United Way dessert auction set for Thursday

By Kevin Wilson This year’s Roosevelt County United Way dessert auction has one main priority — to raise money for the charitable organization. Two other priorities take precedence during this year’s auction, however — educating citizens about the United Way and honoring one of its biggest supporters. The auction is set for 6 p.m. Thursday […]

ENMU set to honor traditions for annual homecoming

By Laurie Stone reparations are underway as Eastern New Mexico University prepares to celebrate its 66th homecoming. This year’s theme, “Spirit, Pride, Tradition” recognizes ENMU for its 70th year as a University. The week of events leads up to one of the biggest traditions for ENMU, the “Wagon Wheel” game against West Texas A&M. The […]

Former ENMU student publishes book

By Laurie Stone Former Eastern New Mexico University student Gloria Hightower put her sleepless nights to use, and now has a book to show for it. Hightower, who attended ENMU from 1955-56 has a murder mystery out called The Cotton Rope Strangler. She chose to self-publish her book with the encouragement of her writing group […]

Air Expo draws crowd to Cannon

By David Irvin Chilly temperatures and intermittent rain showers at Saturday’s 2004 Air Expo at Cannon Air Force Base sent spectators scurrying for cover under the wings of multimillion dollar jet fighters and seeking warmth in the cargo hold of a C-17. But the clouds and rain did not stop the aerial demonstrations or the […]

County people hope to fight illiteracy

By Tony Parra The Portales councilors proclaimed Thursday as ‘Literacy Day’ for Portales and it brought awareness to one of the issues facing Roosevelt County residents. Currently, 25 percent of people in Roosevelt County are illiterate, according to statistics from the Roosevelt Literacy Council. Roosevelt County has 21 percent of the adults reading at Level […]

Man found guilty of EBT theft

By Tony Parra =Ricardo Mendez, 37, of Clovis was found guilty of accessing a computer with the intent to commit a crime and two counts of theft identity on Friday by 9th Judicial District Judge Joe Parker. District Attorney Brett Carter said Mendez was placed on adult probation for four years. Mendez and Julia Tapia, […]

Sept. 26 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently issued in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Richard Lee Tomlison, 27, and Jacquelyn Gardiner, 20, both of Portales. — Ronald Pace, 34, and Amanda Mosqueda, 28, both of Portales. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Joseph Ornelas, 23, found guilty of […]

Bond money stocks junior high library

By Laurie Stone A well-stocked library can be a cornerstone for students which opens a door of opportunity for a growing mind as their interests and education develops. Thanks to the general obligation bond issue that was passed in Nov. 2002, Billy Dixon, the Portales Junior High librarian, puchased $20,000 dollars worth of new books. […]

Sept. 26 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tribute to students Time marches on and fall has finally arrived and it’s great to really feel like fall weather outside. The students are all excited and full of pep and nonsense when they arrive in the cafeteria for lunch each day. However, they are too anxious to hurry and get to […]

Sept. 26 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Friday will be an ELS day. • The homecoming bonfire will be Oct. 15th. Homecoming will be Oct. 16 against Clovis Christian. • Junior Carnival will be October 29. Changes regarding ELS Day The school has sent home letters to all parents regarding changes to ELS day. All Elementary […]