Pioneer celebration set for Thursday

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By Tony Parra Pioneer Days on Thursday at the Roosevelt County Fair will continue a long-standing tradition of honoring the Roosevelt County pioneers, according to Joy Gardner, President of The Pioneer Association. The Pioneer Days ceremony is one component of the Senior Citizens’ Day portion of the fair. Admission is free for those who are […]

Girls compete to represent county

By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair has a 4 p.m. Friday awards presentation for Fair Queen, Princess, and Sweetheart at the show arena. Celebrating at the awards presentation is a triumphant culmination for girls who have worked for months to represent Roosevelt County the following year. Prior to winning a crown, each contestant endures […]

Aug. 25 Obituaries

Myron O. Been, 86 Mr. Myron O. “Bill” Been, 86, died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Dec. 1, 1917, in St. Louis, to Millie and Clarence R. Been. He married Helen Neidert on Nov. 9, 1938, in Perryville, Mo. They moved to Clovis in 1942. […]

Aug. 25 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays: Laveta Patterson, Polly Bigler. Anniversaries: Jason and Amanda Potter (5 years). Floyd Back Porch Pickers The Back Porch Pickers will meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. They will not meet the first Sunday in September due to the Labor Day weekend. From the village office Toni Whitecotton reports that […]

Aug. 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more moisture again this week in our area. The underground moisture should be getting about replenished to normal. Pastor Family Arrives Bro. Butch and Elaine Schneider and son, Garret, have arrived and are settled in the Dora Baptist parsonage. He gave a sermon and conducted a short business meeting […]

Aug. 25 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Boy, muddy roads are still staying muddy with rains again, even Saturday night over an inch of rain fell in the Pep area. I don’t know just how much area has received more this past week. Some people had a little problems getting out for church services in the area Sunday, but […]

Aug. 25 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Taylor Boone, Jim Southard, Trisha Morris Trollinger, Will Anthony, Johnny Chavez, Hershel Dixon, Charles Good, Lisa Harris, Bobby Reed, Lisa Graves, Brett Hamilton, Emma Jasso, Kenneth Dixon and Jesse Ward. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Creighton. Party Saturday night’s game night at the Baptist Church was a […]

DVD can help good television live forever

By Kevin Wilson There’s a running joke around the office regarding my media collection, and how it’s just a little too large. With a collection of more than 200 movies and television series on DVD and VHS, it’s an understandable joke. In fact, I could actually build a collection of media like the shelves of […]

Christian music concert set for Wednesday

By Tony Parra The Christian Music Show on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fair will give musicians an opportunity to fine-tune their skills year-round. The Christian Music Show will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the concrete slab, before D. J. Chaser is scheduled to play music at 8 p.m. Steve Davis, the […]

Aug. 24 Obituaries

S.M. Faulkenburry, 84 Mr. S. M. “Sarge” Faulkenburry, 84, of Clovis, died Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 8, 1919, in Alto, Texas, to Willie Kate and Eldra A. Faulkenburry. In January 1942, he joined the Army and served until 1946. He served in Puerto Rico […]

ENMU year starts with Dawg Days

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials want to give freshman a good first impression. That impression will come from the Third Annual Dawg Days festivities, which begin on Thursday. “If they feel like they don’t belong, they’re going to leave,” Will Kayatin, Director of Office of Student Activities and Organizations and Director of […]

Fair teaches life lessons for entrants

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By Laurie Stone The Roosevelt County Fair is underway as entrants make their last-minute preparations. This year’s fair has undergone a few changes which opens the door to a wider variety of participants. “From our livestock, entertainment, vendors and carnival, we have the best fair around,” said Kent Best, president of the Roosevelt County Fairboard. […]

Broncos hope to learn on the fly

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — Floyd six-man football coach Jeff Gillespie says the Broncos have experience coming back this season — just not “experience experience.” What the team’s third-year coach means is that several players are back who have played varsity football in the past, but not necesarily started. “I’m pleased with what we’ve done […]

Floyd volleyball team hopes to change fortunes

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By Dave Wagner FLOYD — When the Floyd volleyball team was good last year, second-year coach Sean Wootton says, the Lady Broncos was very good. When they weren’t, well … “Either we were on or we were off,” Wootton said, citing an example. “Last year we beat House here in three games, and at their […]

4-H members prepare for fair

By Tony Parra The time is quickly approaching for 4-H agriculture students and their projects. They will have their craftsmanship on display this week during the fair. Students participating in the 4-H events will have to start entering their horticulture, arts and crafts, sewing and baking projects in on Tuesday between 12 p.m. to 6 […]

Area schools on par with rest of state

By Tony Parra Portales schools received scores hovering around the state average for math and language arts tests for fourth and eighth graders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Public Education Department released on Thursday. The Portales fourth and eighth graders scored above the state average in one category, average in one […]

Bingaman makes rounds in Portales

By Tony Parra U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman spoke to a Portales gathering on a few topics residents dealing with health care and wind energy on Friday at noon at Mark’s Eastern Grill, culminating Bingaman’s tour in Portales. Bingaman (D-N.M.) spoke about voters and asked people at the gathering to encourage young people to come out […]

Q&A, Jeff Bingaman

Freedom Newspapers U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was in Portales last week. He sat down with Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico staff for about 30 minutes. Q: What are the chances the Ute Water Project will receive 80 percent funding from the federal government, with 10 percent from the state and 10 percent from local […]

Aug. 22 Obituaries

Donald L. Killgore, 82 Donald L. Killgore, 82, of Carlsbad, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, in Bristo, Okla., to Sylvester and Myrtle Sampson Killgore. They moved to Elida, when he was a child. He was raised and educated in Elida. He married Ovella Lou Nicholas […]

Weather helps peanut belt

Staff and Wire Reports Recent storms brought much-needed rain to the peanut belt Staff and Wire Reports ALBANY, Ga. — Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley brought much-needed rain to parched Southern peanut fields, but growers say they still need regular showers and moderate temperatures over the next three to four weeks to maximize yields. […]