My turn: Saturday set aside for TV

I think I may have come full circle on Saturday mornings. When I was a kid, I was up earlier on Saturday than I was any other day of the week. If you wanted to watch Roy Rogers, you had to get up early. There was no DVR or TIVO. There was no recording the […]

Club notes

Encanto Garden Club Vice President Marcella Roy presided at the November meeting of Encanto Garden Club. Refreshments were served by Jane Rybolt as the business meeting began. A lively discussion of feasible holiday projects followed. Encanto will sponsor Two Angels at Cannon Air Force Base in support of our local service men and women’s families. […]

My turn: In search of my “Silver”

I think I am going to name my shoes. Roy Rogers had Trigger. The Lone Ranger had Silver. Lonnie Berry should name his transportation, too. But I have to come up with the right name, or I completely lose the impact. It has to be something that inspires, something that has a catchy ring to […]

My turn: One size doesn’t fit all

I remember watching Roy Rogers jumping off of a balcony into the saddle, and then later jumping from that saddle to catch a bad guy that was trying to get away. Roy could really get around on that saddle. I know Roy picked the right saddle to do all of those fancy tricks. I am […]

My turn: I don’t think Roy did it this way

I grew up watching Roy Rogers every Saturday morning. Roy could ride like the wind. Roy could jump off of a big rock and knock a bad guy off his horse. Roy could jump off of Trigger onto a bad guy’s horse and knock him off. I was watching Roy a couple of nights ago. […]

Water testing offered

Water testing offered A water fair is scheduled for Saturday in Clovis, offering free water testing for Curry and Roosevelt County residents using private wells. Hosted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roy Walker Recreation Center. Residents wishing to have their water tested […]

Portales past: Jan 25, 1942

Jan 25, 1942: The Portales Daily News: Among residents of this area serving on active duty were Frank W. Choate, Roy E. Creek and Henry B. Crownover. All three were commissioned officers.

Cleverness of cowboy entertaining

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture. On that fateful day BB had driven his pickup and gooseneck trailer to Roy’s place to pick him […]

Honors: NMJC graduates

Two students from Portales were awarded associate degrees from New Mexico Junior College on May 9. Daniel C. Vela received an Associate of Arts degree, and Joseph Roy Friesen received Associate of Applied Science degree. Freisen is an honor graduate, based on a grade point average of 3.5 or better of the credit hours completed […]

Man convicted in infant’s death

A Clovis jury deliberated for approximately two hours Friday before returning a guilty verdict against Leroy “Roy” Jaramillo for the 2004 death of a 9-month-old Clovis baby, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. The baby, Cristyan Ibarra, died on Oct. 15, 2004, in a Lubbock hospital from extensive hemorrhaging of the […]

Hamming it up

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico It’s a small world after all — at least for amateur radio users. Eastern New Mexico Amateur Radio Club members said they are able to talk and listen to people in other countries and even astronauts in orbit through a loosely connected network of users. “I love short wave. […]

Elida splits in pool play at state

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Elida Lady Tigers dropped a couple of games in Class 1A state volleyball pool play on Wednesday at Del Norte H.S., but still earned the top seed from Pool B heading into today’s quarterfinal round. Elida, which brings a 20-0 record into bracket play, went 4-2 in games to tie […]

Charges filed against uncle in baby fall case

By Karl Terry The uncle of a 10-month-old boy who fell from a deck on Oct. 4 has been arrested in connection with the case. Derek Parker, 22, of Clovis, was charged with abandonment abuse of a child, a first-degree felony, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Parker turned himself into Portales police on Monday […]

Jan. 26 Obituaries

Kenneth A. Shaw, 55 Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mr. Kenneth A. Shaw, 55, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Raton, to Lorene and James A. Shaw. He graduated from Roy High School in 1965. He then […]

Lady Broncos go five to beat House

PNT Staff FLOYD — The Floyd Lady Broncos had to go the distance Tuesday night to beat House 24-26, 25-22, 25-22, 17-25, 15-5 in a non-district volleyball match. Senior Noel Carpenter had nine kills and junior Carly Dement added seven blocks for Floyd (4-6), which had beaten House in three games on Friday in a […]

Obits April 14

Marie Purcell, 74 Marie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Servioces are pending. D.L. Wheeler, 86 D.L. Wheeler, 86, of Roy died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Sapulpa, Okla., […]

Keep it simple and stick with Roy G. Biv

Bob Huber Because I was so successful last week eliminating the brouhaha about gay marriages, I’m willing today to wrestle with an even thornier topic — the names of colors. What I’m saying is, if you don’t want to start World War III, don’t ask what color “puce” is, or even “heliotrope.” They sound like […]

Obits Aug. 10

Alice Ackerman, 87 Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill. Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the […]