Sept. 5 Portales Junior High News

No school Monday Students and staff join their families Monday as the school releases to celebrate Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes each family a safe and relaxing time together as they prepare for a great school year.   Patriotic assembly Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks extends a cordial invitation to all law enforcement officers, firemen, […]

Sept. 5 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • There will be no school on Monday for Labor Day. • The next School Board meeting will be Sept. 13th. • Please note the following change in the schedule: Parent/Teacher conferences have been changed from Sept. 17 to Sept. 16th. Students will not come to school on Sept. 16. Athletics Football: Saturday, […]

Sept. 5 Faith Triumphant News

Documentary help sought The film classes will begin filming their documentaries on the pioneers of Roosevelt County and its history. If you know a senior citizen from the community who either lived here all their life or spent a majority of it in Roosevelt County, please contact our school office. We would be interested in […]

Sept. 5 Dora School News

New custodian Mr. Rodney Hernandez of Portales has joined our crew of custodians at Dora. We welcome him to our school. We also want to let Wayne Smith know he is missed. Home economics The home economics class would like any scraps of clothing that can be donated to help make quilts as part of […]

Sept. 5 Elida School News

The Elida School District earned an “adequate yearly progress” rating, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department. It indicates that Elida Elementary and Elida High School met the annual academic performance targets in reading and math. Breakfast program starts Elida Municipal Schools is kicking off a meal program this year called “Breakfast in the […]

Time isn’t always worth saving

By Jim Lee As anyone who knows me realizes, I am not the handiest fellow in the world. In the jungle of home repair and maintenance, my competence can be compared to that of a fairly intelligent orangutan with a broken wrist. In mathematics I’m still trying to master the concept of checkbooks and ATM […]

Deep in the heart of Texas, there’s religion

By Bob Huber If you want to get deep into religion, find a Texan. They even think Moses was a Texan. As proof they point to a wall in the Cross Trails Church in Fairlie, Texas, which contains the King Ranch version of the 10 Commandments. It reads: • There’s just one God. • Honor […]

Sept. 5 Obituaries

Frances Ussery, 69 Frances Joann Ussery, 69, of Roswell, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Rogers, to Sybil and Pike Van Winkle. She married John Ussery on Feb. 21, 1954. She attended school in Rogers and Portales. In 1967 they moved to Roswell, where she […]

Sept. 5 Public Record

The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the Roosevelt County District Court: — Michael Quintero, 38, found guilty of distribution to controlled substance, methamphetamine and will be on supervised probation for three years. The following criminal dispositions were recently filed in the magistrate court: — Janet Urioste, 19, found guilty of probation violation and […]

Rogers valued work ethic all of her life

By Laurie Stone Vera Rogers was a quiet woman but not one that let hard work intimidate her. Born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, she was the second child born out of nine. She and her family moved to Elida while she was still young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934 […]