Buffalo soldiers seek recruits

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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 […]

Lane closure expected

CNJ staff Xcel Energy will be moving power lines in the area of Prince Street and Llano Estacado Boulevard between 8 a.m. and dark Tuesday. The work will require the closure of one lane on the southeast side of the intersection. Information: 903-328-4381.

Club notes —

Quilt Guild The Llano Estacado Quilt Guilt met Nov. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 22 members attending. President Amy Armenta welcomed three guests: Ann Hall of Tucumcari, June Rielly of Portales and Casey “Kay” McGee of Claude, Texas. Kay became new vice president/parliamentarian of the club. Jeanette Biddle gave the secretary’s report and Leigh […]

Mischief favorite past time at ranch

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Courtesy photo Bill and Eddie White about ages 2 and 4. Ruth Burns The Llano Estacado in the early days was a wonderful place for small boys. The grown-ups were busy with their chores and didn’t have a lot of time to spend worrying about the young’uns. Consequently, little boys could spend their time exploring, […]

May 3 Club Notes

Llano Estacado Quilt Guild The Llano Estacado Quilt Guild met April 25 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending. Elizabeth Lawrence called the meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read the minutes and Leigh Reynolds gave the treasurer’s report. An appreciation donation was given to the church. Reports were given on the charity projects. Upcoming […]

Public Works director: Prince Street construction ahead of schedule

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Jimmy Vela of Nick Griego & Sons Contruction smooths out a driveway approach Monday on Prince St. The driveway is being replaced as part of the ongoing Prince Street construction project. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Business owners that lie within a construction corridor on Prince Street appear to be taking the chaos in […]

Cattlemen first to settle Llano Estacado

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Editor’s note: This is second of two parts of a thesis paper written in 1934 by Norvell Tate. “So far as we know, the first white man to visit the Llano Estacado was Coronado in 1541. Man had flourished for many centuries as evidence by the findings in recent excavations […]

Prince Street repaving to begin Monday

CNJ staff City Manager Joe Thomas said Wednesday the repaving project for Prince Street will start Monday. The project on Prince Street from 21st Street to Llano Estacado includes repaving and drainage work and restructuring sidewalks to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Thomas said the $3 million project will take about 120 days. […]

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 […]

Calendar 3/26

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. First Baptist Single Adults — 6:30 p.m., Bible study and fellowship. For information, call Clay at 762-7209. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of […]

Religion Calendar 3/19

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of God, 307 N. Lea St. For information, call 742-1913. Curry County Right to Life rummage and bake […]

To rewrite Bible is to spread deception

By Shirley Rollinson I read with interest your articles on the courses on homosexuality offered by the Llano Estacado Church in Portales (CNJ Jan. 2). To present the biased view that Christianity is a repressive, anti-feminine, anti-homosexual man-made program — as seems to be the teaching of the leaders of the Llano Estacado Church — […]

Religion Calendar 1/2

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 p.m., Clovis Church of God, 307 N. Lea St. For information, call 742-1913. Sunday The First Service for the Rest of […]

Religion Calendar 12/5

Today Singles Living in Christ — 7 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 1800 N. Norris St., Clovis. Child care is provided. For information, call 763-3141 or 762-6639. The Continentals XP3 contemporary Christian concert — 7 p.m., Kingswood United Methodist Church, 2600 N. Main, Clovis. For information, call 762-1253. Saturday Bible Study Services — 6 […]

New pastor for Portales church

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales has a new pastor. Rev. Christopher George was previously pastor of Lubbock Metropolitan Community Church. The Lubbock church is affiliated with the Metropolitan Community Churches, a 43,000-member denomination founded in Los Angeles in 1968 by Rev. Troy Perry whose primary ministry focus is to gay, […]

Cloud seeding director undaunted by critics

By Haley Rice Duncan Axisa believes he can make it rain. Axisa said this power is available to him through cloud seeding, the process of dropping silver iodide crystals into the supercooled upper parts of clouds. The crystals act as a gathering point, attracting and freezing the microscopically small droplets of water that make up […]