Obituaries June 15

Toynette Stockard, 87 Toynette Stockard, 87, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Dallas. Services will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services are Pending. Leon Doolittle, 71 Mr. Leon Doolittle, 71, of Texico, a meat cutter, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born […]

Back to the Land of Enchantment

Helena Rodriguez It’s great being back in the Land of Enchantment. Mi tierra encantada. Mi linda Nuevo Mejico. While some people may refer to our fair state as the Land of Entrapment, it’s been home to me most of my life. And after 2 1/2 years in the Lone Star State, it’s nice to be […]

City threatens to cut off nursing home’s water

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By Mike Linn The city of Portales may soon cut off the water to a nursing home unless an overdue bill totaling more than $10,000 is paid. Portales City Attorney Stephen Doerr sent a letter dated June 5 to Heartland Continuing Care Center explaining that the water debt is $10,760.87. The letter said if the […]

Cities prepare to salute returning troops

Gary Mitchell One of the best reasons to be stationed at Cannon Air Force Base might be typified by what’s taking place June 21 in Clovis, Air Force officials say. “Our airmen feel very honored to live in this part of the country in America — that the local communities would want to throw a […]

Obituaries June 8

Cecilia Chavez, 51 Cecilia Chavez, 51 of Roswell died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born Jan. 15, 1952, in Vaughn, to Antonio and Helen Garcia. She was raised and attended school in Encino. She made her home at Vaughn, and Odessa, Texas, before moving to Roswell in 1987. […]

Obituaries June 4

William Clary, 94 William Sumner Clary, 94, of Lubbock, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 24, 1908, in Portales, to George Harrison Clary and Randa Lavern Bailey Clary. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1927. He married Wilma Genola Sweat on April 14, 1929. They […]

Obituaries June 1

Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

South County News, May 28

By Charlie Carmichael Weather report Rain is the big blessed news throughout our area. It scattered so far and varied from sprinkle to about an inch in the Causey, Milnesand and Garrison areas. The Arch vicinity fared better. There was a lot of hail on Saturday evening south of the old Garrison store. Weldon Carmichael […]

Elida News, May 21

By Nita Thurman Birthdays (May 24-30) Christy West, Walter Hays, Connie Ford, Wayne Harris, Jeff Graves, Cory Baca, Fannie B. Nuckols, Stormy King and Brandi Moore. Anniversaries (May 24-30): Mrs. and Mrs. Troyce Boone, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Roberts and Mr. and Mrs. Bud Bilberry. Obituary Biddie Murrell Archer’s daughter, Charlice Joy Beard Shumater, 63, […]

Journalist’s plight of deception hurts his trade

By Mike Linn Two weeks ago, a 27-year-old New York Times journalist resigned after committing various crimes against the trade: misquoting sources, quoting sources he never spoke to, lying about his whereabouts, plagiarism and fabricating stories so bad that his chronicles incited laughter from Virginia Beach to the Texas Panhandle. Research conducted by NY Times […]

Cannon pilots touch down after deployment

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By Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Capt. Christina “Thumper” Hopper beamed when she was handed a bouquet of red roses by her husband. “This is great,” said Hopper, one of 12 F-16 pilots deployed during the Iraqi war with the 524th Fighter Squadron who touched down their jets early Monday afternoon on Cannon’s […]

Cannon families, friends await arrival of deployed troops

By Gary Mitchell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — More than 200 Cannon “lethal warfighters” deployed at various locations for several months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom will return home to Cannon on Monday and Tuesday. Family members, colleagues and friends will be waving flags and cheering as the Cannon service members come back home, […]

Obits 09

Gayle Jones, 54 Gayle D. Jones, 54, of Plainview, died Wednesday, May 7, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 21, 1948, in Olney, Texas, to Carroll and Mattie Grubbs Boland. She was raised and attended school in Portales. She married Derrell Jones on April 21, 1980, in Portales. She […]

Obits 5/4

Ollie Corbin, 72 Ollie Fay Flinn Corbin, 72, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. She was born June 9, 1930, in Clovis, to Arilla and John W. Flinn Jr. She lived in Clovis, Causey, Truth or Consequences, Albuquerque and Morton and Dimmitt in Texas. For a period of time, she […]

Ruth Brownlow

Ruth Brownlow, 72 Ruth Marie Brownlow, 72, of Santa Anna, Texas, formerly of Clovis, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, at her home. She was born on March 22, 1931, in Gouldbusk, Texas, to Louis and Susie Pittard Dowell. She married William Buford Brownlow on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portales. She worked as a licensed vocational […]

Elizabeth Lacey

Elizabeth June Lacey Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Elizabeth June Lacey, 71, of Portales, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at her home. She was born April 24, 1932, in Plainview, Texas, to Joseph Franklin and Bessie Murphy Lee Campbell. She married Donald J. Lacey on May 25, 1952, in […]

Jim Mullins

Jim Mullins Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dora Baptist Church. Mr. J.L. “Jim” Mullins, 45, of Rogers, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 10, 1957, in Muleshoe, to Nelda and George L. Mullins. He married Kellye Love on Nov. 29, 1993, He grew up in the Dora area and […]

Claudia Savage

Claudia Savage Services: 2 p.m. Sunday at Chavez Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Sumner. Claudia Estell Savage, 81 of Clovis, died Thursday, April 24, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center following an illness. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Roby, Texas, to Claud Justiss and the former Commie Chandler. She was raised and attended […]

Today’s Obituaries

Sam Kinard Mr. Sam Kinard, 81, of Amherst, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Golden Age Nursing Center in Clovis. Services are10 a.m. (CST) Monday at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Harrison Drake Mr. Harrison Drake, 91, of Hurst, Texas, a retired flour miller, died Wednesday, Feb. […]