Reader-submitted content: Elida student to go on youth tour

Roosevelt County Rural Telephone Cooperative recently selected Randy Jasso of Elida High School as the winner of the 2011 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour to be held June 4-8 in Washington, D.C. Randy is the son of Emiliano Jasso Jr. and Carmina Jasso. Each year, in collaboration with National Telecommunications Cooperative Association member companies, […]

March 15 — Elida news

Schedule • March 15: FFA at ENMU • March 16: FFA at ENMU • March 17: 1 p.m. release for parent teacher conferences • March 19: FFA at Quemado

School menus —

Elida Monday: Breakfast—Biscuits and gravy, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch— Taquita, corn, salad, pudding, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast —Bagel, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, applesauce, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast —Pancake, sausage, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Chicken, green beans, salad, rolls, peaches, milk. Thursday: Breakfast —Cinnamon rolls, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Sub […]

Switch to zone helps Elida win Class B crown

Elida wins Class B girls state title

The Elida Tigers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit to beat Grady 60-48 Friday afternoon in the Class B girls state championship game. Magarita Ortiz scored eight of her 12 points in the fourth quarter when Eldia outscored Grady 26-8. Reavis Best led Elida (26-3) with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Amanda Cross-Smith added […]

Grass fire burns over 3,000 acres

Thirty fire department units, and 60 personnel, responded to a grass fire 20 miles south of Elida and 15 miles west of Milnesand on Sunday morning. According to Elida Fire Department Chief Rusty Cater and Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon, fire units from Arch, Milnesand, Elida, Causey, Dora, Floyd, Portales, Melrose and Tatum responded […]

3-1 Elida news

Schedule • March 5: District Tournament • March 1: Spring Class, Track and Baseball pictures • March 5: FFA – Carrizozo

Portales past: March 15, 1950

March 15, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Oil leasing in the Elida area took a sudden spurt today, with 32 instruments filed in the city clerk’s office.

Feb. 8 — Elida news

Monday: Parent Night for after school program participants 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Clovis Christian, T , JH G 7th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Thursday: Grady, H, JH G 7th&8th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Friday: Springlake, Earth at Farwell, V Girls 3 p.m.

Portales past: Feb. 21, 1955

Feb. 21, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Margaret Titsworth of Elida and Larry Campbell of Portales were among the 69 students at New Mexico A&M College selected for the Dean’s Honor List of the school of arts and sciences.

Portales past: Feb. 5, 1959

Feb. 5, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: A very light vote was cast in the Elida School Board Election on Tuesday. Haskel Worley was the only candidate for re-election to the board.

Feb. 1 — Elida news

Sports schedule • Tuesday — House JH Girls, 4 p.m. • Thursday-Saturday — at Ft. Sumner Tournament, JH eighth-grade girls. • Saturday — Roy at Mosquero, Seventh grade, JH B, V G&B, 1 p.m.

Jan. 25 — Elida news

Sports Tuesday: Marshall, here, JH G & B, 4 p.m. Thursday: Melrose, there, JH G & B, JV G, V B&G, 3 p.m. Saturday: San Jon, there, V G&B, 3 p.m.

Jan. 18 — Elida news

Sports Toay: Texico at Elida, junior high boys/girls doubleheader, 4 p.m Thursday: Varsity boys at Valley Christian, 5 p.m; junior high boys and girls at Portales, 4 p.m. Saturday: Homecoming vs. Floyd, junior high/junior varsity boys, varsity boys and girls, 3 p.m.

Elida school news — Dec. 21

• Christmas break: Until Jan. 4 • Jan. 3-8: EPAC • Jan. 3: Teacher in-service • Jan. 4: School resumes

Cause of grass fire undetermined

The cause of a fire Wednesday that burned and estimated 8,000 to 10,000 acres 14 miles south of Elida wasn’t what firefighters at first thought, said Elida Fire Chief Darrell Chenault. He said there were no downed power lines, which were initially thought to have sparked the blaze, and state Forestry Division fire investigators were […]

Grass fire consumes more than 8,000 acres

PNT staff report A grass fire sparked by downed power lines Wednesday burned an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 acres about 14 miles south of Elida. Speaking from the scene as crews finished mopping up hot spots, Elida Fire Chief Darrell Chenault said the fire started about 3 p.m. and burned oil field equipment, power lines […]

Portales past: Dec. 30, 1956

Dec. 30, 1956: The Portales Daily News: Elida’s Tall Tigers continued their winning ways this week by whipping San Jon and skinning Logan. The game wasn’t over until the final whistle, as the Tigers slipped out in front 49-48.

Dec. 7 — Elida news

Events Today: At Clovis JV C Team and JV girls and boys — 4 p.m. Wednesday: 80th Day (second state reporting period.) Thursday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Friday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Saturday: Elida Tournament — Varsity girls and boys. Sunday: Elementary Candlelighting 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

Elida residents aim to revive town square with Christmas spirit

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Alisa Boswell The sights and sounds of Christmas will make their way to the Elida town square Friday night. The village is holding its inaugural Christmas on the Square event, starting at 6 p.m. Shops surrounding the square will be open for business. Each shop will display Christmas lights and hand out free refreshments. The […]