Anniversaries — Sept. 12

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Turnbough [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Arthur and Vaunceil Turnbough of Portales celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 28 with a party at Vines restaurant in Portales. The celebration included friends and family. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1960, at the Dora Baptist Church. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. They are enjoying retirement. Special […]

Sept. 7 Elida news

Upcoming events: Tuesday: Varsity, seventh-grade volleyball vs. Hondo, 5 p.m. Wednesday: AYP Party for students in grades 7-12. Thursday: Volleyball at Lake Arthur (varsity, junior varsity), starting at 5 p.m.. Friday: Football at Clovis Christian (Yucca Middle School), 5 p.m. Saturday: Junior high volleyball vs. Texico (three matches), 4:30 p.m.

Prep football scoreboard — Sept. 3

Muleshoe 49, Portales 8 Reserve 46, Floyd 0 Vaughn 45, House/Grady 22 Springlake-Earth 33, Texico 6 Fort Sumner 20, Carrizozo 6 Animas 28, Melrose 24 Clovis Christian 65, Lake Arthur 20 Farwell 19, Olton 7 Bovina 59, Boys Ranch 37 Tucumcari 32, New Mexico Military 13 Logan 30, Tatum 22, OT

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 23

Class 3A Portales 54, Ruidoso 39 Class 2A Texico 26, Tucumcari 7 Class 1A Hagerman 56, Fort Sumner 0 8-man Melrose 62, Logan 6 Clovis Christian 54, Floyd 8 6-man Hondo 68, Elida 20 Texas Farwell 35, Smyer 6 Bovina 63, Claude 0 Muleshoe 34, Childress 26 Go to www.enmvarsity.com for game stories and photos.

College takeover unlikely

By John Sena: The Santa Fe New Mexican A sign on the window of Sen. John Arthur Smith’s office on Friday might dash the hopes of people wanting a state university to acquire the College of Santa Fe campus. “Senate Finance Committee Will Not Meet For Remainder of The Legislative Session,” the sign says. Supporters […]

Bill to abolish death penalty gets go-ahead

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican With shaking hands and a quivering voice, a Las Vegas, N.M., woman whose son was executed by the state of Texas asked the New Mexico House of Representatives on Thursday to end capital punishment in this state. Though committee members’ minds probably were made up before Muina […]

Bedford Trial: Day five. Focus on fire

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The normally pristine home of Odis and Doris Newman of Portales was marked by the blood of Odis Newman and the remnants of an intentional fire, investigators testified Wednesday. Among the charges Stanley Bedford, 43, of Portales faces in his capital murder case is setting a fire at […]

June 14, 2006 Obituaries

Jeffrey Townley Services: Have been held Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He […]

May 11 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael On this Monday it is sure a sign warm weather is here, not that isn’t to say there won’t be a cooler spell or so yet. If it stays this warm there will surely be some garden seed and tomato plants out before many days. Sympathy Opal Terry passed away at her […]

Villanueva seen as shining star by family

By Helena Rodriguez Pedro “Pete” Villanueva was the glue that stuck his family together, the backbone, the shining star. He was the special angel who left a void, a big space in the hearts of all those whose lives he touched. This is how Rosalie Pacheco of Portales and Arthur Villanueva of West Jordan, Utah, […]