Residents celebrate Christmas events

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By Tony Parra The Christmas Parade ran through the Portales downtown area and the event culminated with the crowning of the Little Miss Merry Christmas on Friday. The event began with a crowd of approximately 100 people gathered in front of the Roosevelt County Courthouse. The crowd braved a mild cold weather, however, barrels with […]

Remember grandparents on Sunday

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Grandparents are special blessings. Some of my most treasured memories are those of “Granny and Granddaddy.” Their influence upon my life remains today. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to […]

Aug. 25 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Aug. 28-Sept. 3: Taylor Boone, Jim Southard, Trisha Morris Trollinger, Will Anthony, Johnny Chavez, Hershel Dixon, Charles Good, Lisa Harris, Bobby Reed, Lisa Graves, Brett Hamilton, Emma Jasso, Kenneth Dixon and Jesse Ward. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Creighton. Party Saturday night’s game night at the Baptist Church was a […]

Aug. 18 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Aug. 21-27: Sadie Chenualt, Martha McKinney, Bill Connelly, Bennie Taylor, Marcy Wilson, Wesley Gilmore, Barbie Rogers Dauer, Nell Craig, Jana Roberts, Sterlin Burney and Missy Holmes. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Greg Burris and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fine. Singing There will be a fifth Sunday singing at the Baptist Church […]

Area teen to perform at celebration in Clovis

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Helena Rodriguez When Lucero Davalos walked away from a truck rollover near Floyd last September without a broken bone, she told Jesus to do with her life as he wanted. From there, the 17-year-old said things just seemed to fall in place when she began taking a more active role with her father Abraham’s Spanish […]

Teen wins FFA singing competition

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By Helena Rodriguez Students in FFA are traditionally groomed for a life in agriculture. One Dora High School student, however, hopes the program will open doors to another career. Allie Brooks, 15, recently won the state FFA Career Development Talent Show at the FFA state convention in Las Cruces. After beating out 14 other competitors […]