It’s their job: Margie Koger

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PNT Staff Name: Margie Koger Job: Owner of Easel

New shop features local arts and crafts

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Art has been a lifelong interest for Margie Koger. Last month she and her husband, Tim Koger, opened Easel and Frame Gallery. The new shop at 119 S. Main St., on the square, features the creations of local artists and craftspeople, and the owners say it will soon evolve [...]

Elida dowser locates unmarked gravesites

By Liliana Castillo, Freedom New Mexico Marcia Leavell and longtime friend Margie Crooks attended Crooks’ father-in-law’s funeral at the Texico cemetery in 2002. They were astonished by the tall weeds that towered over the tombstones and the general condition of the more than 100-year-old cemetery. So they did something about it. “My husband came out [...]

Missing goat found after three days

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Portales resident and his pet goat are back together again. Robert Villanueva said his nanny goat was missing for three days last week before she was discovered Thursday trapped between Villanueva’s barn and his neighbor’s fence. Margie usually hangs out on the deck in Villanueva’s back yard. “I [...]

Obits April 15

Margie Purcell, 74 Mrs. Margie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Melrose, to Bessie Mae and Charles R. Vance. She attended school at McAlister and House, and graduated from Melrose High School in 1948. She married Bill Purcell on June 6, [...]