Man pleads not guilty to shooting Realtor

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — A 27-year-old Albuquerque man has pleaded not guilty to shooting a well-respected real estate agent in the back of the head and leaving his body in a closet inside a home he was trying to sell. Mario Lucas Chavez entered his plea Friday, the same day family members buried […]

Aug. 22 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Jayson Lopez, 30, and Robin Edwards, 38, both of Clovis. — Tristan Selmon, 21, and Renee Archunde, 24, both of Portales. The following divorces were filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Christy Brakebill and Warren Brakebill. — Rodger Thomas […]

Aug. 22 FTCS News

Faith Triumphant Christian School begins the 2004-2005 school year on August 30. This will be our 21st year of offering private Christian education to our community. If you are interested in registering a student, contact the school office. The new school year kicks off with the school’s new “School of the Arts” program. The school […]

Aug. 22 Floyd School News

Watermelon Welcome The annual watermelon welcome will be at 6 p.m. on Monday. All parents and students are invited to visit and have fun with the faculty and staff under the big tree. The cheerleaders will be selling hamburgers and drinks. Watermelon is all-you-can-eat and is free. The cheerleaders will also have a cake auction. […]

Aug. 22 Elida School News

Glenda Anthony (Advisor) and Quentin Griffin (NMFCCLA State Officer) from Elida High School have recently returned from theannualy FCCLA National Leadership Meeting held in Chicago, where they had the opportunity to “eXperience eXtreme Leadership.” Mrs. Anthony and Quentin had a great time. They saw many new things; buildings taller than six stories high, Navy Pier, […]

Aug. 22 Dora School News

There were a sweet dozen kindergarten students that started school in Dora this week. The preschoolers didn’t come until Thursday. I don’t know how many they had and it will probably increase in numbers the first week or so. It is nice to have most of our last school year students back, and we welcome […]

Zipper usually the first fashion casualty

By Jim Lee How many of us have noticed the first thing to go haywire in a favorite coat is the zipper? Or is it just me? It happens with sweater zippers, too. Of course most of us don’t really concern ourselves with coats and sweaters this time of year — but I never claimed […]

The chicken has new reasons to cross now

By Bob Huber Here at the Institute for Nitty-Gritty we raised our scholarly sights recently to delve into that age old conundrum, “Why does a chicken cross the road?” From a variety of sources we found answers from celebrities, some of them dead and rightfully so. Simply precede each quote with the question. • Ernest […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Allen enjoyed life with large family

By Laurie Stone According to Elberta Allen, she was the perfect child and she said good-bye to the world on the perfect day. On May 22,1929, Elberta was born on a farm in Portales, the seventh born of 18 children (seven boys, 11 girls). Elberta’s Christian belief was that seven meant perfection, therefore making her […]