God can provide pattern, purpose to life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist When Susie and I were growing up, mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. She would spread the material out on the kitchen table, lay the pattern over the material, pin the pieces to the material with […]

Foster killed in 1942 shootout near Elida

By Don McAlavy: CNJ Columnist It was said that Bailey Foster went berserk early one Sunday morning, seriously wounding two officers who sought to quiet him. Foster lived on his farm which was said to be two miles southeast of Elida. Three hours earlier Foster had attacked Roosevelt County Sheriff R.N. McCall and his deputy, […]

Parents cautious when shopping for toys

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MCT photo: Bill Hogan Thomas & Friends tops were recalled in August. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Crumpled list in hand, Annette McCall warily eyed the shelves of brightly-colored toys Saturday morning. Inches away, McCall’s 15-month-old daughter, Tara, sat happily chewing on a plastic set of keys. “I’m kinda scared to even buy her […]

Utah base watching closely what happens with Cannon

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The future of Cannon Air Force Base is being watched closely even beyond eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Six Air Force bases across the United States stand to inherit F-16 fighter jets if Cannon is closed, including Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. “I can’t say there […]

Cox, Belle

Belle Cox Services: Have been held. Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. She married Weldon J. “Coxy” Cox on […]