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, […]

Dec. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Robeen Roy, 22, found guilty of attempting to sell, serving or giving alcoholic beverages to a minor and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. — Beverly Grubbs found guilty of issuance of worthless checks and was ordered to pay fines. — Alfredo […]

Children get early Christmas

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents, Eastern New Mexico University students and staff took the time to bring an early Christmas to children on Thursday. They all participated in the Hanging of the Greens on Thursday evening in the Campus Union Lobby on the campus of ENMU. There were more than 40 children and teenagers […]

Melrose chief retires

By David Irvin A long-time area law enforcement official has announced his retirement as Melrose’s police chief, effective Dec. 31. Clarence “Gomer” Pyle, 61, who has been with the Melrose department for five years, dedicated 28 years of community service to the area. Pyle started with Clovis police in 1967, quit and then returned in […]

Mother hopes for help from fund

Freedom Newspapers Freedom Newspapers The Empty Stocking Fund is a joint effort of the Salvation Army and the Portales News-Tribune. Recipients receive gifts and clothes for their children, and baskets of food, with green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a meat voucher from a local grocery store. Larger families will receive donated turkeys instead of […]