Birthdays — July 24

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Fails Alvin Fails of Clovis celebrated his 95th birthday on July 23. The celebration was hosted at his home. Fails was born July 21, 1916, in Milnesand. He has five children, 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Maybe swag bag is answer

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It never fails. A friend tries to prevent a tangent, and only inspires another. Over a drink, a guy she used to date came up. She replied, “Eh … been there, done that, got the T-shirt.” We didn’t talk about him again, but my mind was already off. Should […]

Diabetes fails to slow Sudan, Texas, team roper

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico It’s taken awhile for Kory Koontz to get into the swing of this year’s PRCA season. But the Sudan, Texas, native knows the drill all right. With over a million dollars in prize money to his credit over the years, Koontz has qualified for the National Finals Rodeo 14 […]

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New tax fails to pass

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County is no longer facing a new gross receipts tax. The proposed sales tax of 6 cents on every $100 died for lack of a motion at the County Commission meeting Tuesday in the County Courthouse. The tax would have helped fund indigent health care. No members of […]

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80 Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa, Texas. Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. […]

Portales resident receives Purple Heart

By Tony Parra CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — It took 63 years, but Portales resident Alvin Fails finally received his Purple Heart for his military service for the United States during World War II. Brigadier General Kenny Montoya, the New Mexico Adjutant General, presented Fails with the Purple Heart on Friday afternoon at The Landing […]