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Altrusa International of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met March 12 in the Central Annex. President Gaynelle Thomas called the meeting to order. There were 17 members and three guests present. Nellie Dyer led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s reports were approved. Lori Bohm gave the Altrusa Accent and Beverly […]

Two incumbents lose seats

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Alisa Boswell Incumbent and local businessman Keith Thomas earned 59 percent of the vote to win the seat Tuesday in a Ward D race in which candidates campaigned heavily with a variety of yard signs and fliers. Other winners were Michael Lucero in Ward A, Matthew Hunton in Ward B and Leo Lovett in Ward […]

Lucero, Hunton, Thomas win council seats (updated)

Religious groups realizing pitfall of Obamacare

Thomas Jefferson said: “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” The third president wasn’t Catholic and, arguably, probably not Christian. But he understood that for the government to compel people to pay for something they find morally repugnant is “sinful […]

Engagements — Dec. 4

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Meador-Weinheimer John and Elizabeth Meador of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lizette Elizabeth Meador of Amarillo, to Paul Thomas Weinheimer of Groom, Texas, son of Pat and Maggie Weinheimer of Groom. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo. […]

Texas man killed in crash

A 37-year-old Plains, Texas, man was killed Thursday evening in a single-vehicle crash about 20 miles northeast of Elida. Jason Thomas died at the scene around 6:30 p.m. when he was partially ejected from the semi truck he was driving, State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said. Thomas was driving east on South Roosevelt Road 35, […]

Birthdays — June 5

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Thomas Ray Thomas of Clovis celebrated his 40th birthday. Lordy lordy look who’s forty. Happy Birthday Ray Thomas. Love always Denise, Ray Paul, David and Polly. — Submitted by Denise Thomas

The stars shine bright in Bardstown, Ky.: Take the whole family on a great getaway to see Thomas the Tank Engine and more

Civil war reenactment

Kathy Witt This summer, Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt will join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion – and Toto, too – in Bardstown, Ky., a small town known far and wide as “The Bourbon Capital of the World” owing to its preeminent spot on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquid gold […]

Their view: Graduate shows hard work pays off

Thomas Garcia, a reporter for Freedom New Mexico, shares his memories of Eastern New Mexico University’s commencement ceremony.

Their view: Government is vehicle that won’t take you anywhere

Thomas L. Knapp is senior news analyst and media coordinator at the Center for a Stateless Society. Here’s what he has to say about two early candidates for president:

My turn: Dedicated to leave mark on world

I recently started looking for a catchy title for my column. I thought maybe it would be similar to the title of the blog that I also write. When I first started thinking about it, I remembered the words to one of my favorite poems. Poet Dylan Thomas wrote what has no official title but […]

City officials pushing for xeriscaping

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales city councilors are pushing for a water conservation measure they say should have been enacted decades ago. Councilors Keith Thomas, Gary Watkins and Ron Jackson, with help from city Planning Director Sammy Standefer, are working to write an ordinance that would require new construction to have all private yards […]

Clovis softball coach saves truck driver

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Russell Anglin The Clovis High School Lady Wildcats softball team made an unexpected stop on their bus trip to Farmington Thursday. Coach Brandi Thomas stopped the bus to help a semi-truck driver who had been hit by a pickup on the side of the road between Fort Sumner and Melrose. She said she didn’t think […]

Newest Clovis zoo giraffe dies

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Jay, a giraffe who had resided at the Hillcrest Park Zoo for approximately four months, died Saturday. City Manager Joe Thomas said zoo staff found Jay down in his pen Saturday morning. Staff immediately called local veterinarians, who worked from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thomas said. “After consulting with the veterinary school at Oklahoma […]

Residents honored at chamber banquet

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Argen Duncan Three members of a Portales family found themselves on stage, honored for their community service, at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Thursday night. Gaynelle and Leroy Thomas received the Warm Heart of the Sunbelt award, while their son, Don Thomas, was named Workhorse of the Year. Also, speakers said Portales […]

Council appoints Keith Thomas to Ward D seat

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Argen Duncan Keith Thomas, co-owner of Portales Home Medical Equipment, is stepping into the Ward D Portales City Council position Michael Miller vacated. The council voted to appoint Thomas at their meeting Tuesday in City Hall. Twelve people applied to finish the last two years of Miller’s term after he resigned because he moved to […]

English couple cycling through Clovis, Portales to promote charity

Freedom New Mexico Two English Rotarians cycling 10,000 miles to raise awareness about disaster relief charity Shelter Box are expected in Clovis and Portales, according to a press release. Huw and Carolyn Thomas of Cornwall, UK, riding in tandem with a green Shelter Box in tow, are traveling across Canada, the U.S. to Florida then […]

Portales Past: July 3, 1950

July 3, 1950: Elida prepared for an all-day July 4 celebration that included a carnival, a rodeo and enough free barbecue to feed 3,000 people. Gov. Thomas Mabry planned to be on hand for the dedication of state highway 330 that would link Elida, Floyd and Melrose.

Unique flag gifted to local veterans

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo AmVets Post 14 trustee Jack Thomas explains that an American flag is folded with four stars out, standing for “In God We Trust.” By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections AmVets Post 14 in Clovis received a special gift from a Marine two weeks ago. AmVets Trustee Jack Thomas says he received […]

Helping others is volunteer’s joy

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Gaynelle Thomas is a Portales resident and owner of The Print Shop. Thomas serves on the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico board of directors and is involved in the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home Ladies Associates, Altrusa International Inc. of Portales and the Portales Women’s Club. With her husband, Leroy, Thomas also delivers Meals […]