Obits 9/3

Jerry Davis, 64 Mr. Jerry G. Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2003, at Casa Maria Care Center in Roswell. He was born on July 16, 1939, in Roswell, to John Gregg and Magnolia Ward Davis. He graduated from Portales High School in 1958. He married Donna Philpott in 1961. He married Ludene […]

Obits 9/2

Frank Davis, 38 Frank Davis, 38, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2003, as the result of a boating incident on Ute Lake. Mr. Davis was born Sept. 30, 1964, in Portales, to Billie Lou and James E. Davis. When he was 14, in the seventh grade, he dropped out of school to begin working in the […]

Drowning victim known for autographed bike

Mike Linn Frank Davis went from grade school dropout to successful business man to worthy of an appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show. And while his $360,100 purchase of Leno’s celebrity-autographed Harley Davidson motorcycle in 2001 caught the attention of millions, it was his gentle kindness and zest for life that won the hearts of […]

Two drown at Ute Lake

By Angela Peacock Two Portales men drowned in a boating accident at Ute Lake on Thursday night. One victim was Frank Davis, who gained national attention when he paid comedian Jay Leno more than $320,000 for a celebrity-autographed motorcycle soon after Sept. 11, 2001. The money went to the Twin Towers Fund for the victims […]

Calf dumping causes concerns

Tony Parra Several Roosevelt County residents expressed concern at Tuesday’s county commission meeting about what they say is an increase in dead calves being left along rural roads. Roosevelt County Crimestoppers are offering a reward of $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of anyone illegally dumping dead calves. “We need to let them know […]

Obits July 17

Dot Davis, 74 Ms. Dot Davis, 74, of Kenna, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1929, in Portales, to Irene and Ed Denton. She grew up in Kenna and received most of her schooling in Elida. She graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Legislature leaves schools frustrated

By Mike Linn Local school board officials are frustrated about the disbursement of Legislative funds for new federal mandates that promise to increase teachers’ salaries and other expenses next school year. The amount the New Mexico State Department of Education (NMSDE) has designated to Portales Municipal Schools for salary hikes and yearly expenses will leave […]