Chase Gentry awarded economic developer of the year

Jack King The vision and determination of a legendary economic development director live on in Chase Gentry, officials said Thursday. Gentry, who was given his first economic development job by Portales development executive R. Dallan Sanders, became the third person to receive an annual award named in Sanders’ honor Thursday. The Clovis Industrial Development Corporation [...]

County scores well on health assessment

By Mike Linn State health officials believe services provided by Eastern New Mexico University and collaboration between local organizations are a few reasons why Roosevelt County’s latest public health assessment compares favorably against many counties in the state. While figures for the entire state are not yet complete, Roosevelt County scored well in District 4 [...]

FTCS News

Raffle We are currently selling raffle tickets for a county bench. The tickets are $1 each, and proceeds go toward the arts department at FTCS. All students are selling tickets. Sports The Faith Triumphant Conquerors take on Amherst today at 4:30 p.m. at Conqueror Field. Admission to the game is $4 for adults and $2 [...]

Floyd School News

Jennifer Essary Immunizations A reminder that students immunizations must be current by next Wednesday or they will not be allowed to attend school. There will be an immunization clinic on the on Tuesday. Parents must be present for a student to receive immunizations. Letters will be mailed to parents whose children’s immunizations are delinquent. Events [...]

Community honors the fallen

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Mike Linn People in every generation have a day they will never forget. This was the message Eastern New Mexico University President Dr. Steve Gamble presented to ENMU students and faculty on 9/11’s two-year anniversary during a 20-minute ceremony at noon near the campus fountain. For Gamble it was Nov. 22, 1963, the day John [...]

Obits 9/12

Elsie Reid, 71 Mrs. Elsie Reid, 71, of Clovis, a retired federal employee, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on June 28, 1932, in Littlefield, Texas, to J.C. Sr. and Adelia Howard. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, family members said. She was preceded [...]

Confusion lingers, as a friend leaves for war

Helena Rodriguez Today our family friend, Tom Venzor, leaves to go help fight the war in Iraq. Today, one day after the second anniversary of that horrific day that continues to haunt us through vivid video footage and images, increased terror alerts and a war that continues on. It’s ironic. We just went to visit [...]

Zia soccer team earns first victory

By Mike Linn They practice on a field about 1/2 the size of their game day turf, working on mental quickness and short passes, turning split-second breakdowns in defense into shot-on-goal opportunities. Meet the Eastern New Mexico University first-year women’s soccer team, a hodgepodge of junior college transfers, local club stars and freshmen recruits from [...]

Obits 9-11

Samuel Moore, 87 Mr. Samuel Carlos Moore, 87, of Clovis, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on June 14, 1916, in Putnam County, Tenn., to Albert and Cora Ann Moore. He worked for the AT&SF Railroad for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, [...]

Air Expo takes flight this weekend

Tony Parra The Portales Air Expo kicks off Friday and concludes on Sunday and Portales residents will get a chance to enjoy the high-flying activities at the Portales Airport. Organizers are hoping the turnout for this year’s event will be better than last year’s. “We didn’t have a good turnout last year since everybody scheduled [...]