Rain makes tough times for milo farmers

By Tony Parra Area milo farmers did not have to worry about a drought this year, but instead had a different type of problem. A long rainy season has caused some farmers to not even be able to harvest their milo at all. Harvesting usually takes place from late October to November, however, this year […]

Nov. 24 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The Milnesand Community had an abundance of food for their Thanksgiving feast last Monday evening. No one will ever argue with you that the Milnesand, Causey, Rogers, Pep and Dora communities have super cooks. These ladies have all been taught “from scratch,” not from boxes or cans. Now I did not say […]

Oct. 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Harvest Peanut harvest is well underway now. Don’t know if are dry enough to thrash yet but should all be dry and waiting. Some hay has already been cut and is also waiting until it can be ailed. There is sure some good cotton opening fast, by the time the peanuts and […]

Oct. 13 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain in all areas but the rain and hail was not in the southern area. The storm that swept through the Dora/Rogers area last Tuesday morning was pretty bad for some time. Some areas are more stripped than others from the hail. Weeds along fences and in bar ditches along N.M. 206 […]

Oct. 10 Obituaries

David Kittrell, 48 Mr. David Lynn Kittrell. 48, of Clovis, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 14, 1956, in Clovis, to T.J. and Ysleta Kittrell. He lived in the Farwell and Clovis communities all his life, where he farmed with his dad. He married Cary Marsh on Jan. […]

Rogers valued work ethic all of her life

By Laurie Stone Vera Rogers was a quiet woman but not one that let hard work intimidate her. Born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, she was the second child born out of nine. She and her family moved to Elida while she was still young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934 […]

New drug program coming for Portales fourth-graders

By Tony Parra A new drug and alcohol prevention program at Valencia Elementary will be one of the first programs introduced to a New Mexico school, according to Roosevelt County Teen Court Coordinator Barbara Rogers. Rogers was in training with two other facilitators — Marcia Brown, DWI Program coordinator ,and Riki Seat, DWI Compliance coordinator […]

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 […]

March 4 Obituaries

Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77 Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77, of Moriarty died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on May 26, 1926, in Kingston, Okla., to John Felix and Mattie Sanders Lea. She married I.W. Pittman on Feb. 12, 1946, in Portales. In 1966 they moved from Bethal to Moriarty to pastor the […]

Obits 25

T.M. Fullerton, 80 Mr. Thomas Marion “T.M.” Fullerton, 80, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Oct. 27, 1922, in Rogers, to Lucy and Roy Fullerton. He was raised in and attended schools in Rogers where he was active in basketball and track and field. […]