Obits 11-02

Dewey Preston Jameson, 96 Dewey Preston Jameson, 96, a longtime resident of Clovis, died on Oct. 30, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Las Cruces. Jameson was born July 9, 1907, near Durant, Okla. He was married to Edna Mae Whittenburg November 2, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma. In 1935, the family moved from [...]

Space missions should accomplish more for the money

Jim Lee I’m confused again. It seems the older I get the easier that happens. This time it’s really getting me spaced out. Well, I suppose I should simply say what’s on my beleaguered mind. OK, here it comes. I don’t understand why we risk the lives of astronauts just to make them ride circles [...]

It is time for filler-writers to get their reward

Bob Huber Back in the good old days of my misspent youth (When I became well known for asking President Lincoln’s wife, “Other than that, Ma’am, how was the opera?”) newspapers printed what were called “fillers.” Those were tiny one-liners that came in handy for linotype operators when they had to fill empty spaces. Most [...]

Public Record 11-2

The following divorces were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: Karen Lynn Melton and Mickey Dean Melton. The following certificates of marriage were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: Francis L. Bono, 23, and Sherry I. Tapia, 28, both of Portales. The following dispositions were recently filed in Roosevelt County District Court: [...]

Local seniors share knowledge, love with kids

Helena Rodriguez Frances Aragon may not remember all the names of her foster grandchildren, but she loves them all the same. “I forget names and faces, but I know it’s one of them when they call me ‘grandma,’’ said Aragon, who was referring, not to her own 12 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but to the kids [...]

First female deputy sheriff remembers her days of law enforcement

Tony Parra Roosevelt County’s first female deputy sheriff didn’t earn mounds of respect from fellow male deputies right away. But Nancy Cox didn’t allow her male co-workers — who initially sent her on prank calls — to dampen her desire to fight crime. Cox is first female deputy sheriff for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, [...]

Students celebrate life on Mexican holiday

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Helena Rodriguez Today is the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” But unlike Halloween, which conjures up stark images of death, Dia de Los Muertos is a celebration of life. And Eastern New Mexico University celebrated the lives of four students in the form of “ofrendas” or memorial altars on [...]

Poor weather puts damper on fall harvest

Mike Linn A stretch of hot and dry weather during the summer had a negative impact on the harvest of produce on area farms. And too often when moisture did arrive, it came in the form of hail, which in large sizes can wipe out acres of crop land in less than an hour, farmers [...]