Portales home explodes

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Portales Fire Department works to clear debris off a women trapped in her home after an explosion damaged the structure of the building. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico An explosion rocked a south Portales neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in serious injury to an elderly woman, police […]

March 30, 1949

Church of the Nazarene was in the middle of a10-day revival. Evangelist C. Wesley Brough’s topics included “Heaven,” “When God quits,” and “Eternal Retribution.” … Clovis High’s baseball team held its second workout of the season. The first workout included clearing the field of brush and debris that had accumulated over the winter. … Miller’s […]

Roosevelt County dairyman rides out storm

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The Grande Vida Dairy, nine miles north of Portales, suffered extensive damage in Friday’s tornado. (CNJ Correspondent Photo: Roger Hatcher) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County’s Mike Mitchell lost a new dairy operation and about 175 cows in Friday’s tornado, but quick thinking allowed him to escape with his life. Mitchell said he arrived […]

Neighbors work together on cleanup

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Neighbors band together in cleanup effort

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Bob Sellers of Clovis inventories his home on Fairmount Ct. Monday for insurance purposes. Sellers said he and his wife, Dina, have been grateful for help from neighbors and the whole Clovis community. (CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Hundreds of volunteers descended on a small neighborhood south of Brady […]

Residents come to each other’s aid

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Adam Turboville cleans debris and tree limbs from his roof Saturday morning in the 1400 block of Eastridge Street. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Neighbors were out in force Saturday morning, working together to clean debris from one of several tornadoes that struck the Clovis area Friday night. About a […]

Tornado tales: Bowling alley source of refuge

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer About 15 people huddled inside or near the locker room of Mainline Bowl on Friday night as the tornado roared by, according to employee Steve Foisie. The group included three employees and mostly children who were there to bowl. “The kids were crying,” Foisie said. Foisie heard a loud […]

Violent parenting teaches child violence

CNJ Readers I would like to agree with Bill Sconone in Tuesday’s letter (“Parents fail to teach common courtesies.”) However, I must strongly disagree with his methods. Smacking or swatting a child is parenting by bullying. Hitting a child just teaches him or her it is OK to hit another person if you are bigger […]

First-hand account — tsunami almost killed me

Editor’s note: The following is an e-mail sent from Arjune Mirchandini to his father Rajan, a doctor in Clovis, and his brother Kush. The e-mail was received in Clovis on Monday and describes the tsunami that hit Sri Lanka and neighboring countries late Saturday. Hey! Well, I happened to get caught up in the tsunami […]