Black coming to help Miss Rodeo

By Lesli Radford According to the Washington Post, “he could make a dead man sit up and laugh.” The New York Times describes him as “probably the nation’s most successful living poet.” Baxter Black says he just wants to be remembered as “someone who didn’t embarrass his friends.” A former veterinarian, Black said he stumbled […]

Feb. 23 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather last week makes one wonder if spring is already here. According to the groundhog, there is still more winter ahead. Farmers are getting land ready for planting crops when the time comes and doing what they can between showers. The ground is really good for most farmers because of so […]

Feb. 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Beautiful days are here right now, but don’t go planting your garden just yet. Our farmers, however, are enjoying the moisture and are preparing for a good year of farming. New baby Johnny and Jennifer Inge are the parents of a new son. He has been named Gentry Taylor. He weighed 7 […]

Feb. 20 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school on Monday for President’s Day. • March 1-5, students in grades 3-9 and the high school juniors will be taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure you child attends school on these days. • The regional spelling nee will be March […]

Cannon honors Bataan survivor

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By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Irvin Butler is a survivor — despite a grueling 55-mile death march; despite two years in a prisoner-of-war camp; despite a telegram sent to his family reporting his demise. Butler, now 85, was honored Friday for his World War II service, accepting a place on the Airman […]

Nov. 2 Obituaries

Tommy McGee Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Tommy McGee, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 29, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Amarillo. He was born on March 21, 1917, in Sulfur Springs, Texas, to Margaret and Flavy McGee. He moved from Wink, Texas, to Portales when he was a […]

Independence an event for every day

By Jim Lee Happy Fourth of July or, more accurately, happy Independence Day. This is one of only two holidays that come to mind commonly called the date it occurs rather than the event it commemorates. The other is, of course, Cinco de Mayo. How often do any of us refer to Independence Day? It’s […]

Spanish professor shaken by Madrid terrorist attacks

Helena Rodriguez Diana Cordova has a black bow pinned to a flag of Spain inside of her office in Multicultural Affairs, located in the basement of the Campus Union Building at Eastern New Mexico University. For Cordova, the black bow is a constant reminder to the deadly act of terrorism committed against her native country […]

Obits April 1

Melton Chambers, 72 Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Obits March 28

DeWayne Bryant, 58 DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home. He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant. He grew up in Portales, graduating in 1963 from Portales High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked in electronics. Upon discharge, […]

Obits March 24

Ralph Helms Services: 2 p.m. (CST) today at DeArman Funeral Home of Wynnewood, Okla. Ralph Murray Helms, 81, of Wynnewood, Okla., died Saturday, March 20, 2004, at Pauls Valley General Hospital in Pauls Valley, Okla. He was born on Jan. 27, 1923, in Minco, Okla., to Benjamin Harrison and Elma Mae Jones Helms. He was […]

Obituary, March 5

Wilma Genola Sweat Clary Services: 2 p.m. (CST) Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock. Wilma Genola Sweat Clary, 95, of Lubbock died on Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at Carillon Senior Living Campus in Lubbock. She was born on Nov. 25, 1908, in Gentry County, Mo., to George Glen and Octa Maria Butler Sweat. She […]

March 4 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays March 6 -12 Alisa Rice, Maria Chavez, Donald Graves, Kalyn Jasso, Shea Pettigrew, Debbie West, Jennifer Jorden, Thomas West, Lee Kirkpatrick, Cody West, Kay Wilson and Ashlee Thurman. Fifth Sunday The Methodist Church held their fifth Sunday luncheon and group singing last Sunday. Concert The group Desert Reign will hold a […]