City celebrates civil right’s leader

Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of the nation’s most remembered civil rights’ leader with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade beginning on South Avenue O and 2nd Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the Mistress of Ceremonies for […]

In a fast-paced world, Jesus remains unchanged

Joan Clayton Our son gave us a DVD player for Christmas. The old model we had has fallen behind the times. Besides that, we couldn’t see the new DVD movie disks he also gave us. Now if I can only learn how to operate it all I’ll be in good shape. Technology has developed faster […]

United Way comes close to reaching goal

Tony Parra The final tally of donations to the United Way of Roosevelt County for the 2003 campaign was $60,600, money that will go to roughly a dozen local agencies. The 12 volunteers for the United Way of Roosevelt County met on Monday and determined there would be no more campaigning for funds, President of […]

United Way close to reaching goal

Tony Parra The United Way of Roosevelt County has raised more than $56,567.25 and they are closing in on the ultimate goal of $70,000 on Wednesday. The sign in the downtown area has shown the amount over the $55,000, short of the goal, but only inches of red paint short of reaching the top of […]

Green making smooth adjustment to Greyhounds

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By Kevin Wilson Just like Kennis Green the basketball player, Kennis Green the person is a challenge to categorize. The Eastern New Mexico University junior is a basketball player who raps, not the other way around. He’s got the size to play forward in the Lone Star Conference and the speed to play shooting guard, […]

Sweet success at annual fund-raiser

MIke Linn A fast-talking auctioneer, an array of sweet-tooth high rollers and plenty of tasty treats helped the United Way raise more than $6,000 at the third annual Hot Night at The Roosevelt Thursday night. The event kicked off the fund-raising season for the national charity’s local chapter. Auctioneer Kendall Terry had bids go from […]

Broad Horizon students challenge school policy

Mike Linn Students at Broad Horizons are tired of being told they can’t sport baggy pants, sleeveless shirts and excessive jewelry. But instead of revolting against their superiors by throwing spit balls at the chalk board, they decided to fight school policy a different way. Almost 20 percent of the students — 20 in all […]

Solving life’s problems one invention at a time

Jim Lee A friend and I were discussing Thomas Edison a few days ago. The conversation brought up the inventor’s reliance on tenacity and trial-and-error. He simply kept at something until he got the desired results. As admirable as that was and as well as it worked out for him, I think there had to […]

Good one-liners never get old

Bob Huber One of my scholarly pursuits is the care and feeding of one-liners. I get most of them from my wife Marilyn who seems to have an endless supply and loves to toss them out to brighten my day, as follows: • “You may think you’re still young, but you need your false teeth […]

Houtchens enjoys fellowship of owning a business

By Angela Peacock Susan Houtchens is owner of the Portales Dairy Queen and enjoys the rewards of family. Tell us about your spouse: “I met my husband in the seventh grade. I was in the same Brownie troop with his sister.” Tell us about a time you cried: “When my Dad passed away shortly after […]

Photographer dreams of owning a gallery

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By Angela Peacock Freezing a moment in time so it may be remembered forever is what DA Black does for a living. The Melrose native was invited to Thursday’s Friends of Library Meeting at the Portales Public Library where he has had 11 pieces of his work on display since the library open its doors […]