Anniversaries —

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Brazell Jim and Betty Brazell celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 10, 2011. The couple was married July 10, 1946, in Clovis. They have three children.

Their view: Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike

Lawmaker: Possible to fund schools without tax hike Rep. Jim Trujillo, a democrat who represents Santa Fe County, believes it’s possible to fund fund New Mexico’s public schools without raising taxes:

Our people: Seasonal Santa

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Clovis resident Jim Craven has donned a red crushed velvet suit and a matching red hat to fill Santa’s shoes at Roden-Smith Village and about 40 other engagements during the Christmas season for 12 years. The 73-year-old transormed into Santa to help his brother who was overwhelmed with engagements. He said he enjoys playing the […]

Best lessons discovered on your own

Jim told me a story of his youth. Of course, it could have happened yesterday knowing cowboys the way I do. Jim was 12. His brothers were two years off, either way. Their dad sent the boys out a’horseback to bring in Bully Boy, one of their herd sires, to the home corrals. Instructions were […]

Douglas Stone Memorial golf scores

51st annual Douglas Stone Memorial Friday Portales Country Club First round Championship Flight Kenny Prince-Mark Franz 65 Mark Foster-Kevin Welch 65 Jason Howl-Will Archibeque 65 Jim Vardeman-Mike Vardeman 65 David Gutierrez-Sid Felan 66 Donavin Sanchez-Adam Douma 67 Bobby Crane-Wayne Moore 69 Rustin Rowley-Andy Reynolds 72 First Flight Carey Suddeth-Rick White 68 Dave Hunton-Matt Hunton 69 […]

Portales Past: July 17, 1955

July 17, 1955: Mr. and Mrs. Jim Joiner, pioneer homesteaders northwest of Elida, observed their 61st wedding anniversary with a family reunion and picnic.

Portales Past: July 15, 1950

July 15, 1950: Two area residents were unsure what to do with a discovery they made hunting arrowheads northeast of Portales. Oscar Shay and Jim Warnica found what they believed to be an 8-foot elephant tusk buried in the sand at Blackwater Draw. Archaeologists were notified because the men were concerned they could destroy the […]

Schools going solar

Clarence Plank Elida and Portales school districts will be getting $300,000 each in federal stimulus dollars for solar power projects, according to the state Public Education Department. Department spokeswoman Beverly Friedman said each of 15 New Mexico school districts would receive that amount for a total of $4.5 million for school solar electricity projects in […]

Career matters more than the moment

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By Kevin Wilson Armando Galaragga will not be perfect in the record book. And Jim Joyce was proven imperfect by video. And their fates crossing paths showed a lot of us are far from perfect ourselves. Last Wednesday was an afternoon off for me, which meant e-mailing friends and using Netflix to catch up on […]

Portales Past: April 21, 1955

April 21, 1955: Three dogs were blamed for killing 30 of Jim Wade’s chickens on the western edge of Portales. Wade said his grandson witnessed the dawn attack. The dogs, who did not eat any of their kill, ran away when Wade opened the door to the hen house.