Celebration returning to Portales

By Tony Parra Portales was such a popular place for the Channel 10 television representatives two years ago that the station will be making another trip to Portales for its Summer Celebration Tour. During the tour on July 11, Channel 10 anchors will be conducting a telecast live from the downtown square in Portales. Portales [...]

Honoring past, moving on to future

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers For more than 10 years, Clovis has been celebrating Juneteenth, an event that began in Texas to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and the end of slavery in America. Juneteenth celebrates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement, according to Candice Tyler, an event coordinator for Clovis’ Juneteenth celebration. “It’s important [...]

Woman recognized for grades 68 years later

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By Tony Parra Sixty-eight years after her graduation from now-defunct Rogers High School, Elizabeth Wortham finally was recognized as an honorary valedictorian for the class of 1936. Wortham received her honorary valedictorian certificate on Friday at the Heartland Care Center in Portales. Todd Terry, Faith Triumphant principal, presented her with the award in front of [...]

College plays host to independence celebration

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By Laurie Stone Eastern New Mexico University kicked off the Mexican Independence Day with a celebration filled with singing, dancing and speeches about the upcoming month of Hispanic heritage. Albuquerque’s Consul of Mexico, Benito Valdez Vega, spoke to the crowd of participants and commended them. Through an interpreter, Mary Ayala, Vega praised audience members for [...]

ENMU prepares for Mexican Independence Day

By Tony Parra Screams of freedom and fireworks will highlight the Mexican Independence Day celebration on Thursday by the fountain in the middle of the Eastern New Mexico University campus. The Mexican Independence Day celebration kicks off Hispanic Heritage month, which runs from Wednesday to Oct. 15. Nancy Varelas, who works at the office of [...]

La Casa celebration set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Second Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Casa Family Health Center officials said the purpose of the health center celebration is to take time out for its customers. “We’ve been here for over 28 years,” Jeanette Chavez, La [...]

June 23 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays, June 26-July 2 Jorgie Chavez, Delma Graves, Blake Cotton, John Hatcher, Manuel Jasso, David Graves, Carrie Hamilton, Chad Hatcher, Sean Belden, Harding Burris, Tom Dannelley, Scott Welch, Junior Jasso, Cherry Eckland and Matt Jenkins. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Anthony and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Bilberry. Trips June 28-July 17, Halee [...]

June 16 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 19th-25th Sunni Dixon, Emmy Eoff, Belle Hale, Joeal Nuckoles, Travis Holmes, Christopher Galvan, C. L. Roach, Andrea Good, Calvin Robson and Dollie Self. Coming Up Just a reminder this coming weekend will be the school reunion and Ruth and Joe Claude Moore’s wedding anniversary party. Alert The police chief has [...]

Portales gets ready to shine on televised centennial celebration

Kevin Wilson Everybody dreams of extending their own birthday party. So when a KFDA-TV representative in Amarillo called Kim Huffman, it was too great an opportunity to pass up on Portales’ behalf. The Portales town square will play host to the station’s news broadcast at 4 p.m. Thursday with the theme a continuance of Roosevelt [...]

Cities prepare to salute returning troops

Gary Mitchell One of the best reasons to be stationed at Cannon Air Force Base might be typified by what’s taking place June 21 in Clovis, Air Force officials say. “Our airmen feel very honored to live in this part of the country in America — that the local communities would want to throw a [...]