City attorney services questioned

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By Mike Linn Portales city officials haven’t requested proposals for city attorney services since 1990 — something state officials say is a violation of state procurement code. But Portales city attorney Stephen Doerr said his firm’s contract with the city is valid and requests for proposals from other attorneys is not necessary. State code 13-1-150 […]

Obituaries, July 29

Gene Atchley Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Imogene “Gene” Atchley, 70, of Portales, died Saturday, July 26, 2003, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Aug. 29, 1932, in Cordell, Okla., to Virgie and Dub Dunaway. She grew up in Cordell. She married Bill Morrison in […]

Buglers needed for veteran’s funerals

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — A bugler will be available to play taps at the funerals of more veterans this year under a state plan. More than half of the roughly 1,400 burials last year at Santa Fe National Cemetery had no live bugler. A tape is often played at funerals at private cemeteries […]

Obits July 17

Dot Davis, 74 Ms. Dot Davis, 74, of Kenna, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on March 29, 1929, in Portales, to Irene and Ed Denton. She grew up in Kenna and received most of her schooling in Elida. She graduated from Clovis High School in […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Committee searches for Ute project director

Jack King The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has begun the process of hiring a director for the Ute Reservoir pipeline project. A search committe will publish a request for proposals for the job next week with a deadline to receive applications of Aug. 1. The committee will make recommendations at […]

Obits June 18

Herman Baxley, 54 Mr. Herman Gene Baxley, 54, of Longmont, Colo., died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Peaks Care Center in Longmont. He was born on Jan. 17, 1949, in Portales, to John and Ruth Stanley Baxley. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Johnny Baxley. He is survived two brothers, […]

Obituaries June 17

Garland Tipps, 84 Garland E. Tipps, Ph.D., 84, of Portales, died Sunday, June 15, 2003, at his home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2003, at Central Christian Church in Portales. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Services are pending.

Obituaries June 15

Toynette Stockard, 87 Toynette Stockard, 87, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Dallas. Services will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services are Pending. Leon Doolittle, 71 Mr. Leon Doolittle, 71, of Texico, a meat cutter, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born […]

Obituaries June 13

Leslie Gibson, 88 Mr. Leslie W. Gibson, 88, of Ennis, Texas, died Saturday, June 7, 2003, at Claystone Healthcare Center in Ennis. He was born on Nov. 16, 1914, in Paris, Texas, to Willie P. and Wyrla Thompson Gibson. He was raised in Snyder, Texas. He married Ala Mae Lafayette on March 30, 1947. He […]

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. […]

Obituaries June 11

Winnie Luttrell, 85 Winnie Deatherage Russell Luttrell, 85, died Tuesday, June 10, 2003, at Landsun Health Services Nursing Home in Carlsbad. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Wheeler Mortuary of Portales is handling arrangements.

Obituaries June 4

William Clary, 94 William Sumner Clary, 94, of Lubbock, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 24, 1908, in Portales, to George Harrison Clary and Randa Lavern Bailey Clary. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1927. He married Wilma Genola Sweat on April 14, 1929. They […]

L.H. Haley

L.H. Haley Services: 2 p.m. (CDT) Saturday at W.W. Rix Chapel in Lubbock. Mr. L.H. Haley, 91, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, April 29, 2003, in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 27, 1912, in Nolan County, Texas. He moved to the Lubbock area in 1921. He married Elsie Upchurch on March 14, 1934, in Lubbock. […]

Jerrita Wilson

Jerrita Wilson, 48 Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

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 […]

Today’s Obituaries

Sam Kinard Mr. Sam Kinard, 81, of Amherst, Texas, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at Golden Age Nursing Center in Clovis. Services are10 a.m. (CST) Monday at Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis, Texas. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Harrison Drake Mr. Harrison Drake, 91, of Hurst, Texas, a retired flour miller, died Wednesday, Feb. […]