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Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly […]

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Beta Phi Seven Beta Phi members and one guest attended the club’s regular meeting March 5 at Collene Baldwin’s house with Laura Loflin and Collene as hostesses. In attendance were Collene Baldwin, Dottie Good, Sandy Heath, Laura Loflin, Rita London, Patsy Lorenz, Bev Miller and Suzy Moore.

Clovis church aims to become military-focused

Christina Calloway Central Baptist Church in Clovis is making an effort to serve military members by transitioning into becoming a military-focused church. Associate Pastor Dick Ross is one of the main members active in making this transition. “We want to become a military-focused church because we have a large number of military members at our […]

Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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Courtesy photo The Triple L Band, shown here, will perform with the Alaskan String Band in a pair of concerts this weekend in Portales and Clovis. CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as […]

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 […]

Association recruiting Buffalo Soldiers

Joe Terry: Courtesy photo Portales city councilman Oscar Robinson, left, speaks with his fellow buffalo soldier member Joe Terry, center, and Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-N.M., on the senate roundhouse floor in Santa Fe. The Llano Estacado Buffalo Soldier Association acted as the colorguard along with other Buffalo Soldiers for Santa Fe’s Centennial program last month. […]

Education column: Drill team members dancing stars

You’ve seen them in the Macy’s Day Parade, or maybe at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando; dance teams of young ladies executing perfectly synched and choreographed routines, riveting the crowds with their performance. I had the privilege of speaking with two of our young ladies who achieved “all-American” status and, as a result, traveled […]

Graffiti concerns local officials

Kevin Wilson Members of the Clovis City Commission said they’re getting plenty of constituent phone calls about graffiti in the city, and are imploring citizens to say something if they see something. Public Works Director Clint Bunch addressed the city commission during its regular meeting Thursday, noting his staff of about 100 public works employees […]

Citizens panel should set Congress’ pay

At least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly very […]

TRICARE Prime option available to young adults

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Military families have a new TRICARE Prime option for young adults without healthcare coverage. TRICARE Young Adult Prime gives eligible family members TRICARE Prime medical (and pharmacy) coverage with low out-of-pocket costs for a $201 monthly premium. Military family members who are not married, who have “aged out” […]

Creating historic railroad district key

Phil Williams Moving the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway 9005 switch locomotive from Hillcrest Park to the lot in front of the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum is what we hope will be the first step in creating a Historic Railroad District. The locomotive will continue to belong to the city, the lot it […]

4Troops performance inspires, entertains

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Joey Beebe, left, and Meredith Melcher, of the 4Troops band, laugh and joke with each other back stage Saturday night during the intermission of their show at Marshall Middle School in Clovis. Band members said they love bringing they message of military service members to others, because they have been in […]

Dance to raise money for Portales war memorial

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The corner of Second Street and Main Street in Portales is where a memorial for Roosevelt County war veterans will be located. Alisa Boswell A dance with a patriotic theme is being held Saturday night to raise funds for the new $20,000 war memorial being brought to Portales. According to […]

ENMU plans baseball clinic

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University baseball team is hosting a free youth baseball clinic on Oct. 22 at Greyhound Field. The clinic, directed by first-year ENMU coach Chris Terry and members of his team, is open to anyone from kindergarten through 12th grde. Participants are asked to bring a glove, hat, baseball […]

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Curry County Extension Clubs The Curry County Extension Clubs held their annual membership event on Sept. 13 at the extension building with 25 members and five guests attending. Grady Alpha Club was responsible for the program and decorated with a fall theme. Carol Nash was mistress of ceremonies. Sheryl Abdill gave the invocation followed by […]

Going the extra mile(s)

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Zane Dalton: Courtesy photo Ryan Jackson, left, was one of the Kappa Sigma fraternity members who ran in the Run for the Heroes event in 2010 to raise money for the families of injured military personnel. He and his fraternity brothers will run again this weekend after raising twice as much money as last year. […]

Three communities rejoin EPCOG

CNJ staff Three communities that once declined to be members of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments have opted to rejoin the regional planning agency. Newly-appointed EPCOG Executive Director Sandy Chancey said members of the agency’s executive committee, who met Wednesday, learned the villages of Logan, Mosquero and San Jon are members once again. Chancey […]

Club notes — Sept. 11

Beta Phi Beta Phi Chapter 2175 of Clovis hosted the New Mexico State Council meeting for Epsilon Sigma Alpha, which was held in Clovis with 33 members in attendance on Aug. 20 at the Baxter Curren Senior Center. A delicious lunch was prepared by Baxter volunteers. Beta Phi members attending were Collene Baldwin, Dottie Good, […]

Our people: Walks without fear

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Liliana Castillo: FNM correspondent Gail Keener has lived in Pep on and off for most of her life. Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which […]