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 […]

Aug. 12 Obituaries

Earl Parkinson, 82 Mr. Earl Parkinson, 82, of Roosevelt County, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on March 20, 1922, in Jefferson, Mo., to Rosie and Aaron M. Parkinson. His family moved to the Milnesand area when he was young. The only job he ever had […]

Rodeo family remembers deceased youth

By Mike Linn On a ranch northwest of Kenna, where the wind meets his thoughts, Jeff Bilberry finds solace. There, the vice president of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association often thinks about life, God and his 3-year-old son Trey, who died in a 2003 horse-riding accident near Kenna. He remembers family dinners when Trey […]

Aug. 8 Obituaries

Peggy Tozer, 82 Miss Peggy Marie Tozer, 82, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, in Amarillo. She was born on Nov. 28, 1921, in Shell Lake, Wis., to Harold William and Lucy Ann Bohn Tozer. She moved with her family to Turtle Lake, Wis., where she attended school. Upon graduation, she attended Eau Claire […]

Gore grew up in homesteading family

By Kevin Wilson Nearly 40 years ago, Marjorie Simich helped her sister remember her husband. Her gesture to Lillian Gore was a marble headstone for Lillian’s husband, Herschel. “Her husband died in 1965 and my husband made one for her husband at the time,” said Simich, who works with her husband on a family marble […]

Aug. 1 Obituaries

Flora Trujillo Flora Trujillo, 70, of Clovis, died Wednesday, July 28, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Dec. 20, 1933, in Mosquero, to Juan and Sophia Gonzalez Sanchez. She married Clyde Trujillo on March 18, 1953, in Tucumcari. Family members said she was a housewife, a member of Our Lady […]

Grimshaw taught faith, fun

By Kevin Wilson Two things were a constant in Vida Mae Grimshaw’s family — an appreciation for the Lord, and the name George. Grimshaw died July 19 at Heartland Continuing Care, concluding 92 years of teaching her children and grandchildren how to have a fun life and at the same time lead a Christian life. […]

July 29 Obituaries

Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19 Mr. Calvin D. Griffin Jr., 19, of Portales, died Sunday, July 25, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev. He was born on Oct. 10, 1984, in Montebello, Calif., to Raquel Soto and Calvin D. Griffin. He lived in Alhambra, Calif., until 1990, when they moved to Tujunga, Calif. He attended school […]

July 20, 2004

Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92 Mrs. Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92, of Elida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 17, 1911, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Bama and Rev. R W. Bynum. Her family moved from Hamilton County, Texas, to the Elida community when she was 12. […]

Rodeo a family affair for Sant siblings

By Kevin Wilson Rodeo has always been a family event for the Sant family. This week, they’ll have a chance to create the same atmosphere for the National High School Finals Rodeo. Dustan and Jaci Sant are two of the three members competing this week in Gillette, Wyo., site of the annual NHSFR. Dustan and […]

Goslin had love for country, pets

By Kevin Wilson Stanley Goslin’s love for his country was unsurpassed. Except when it came to love for his pets. “He loved pets more than anybody I’d ever known,” said Millie Goslin, his wife of nearly nine years. “They slept on the bed every night. The cats had a can of tuna every night. The […]

July 13 Obituaries

Ubaldo Valdez, 86 Mr. Ubaldo J. Valdez, 86, of Lubbock, died Sunday, July 11, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 4, 1918, El Vado, to Inecita and Amarante Valdez. He made his home in Cebolla until 1955. He married Josephina Trujillo on Aug. 19, 1941, in Cebolla. During World […]

July 9 Obituaries

Anita Kay Bass, 69 Anita Kay Bass, 69, of Azle, Texas, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Estelline, Texas, to Andy Clinton and Ruth Wright Dunlap. She was raised on a farm, loved music and the outdoors. She graduated from Morton (Texas) High School […]

July 8 Obituaries

Donald R. Vickrey, 64 Mr. Donald R. Vickrey, 64, of Clovis, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Jan. 10, 1940, in Apache, Okla., to John and Ina Delk Vickrey. He moved to Clovis in 1950 from Apache, Okla. He graduated from Clovis High School in […]

July 7 Obituaries

Karen Elrod, 40 Ms. Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 8, 1964, in Portales, to Barbara and W. F. “Bud” Miller. She graduated from Floyd High School in 1982. She was a cheerleader and played volleyball. In 1985, she was […]

July 4 Obituaries

Guy R. Coleman, 56 Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved to Portales and […]

Sturman a big brother for everybody

By Kevin Wilson Long before Jack Sturman was protecting the country, he was protecting his family, and most of Elida. Sturman, who died June 25 at his home in Tulia, served as a big brother for his four siblings on the family ranch and the people he grew up with in the area. “He’s the […]

Salazar reminisces on a century

Name: Filomena Sena Salazar Age: 99, turning 100 on Monday Born: July 5, 1904 in Sena Hometown: Portales Occupation: Retired housewife and mother Family: Daughters, Bengina of Las Vegas, Paubulita of Albuquerque, Esquipulita “Skippy” of Portales and Deluvina of Moriarty and sons, Petrolino of Moriarty, Tomas of Sena, Armando of Jacinto and Santiago of Mortiarty. […]

June 30 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • There will be a Fire Meeting Thursday at 7pm in the fire house. • 4-H will meet Monday night at 7 p.m. Members will be doing a trash walk around the highway through Floyd. There will be pizza afterward. From the Village Office • The Village of Floyd received […]

June 29 Obituaries

Patsy Stark, 68 Patsy Winona Stark, 68, Great Falls, Mont., formerly of Portales, died Thursday, June 24, 2004, at Benefis East Hospital in Great Falls. She was born on April 13, 1936, in Sardis, Okla., to Anna Lorraine and Charles Thomas Hamilton. When she was a baby, the family moved from Oklahoma to Cahone, Colo. […]