Classics not getting share of readers

By Mike Linn Unlike most women her age, 18-year-old Virginia Lee loves reading the literary works of some of the world’s most renown authors. The Clovis High School graduate began reading Leo Tolstoy’s classic, “Anna Karenina,” about three weeks ago and said she should finish the novel within a day or two. “I think it’s […]

Soldier tied to Quay County dies

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of […]

Lady Blues fight off elimination

By Eric Butler CLOVIS — On Saturday morning, first-round play of the state USSSA softball championships began at the Guy Leeder Softball Complex in Clovis. Those contests determined whether teams would be playing in “winners” or “losers” bracket games later that day in the double-elimination tournaments. But whether the night contests were by nature elimination […]

Roosevelt drops heartbreaker

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By Eric Butler CLOVIS — Tall compared to his fellow 11- and 12-year-olds in Friday’s game, Roosevelt County pitcher Ty Terry had a group of Clovis American hitters mostly in check. But the American All-Stars were able to scratch out a single run in the top of the sixth inning — the last frame under […]

ENMU cowboys pursuing different career paths

By Kevin Wilson A few weeks after impressive finishes at the College National Finals Rodeo, a pair of Eastern New Mexico University team members are working their own circuits. Royce Lynch, a senior-to-be for ENMU, is currently trying to get in as many rodeos as he can for the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). “I’ve […]

Prudence is needed in robust housing market

By Randy Johnson Double, double, toil and trouble: Is there really a bubble? With apologies to Shakespeare, this is a good question. A bubble traditionally has been defined as a situation where the price of an object rises because of an expectation that it will keep rising, not because the rise is based upon fundamental […]

Relying too much on Social Security might tarnish golden years

It seems Americans have caught a break on Social Security. According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, the program isn’t going broke as fast as people thought. CBO estimates the so-called trust fund won’t be exhausted until 2052. That’s a decade beyond the estimates of Social Security trustees. Unfortunately, the most likely outcome of […]

Ryan laid foundation for success

By Jim Lee A couple of weeks ago I attended a double event at Eastern New Mexico University. It was important enough to attract people wearing suits that probably cost more than our car. Thinking it wouldn’t be all that formal, I showed up in jeans and a T-shirt. After all, it was a Saturday. […]

Burma-Shave ads — Part II

By Bob Huber Last year I wrote a column about that extinct advertising phenomenon called Burma-Shave signs — you know, those little red rhymes by the side of the road that quipped, “Peanut on a railroad track, heart all a flutter. Round the bend came No.10 — Toot, toot, peanut butter.” Well, I opened a […]

Summer youth programs helps Portales students stay on track

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By Tony Parra The summer is not necessarily a break for students. Several programs in Portales offer jobs that remind students about the importance of education. The federal Clean and Beautify Program allows students a chance to earn a paycheck with up to 25 hours per week. Veda Urioste, Clean and Beautify Program coordinator, said […]

Clovis getting sign-swipped

By Mike Linn When it comes to street signs, popularity is in the name. Or the lane — as in Clovis’ Happy Lane. Street signs notifying drivers of the intersection of Happy Lane and Stone Place have become a favorite among Clovis’ sign thieves, city officials say. At one point, street department employees decided to […]

July 9 Obituaries

Anita Kay Bass, 69 Anita Kay Bass, 69, of Azle, Texas, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Estelline, Texas, to Andy Clinton and Ruth Wright Dunlap. She was raised on a farm, loved music and the outdoors. She graduated from Morton (Texas) High School […]

The drive in movie isn’t dead yet

By Helena Rodriguez As we recently drove past the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theater in Lubbock, it brought back fond memories of the old Varsity Drive-In in Portales, once located on the Roswell Highway. We took the girls to Texas Water Rampage for the day, and my eyes lit with excitement when we drove past […]

Garvey cited for accident

By Tony Parra Dan Rideout of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for New Mexico said the case of a Garvey worker who fell from a Garvey processing plant elevator has been completed Two citations were given to the Garvey Processing plant and they have complied, Rideout said. Garvey Processing Vice President Lita Jimenez said […]

Six PHS gridders to play in all-star game

By Dave Wagner LAS VEGAS, N.M. — For Seth Clabaugh and Cole Parrish, Saturday’s fourth annual Class 3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star football game will lead them into the start of two-a-days in college next month. For Matt Lujan and Brian Berry, it’s a chance to put a cap on their football […]

Clovis-based team preparing for trip to AAU nationals

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Regina Downing doesn’t think she’ll have to whip her team into a frenzy for its opener in the AAU national 15-and-under girls basketball tournament next week in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Clovis Lady Wildcats, seeded second in their six-team pool, face the top-seeded New Hampshire Stars at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) on […]

Clovis American pounds Roosevelt County

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By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Clovis American took advantage of 13 walks, a hit batsman and four errors to pound Roosevelt County 20-2 on Wednesday in the first round of the District 3 11-year-old Little League all-star tournament at Beachum Field. Justin Graham drove in four runs with a bases-loaded triple in the first and […]

Lady Rams well-represented on all-star team

By Dave Wagner LAS VEGAS, N.M. — The South squad will have a distinct Portales and District 4-3A flavor in Friday’s Class 3A New Mexico High School Coaches Association all-star basketball game at New Mexico Highlands University. Eight of the 12 players are from the district, including four from Portales, along with coaches Greg Marez […]

July 8 Obituaries

Donald R. Vickrey, 64 Mr. Donald R. Vickrey, 64, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 10, 1940, in Apache, Okla., to John and Ina Delk Vickrey. He moved to Clovis in 1950 from Apache, Okla. He graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Departments make move downtown

By Tony Parra Tourists will not need to drift off the course from now on in order get information about Roosevelt County. Roosevelt County Chamber officials held a grand opening for the new Business Welcome Center Wednesday afternoon at the new building, located on the town square. The welcome center contains the Roosevelt County Chamber […]