Owners line up for pet blessing

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Cleo, a Chinese pug, receives a blessing with owner Deedra Hines by Father Allen Brockmeier of the St. James Episcopal Church at Saturday’s pet blessing event at Trinity Lutheran Church. Benna Sayyed Merle could hardly sit still for his first blessing at church. At 3 months old, Merle was abandoned […]

March 8, 2009 Club notes

Evening Lions Club Evening Lions met Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at 1501 W. 7th. There were 16 members and four guests present. Lion Merle Terry gave the prayer and Lion Gene Terry led the pledge. Past District Governor Merle Terry inducted three new members into the club. There were no applications for student glasses […]

Love, rock and roll at UFO Music Fest

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Merle Haggard was the last performer at Sunday’s UFO Music Festical at Doc Stewart Park. (CNJ correspondent: Andrew Chavez) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Lovebirds Lysa Stone and Buck McKillip had special reason to be dancing in the front row during Merle Haggard’s Third Annual UFO Music Fest Sunday at Doc Stewart Park. Stone […]

Residents eagerly await Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Faith Triumphant Christian […]