Sept. 23, 2008 Anniversaries

Dickenson Jim and Joanne (Miller) Dickenson of Melrose celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at the Melrose Senior Citizens Center. The celebration was hosted by their family. The couple was married Sept. 21, 1958, in Las Vegas, Nev. They have four children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is a rancher. She is an archaeologist.

Prep football scores

Dexter 7, Texico 0, susp.Farwell 9, Olton 7, susp.Melrose 52, Magdalena 16

Melrose firefighters upset over comments

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The Melrose Fire Department is in upheaval after the village mayor and police chief publicly criticized the department’s handling of criminal allegations against a volunteer firefighter. Fire Chief Kenny Jacobs said three volunteer firefighters have quit and more said they are considering quitting. Jacobs said they’re upset about comments […]

Rotary governor to visit region

Freedom New Mexico The governor of Rotary District 5520 will make an official visit to the Rotary Clubs of Clovis, Melrose and Texico/Farwell this week. Gov. Tom Lindsay, a Deming real estate business owner and speech language pathologist, is coming to the area as part of his effort to visit all 68 clubs in the […]

Melrose celebrates annual Old Timers Day

Freedom New Mexico What: Melrose’s annual Old Timers Day When: Friday evening and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: Activities will take place throughout the Village of Melrose, including the park, baseball fields, little league fields and an area north of the pool. Background: Organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is […]

Landowners wonder about future for bombing range

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — A State Land Office official said Wednesday the future is uncertain for more than 20,000 acres of state land used for ranching and farming near the Melrose Bombing Range. Larry Kehoe told farmers and ranchers who lease state lands they should continue their operations until the Air […]

Meeting on Melrose Bombing Range set

Freedom New Mexico The State Land office will hold an open meeting at 10 a.m. today at the Melrose public school regarding the expansion of the Melrose Bombing Range. Retired Brig. Gen. Hanson Scott said the meeting will inform area land owners about the status of the land acquisition for the expansion. Cannon Air Force […]

Engagement: Reed/Caton

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Joe and Becky Reed of Melrose announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, Robin Reed of Melrose, to Steve Caton of Ragland, son of Fred and Rita Caton of Ragland. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. June 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at the church. The bride-elect […]

Reserve, Guard demonstrate military skills

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno An Army National Guard medical evacuation company simulates a search and rescue mission with a pair of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters during the 2008 Boss Lift on May 3. By Airman 1st Class Liliana Moreno, 27th SOW Public Affairs Office MELROSE BOMBING RANGE — More than 60 New Mexico […]

Events Calendar April 18, 2008

TodayMelrose Schools Child Find Screenings — 9 a.m.-noon, Melrose Schools, ages birth to 5.Roosevelt County Association of Educational Retirees — 11:30 a.m., cafeteria conference room, Roosevelt General Hospital. SaturdayGirls softball tryouts — 10 a.m. 8-under, 11:30 a.m. 11-under, 1 p.m. 14-under, Portales Softball Complex.Fifth annual Kite Karnival — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Doc Stewart […]

Melrose police chief resigns

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose’s lone law enforcement officer has submitted his resignation. Police Chief Lee Ferguson, who submitted his resignation April 7, said he has accepted a deputy position with the Parmer County Sheriff’s Department. Ferguson said his final day as chief will be April 25. “I just feel […]

Grass fire near St. Vrain doused

Freedom New Mexico A fire started by a resident burning trash torched more than 1,000 acres of grassland between Clovis and Melrose on Wednesday before firefighters from four departments were able to extinguish it, fire officials said. Lt. Jim Hogg of the Clovis Fire Department said the fire began around 11 a.m. and lasted about […]

Melrose man killed in two-vehicle crash

Freedom New Mexico A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west about 12:30 p.m. in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the […]

Melrose man dies in car accident

CNJ Staff A 63-year-old Melrose man was killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident about five miles east of Melrose on U.S. 60/84, according to Patrolman Lance Bateman of the New Mexico State Police. Bill Bovell was driving west in a 1992 Mercury passenger car on a two-lane portion of the highway when his vehicle […]

Water group seeks $3.5M in grants, loans

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico MELROSE — The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority took steps to secure funding before an April trip to Washington, D.C., to seek authorization for its primary purpose

DeBaca sheriff’s race includes Roosevelt County deputy

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico After publicly announcing his intention to run for De Baca County sheriff, Melrose Police Chief Lee Ferguson was not among the four candidates who filed for the position Tuesday. Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle said Wednesday that Ferguson is still the village’s police chief. He said Ferguson approached him during […]

Local Briefs March 6

Senior transportation services hearing set There will be an older Americans Act Services Public Hearing regarding senior transportation services provided by the city of Portales Senior Citizens Center at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the services currently provided. Dairy Disaster […]

Richardson signs $341 million capital outlay

Freedom New Mexico staff and wire reports Gov. Bill Richardson signed a bill this morning allocating $341 million for capital improvements statewide, including more than $7.3 million in funding to the region. He also vetoed $580,000 in regional project requests, including a $350,000 request for a Clovis communications/administration building. The vetoes account for around 8 […]

12-13 Local Briefs

Desert Reign in Roswell The cowboy singing group Desert Reign will be featured at 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday and at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Cowboy Church, 1601 E. Second Street, Roswell. The group will present their ministry through both traditional and contemporary music. The event is open to the public. Lindsey to hold […]

Elida sweeps Melrose, clinches state berth

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer ELIDA — The Elida volleyball team was dormant for nearly two weeks before hosting Melrose Thursday night in the District 3-1A semifinals, but the Lady Tigers showed no signs of rust in sweeping the Lady Buffs 25-14, 27-25, 25-22 to clinch a spot in the 1A state tournament. “We […]