Dec. 7 Obituaries

Virgil Wheeler, 79 Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. Following the […]

Personality Plus: Richard Bradfute

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Your name: Richard Bradfute Your job: Assistant VP/ Chief Information Officer Your age (date of birth): 33 years-old, November 4, 1971 Your hometown: Born in Lamar, Colo. but Portales is my home. Occupation: I direct the IT and proof operations for the Portales National Bank Your family: I married Christy seven years ago. I have […]

Residents celebrate Christmas events

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By Tony Parra The Christmas Parade ran through the Portales downtown area and the event culminated with the crowning of the Little Miss Merry Christmas on Friday. The event began with a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered in front of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The crowd braved a mild cold weather, however, barrels with […]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University […]

Tolar explosion remembered

By David Irvin On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west of Melrose in […]

Dec. 5 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Thanksgiving was great and it’s great to have our students back this week preparing reviews and test fro the semester grades. Time is marching on rapidly and hopefully they are as excited for the test to get here as they are for Christmas. Leadership class The Dora High School Leadership class was […]

Dec. 5 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Thank you to Christopher Nicholson for coming to talk to the school about your mission trip to Africa. It was very interesting, and we learned many things. Stories and Christmas trees are due by Wednesday for the contest.  Remember, winners will be announced on Friday in chapel. The Christmas party and gift […]

Dec. 5 Elida School News

Theatre groups often have special traditions that take place after the performances and the show is struck (scenery is disassembled). And the junior drama class at Elida Municipal Schools is no exception. Ron Thorne, the play director, had his own special way of “putting the show away” at a cast party that was held at […]

Dec. 5 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon BPKO assembly For a week students had been guessing about the acronym BPKO.  Wednesday a fun, informative assembly let everyone know it meant Bully Prevention Kick Off. Teachers working with GEAR-UP and local police informed students about the consequences of bullying, and some high school drama students presented a skit demonstrating various […]

Dec. 5 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • The Christmas program will be Monday at 6:30 p.m. • Juniors will be taking the ASVAB test on Tuesday. • School Board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. • Final exams are Dec.20-22. • Classes will dismiss for Christmas holidays at noon on Dec. 22. Basketball • Tuesday, […]