Feb. 27 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday finds the third- through ninth-graders and high school juniors taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure your child attends school on these days. • The fourth-graders will be going on a field trip to Roswell to see the Adventures of Tom Sawyer. […]

Hounds split in home debut

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh plans to use senior right-hander Trevor Davis whenever needed this season — whether as a starter or in relief. After ENMU was blanked 9-0 by Colorado School of Mines in the opener of Sunday’s doubleheader at Greyhound Field, Davis assumed quick control of the […]

Jan. 13 Obituaries

Jose Sierra, 51 Jose Eduardo Sierra, 51, of Portales, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Oct. 13, 1953, in Guadalupe la Rueba Durango, Mexico. This summer he moved from Portales to Clovis to live with his daughter. He moved to Muleshoe in 1971. He was employed […]

Homicide rate rises in 2004

By David Irvin The number of homicides in Curry County and Clovis in the last five years has increased 10-fold, a trend law enforcement officials say is a product of heightened gang activity in the community. In 2004 there were nine homicides in Clovis and one in Curry County, making it top among law enforcement […]

Rams rally for victory over Pintos

PNT Sports MORIARTY — If nothing else, the Portales High boys basketball team found out this weekend that it is resilient. The Rams, who dropped a last-second heartbreaker on Friday night at Los Lunas, saw a 13-point lead after one quarter on Saturday turn into a three-point deficit early in the final stanza before rallying […]

Salvation Army at $25,000 so far

By Ryan Lengerich David Garza sported a red baseball cap and matching windbreaker jacket Tuesday, each donning the Salvation Army logo. He stood at Wal-Mart’s south entrance in Clovis, ringing the organization’s famous bell and collecting donations. He said he doesn’t count how much people give — he is happy with anything. “You feel good […]

Sept. 5 Obituaries

Frances Ussery, 69 Frances Joann Ussery, 69, of Roswell, died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at her home. She was born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Rogers, to Sybil and Pike Van Winkle. She married John Ussery on Feb. 21, 1954. She attended school in Rogers and Portales. In 1967 they moved to Roswell, where she […]

Lady Rams top Artesia in home opener

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By Dave Wagner It’s early, but Ashleah Richards figured it was about times for the Portales High volleyball team to get cranking. The defending Class 3A state champions struggled at times Thursday night, but never relinquished control in posting a 25-14, 25-21, 22-25, 25-15 win over Artesia in their hope opener at the PHS gymnasium. […]

Pig chase draws crowd

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By Laurie Stone The chase was on at the Roosevelt County Fair Wednesday evening as children stomped, trampled and ran after the bow on a pig’s neck. Capturing the bow from the squealing pig would grant five children, from different age groups, a trophy and bragging rights at school the following day. Every year Roosevelt […]

Sleep depravation helps spawn local junior rodeo association

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By Rick White CLOVIS — Keith Moore liked the idea of his son and daughter taking part in junior rodeos because it kept them out of trouble, he said. It was getting home at 3 or 4 in the morning from a junior rodeo and having to get up for work the next day that […]