Reader submitted content: United Daughters dedicate grave marker

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Janelle Foster Ellen W. Jones chapter 1022 of United Daughters of the Confederacy held a grave marking and dedication for Confederate veteran William Beck in the Floyd Cemetery on Saturday. Beck was one of the first burials in the cemetery, having died in 1904. His burial location was found in May, and plans were made […]

Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports on what each unit has been doing since the last Spring District meeting. Department (state) officers and […]

EPCOG to hold special meeting

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is holding a special meeting Tuesday in Clovis to consider updated policies. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at 418 Main Street.

Portales past: Sept. 23, 1960

Portales-News-Tribune: The L.L. Brown chapter of Future Teachers of America held its first meeting of the year in the room of Miss Gilbert. There were 80 students present.

Reunion — Sept. 5

Field reunion The 24th Biannual Field Reunion was held at the Field Fire Station at 1 p.m. Aug. 13. The business meeting began at 5 p.m. with Jacob Moberly acting as master of ceremonies. Jacob presented Dorothy Woods and Beatrice Hunt with gift cards for their work in getting the reunion together. Teachers present were […]

Family reunion — July 25

The Newberry Family Reunion held July 9-11 drew more than 175 family and friends. The seven remaining siblings of Roy and Maude Newberry were all in attendance: Viola Orcutt of Fallbrook, Calif., Herb Newberry (host) of Portales, Bob Newberry of Parshal, Colo., Norma Sites of Roswell, Virginia Poe of Portales, Gale Newberry of Portales and […]

Money raised at Heritage Days

Argen Duncan Several fundraisers were part of Heritage Days this past weekend, and organizers say they went well for the most part. The Portales Recreation Center held fundraisers for youth sports during the events last weekend. Athletics Director Michael Doerr said the dunking booth made $200 Saturday. “We had the biggest crowd there for the […]

EPCOG approves budgets, cuts staff

By Robin Fornoff: FNM content editor The Eastern Plains Council of Governments cut almost a third of its staff Wednesday while approving a significantly reduced budget for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. The EPCOG board approved the $1.9 million budget at its annual meeting held at Leal’s Mexican Food Restaurant. It’s a $3.5 million bottom-line reduction […]

Honors — May 9

Tasha Daale Tasha Daale of Clovis was among 287 Dordt College students awarded diplomas at the 2010 commencement ceremony held May 7, in the B.J. Haan Auditorium. Daale is the daughter of Eric and Tamara Daale of Clovis.

Portales Past: May 22, 1945

May 22, 1945: A bond rally was held at Portales’ Yam Theatre and raised $4,000 to help fund military operations. The “Bondardiers” from Clovis Air Base provided entertainment, The Portales Daily News reported.

Portales Past: May 5, 1945

May 5, 1945: White Auto Store held its grand opening at 115 SW State St. in Portales. J.B. Morrow was owner/manager of the auto parts and home appliance store.

Floyd school news — April 20

Bake sale to benefit elementary track The Floyd Booster Club annual bake sale will be held Thursday at the school. Proceeds will help the elementary track team purchase T-shirts for the track meet to be held at Elida this year. Any supporter is invited to help by sending decorated cookies, brownies, cupcakes, grab bags or […]

Freedom strikes deal for Arizona paper sale

Freedom New Mexico Freedom Communications filed a motion Tuesday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware seeking approval of the sale of its Phoenix-area publications to 1013 Communications LLC, an affiliate of Thirteenth Street Media. In a statement, Freedom said company officials hope a hearing will be held in early March and that the transaction […]

County inmate recaptured after escape

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Freedom New Mexico A trustee inmate at the Roosevelt County Detention Center escaped Thursday and was recaptured about 1 1/2 hours later. As a trustee, inmate Oracio Ornelas, 28, was a given extra freedom and minimal supervision to do chores around the facility, according to Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker. Ornelas was being held for […]

Letter to the editor: Biggest critics have hands held out

Biggest critics have hands held out Several recent stories in the paper highlighted the fact that Clovis and Portales have not been hit nearly as hard by the recession as most of the rest of the country. But there has been little discussion as to why. There are two main reasons. 1. We have a […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

10-4 PJHS news

Luau to be held in gymnasium Come join the party for an educational English and Reading experience, Oct. 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. in the Portales Junior High New Gymnasium. Are you missing summer? Not any more! Our English Department teachers are hosting a luau where they will be presenting English and reading […]

Clovis man faces felony child abuse charges

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man is in jail after attacking a teen he said threw something at his vehicle Thursday night, police said. Police found Freddy Sanchez hiding in a dumpster a few blocks from where witnesses said he climbed into a vehicle and struck the teen, police Capt. Patrick Whitney said. Sanchez is […]

Senior olympics

Four Roosevelt County residents captured individual gold medals at the state Senior Olympics Summer Games held in Las Cruces at the end of May. Armando Payen, 59, was a winner in eight-ball billiards while Jim Brumfield, 74, was second in his age division at the 100-meter run. Tim Bienvenu, 55, meanwhile, was first in an […]