Farmers upset with tumbleweed problem

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By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — Sharon Russell and her mother don’t come out to the family house northwest of Floyd much anymore. But they still love the small group of farmers that live near the Melrose Bombing Range. “This is a good community,” Russell said. “We stick together.” Today, those community members are bonded by […]

Community pays tribute to late educator

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By Tony Parra Members from the community watched as city and county officials dedicated an aristocrat pear tree in memory of Russell Knudson on Tuesday morning in the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn. The crowd gathered around the south part of the Roosevelt County Courthouse for the dedication of a tree, which is a cousin of […]

Knudson known as friend and educator

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Russell Knudson was a life-long educator and coach. His humorous and kind-hearted nature was infectious to those that knew him. Russell Knudson died on Oct. 11, 2004 at the age of 78. With his refreshing outlook on life, Wilma Knudson, Russell Knudson’s wife, said he was an optimistic person that […]

Grocery store set to open Friday

By Helena Rodriguez When Super Save grocery store opens in the former IGA location at 7 a.m. on Friday, customers will see many familiar faces along with an expanded Mexican food section featuring imported and exported products. The former IGA has been closed for 35 days during a change of ownership. Russell Inc. of Cimarron […]

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, […]

Shoppers will see changes at Super Save

Tony Parra The building once known as Safeway and more recently as IGA will now be known as Super Save. Tim Russell, who will be the manager of Super Save, said officials from Russell Inc. are trying to complete the purchase of the store from Troy Hinton. Super Save, located at the corner of West […]

IGA could see changes

Tony Parra People expecting to buy their groceries from Hinton’s IGA this weekend instead found it was closed. The glass windows were decorated with signs which read, “Closed for remodeling. Look for our grand opening.” Other signs said to go to C.J.’s Pillbox for prescriptions and to take a list of prescription numbers or empty […]

Buried memories

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Michelle Seeber The old First United Methodist Church of Portales, where services first were held when it was only half a basement and later became a three-story building, will always be remembered by its ministers and members. Recently demolished for about $145,000, the church — now replaced by a new one at the intersection of […]

Obituaries June 12

Winnie Luttrell,85 Mrs. Winnie Deatherage Russell Luttrell, 85, of Bethel, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Landsun Health Services Nursing Home in Carlsbad. She was born on Nov. 6, 1917, in Floyd, to Mattie and Lewis Deatherage. She graduated from Portales High School in 1937. She married John W. Russell, Jr. on Aug. 25, 1937. […]

Annie Partin

Annie L. Partin Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Annie L. Partin, 90, of Portales, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born April 13, 1913, in House, to Laura (Stroud) and William Curren Russell. She moved to the Hiway community when she was a […]