Portales windmills to be moved throughout year

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File photo Bill and Alta Dalley said they are excited about their windmill collection being moved to the Portales fairgrounds, but they will miss people stopping by for pictures of the collection. Moving the windmills is going to surpass the originally quoted $10,000, but the project was budgeted for $25,000, according to County Manager Charlene […]

Moms gear: Home spa products to pamper yourself

black rice soap

Provided by Harnn The HARNN Exfoliating Black Rice Soap with vegetable carbon helps detoxify and deodorize. It is made from rice bran oil, palm oil, coconut oil, herbs, essential oils, and no preservatives. For all skin types. It is $6.99 for a 3.5 oz. bar at www.harnnusa.com. McClatchy-Tribune HARNN Asian-inspired home spa collection includes products […]

Matchbox collection memorable

Karl Terry At one time I had a long list of fabulous vehicles in my collection. Ferrari, Camaro, Mustang, GTO, Willys Jeep, and a Ford roadster or two were just a few of the many items in the Matchbox collection that belonged to my brother and me. A recent question that popped up on my […]

Clovis man owns extensive phone collection

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Gary Blair of Clovis moved his extensive phone collection into a railroad caboose he restored a year and a half ago. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Gary Blair of Clovis stopped counting the phones in his collection after he got to a couple hundred. He has miniatures, novelties, not-so-novel […]

Couple looking to part with windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Eric Butler Bill Dalley looks over a guest book stationed near the windmills on his property in Portales. Visitors from across the U.S. as well as some from Germany, Brazil and Australia have stopped in to take in the 85 antique windmills. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some collections, like stamps […]

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at Eula Mae Edwards Museum

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

Betty Blevins watercolors collection featured at CCC

A wonderful collection of watercolors called “Realism 2009” by Betty Blevins of Lubbock will be on exhibit from May 5 through June 30 in the Eula Mae Edwards Museum/Gallery at Clovis Community College. Blevins states that preserving memories of the past can inspire the present.

Drive replaces hat collection

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Courtesy photo by Nick Mondragon Weldon Carmichael looks over hundreds of caps donated by individuals and businesses after a fire destroyed his home on April 9, 2009 in Roosevelt County. The cap drive was started by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Although a fire took almost everything a […]

Committee eyes Portales windmill collection

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Bill Dalley owns more than 80 windmills and enjoys collecting them. A committee of people from the community is interested in puchasing the windmills to be placed around Portales or grouping them all together for the community to enjoy. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A committee representing several community […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Club Notes

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Nov. 12 with Judy Gambill and Joan Ewing as co-hostesses. Eight members dined on a Thanksgiving lunch. Lucille Johnson showed a collection of Avon bottles. Gambill conducted the business meeting. Reports of several ill members were given. Plans were made for the Christmas […]

Tractor collection hits auction block

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayne Martin has displayed his collection of tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County efforts to clean up the entrances to the city has compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with […]

Western memorabilia on display

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This covered wagon, also known as a prairie schooner, is on display at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. Courtesy photo By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers Roswell has more to offer than UFOs. The Roswell Museum and Art Center has reopened an exhibit called “West of Beyond.” “The collection consists of 2,000 artifacts, all western […]

Advertisements net collections

By CNJ Staff An advertising investment of around $800 resulted in more than $19,000 in criminal fine collections for Parmer County. In September, the Parmer County Commission approved a pair of measures to try to recoup $122,200 owed in fines from convicted offenders in the county. Parmer County Justice of the Peace Pamela Haseloff said […]

County seeks $1 million in back taxes

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers The computer printout of delinquent taxpayers in Curry County is an inch thick and 119 pages long — which constitutes roughly 1 percent of property owners. Among them, they are responsible for 10 percent of the county tax role — or a little more than $1 million. Curry County Manager […]

Christmas decorating sentimental time

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist This is the time of year when my living room starts to look like the Island of Misfit Toys. Please don’t hate me because I’m organized, but I’ve already got my Christmas tree up and ready to plug in tonight as the Christmas season officially gets into full swing. However, […]

Campus museums offer area’s history

Compiled by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers If you’re tired of driving, try visiting one or all of these Portales museums. There are several museums on the grounds of the Eastern New Mexico University campus, including the Roosevelt County Museum, Miles Mineral Museum and the Natural History Museum. The Roosevelt County Museum has its own building, […]

Most-prized possessions record life stories

David Stevens My brother in San Antonio sent an e-mail last week about relatives heading for his house to escape the wrath of Hurricane Rita. He was amused by the possessions they were planning to bring with them, including frozen food and old tax returns. So after you knew the family and pets were safe, […]

Novel accurately portrays High Plains region

Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist “Desperate” and “Discouraged” she wrote in a Feb. 2, 1951, letter to Thomas H. Uzzell, an author who had written “The Technique of the Novel.” “Dear Mr. Uzzell … One summer years ago I was a student at New Mexico A&M College. Mr. W. Earl Beem, head of the English department, […]

Remember when it was much stricter for teachers?

Reporter’s Notebook So you think schools have strict rules these days? Mary N. Williams of Clovis found this list of school rules for Minnesota teachers in 1923: • Don’t get married. • Don’t keep company with men. • Be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless in attendance at a school […]