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Craig, Helen

Helen Craig Services: Have been held. Helen Craig, 90, of Clovis, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on April 10, 1915, in Kansas City, Mo., to George and Lela Wyson Summers. She married Clyde Craig on...

 

Cousins prepare for family effort at national rodeo

One part of an eastern New Mexico family has taken the life of rodeoing since the age of seven. Cousins Kodi Armitage and Tori Bilberry, both 17 and seniors-to-be at Elida High School will compete along with their first cousins Rana and Payton Terry,... Full story

 

Council holds off on skate park decision

They came dressed in black, with a mission to save their park. News of the city’s skate park closing brought out teens and parents wearing black shirts with the words “Operation Keep Skate Park” to the city meeting on Tuesday evening. The shirt... Full story

 
 By PNT Staff    publish/News    July 5, 2005

Police: Vehicle mishap results in death

A vehicle mishap late Monday night caused the death of a Portales man. Police believe Roy Parker, 51, was killed when his 1993 Dodge truck pinned him to a building. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said sometime before 11 p.m., Parker attempted to...

 

Cannon supporters unfazed by GAO report

A report recently submitted to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission provides a peek into the 2005 Department of Defense BRAC process. The in-depth analysis, however, left local base supporters generally unfazed. Ret. Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott...

 

Sheriff's department shorthanded

With one deputy gone to the academy and another deputy injured and currently not on duty, a shortage has forced the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department to request help from the New Mexico State Police Department and the Portales Police...

 

July 6 Dora News

There was a Hitt-Duncan family reunion in the Dora Community Building last Saturday. Leon Hitt got it all arranged and there were 116 registered for the day. The Wagon Wheel Cafe catering service brought the food out from Portales and served it at... Full story

 

July 6 South County News

The reunion in the Milnesand Community Building last Sunday. There were about 60 or so present for a meal and activities. Wesley McAfee was present and had charge of bringing a message from God’s word. He has retired from his regular church...

 

July 6 Floyd News

Transitions Anniversaries: Clifton and Betty Gossett. Upcoming events • The Fire Department will meet Thursday night at the fire station, 7 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m....

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 5, 2005

Unlicensed contractors drawing complaints

CNJ STAFF WRITER [email protected] Problems with unlicensed contractors in New Mexico have reached an all-time high, according to state officials. It’s become such a problem the state recently released a top 10 list of known...

 

Independence includes tenet of responsibility

The story of my July 4 evening is probably not much different than the story of a lot of people reading this right now. I was a spectator at the annual Portales fireworks show, and I was one of many to be pleased that rain wasn’t a participant as...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 5, 2005

Base supporters unfazed by report

A report recently submitted to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission provides a peek into the 2005 Department of Defense BRAC process. The in-depth analysis, however, left local base supporters generally unfazed. Ret. Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott...

 
 By CNJ Staff    publish/News    July 5, 2005

Holiday weekend relatively quiet

The Fourth of July weekend was relatively quiet for area police, except for all the fireworks popping off in the sky above Clovis. From Friday to Tuesday morning, Clovis police received 112 fireworks complaints in the city, according to call logs...

 

Courts should protect papers from prior review

University newspaper staffs are reeling from a recent federal appellate court ruling upholding administrators’ right to review campus papers with the same authority that the U.S. Supreme Court gave high school principals. The ruling could set up a...

 

Old vehicle batteries gain second life

My car battery died recently. That got me thinking about why the car parts place wanted the old battery. The matter had to have some significance because I had to turn in the old battery to buy the new one. What would anybody want with a worn-out... Full story

 

Mexico must give respect to earn it

What is it with Mexico lately? When did it hire David Duke as an image consultant? I can't imagine what else might explain that nation's recent blundering into not just one but two racially charged...

 
 By CNJ staff    publish/News    July 5, 2005

Local attorneys selected as finalists for judgeship

The competition for the open Ninth Judicial District judgeship has tightened up. Local attorneys Robert S. Orlik and David Peter Reeb were selected Friday as the two finalists for the judgeship, which opened in April when Gov. Bill Richardson signed... Full story

 

Portales man dies in vehicle mishap

A vehicle mishap late Monday night caused the death of a Portales man. Police believe Roy Parker, 51, was killed when his 1993 Dodge truck pinned him to a building. Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said sometime before 11 p.m., Parker attempted to... Full story

 

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