April 21 Obituaries

Michael Strader, 47, of Clovis died Saturday, April 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on Nov. 3, 1956, in Clovis to Neal and Ellen McCollum Strader. He was a graduate of Clovis High School and after graduation he moved to Arlington, Texas, where he went to the University of Texas at Arlington. During […]

ENMU grant aids literacy

By Michelle Seeber Three Eastern New Mexico University graduate students, as part of a class project, spent the last six weeks working with gradeschoolers to improve literacy through reading and doing projects by following directions. The students — Pattie Donovan, Erika Waters and Tammy Riser — taught about five students at James Elementary School that […]

Portales baseball team splits with Lovington

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By Rick White T.C. Nusser took the business approach to pitching. Location. Location. Location. Moving his fastball around the strike zone, Nusser pitched Portales to a 3-2 win over Lovington, helping the Rams salvage the second game of Tuesday’s District 4-3A doubleheader at Ram Field. Lovington won the opener 6-5, rallying for four runs in […]

Commissioners want to look into cheese plant road options

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Commissioners want money allocated for a cheese plant road to go towards the maintenance and upgrades of the county roads leading to the cheese plant, and not towards creating a new asphalt road. Commissioners decided that $170,000 allocated from capital outlay would not be enough for a quality paved […]

April 21 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays this week: Tommy Goff, Colin Chandler, Bertha Gregory, Jimmy Gordon. Upcoming Events • The Floyd High School Prom is this Saturday. Church News The Floyd Methodist Church has announced that their pastor, Mary Sue Hull, has been reappointed to the Elida/Floyd charge for the coming year. The church appreciates the support given from […]

April 21 South County News

The rain was heavier down in South County and things are even greener with more blossoms than last week. Rattlers Some rattlesnakes were killed in the area southwest of the old Garrison Store. South County Sports Kids Matthew Turnbough, formerly of this area but now lives in Rio Rancho, called his grandparents last week about […]

April 21 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The farmers are starting planting some corn now. There were some fields completed last week and others will be soon. All these showers have sure inspired those with dry land farms. It looks better for them than has in some time. Brisket Dinner There will be a brisket dinner served by the […]

April 21 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays April 24-30 Meagan Winston, Doris Good, Ethan Jasso, Nicole Jasso, David Matthews, Nikki Owens and Fern Cochrain. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ray Lee Chandler. Looking Forward The Elida school reunion will be June 19th of this year. The committee has asked me to remind you to please return the cards mailed […]

Girls tennis team perfect in district

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Freedom Newspapers The Portales girls tennis team wrapped up a perfect District 4-3A season, holding off New Mexico Military Institute 4-1 Monday at the Bill Wahlman Tennis Complex Monday . Portales (15-2) won two of three singles flights and both doubles flights. The matches were closer than the final score indicated, as Jessica Bulls and […]

Seniors let the games begin

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By Tony Parra There were many smiles and laughs when the Roosevelt County Senior Olympics kicked off the week of local events with the potato relays on Monday in Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center. Mary Lucero, director of Los Abuelitos Senior Citizens Center and coordinator of the Senior Citizens Olympics, said she has coordinated the […]