Peacock population under control

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Peacocks roam free Friday outside the giraffe cage at the Hillcrest Zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Delisle) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The peacock population at Hillcrest Zoo has dwindled to 40 following a successful sale that drew interest across the state. Zoo Director Herschel Arnold reported in February that the large, colorful fowls’ numbers […]

Spending Saturdays at yard sales way of life for some

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Milz Bickley, left, of Pep, Joshuah Schultz, 15, center, and his brother Jeremiah, 17, both of Portales, carry a bucket of golf clubs Friday into the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Kevin Wilson By most accounts, Saturday’s High Plains Yard Sale will be the biggest yard sale in eastern New […]

Yard sale-ing succeeds with zen attitude

Grant McGee On Saturday, if all goes as planned, there will be a huge yard sale at the Curry County Fairgrounds. It’s hoped people will come from Curry, Roosevelt, Parmer and Bailey counties as well as from around the region for the event. It’s not your typical yard sale. The cash raised will go to […]

Yard sale gears up

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Mike Krell piles donated clothes on his son, Cub Scout Scott Krell,10. Father and son volunteered to assist in sorting donations Saturday morning at the Fairgrounds in Clovis. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Pickup trucks and horse trailers are nothing new at the Curry County fairgrounds, but — pickup trucks and […]

United Way yard sale to benefit hurricane victims

Staff reports The United Way is sponsoring a yard sale to offer relief to the recent hurricane victims. The sale will take place at the Curry County Fairgrounds from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 Laurie Bentley of the United Way said area residents can drop off donated items on Sept. 24 and Sept. […]

Portales residents continue to help victims

Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales residents continue with efforts to help Hurricane Katrina victims, even as the need for cash donations become increasingly urgent. Some organizations have stopped accepting clothing and food donations because these items require manpower to separate and itemize, said to Chuck Haman, Portales city emergency management coordinator. Haman said he attended […]

Auction taste of ranch business

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Clayton Montague, 14, of Clovis, smiles as he watches the bidding on his dairy heifer during the Jr. Livestock Sale Friday at the Curry County Fair. Montague’s heifer sold for $3,200. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Even though the cow she raised sometimes nibbled on her hair, Chelsea Hinrichs suffered […]

8/5 Religion Calendar

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Saturday Rummage Sale — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 1320 W. 21st. Money raised is pledged to Salvation Army, Lighthouse Mission and Matt 25 Hope Center. Sunday Worker’s Meeting — 5 p.m., First Baptist Church, Grand and Gidding. Organizational meeting for AWANA leader and workers. […]

FDA overstepped bounds with ban on ephedra

Freedom Newspapers Sometimes the Nanny State goes too far, even for federal courts. That happened earlier this month in a case involving the Food and Drug Administration’s 2004 ban on the sale of the herb ephedra, commonly used as a diet aid. The ban came after the deaths of more than 80 people, most notably […]

Address violent crime by keeping felons off streets

Freedom Newspapers Scotland has long been thought of as a wild land, peopled by independent-minded warriors, herdsmen and farmers. For centuries, its remoteness has fostered the spirit of self-sufficiency and independence that brooked little interference from the outside world. Scots fought many wars to safeguard their freedom. Who can forget Mel Gibson’s William Wallace shouting […]