Reporter’s notebook: Indian weatherman predicts fair spring

CNJ staff Chief Joseph Weldon Crim of the Plains Indians said Tuesday the wind indicates fair spring weather. Every March 22, Crim goes to his ranch in Lazbuddie, Texas, to build a campfire. The direction of the smoke is a guide to the upcoming spring weather “I have to get out of town because the […]

In Tribute: Contractor built homes, work ethic

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Don Killough raised his family the same way he built houses — a good foundation, some independence and strict parameters. Killough’s children remembered the Clovis building contractor as a loving, supportive father who valued a strong work ethic and could be seen in church whenever its doors were open. […]

Pioneers honored at banquet

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Weldon and Vernell Reed are all smiles after being named Roosevelt County Pioneers of the Year at the Pioneer Banquet Friday kicking off Heritage Days in Portales. (Staff photo: Karl Terry) By Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers Weldon and Vernell Reed of Floyd received the 2006 Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year Award. They were presented […]

Sibling tandem pitches Carlsbad by Cats

CNJ staff CARLSBAD — Oh, brother. Riding the pitching of Todd and Corey Weldon, Carlsbad swept Clovis 3-2, 4-2 Saturday in a District 4-5A doubleheader. In the opener, Todd Weldon scattered 10 hits and stranded 11 runners, including the tying run after Clovis scored twice in the top of the seventh. In the nightcap, not […]

Jane Snelgrove

Jane Snelgrove, 89, of Lubbock and formerly of Muleshoe died Monday, Jan. 9, 2006, in Whisperwood Nursing and Rehab Center in Lubbock. She was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Marietta, Texas. She married Virgil Snelgrove in Texarkana, Texas, on June 10, 1933. She was a homemaker and a lifetime member of the First Seventh Day […]

King , Wilda

Wilda King Services: Have been held. Wilda Nell “Todd” King, 79, of Clovis, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1925, in Nowata, Okla., to Byrd and Bessie Nell Wiggins. She married Weldon King on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio Texas. They have been the owners of […]

King, Weldon Olen

Weldon Olen King Services: Have been held. Weldon Olen King, 74, of Clovis, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his home in Clovis. He was born on July 21, 1930, in Peister, Texas, to Olen and Beatrice Hill King. He married Wilda Wiggins on May 24, 1955, in San Antonio. He has been the owner […]

Cain, Weldon

Weldon Cain Mr. Weldon Cain, 71, of Snyder, Texas, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born on Nov. 24, 1931, in Kaufman, Texas. He married Patricia Overton on May 24, 1955, in Lovington. He was a truck driver for Mussel White Trucking Co. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He […]