a brief business meeting, hostesses Carol Litzelman, Jean Skaggs and Dorris Bourlon served a delicious potluck dinner, with the room […]

Laquita Griffith

Mrs. Laquita Joy (Haragan) Griffith, 71, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in Llano, Texas. She was born Jan. 23, 1934, in Lynn County, Texas, to Thelma and Olin Shelton. She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, Dale Haragan. Survivors include her second husband, Alvis Griffith; two sons, Randy Haragan of […]

Calendar 3/26

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., Bible study and fellowship. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of […]

Religion Calendar 3/19

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of God, 307 N. Lea St. For information, call 742-1913. Curry County Right to Life rummage and bake […]

City officials’ pay raise was unjustified

On Jan. 8, our city officials voted themselves an exorbitant 29 percent pay raise while asking for tax increases to fund important projects. This is unconscionable. The Ute water project is looming on the horizon, as is increased compensation for deserving city workers including the police and fire departments, emergency response personnel, and many other […]

To rewrite Bible is to spread deception

By Shirley Rollinson I read with interest your articles on the courses on homosexuality offered by the Llano Estacado Church in Portales (CNJ Jan. 2). To present the biased view that Christianity is a repressive, anti-feminine, anti-homosexual man-made program — as seems to be the teaching of the leaders of the Llano Estacado Church — […]

Religion Calendar 1/2

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of God, 307 N. Lea St. For information, call 742-1913. Sunday The First Service for the Rest of […]

Religion Calendar 12/5

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — 7 p.m., Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main, Clovis. For information, call 762-1253. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 […]

New pastor for Portales church

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor. Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, […]

Riegel, Naomi

Naomi Riegel Mrs. Naomi Riegel, 92, of Clovis, a retired cafeteria worker, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 1, 1911, in Llano, Texas, to John and Addie Wright Tumlinson. She married Paul Riegel on Aug. 9, 1932, in Elida. They later moved to Clovis where […]

Cloud seeding director undaunted by critics

By Haley Rice Duncan Axisa believes he can make it rain. Axisa said this power is available to him through cloud seeding, the process of dropping silver iodide crystals into the supercooled upper parts of clouds. The crystals act as a gathering point, attracting and freezing the microscopically small droplets of water that make up […]