Community shows support

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Alisa Boswell Excitement and cheers filled the air at Ned Houk Park north of Clovis during the Relay for Life kick-off Friday. Brother and sister Cutter and Tayci Burnett started the event off with the National Anthem followed by the speeches of guests, such as Molly Smith, a relay participant currently battling breast cancer. “On […]

It’s their job: Sharon Hooper

Argen Duncan Sharon Hooper has worked as a bookkeeper for Randall L. Burnett, CPA, for 5 1/2 years. She said she likes the job because it’s educational and interesting. “It’s like a big puzzle that comes together at the end,” Hooper said.

Food for thought: One Book: One Town kicks off

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico The Portales community is invited to participate in “One Book: One Town” beginning with an introductory meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Portales Public Library. The activity is one of the events surrounding a Smithsonian Institute exhibit now on display at Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. Denise […]

June 13, 2006 Obituaries

Clint King Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. J. C. (Clint) King, 89, of Portales died Monday, June 12, 2006, at Laurel Ridge Nursing Home in Clovis. He was born Feb. 16, 1917, in Scottland, Ill., to Mahree and John T. King. He lived in Illinois and Indiana until 1980, when […]

A love of books

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By William P. Thompson Denise Burnett, director of the Portales Public Library, walked into the library 20 years ago and found a home. She started out in the children’s section and by 1991 she was in charge of the entire library. ”When I first walked into the library and noticed all those books and the […]

Seawolves drop Zias

Freedom Newspapers ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Freshman guard Tristan Burnett converted two free throws with eight seconds left Tuesday night, giving Alaska-Anchorage a 62-61 victory over Eastern New Mexico University and a sweep of their two-game women’s basketball series. Burnett, averaging less than eight points and two assists coming into the game, compiled a double-double with […]

July 17 Obituaries

Edna Burnett, 103 Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Mrs. Edna E. Burnett, 103, of Portales, died Thursday, July 14, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 9, 1902, in Waco, Texas, to Charles and Mary Belle Wortham. She moved to Causey in 1906. She married […]

County people hope to fight illiteracy

By Tony Parra The Portales councilors proclaimed Thursday as ‘Literacy Day’ for Portales and it brought awareness to one of the issues facing Roosevelt County residents. Currently, 25 percent of people in Roosevelt County are illiterate, according to statistics from the Roosevelt Literacy Council. Roosevelt County has 21 percent of the adults reading at Level […]

Aug. 26 Obituaries

Virginia Mae Burnett, 80 Virginia Mae Burnett, 80, of Socorro, formerly of Portales, died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, in Socorro. She was born on Aug. 14, 1924, in Chicago, to Arthur and Jettie Norris McVicker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Burnett; and a son, Daniel Burnett. Survivors include two daughters, […]

Nonagenarians celebrate long life

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By Tony Parra Gov. Bill Richardson in a proclamation said people over the age of 90 from New Mexico are one of our greatest treasures and those from Roosevelt County were honored in the Sixth Annual Roosevelt County nonagenarian tea party which took place on Wednesday afternoon. The event was created to honor residents of […]