Aug. 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain and all is welcomed on the ranches. The cotton needs some hot, dry days to get things going good for maturing. The wheat is beginning to show signs of soft shells from so much moisture and there is concern it may damage their value at harvest. Sympathy Earl Parkinson passed away […]

Aug. 18 Obituaries

Vera Rogers, 89 Mrs. Vera Rogers, 89, of Elida, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Gwendolyn and Henry W. Davis. They moved to Elida when she was young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934. She married […]

June 27 Obituaries

Christian Frederick Davis, 56 The remains of Christian Frederick “Sonny” Davis, well known area cowboy and steer roper were re-interred in the Kenna Cemetery Saturday, June 12, 2004 with family and close friends present. He died Apr. 14, 1991, at the age of 56, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. […]

Race fund-raiser honors former Portales resident

By Ryan Lengerich In 1996, Jim Davis died of lung cancer only a year after seeing the Ned Houk Motor Sports Complex construction completed — a project in which he had a major stake. To honor Davis, NHMSC board members are holding the Jim Davis Memorial Race at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night to benefit […]

Classes back in session for PHS alumni

By Tony Parra Organizers are hoping to have 71 years of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is on Friday at […]

May 30 Obituaries

Beatrice Davis-Grant, 84 Mrs. Beatrice Davis-Grant, 84, of Portales, died Friday, May 28, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Chihuahua, Mexico to Clementina and Heleman Judd. Mrs. Davis-Grant lived in Mexico until 1949. On Jan. 2, 1939 she was married to Jesse R. Davis. In 1972 they moved […]

May 23 Obituaries

Edward Davis, 64 Edward Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1940, in Hamilton, Ohio. He married Sandy Phillips on Aug. 25, 1989, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as an employment counselor supervisor […]

Hernandez takes up rowing at Stanford

By Rick White Jim Hernandez believes athletics are an important part of the educational process. So when he dropped his youngest daughter off at college in the fall, he urged her to stay involved in sports. Jessica Hernandez played soccer, basketball and ran track at Clovis High, but it was her academic prowess that landed […]

Habitat for Humanity helps families own homes

Kevin Wilson Randy Lee is working off 500 hours of community service, and he couldn’t be any happier to have the obligation. Lee, an employee for the city of Portales, was one of several Habitat for Humanity members that spent Saturday morning working on the construction of what will be his new house at 301 […]

Fest takes closer look at prairie chickens

Tony Parra Lesser Prairie Chicken enthusiasts will be on their heels during the birds’ mating rituals at the 3rd Annual Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand. Lesser Prairie Chicken Biologist Dawn Davis said the orientation is at 7 p.m., today and lek viewing will be on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lek is defined as a mating […]

Area residents have mixed views on airspace proposal

Mike Linn Cannon Air Force Base’s proposed military airspace expansion has any number of vocal supporters. Community leaders and economic development officials believe the expansion is important in helping the base remain open after the government’s base realignment and closure process, or BRAC, which should be completed in 2005. “The airspace would make Cannon more […]

Hound baseball looking for fresh start

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By Dave Wagner Veteran Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh is looking forward to a fresh start for his team in 2004. The Greyhounds had a miserable time last season, going 12-39 overall and winning just four of their 24 Lone Star Conference South Division games. Clabaugh, who helped revive a defunct program […]

Local man kept Saddam capture under wraps

Darrell Todd Maurina Like many Americans, Mary Cline of Portales woke up on Dec. 14 to the news that American troops had captured Saddam Hussein. What she didn’t yet know was that her son Larry Davis, a civilian communications specialist working with Army forces near Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, had known about the capture many […]

Uncle Davis known as fearless rancher

Helena Rodriguez “Uncle Tom,” as he affectionately became known, will be remembered by area ranchers for his quiet, easy going personality, his delight in a good herd of cattle and his fearless manner of working around cattle. This is how Tom Davis and his wife, Sharon, describe his uncle, Thomas Davis, who passed away on […]

Obits 12-9

Bernice Allen, 89 Bernice Allen, 89, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. Arrangements are pending with Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending. Thomas Davis, 93 Mr. Thomas E. Davis Jr., 93, of Milnesand, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was […]

Police: Poor decision cause of Ute Lake drownings

Angela Peacock By Angela Peacock Freedom Newspapers Angela_Peacock@link.freedom.com Two Portales men who drowned in Ute Lake last August made a “bad decision” to leave their boat and try to swim through unfamiliar waters in the dark, a state police official said Monday. Toxicology reports released Monday show small amounts of alcohol were present in the […]

Furniture store raises money for breat cancer research

Tony Parra The First Annual “Sit On It To Win It” fund-raising competition raised a healthy ammount of money for the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research over the weekend. The fund-raising competition raised more than $6,700 for breast cancer research, according to Dorothy Nelson, American Cancer Society Community Development Manager for Eastern New […]

Cannon Air Force Base going wild

Darrell Maurina When the sun sets on the evening of Oct. 31, many Clovis parents will be helping their children get into costumes and walk the streets to collect candy and treats. The next night, a group of military spouses is hoping many of those same adults will put on their own — Wild West […]

Greyhound defense comes through

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By Dave Wagner BLACKWATER DRAW — Given Saturday’s brisk conditions, Eastern New Mexico University was less inclined than it might otherwise have been to throw against Texas A&M-Commerce’s suspect pass defense. Matching strength against strength, the Greyhounds controlled the ball just enough with their ground attack and let their defense take care of the rest […]

Habitat for Humanity works to increase volunteer numbers

Gary Mitchell By Gary Mitchell Freedom Newspapers Gary_Mitchell@link.freedom.com Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties picked up an additional seven or eight volunteers from the Clovis area during Tuesday’s orientation meeting in Curry County. “We were given a lot on Hinkle Street,” said Sandra Hidalgo, vice president of the local Habitat for Humanity. “We […]