The Coke County Ministry Conference

By Curtis K. Shelburn: Local columnist By far the most helpful ministry seminar I ever go to is one I try to faithfully attend twice a year at Robert Lee, Texas. I call it the Coke County Ministry Conference. The setting, the speakers, my fellow attendees—every aspect of this conference is truly remarkable. You should […]

10-4 Club notes

PRMC Auxilians Plains Regional Medical Center Auxilians attending the Annual New Mexico Auxiliary/Volunteer service meeting in Albuquerque, Sept. 16, 17 and 18 were Ida Chandler, Norma Nagle, Frances Atkins-Boney, Robbie Williams, Phyllis Davidson, Joy Melton, Frances Rhoden, Mary Kay Nabholz, Helen Masters, Paula Jackson, Dorothy Bean and Rita Bumgarner. theme was A Symphony From The […]

Supreme Court sends suit against city of Portales to trial

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Supreme Court has sent a breach of contract lawsuit against the city of Portales back to District Court for a jury trial. The lawsuit alleges that without approval, Portales City Manager Debi Lee canceled retiree health benefits stipulated by a personnel ordinance. City representatives said the […]

Investigators determining cause of fire

An investigator was on scene Saturday looking for clues to what caused a warehouse fire that gutted a warehouse and the Dollar General Store, according to Portales Fire Department Lt. Shannon Lee. Firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Friday, after an employee at Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware store spotted smoke coming from the […]

Spirit remains in our hearts year-round

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Christmas is only 13 days away. Through the years, my wants at Christmastime and my attitude about the season have really changed as I have grown. One Christmas when I was only seven, we were living in Kansas City. I remember that Christmas because Susie was very, very sick and […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Homemade jelly recipe for disaster

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them […]

Misadventures in making prickly pear jam

Glenda Price One day my friend Mary Lee and I were riding in the foothills among the juniper and cactus just when the prickly pears had made their fruit. The little fruits, about the size of your thumb, are a pretty red, and we had heard somewhere that jelly made from them was really good. […]

July 20, 2008 Weddings

Gonzalez Ramona Madril of Clovis and Casey Gonzalez of Gig Harbor, Wash., were joined in marriage July 19, 2008, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Father Sotero Sena performed the traditional Catholic ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joaquin and Naty Madril of Clovis. She is the granddaughter of the late Joaquin Madril […]

First Person: County maintenance man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lee Delk says his life is his grandchildren. Lee Delk has been dubbed the king of poo. As Curry County’s maintenance supervisor he and his crew of six are responsible for the maintenance of all county buildings and property, including the roof tops of many of the buildings where pigeons […]