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Articles from the August 17, 2006 edition

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Sen. Bingaman visits Portales

Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., told a crowd of Roosevelt and Curry county agriculture producers Thursday in Portales he was pessimistic about passage of a new farm bill this fall in Washington. He said the proposed farm bill is tied to world trade talks... Full story

 

Purpose found in following God's pattern

When Susie and I were growing up, Mother made our clothes. Cloth World was our favorite store. Simplicity and McCall’s patterns were common things around our house. Mother would spread the material... Full story

 

Portales girl killed in accident

A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on...

 

Clovis Christian keeps growing

Before textbooks are opened, before instruction begins, students in these classrooms bow their heads to pray. “All of our classes begin with a prayer,” said Max Kralicek, an English and geography teacher at Clovis Christian School. “We...

 

Village of Dora granted new water tower

There’s a new look to the Village of Dora. Standing against the skyline, just east of the Dora Church of Christ, is the new water tower. Completed in July, the tower stands approximately 110 feet tall and holds 93,000 gallons of water. The capacity...

 

Officials say dogs, schools bad mixture

Concerns that a child could be bitten, injured or exposed is the reason behind a zero tolerance policy for wandering dogs at bus stops and school grounds, according to city officials. With the onset...

 

Plans moving forward for February bond election

Portales Municipal School District is moving forward with plans to hold a bond election in February. The plan is to keep the rate as close as possible to the current rate while extending the district’s bond payout period, according to...

 

Something special

Jeannine Hendrix, left, rides the merry-go-round with her little sister, Dorothy, during Special Need Day on Thursday at the Curry County Fair. Jeannine suffers from Williams Syndrome. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) Her dark, curly hair flying in the... Full story

 

Portales youth killed crossing road

A 7-year-old Portales girl was struck by a pickup truck and killed Thursday as she attempted to cross a highway east of Portales, according to New Mexico State Police. Mireya Tarango was crossing the highway from a neighbor’s home to her home on... Full story

 

Leaders of tomorrow are children of today

This time of year is “bittersweet” for me. I see “Back to School” reminders everywhere. I feel a “tinge” of fall in the air and I remember those first days of school. New lunch boxes and crayons held in little hands walked into my classro...

 

Hold soldiers accountable

Editorial It is painful to read or hear about the five U.S. Army soldiers accused of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdering her and her family. If the accusations are at all accurate — and we must still presume the soldiers to be innocent...

 

Stress can be a blessing in disguise

Too blessed to be stressed. That’s a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. But I like it better the other way around: “Blessed to be stressed.” Why? Because as I heard a radio commentator say, we’re blessed to be stressed because that...

 

Australians leading way in innovative thinking

The sign in the health food store in Sydney, New South Wales read, “Sheep Placenta — On Sale! Half Price!” It was also printed in Chinese. My first thoughts were “Do they eat it? Rub it on? Make party favors of it? Kick it around like a... Full story

 

Church celebrates 100 years of worship with special services

The Rev. Danny Sanders has been at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose for six years. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Kathryn Viggers fondly recalls watching her daughter recite her wedding vows at the First United Methodist Church in... Full story

 

Those who believe won't be left behind

Over the last several years, “Left Behind” has been a popular Christian fiction book series. I read the first book because I had met one of the book’s authors, Tim LaHaye. I found myself... Full story

 

Justice must be served to wrongdoers

It is painful to read or hear about the five U.S. Army soldiers accused of raping a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and murdering her and her family. If the accusations are at all accurate — and we must still presume the soldiers to be innocent until...

 

Turtle’s life isn’t just day at the races

The other day I encountered a smooshed Southwestern box turtle on Kimberly Lane while tooling along on my bicycle. I paused for a minute to look at the little guy. No fuss, no muss, the turtle was just smooshed. “Well, I guess you won’t be in... Full story

 

Added stress teaches responsibility

Too blessed to be stressed. That’s a saying I’ve been seeing a lot lately. But I like it better the other way around: “Blessed to be stressed.” Why? Because as I heard a radio commentator say we’re blessed to be stressed because that means... Full story

 

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