ENMU athletes making the grade(s)

By Dave Wagner Coaches at the college level are faced with a two-fold task — recruit good enough athletes to be competitive on the playing field while also trying to help them achieve academic success as they prepare for the “real” world. Eastern New Mexico University appears to have found a good balance based on […]

Cancer center could mean fewer miles for patients

By Jack King CLOVIS — A newly equipped, $5.1 million cancer center at Plains Regional Medical Center will offer area cancer victims a chance to get up-to-date treatment close to home. Hospital officials plan a reception at the center from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, during which doctors and staff will be available to […]

May 23 Obituaries

Edward Davis, 64 Edward Davis, 64, of Roswell, died Friday, May 21, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 12, 1940, in Hamilton, Ohio. He married Sandy Phillips on Aug. 25, 1989, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as an employment counselor supervisor […]

May 23 Portales Junior High News

Spring Fling Thing Friday students in Laura DeBusk’s science classes applied their knowledge of the year’s lessons on simple and complex machines, trajectory, inertia, velocity, kinetic energy, gravity, and the atmosphere.  Students constructed catapults and demonstrated their effectiveness with water balloons on the football field. Students compared results with the designs, and DeBusk led discussions […]

May 23 Dora School News

This was the last week of school for grades 1-12. The elementary awards assembly was from 8:30-10:30 a.m. These students have accomplished alot this year and I am very proud of each of them. Of course, they are just regular kids and some are a little rambunctious and others are absolutely adorable, but all are […]

May 23 Floyd School news

Upcoming Events Last day of school is Wednesday! School will let out early on this day. Elementary Awards Assembly will be Wednesday morning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday is a teacher in-service day. Report cards will be mailed on Friday. Library Books Please return any library books to the library ASAP. If books are not returned […]

May 23 Elida School News

The Elida School academic awards assembly was held May 14 in the high school gym. Those receiving junior high awards are as follows: 7th English, Ethan Jasso; 7th reading, Ryan Best and Allison Powell; 7th math, Megan Bumguardner; 7th history, Ryan Best, 8th social studies, Janice Taylor; 8th English, Wesley Gilmore and Christyn Lee; 8th […]

Everybody’s a target during kite season

By Bob Huber You hear it every spring — “The kites are coming! The kites are coming.” Mothers shield their kids, bikers don helmets — Imagine that! — and police warn citizens to stay off the streets and listen to disaster radio. Behind all the screaming, yelping, baseless accusations and the wanton abuse of the […]

Hero title needs to be earned

By Jim Lee We hear a lot of talk about heroes these days. That’s a good thing because we need heroes. We need people we can admire, people who give us and (especially) our children a positive role model. A society without heroes is a society without values. What defines our society to a large […]

May 23 Public Record

The following marriage certificates were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Jessie Sanchez, 27, and Nicole Bruyere, 25, both of Mineral, Texas. • Jamie Knight, 23, and Tiffany Lee Aulbach, 22, both of Mountain Home, Idaho. • Nathaniel Huerta, 25, and Meghin Irwin, 22, both of Portales. • David Milliron, 22, and Senaida Herrera, 24, […]