Grass fires consume 5,000 acres of land

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico More than 5,000 acres of grassland have burned in three days from multiple fires in Quay and Harding counties. Eleven fire agencies responded to five fires ignited by lightning in Harding County, said Logan Fire Chief Rex Stall. “The different crews did an outstanding job of containing and putting […]

Zia volleyballers struggles continue

CNJ staff SEARCY, Ark. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team dropped its final two matches in the Harding Classic on Saturday, falling to Washburn 30-21, 30-18, 30-17 and to the host Lady Bison 30-27, 30-28, 30-23. The Zias (3-11) went 0-4 for the weekend against teams which entered their matches against ENMU with […]

ENMU adds volleyball assistant

CNJ staff PORTALES — Daniel Burkert has been hired as Eastern New Mexico University’s fulltime volleyball assistant. He replaces Wendy Whelan, a native of Canada who spent one year at ENMU and has returned to the Montreal area to go into private business. A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., the 26-year-old Burkert was an assistant […]

Harding, Hurshel

Hurshel Rudolph Harding, 76, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, in Taylor County, Texas. He was born Oct. 22, 1929, south of Texico to R. “Nath” and Ethel Harding. He graduated from Farwell High School in 1947. He attended Texas Tech for three years, where he was a member of Saddle Tramps, then obtained a law […]

Johnny L. Harding Sr

Johnny L. Harding Sr., 85, of Aztec and formerly of Clovis, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, in Aztec. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 26 years and retired as a master sergeant. He also worked as an independent milkman. He and his wife, Willie May, delivered milk in Clovis and Portales for nearly […]

French, Pauline

Pauline French Services: Have been held. Pauline Harding French, 80, of Amarillo, died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Palo Duro Care Center in Canyon, Texas. She was born on July 15, 1924, in Oklahoma, to Buhl Lee and Inez Harding. She was raised and attended schools in the Causey community. Survivors include a daughter, Jackqualene […]

Yarbrough, Nina

Nina Yarbrough Services: Have been held. Nina Yarbrough, 97, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 13, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on Dec. 8, 1907, in Throckmorton County, Texas, to Marcus Willard and Martha Jane Jones Raper. She married George Samuel Yarbrough on Dec. 22, 1928. She began her teaching career in 1928 in Harding […]