Arrests relieve town

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With arrests made in a two-year-old murder investigation, Causey residents are expressing relief. At the same time they’re sobered by the fact that those accused lived in their tiny community. District Attorney Matt Chandler announced Monday that federal indictments had been handed down against two men from the Causey […]

Feb. 13, 1969

The 12th annual Homecoming for the alumini of Causey High School will be Saturday starting at 5 p.m. The Senior Class will sponsor a chicken supper from 5 to 6 p.m. plates will cost $1,25 for adults and $.75 for children under 12. The supper will be in the school cafeteria. Immediately following the supper […]

Causey/Lingo folks reunite

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer After some initial hesitation about moving to Causey, Maureen Kennedy felt at home in the small town in southeastern Roosevelt County. Now nearing the century mark, the 97-year-old former school teacher has not missed a single Causey/Lingo reunion since the event began in 1989. “I’m just sticking out here […]

Causey/Lingo reunion ready to reminisce

PNT Staff Most people living in eastern New Mexico these days may not remember the heyday of the communities of Causey and Lingo. Many may not even know where they’re located. But this weekend they’ll be the main topic for more than 200 people with ties to the two rural communities. The Causey and Lingo […]

Community concerned about unsolved homicide

Andy Jackson : Freedom Newspapers Six months have passed, but no one has been charged with the shooting death of an elderly Causey rancher. Residents of the tiny Roosevelt County community — a town of 20 homes — say they’re frustrated and concerned. Police found Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, dead from a single gunshot wound […]

County News (Nov. 16)

South County News Holiday feast On Dec. 4 the community of Causey will gather after church in their village and enjoy a delicious “Two season” feast in the Causey Community Building. The feast will be at 1 p.m. to give those who attend church in Portales time to come following their worship services up there. […]

Shooting death leaves community shocked

By Kevin Wilson Residents of Causey may have felt a little safer with the increased presence of law enforcement in their community, but simultaneously less safe due to the reason law enforcement is there — the shooting death of Jimmy “Bo” Chunn. Chunn, 71, was discovered July 8 shot in his home in the town […]

July 13 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more rain from showers in this area and on to the Texas line than farther north. The most I’ve heard about was in the Richland and Garrison area, one inch and up to one-and-a-half inches. Causey concerns All of this area, but especially the Causey residents are really concerned […]

Causey rocked by shooting death

By Marlena Hartz The shooting death of longtime rancher Jimmy “Bo” Chunn has rocked the eastern New Mexico village of Causey. Chunn, 71, was found dead Friday morning in his home in downtown Causey, a town of about 50 sandwiched between Dora and the Texas state line. He died of a single gunshot wound fired […]

March 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael It appears the snow and freeze last week killed some early blooming fruit, as some were protected by other trees seem to be untouched. Some apricot trees have not bloomed out yet. Only time will tell about that and the wheat that is getting so big and beautiful. Update Ashley Singletary, Loretta […]

Feb. 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather last week makes one wonder if spring is already here. According to the groundhog, there is still more winter ahead. Farmers are getting land ready for planting crops when the time comes and doing what they can between showers. The ground is really good for most farmers because of so […]

Feb. 9 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers in all of the South County area. Some from in the area didn’t venture out Sunday for church services. The roads should be settled for the bus routes this week. Sympathy Mavis and Weldon Carmichael received word last week about the death of one of her sister-in-laws in Lamesa. She […]

Jan. 26 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There is a whisper of oil interest in and around the area of South County. Just hope it develops into more than a whisper. There are still wells producing, but it all sort of halted in the early 80s. It sure would boost the economy and our hopes for the future. Special […]

Dec. 28 Obituaries

Hank Merrick Mr. Hank Merrick, 68, of Causey, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, in Causey. He was born on March 13, 1936, in Horse Springs, to Thelma and Robert C. Merrick. In 1954, near Magazine, Ariz., he graduated from high school and later returned to Causey. On Mar. 4, 1958, in Portales, he married Marcelle […]

Causey says goodbye to fire chief

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By Kevin Wilson DORA — The community of Causey, and a community of emergency personnel, said goodbye to Hank Merrick — a mayor, a fire chief, and “a partner” to many. Merrick died Saturday of a heart attack at the age of 68. Due to the large number of people paying their respects, services were […]

Dec. 29 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael So far as I know the crops are all in and the farmers can start plans for another year farming, ranching and watching the winter wheat grow as the cattle fatten up grazing on it. Community shocked The Causey Community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Hank Merrick a […]

Dec. 29 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The snow was great for the Christmas season. I only saw one snowman but it was a pretty good one and lasted most of two days. Several senior citizens stayed in as long as it was so icy so I didn’t hear of any mishaps of any kind. Sympathy To Karen Skelton […]

Aug. 11 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Electrical storms accompanied the clouds in the South County area last week. It has succeeded in striking another house the past week. Mavis Carmichael said it was so loud it woke her up and she smelled smoke but didn’t find a thing so she went back to bed. Then Weldon smelled it […]

June 30 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more moisture in all this area. Milnesand Reunion The event is this Sunday. Registration is at 9 a.m. with the program at 10 a.m. and the feast at 11 a.m. Elton Parkinson and Jim Williamson are the speakers for the day, reminiscing on the past and all great memories […]

June 3 Obituaries

Bernice Earwood Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Bernice Earwood, 90, of Portales, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 17, 1913, in Gainesville, Texas, to Mae and Luther Cross. In the 1920s her parents homesteaded near Causey. She married […]