Camel helps pay student’s way through college

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Edwin Snell said he and Caesar the camel, who he took to college with him in Las Cruces, have been together 11 years. Sharna Johnson A college student would be lucky to have a wingman like Caesar. And Edwin Snell is. Caesar the camel is not only a companion after […]

July 27, 1942

Antoinette Concell, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey aerial marvel endorsed Camel cigarettes for their mild flavor. … The Clovis News-Journal reported that Miss Lois Beck hosted weekly storytelling and games at the high school auditorium for kids ages 4-9. … Mrs. Dona C. Elder, of 621 Pile, was hostess for a birthday party honoring […]

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 […]

Sand dunes at Monahans a stopping place for centuries

For more than 12,000 years, the sand dunes of Monahans, Texas, have been traveled through by man. For the Clovis/Portales resident, the dunes can be traveled to by present man in a car ride of about three hours. What is it? The park, according to its Web site, contains 3,840 acres of sand dunes, with […]

Fair vendors ready for annual event

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The life of a traveling concessionaire can be exhilarating. So says Pat Cumings of Fritch, Texas, who arrived at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Sunday with the trailer she calls “Pat’s Yum-Yum Hut.” “When you’re working in the trailer during the fair and you get a line of people, then […]

City targets camel lot

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Sam Snell’s camel Clyde relaxes in the yard Tuesday on Remuda Street in Clovis. Snell would like to see camels removed from the list of animals the city commission will not allow people to own. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King For much of the time he has owned him, Sam Snell has […]