March 8 Obituaries

Odetta Smith Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens in Clovis. Mrs. Odetta Smith, 89, of Auburn, Calif., died Friday, March 4, 2005, at Hill Top Manor Rest Home in Auburn, Calif. She was born on May 29, 1915, in Bristow, Okla., to John and Carrie Taylor.  She married Homer Smith on Aug. […]

Investigation continues; no ID on bodies

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By Kevin Wilson Odis and Doris Newman have been missing since Wednesday and they are the owners of a Portales residence and vehicle that were burned on Thursday. But law-enforcement officials have stopped short of saying the remains of two people found in the car are the Newmans. “It’s a connection that law enforcement is […]

Nebraska man offers idea for tumbleweed problem

By Tony Parra Dan Kinnison may have the solution to the tumbleweed problem in Roosevelt County in the form of a machine. The retired Nebraska farmer said his tumbleweed eradicator is relatively new, but it can destroy and break the weeds into little pieces. Kinnison owns a company, Prestige Manufacturing Inc., based out of Kimball, […]

Verhines hopes to keep position with ENMRWA

By Tony Parra The $300 million Ute Water Project for eastern New Mexico communities may have a new project manager by May. Or the job could go to the current project manager. Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority members announced that Scott Verhines submitted his two-weeks notice to Louis Berger Group Inc. of Albuquerque in […]

Teen pulls repeat in spelling bee

By David Irvin A little extra effort each day helped Zach Gillooly repeat Saturday as the regional spelling bee. The next stop for the 13-year-old Yucca Junior High student on the spelling bee circuit is Washington, D.C., where he will compete at the national level. “There’s a lot of competition there (in Washington),” he said. […]

March 6 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: • Benny Preston, 23, pled guilty to issuance of worthless checks and is ordered to pay fines. • Brandy LaFerriere, 23, pled guilty to a probation violation and was ordered to continue probation. • Juan Rodriguez, 34, pled guilty to aggravated driving while intoxicated, […]

March 6 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • New Mexico Standards Assessments Tests are Tuesday and Wednesday. • Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. • School board will meet March 14 at 7 p.m. • Report cards will be mailed March 16. • Spring Break is March 21-25. Athletics Baseball: Our first baseball game is March 17 at […]

March 6 Faith Triumphant School News

Students in grades 1-8 are busy rehearsing for their “Pecos Bill” program that will be presented on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Pre-K and Kindergarten students will make a small appearance in the play as well. The cost is $3 per person and will be held at FTC sanctuary. The third 9 weeks ends on […]

March 6 Dora School News

Dora School News There is only one Monday school day scheduled for March 14. So, unless we have a big snow, that should be the last Monday school day. March arrived calm as a lamb, so it could go out like a lion. We can be sure the nice balmy days aren’t here to stay […]

Higgs likes to help people communicate

Your name: Felicia Higgs Your job: I provide speech and language services for students in grades 9-12 Your age (and Birth Date): I am 27 years old. My birthdate is December 24, 1977. Your hometown: Gladewater, Texas Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist Your family: My husband, a 7-year old son, and twins on the way! Your Hobbies […]