Personalities Plus: Manuel Varela

Your name: Manuel Varela Your job: Associate Professor of Biology at ENMU Your age (and birth date): 41 years old, December 3, 1962 Your hometown: Santa Fe, NM Occupation: University Professor and Scientist Your family (spouse, children, names and ages): Wife, Ann (40 years old); Son, Timothy (10 years old), and Son, Edward (6 years […]

ENMU junior named state fair queen

By Ryan Lengerich Ashlee Stallings spent Sept. 5 in bed in a battle with strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that was not bad enough, it was her 20th birthday. The Curry County fair queen representative fought the illness and made it to […]

Sept. 8 Obituaries

Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly men’s breakfast will […]

Sept. 8 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Sept. 11-17: Julian Carrasco, Whimp Fine, Jackie Howard, Kelli Jo Moore, Jackie Gilmore, Gary Carter, Tana Chander, Tyler Jasso, Johnny Rains, Kelli Boone, Sheli Anthony, Patsy Ward, Beth Anthony, Herman Burkstaller and Mike Winters. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Widner and Mr. and Mrs. Mays Lane Jenkins. Breakfast The monthly […]

Vick makes his ‘marx’ in Portales

If you call Robert Vick by his legal name, he assumes you’re going to ask to see his license and registration as well. Vick goes by Stretch, a name tied in to the independent Stretch Marx painting business that he has run, on and off, for 20 years. His signs stretch across the country and […]

Hern enjoys life, crocheting

By Helena Rodriguez Name: Nellie Hern, 71 Occupation: Retired Hometown: Portales (Moved here in 1963) Family: Son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Yvone Garcia; son, Sam Garcia and daughter Estella Garcia, all of Portales; daughter Teresita and son-in-law, Robert Tanaka of Dillingham, Alaska; granddaughter, Francis Garcia; five grandsons, Samuel Joe, Anthony, Andrew and Nathen Garcia and […]

Outgoing, incoming DAs plan to work together

By Darrell Todd Maurina Both the incoming and outgoing district attorneys said they want to make the next seven months an effective transition period. Incumbent 9th Judicial District Attorney Brett Carter said he hasn’t yet called his successful challenger, Matt Chandler, but will consult with him as the time comes near for Carter to leave […]

May 30 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Highlighting Seniors The Dora School and communities surrounding the area gathered Sunday, May 23 for the graduation of our 12 seniors. Mostly, they were a close group of youngsters who had been together most of the time since pre-school days. Levi Beggs, was born and raised on a ranch near Milnesand. Jack […]

ENMU student profile, Charlayne Heselton

Your name: Charlayne R. Heselton Your classification: Junior Your major: Double Major in Music Education and Interdisciplinary Art Your age (and birthdate): 20; March 27, 1984. Your hometown: Portales. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Cloudy, rain, and cold. Tell us about your pet(s): (I have a) black and brown basset hound named Minnie […]

Families celebrate Passover traditions

Darrell Maurina While most Christians in the Clovis area are preparing to celebrate Easter, a few area residents observed the far more ancient Jewish festival of Passover on Monday night and Tuesday. “In the Jewish religion, family is intertwined with the religion. There really is no separation of the religion from the family,” said Capt. […]