Carlsbad’s Ross stood out early, locals say

By Rick White: Freedom New Mexico Tim King says San Francisco Giants outfielder Cody Ross hasn’t changed much since the days they played together at Carlsbad High School. Same laid-back personality, same violent swing. “It’s really funny to watch him on TV because he acts the same; same big swing, same big smile,” said King, […]

Our people: Retiree keeps busy

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Longtime area educator G.C. Ross, 72, was inducted into Eastern New Mexico University’s Hall of Honor during homecoming celebrations Sept. 25. An alumnus of the university, Ross said he was “very honored. I was humbled to be included in such an august group.”

Portales past: Oct. 18, 1953

Oct. 18, 1953: The Portales Daily News: Jerry Dickson, Portales drum major of the Sul Ross State College Band, did a solo performance during half-time between Sul Ross and Southwest Texas State College.

April 12, 2009 Club Notes

United Daughters The Ellen W., Jones Chapter of the United Daughters held their April meeting at the Portales Public Library Janelle Foster, Bess Jones, Jan Ross, and Margaret Smith served a hostess. An Easter theme was used in decorations and favors. President Janelle Foster called the meeting to order and introduced guests Stella Buie, Rev., […]

Stabbing, shooting on Ross Street

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Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man and his stepfather were in stable but serious condition at a Lubbock Hospital Wednesday after stabbing and shooting each other, according to police. Ricky Johnson, 45, suffered a gunshot wound to the head, while his stepfather Hezekiah Shirley, 61, received a stab wound to the neck. Both men live […]

Club Notes May 11, 2008

United Daughtersof the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met for a luncheon for its May meeting. The program committee, with Jan Ross and Janelle Foster, served as hostesses. Debi Lee, Nicole Wilkening and Mayor Orlando Ortega were guests. Ortega talked to the group about future projects. Jane […]

2-10-08 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met in Clovis for lunch at Dakota Steakhouse. The group adjourned to the home of G.C. and Jan Ross for the meeting. Janelle Foster was co-hostess. President Jan Ross opened the meeting. Jane Hilliard assisted the president in […]

Legislature salutes pledge writers

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the need for New Mexico to have a salute to the state flag, the 2008 New Mexico Legislature will recognize members of the organization from that era this week. Members of the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters […]

Oct. 14 Club Notes

The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its October meeting in Clovis. The group met at Furrs for lunch, then went to the home of G.C. Ross for the meeting. Robbie Wicker served as co-hostess and gave the invocation. Bess Jones and Jane Hilliard led the ritualistic opening. President […]

Sept. 9 Club Notes

Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its September meeting at Roosevelt General Hospital with a luncheon. Jane Hilliard, Della Kobernick and Robbie Wicker served as hostesses. President Jan Ross opened with a welcome, June Ferguson was introduced as a guest and Wicker gave the […]