Belle Cox Lifestory

By Laurie Stone Belle McCall Cox was a woman known for her style, grace class and humor. She touched the lives of many by conveying the importance of family unity and treating others as she wanted to be treated. Family members said she lived for the game of bridge, teaching most of her grandchildren to […]

Sept. 30 Obituaries

Dorothy Zahn, 72 Dorothy Zahn, 72, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 11, 1932, in Causey, to Lillie Mae and William A. Chambers. She attended a small country school in Chaves and in Roswell before the family moved to Portales in the early […]

Sept. 26 Obituaries

Thelma S. Bailey, 88 Mrs. Thelma S. Bailey, 88, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Logan. She was born on Dec. 13, 1915, in Atoka, Okla., to W.O. and Bessie Shelton. She was a past president of the American Business Women’s Association. She was a member of Central Baptist Church and the Clovis […]

Sept. 22 Obituaries

James Wise , 86 James D. “Jim” Wise Sr., 86, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Houston. He was born on Aug. 26, 1918, in Taiban, to Ezekiel James and Emily Stone Wise. He was born and educated in New Mexico and was a decorated World War II veteran and prisoner of war. After dozens […]

College plays host to independence celebration

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University kicked off the Mexican Independence Day with a celebration filled with singing, dancing and speeches about the upcoming month of Hispanic heritage. Albuquerque’s Consul of Mexico, Benito Valdez Vega, spoke to the crowd of participants and commended them. Through an interpreter, Mary Ayala, Vega praised audience members for […]

Sept. 17 Obituaries

Michael Dallas, 52 Michael B. Dallas, 52, of McFarland, Calif., died Monday, Sept. 13, 2004, in Stanford, Calif. He was born on Oct. 27, 1951, in Portales. Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Donette; three children, Dewayla Glover (and husband, Gene), Darvin Dallas (Deanna) and Daniel Dallas (Jennifer); and two grandchildren, Glenn and Madison […]

Sept. 15 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 18-24: Janalle Creighton, Keith Hale, Jim Daughtery, Stephanie Moore, Donna Taylor and Bill Bryant. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Chenault. Rodeo At the 4-H State Finals rodeo in Las Cruces recently Shanna Anthony won two saddles, a hat, a pair of spurs and a breast collar. Samantha Southard won […]

Sept. 14 Obituaries

Belle Cox, 85 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Belle McCall Cox, 85, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 6, 1919, in Portales, to Lena Carroll and Hiran Alexander McCall. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School. […]

Sept. 12 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Enrollment We have several new students this year and have had new ones start even on Wednesday. We welcome each of you. We have 227 enrolled so far I’m told. I see new faces in the cafeteria and some really cute, nice preschoolers don’t get to come to the cafeteria, but those […]

Sept. 12 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Patriotic assembly Friday morning found students celebrating their freedom and honoring military, law enforcement officers, and emergency response personnel as they remembered the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Following musical programs from the junior high choir and band, Cindy Wilcox presented a visual program honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating those […]