July 6 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Clifton and Betty Gossett. Upcoming events • The Fire Department will meet Thursday night at the fire station, 7 p.m. • Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6pm and games begin at 7 p.m. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in […]

July 6 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The reunion in the Milnesand Community Building last Sunday. There were about 60 or so present for a meal and activities. Wesley McAfee was present and had charge of bringing a message from God’s word. He has retired from his regular church pastoring and he has moved back to Portales. Bro. Lewis […]

Unlicensed contractors drawing complaints

By Ryn Gargulinski By Ryn Gargulinski CNJ STAFF WRITER ryn_gargulinski@link.freedom.com Problems with unlicensed contractors in New Mexico have reached an all-time high, according to state officials. It’s become such a problem the state recently released a top 10 list of known unlicensed contractors, a first-time measure Construction Industries Division spokeswoman Charmaine Jackson-John said the agency […]

Independence includes tenet of responsibility

By Kevin Wilson The story of my July 4 evening is probably not much different than the story of a lot of people reading this right now. I was a spectator at the annual Portales fireworks show, and I was one of many to be pleased that rain wasn’t a participant as well. I made […]

Portales youth to play in national tournament

By Marc Schoder Portales native Iszac Valdez has been living and breathing baseball since the age of 2 years old. This lifestyle continues this weekend for Valdez, now 12. He will be playing with the Amarillo Diamondbacks when they go to New York this weekend for the Cooperstown Tournament. “The tournament is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity […]

City celebrates freedom

By Kevin Wilson They gathered together with coolers and portable chairs, 14 in all. They had come from Clovis, Portales and Amarillo — and gathered to celebrate their independence. While in wording it might have seemed like a contradiction in terms, that’s just what one particular group did as part of its annual tradition at […]

July 5 Obituaries

Ina Derrick-Delay, 81 Services: 2 p.m. (CDT) today at Sunset Terrace Memorial Cemetery in Farwell. Ina V. Derrick-Delay, 81, of Amarillo, died Monday, July 4, 2005, in Amarillo. She was born April 13, 1924, to Harvey and Lula Bell Vowell Belyeu in Haskell, Texas. She was a homemaker and member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary. […]

UFO tour lands in Clovis

By Ryn Gargulinski Lovebirds Lysa Stone and Buck McKillip had special reason to be dancing in the front row during Merle Haggard’s third-annual UFO Music Fest Sunday at Doc Stewart Park. Stone and McKillip were celebrating their anniversary. They met exactly three years ago — in line at a Merle Haggard concert. “It’s like meeting […]

BRAC could mean higher medical costs

By Tom Philpott More than 128,000 military beneficiaries taking Viagra or Cialis for erectile dysfunction likely will have to switch this fall to Levitra or face higher co-payments on their prescriptions. The Defense Department’s Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee will recommend in mid-July that Dr. William Winkenwerder Jr., the Pentagon’s top health official, narrow the field […]

Hounds picked fifth in LSC South

By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University receiver Derrick Hunter usually doesn’t need a lot of time to get open for a pass. He needed even less time when asked to guess the top pick in the preseason poll for the Lone Star Conference’s South Division. “Kingsville,” Hunter said. Nineteen of the poll’s 21 voters […]