Aug. 8 Public Record

The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: — Timothy Hallford, 26, and Mechelle Dupree, 28, both of Portales. — Juan Gabriel Rojas, 27, and Maria Hernandez, 24, both of Portales. — Benjamin Orona, 20, and Sarah Morin, 18, both of Portales. — Justin Anderson, 18, and Katey Fulgham, 18, […]

Catholics embrace athletic competitions

By Helena Rodriguez Sports is so powerful in our collective psyche that everybody wants to win, says Father Tobin Hitt, pastor of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. And for this, Hitt said that Pope John Paul’s designation of a new sports department at the Vatican on Tuesday to help the Catholic church evangelize is […]

ENMU alum comes back seeking help for ranch

By Tony Parra Reyne Telles came back to his college town Thursday, seeking help for his organization and children at risk. Telles, the manager of community relations of Cal Farley’s Boys and Girls Ranches, spoke to Lions Club members about the ranches and sought donations during the club’s luncheon at Central Christian Church. The youth […]

City officials take aim at water conservation

By Tony Parra Portales Public Works Director Tom Howell said a water conserving initiative will be in place beginning in February for Portales. Howell made his first announcement of the initiative at Tuesday’s city council meeting and elaborated on it on Wednesday. He said the plan is to begin publicizing water conservation methods and tips […]

Power outages cause little trouble

By Kevin Wilson Several were inconvenienced Wednesday afternoon, but no accidents or injuries resulted from a series of small power outages in the Portales city limits. The blackouts, ranging from about 30 seconds to three minutes in length, hit the area for a two-hour stretch starting at about 1:30 p.m. Wade Whitehead, a coordinator for […]

Sunland trying to grow with demand

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By Kevin Wilson Sunland Inc. has a business problem. They have too much. “Right now, our peanut facilities are running 20 hours, seven days a week,” Sunland President and CEO Jimmie Shearer said, “and we’re still turning down orders (for peanut butter).” It’s a problem the company is hoping to alleviate, thanks to a $1.7 […]

Dairy brings Bradley back

By Mike Linn Former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley is coming back to Clovis, and he’s bringing the milk mustache with him. The Clovis native whose experience on dairies came from milking his grandmother’s cow recently accepted a position as director of government and industry relations for Dairy Farmers of America’s Southwest region, which includes New […]

Council bringing new equipment for courts, other departments

By Tony Parra City councilors approved the ratification of agreements for the installation of equipment for video arraignment at the Municipal court on Tuesday at the city council meeting. The first agreement is with Qwest providing video arraignment equipment. The city of Portales and the Administrative Office of the Courts agreed that the cost will […]

Checkpoints coming this month

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Rick Short updated the Roosevelt County commissioners about cracking down on drunk drivers in the late part of August and into September in Tuesday’s county commission meeting. It’s part of a national crackdown campaign on drunk driving which is called “You Drink and Drive. You Lose.”, according […]

Aug. 4 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mitzi Miller; Cindy Adams; Ilean Beard; Louise Thetford. Anniversaries: Joe and Ethel Standefer (48 years!). Upcoming Events • Lions Club will meet Wednesday night at the Community Building. • There will be a Fire Meeting on Thursday night at the Fire Department. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 […]