Portales residents replace stolen tree

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell The stump of Mary Standefer’s old tree rests next to her new one, which was given to her from a combined effort between friends and strangers. Standefer said the act of kindness made her realize how many wonderful people are in the world. Alisa Boswell Portales residents banded together to […]

Sweet Home New Mexico: Memories mean more than Christmas trees

Christmas will be here in a few days and most of you are probably well on your way to completing your list of yearly traditions. The first family Christmas tradition we complete is that of putting up our Christmas tree. Growing up in Alabama, I was surrounded by forests of pine trees all around. I […]

Grady student arrested for firing shotgun near school

CNJ staff A Grady High School student was arrested Friday for shooting a shotgun into the air outside the school when he got mad at other teens for throwing pine cones, state police said. Jessie Franklin, 19, is charged with felony aggravated assault and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon on school premises and a […]

Ticket feature: Pine Leaf Boys to take stage in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Pine Leaf Boys mixes Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. Freedom New Mexico Three-time Grammy nominated Pine Leaf Boys take the stage 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Clovis Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. The band mixes Cajun, Creole and Zydeco music. The Louisiana band is known […]

Camp revives childhood memories

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Remember when you went to camp? You learned neat stuff about animal tracks, bugs and pine trees. Maybe you went hiking after dark and somebody jumped out of the woods screaming like a wild animal, scaring everyone spitless. Around the campfire they told ghost stories that caused shivers — and […]

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 […]

All animals deserve love, care

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist She was lovable, but not trainable, the factor that proved to be her downfall in the end. Of the five or six canine friends I’ve had, she was the only one who would not respond to any of the tricks that shape obedience. This, then, is her eulogy, because last […]

Navajo Pine handles Rams

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent ALBUQUERQUE — Portales thought it played at the opponent’s preferred tempo in the semifinals of the Hope Christian tournament on Friday. Navajo Pine, meanwhile, thought it played at the Rams’ pace. Whatever was the truth, it was Navajo Pine that came away with a 48-44 victory over Portales to move […]

Clovis Christian romps to victory over Pine Hill

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Clovis Christian’s Dustin Handley runs down the sideline during the second quarter of Friday’s game against Pine Hill at Jim Hill Field. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer A little home cooking can go a long way. Senior Dustin Handley scored six touchdowns as Clovis Christian mercy-ruled Pine Hill 52-0 […]

Everyone can serve God, no matter one’s ability

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist The concept of servant leadership is a popular approach when talking about leadership theory. From an educational setting to a hospital system to a mammoth corporation, the idea of the leader serving or giving service to subordinates is appealing. Service is a big word. Isaiah in the Old Testament was […]

Top-ranked Texico happy to be home

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Texico senior Johnny Serrano is the leading rusher for the Wolverines, who have won 21 straight games. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer After a month on the road, including all of its district games, Texico starts defense of its Class 1A state football title at home. Winners of 21 straight […]

Pine, Ola Mae

Ola Mae Pine Services: Have been held. Ola Mae Wylie Pine, 77, of Albuquerque died Monday, April 12, 2004. She was born on Feb. 20, 1927, in Larned, Kan. She moved to Fort Sumner shortly after she was born. She spent several years working in Santa Fe before moving to Albuquerque. She was a charter […]

Meister, Dr. Charles W.

Dr. Charles W. Meister Services: Have been held. Dr. Charles W. Meister , 87, of Pine, Ariz., died Friday, April 2, 2004, in Pine, Ariz. He was born on Jan. 23, 1917, in Chicago. He received his Ph.D. in 1941 from the University of Chicago, majoring in Russian literature. In World War II he was […]

Pine cones return to trees

By Jack King Katherine Vandevender said the idea came to her in the night: Why not let her fourth graders decorate pine cones to look like Christmas trees? Ideas like this often come to Vandevender, who describes herself as a crafter and a recycler. But, although she devotes a lot of time to thinking of […]

Adventure comes in scary packages

By Clyde Davis The pine barrens begin in the central part of New Jersey and stretch to the ocean in an easterly direction, to Cape May in the south, and touch the Delaware River in the East. It’s a vast area of rural terrain and downright wilderness, and is heavily grown over with cedar stands, […]