Lady Tigers seeking return trip to state

1092891346-8-19-elida-vball-web.jpg

By Dave Wagner ELIDA — Elida volleyball coach Darrell Chenault knows the road to winning a District 3-1A championship this fall goes through Fort Sumner. The Lady Tigers posted a 16-7 record in 2003, finishing second to Fort Sumner in district play before reaching the state Class 1A tournament. But they and the rest of […]

Aug. 19 Obituaries

Jesus Diaz Jr., 23 Mr. Jesus “Panchito” Diaz Jr., 23, of Portales, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 23, 1980, in Clovis, to Raquel Pillado and Jesus Diaz. He grew up in Portales. He was a rap artist and recorded with Ride ‘N Smoke Records. In the past […]

Students do double duty during fair week

High school students from throughout Roosevelt County will be busy with classes, books and homework assignments next week. Some will also have another item to worry about — having their livestock animals in top condition for the livestock junior shows at the Roosevelt County Fair, which begins on Wednesday. For Portales students, school begins on […]

Sheriff having problems filling vacancy

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County meeting on Tuesday turned into a discussion about the help of Roosevelt County Sheriff’s department, to come up with an incentive for working at the department. Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said he wants to work with the commissioners on trying to come up with a solution for the […]

Council discusses railroad

By Tony Parra Scott Verhines of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority updated the city council on Tuesday on the status of the Ute Water Project and the objective of a series of workshops. Verhines said the first workshop took place in Roosevelt County and it is the first in a series of workshops, […]

Aug. 18 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Aug. 21-27: Sadie Chenualt, Martha McKinney, Bill Connelly, Bennie Taylor, Marcy Wilson, Wesley Gilmore, Barbie Rogers Dauer, Nell Craig, Jana Roberts, Sterlin Burney and Missy Holmes. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Greg Burris and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fine. Singing There will be a fifth Sunday singing at the Baptist Church […]

Aug. 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain and all is welcomed on the ranches. The cotton needs some hot, dry days to get things going good for maturing. The wheat is beginning to show signs of soft shells from so much moisture and there is concern it may damage their value at harvest. Sympathy Earl Parkinson passed away […]

Aug. 18 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Michael Nixon; Rose Rector; John Lee; Kendall Buzard. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. • 4-H will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • The Floyd Methodist Church will be holding a covered dish lunch […]

Aug. 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was more rain in Dora area the past week, and weeds are thriving along with the crops. One dairy owner said the rain made it harder on the cattle and on those feeding and doing the milking, but said the moisture is needed and it is growing feed. He had no […]

Aug. 18 Obituaries

Vera Rogers, 89 Mrs. Vera Rogers, 89, of Elida, died Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Gwendolyn and Henry W. Davis. They moved to Elida when she was young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934. She married […]

Conquerors look to compete despite small roster

1092803838-8-18-faith-triumphant-web.jpg

By Dave Wagner Nine players may not seem like many, even for a six-man football program. Faith Triumphant survived an even smaller roster last year, though. “We played (most of) last year with seven, so it looks like we’re pretty close to being in the same boat,” fourth-year Conquerors coach Shawn Kelly said. “We just […]

New generation needs new holidays

By Kevin Wilson I’m thinking of going on strike. I had to work on Thursday’s holiday. What’s that you say, Kevin? There wasn’t a holiday. Oh yes, there was. Thursday was Madden Day. Madden Day isn’t recognized by our government … yet. Ideally, it would be a floating day, coinciding with the annual release of […]

Coaching staff in place for ENMU’s McCorkle

1092718871-8-17-soccer-elizano-web.jpg

By Dave Wagner Travis McCorkle already had his hands full as coach of the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Eastern New Mexico University. And that was before the resignation of a newly hired assistant coach earlier this summer, which left McCorkle scrambling to find another full-time coach less than a month before the start […]

It’s back to school for Portales

By Tony Parra No more swim trunks, no more waking up at noon, no more relaxation from studying for a test. It’s back to school. Portales schools will have their house openings on Thursday, allowing parents to visit with teachers and administrators and take tours of the classrooms. Evelyn Ledbetter worked a fruit and vegetable […]

CAFB honors Langston

1092717387-8-17-langston-cannon-web.jpg

By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself a hero. That’s what he told a crowd Monday at Cannon Air Force Base. The Airman Leadership School at Cannon disagreed, though, and added him to its Wall of Heroes. Langston was the school’s guest of honor Monday morning, as he enjoyed […]

Aug. 15 Obituaries

Betty Sommerville, 71 Mrs. Betty Sommerville, 71, of Clovis, died Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Alma and Alonzo Harter. She grew up in Des Moines, Iowa where she attended school. She married Larry G. Sommerville on Nov. 21, 1956, in Las […]

Carmichael taught in and out of the classroom

By Kevin Wilson Rubie Carmichael was a teacher for most of her life, even after classes were dismissed. Carmichael taught schoolchildren for 37 years. She also took time to teach her siblings about the family past, and her children about how to make the most of the present. “She taught me what it was to […]

Personalities Plus: Ernesto Gomez

Name: Ernesto Gomez. Job: Community Services Center volunteer. Age: 62 Hometown: Portales. Family: Sisters: Linda Short, Ramona Gomez. Brothers: Alfonso Gomez and Antonio Gomez. Ernesto Gomez brings his smile to Community Services Center when he shows up to work. He enjoys living in Portales and meeting people at the CSC. Gomez also enjoys participating in […]

Take my advice, just don’t expect results

By Bob Huber It amazes me how brilliant I am about so many things and why folks don’t more often seek my counsel. My wife Marilyn used to say, “Maybe you should stop trying to solve world problems and straighten out your own life.” I miss her wit. But to show what I mean, in […]

Constitution not our only source for laws

By Jim Lee Here we are rounding the first curve in yet another presidential race. It feels like they get closer and closer together each time. Every four years we have this uniquely American ritual in which the citizens have the chance to show they are in charge. Those who govern are hired and fired […]