Local ceremonies to commemorate 9/11

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Courtesy photo: Christie Carter The Cannon Air Force Base colorguard will be present at the J.P. Stone Community Bank Memorial ceremony this year as it is each year. Bank President David Stone said the ceremony has taken place every year since 2002. Alisa Boswell Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks […]

Engagements —

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Parra-Grossnicklaus Ed and Nancy Parra announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Gabrielle Nicole Parra of Germantown, Md., to Aron Michael Grossnicklaus of Laurel, Md., son of John and Robyn Snowberger of Clovis and Jeff and Marilena Grossnicklaus of Charlotte, N.C. [image #1, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Sept. 11, 2011 […]

Bailey County has new Justice of Peace

CNJ staff The new Justice of the Peace for Bailey County, Texas is Deb Stone. Stone finished the election Tuesday with 976 votes against Julian Dominguez, who finished with 178 votes. In uncontested races: • Sherri Bessire Harrison earned 968 votes in the county judge race. • Jackie Claborn II collected 954 votes in the […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Hard not to get set in your ways

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist When my husband and I first became 4-H leaders we had what we thought were great new ideas about ways to run the county contests. An older couple (who had been in charge of county events since probably the stone age) countered each suggestion for a new or different way […]

Salas guilty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Edward Salas looks at his parents as he is handcuffed Friday following a guilty verdict. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The crowded Curry County courtroom was stone silent Friday as Judge Teddy Hartley read the verdict: Edward Salas is guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 10-year-old […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Laughter the Best Medicine II contains a laugh-out-loud collection of the funniest jokes, quotes, stories, and cartoons from Reader’s Digest magazine, all guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. Creation in Death by J. D. Robb centers on Lt. Eve Dallas, whose new crime scene mimics […]

Power company trying to correct rate increase information

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission has received more than 700 comments about a proposed rate hike for Xcel Energy, a case manager with Xcel said. Most of those comments stem from false information, an Xcel spokesman said. Xcel’s Wes Reeves said the proposed increase, filed in May, is […]

Fire chief recounts events at site of attacks

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryPortales Fire Chief Raul Muniz addresses the crowd during Monday’s 9/11 ceremony at Portales National Bank. By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers As a lieutenant with the New York City Fire Department, Raul Muniz escaped death by mere minutes at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. The Portales fire chief shared […]

Debate fuels controversy

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksThe ethanol plant proposed at this site along U.S. Highway 60/84 as a joint venture of ConAgra and the Carlyle/Riverstone Renewable Energy Infrastructure Fund has residents concerned by its proximity to the city. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Some days, a fine dust settles on her porch furniture and an […]

Permit process delayed

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The location of a proposed ethanol plant in Clovis was unclear in a public notice, temporarily halting the approval process for the plant, according to a New Mexico Environment Department spokeswoman. The proposed ethanol facility is to be located along U.S. 60/84, approximately two-tenths of a mile from city […]

Olympics take mind off state politics

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist I know. I know. There is just a lot of stuff going on in New Mexico about which I should be passionate. What could possibly distract from writing reams of copy about the recently concluded 2006 New Mexico Legislature? The 2006 Winter Olympics, that’s what. Who cares about a $6 […]

Church spreading Word through rubber wristbands

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Mike Griffin wears four wristbands, including one that glows in the dark. “My problem is selling them; I just give them away.” said Griffin, referring to the wristbands that are sold for $2 apiece. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Rubber wristbands: Trendy fashion accessory or clever way to spread a […]

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 […]

Stone, Sara

Sara Stone Services: Have been held. Sara Elizabeth “Saby” Gordon Stone, 79, of Roswell, died Tuesday, May 31, 2005, in Roswell. She was born on Feb. 27, 1926, in Floyd. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University then moved to Dexter, where she taught for 27 years for Dexter Public Schools. She married Fred H. […]

Author of life will have last word

By Curtis Shelburne Recently my younger brother Jim and I walked among the headstones dotting the small country cemetery nestled near the Edith Community a little over eight miles outside of Robert Lee, Texas. Well-kept but absolutely blending in with their surroundings, the headstones had grown up where once only mesquite trees and prickly pears […]

Huge stone monument stolen from Hotel Clovis roof

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An Indian chief statue is one of five monuments sat atop the nine-story high Hotel Clovis. CNJ photo by Eric Kluth. By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer A 350-pound historic monument is missing from atop Hotel Clovis. The 73-year-old stone in the shape of an Indian chief with a war bonnet vanished on Tuesday. City […]

Tent show kicks off

Emilie Hornak: CNJ Correspondent Joe’s Boot Shop has redefined the meaning of customer appreciation over the years with its annual July 4th Great Tent Event. You don’t even have to be a customer to appreciate it. Store patrons can expect live music and free drinks as the Western apparel and supplies store on Mabry Drive […]

Restoration of old windmill gives a glimpse of history

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Bill Dalley stands next to his latest windmill, a 14-foot Eclipse, at his outdoor museum in Portales. Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson. Michelle Seeber: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — With all the wind that blows in eastern New Mexico, it is no wonder that windmills were a factor in the settling of Roosevelt County. Before the invention […]

Curnutt, Wilburn

Wilburn Curnutt Services: Have been held. Wilburn Curnutt, 84, of Waco, Texas, died Sunday, March 28, 2004, at a nursing home in Waco. He was born January 26, 1920, in Trinidad, Colo., to C.F. and Florence Curnutt. He came to the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco at the age of 10. He graduated from Waco […]