Buffalo soldiers seek recruits

lzgkfh-lzgke5214buffalosoldiersweb.jpg

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. […]

Day trip: Celebration features Buffalo Soldier re-enactment

lyn5bv-lyn5bg131bizlicenseillus.jpg

Courtesy photo: Lu Ann Aday Texas Buffalo Soldiers at Texas Buffalo Soldiers Encampment at Cochran County Park, Morton, Texas. What: Texas’ “Last Frontier Heritage Celebration.” What’s it about? Morton, Texas, will host its seventh annual encampment of the Texas Buffalo Soldiers Living History Program at Cochran County Park in connection with Texas’ “Last Frontier Heritage […]

Live buffalo among KENW auction items

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico A live buffalo is up for bid in this year’s KENW online fundraising auction. The buffalo, a 3-year-old male pet belonging to a Portales man, is for sale along with about 820 other items — ranging from an autographed Green Bay Packers football to out-of-production Barbie dolls to couches. […]

Road work scheduled

CNJ staff The Curry County Road Department has scheduled road repair Tuesday on Buffalo Road from Curry Road 11 to Coyote Road, according to a press release. The work will be done from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The road may be closed during phases of the work, the release said.

Legend of buffalo hunter Causey lives on

By Ruth Burns: CNJ Correspondent By Ruth Burns Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey, New Mexico was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling hides to […]

Heston: Actor, activist leaves lasting legacy

Freedom New Mexico Charlton Heston was famous for playing such larger-than-life historical roles as Moses, Michelangelo, Andrew Jackson, Buffalo Bill, Cardinal Richelieu, and Ben Hur, a fictional character who seemed more real than life in his portrayal. Heston may have been Hollywood’s last real star, instantly recognizable with that stentorian baritone voice and imposing presence. […]

Stealing not worth it — that’s the truth

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were in Truth or Consequences the other weekend. One place we visited was a secondhand store. In places like this I look for old music and bicycle parts. She looks at everything. So I usually finish first. While she continued to search for […]

Podsiadlik, Mary

Mary M. Podsiadlik, 51, of Clovis died Wednesday, March 8, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born Oct. 28, 1954, in Buffalo, N.Y. She grew up in Buffalo, and in 1986 graduated from Kelsey Jenny Business College in San Diego. On June 12, 1988, in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Paul M. […]

Ira Pottard

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Ira Pottard Date of birth: Aug. 4, 1922 Dates of service: 1942 to 1949 Hometown: Clovis Theater and location of service: China Burma India […]

Modern days could use Howdy Doody morality

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist Editor’s note: The following column is being rerun at the request of a reader. As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big fan Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob […]

Buffalo Soldier Hill name now official

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A hill located near Lingo will be forever be designated as Buffalo Soldier Hill on federal maps in honor of African-American members of the U.S. Cavalry. Lingo is 40 miles southeast of Portales, near the Texas border. “This means no name other than Buffalo Soldier Hill may appear on federal […]

Ethnic pride

Andy Jackson With a smile on her face and a red bandage on her arm, Barbara Brimfield walked down the steps of the United Blood Services trailer after giving a pint of blood Saturday at the 14th annual Curry County Ethnic and Health Fair on Main Street. “I feel good,” said Brimfield of Clovis. “I […]

Scaling ranks challenging for two blacks

By Darrell Todd Maurina: CNJ Staff Writer When 2nd Lt. Ira Pottard left the Army’s veterinary corps after fighting in World War II, he couldn’t arrange the financing to begin a veterinary practice in Clovis and traded his officer’s uniform to become a chauffeur. More than 35 years later when Delores Forrest entered the United […]

Historic land site gets new name

1088317383-b-soldier-hill-2-raw.jpg

Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

Mr. Robinson, the grandkids will be proud

CNJ Editorial Seldom do we stand on formality or political correctness. Most times the fans of those forms of group-think use them to stifle voices and opinions that disagree with theirs. However, a recently successful effort to change the racially insensitive and derogatory nickname of an eastern New Mexico landmark deserves loud applause. The site, […]

July replete with fairly odd occurrences

By Bob Huber It’s time once more to celebrate the invention of the typewriter, the little machine that enabled us old-time newspersons to write more and say less. It was patented July 14, 1886, by three guys from Milwaukee named Sholes, Glidden and Soule. It’s not clear from my scholarly research why three men were […]