Portales relying on junior trio

By Dave Wagner Juniors Morgan Hill and Megan Kabrick believe they have a lot more to accomplish before they leave Portales High. “Megan’s and my goal is to get at least seven state championships before we graduate,” said Hill, a 6-foot middle hitter for the Lady Rams. They’re off to a good start, with two […]

Hill, Dorothy Lofton

Dorothy Lofton Hill Services: Have been held. Dorothy Lofton Hill, 76, of Wichita, Kan., died Sunday, June 27, 2004. She was born on Nov. 12, 1927, in Hollene. She was raised in Clovis and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark., with a degree in recreational education. She was preceded in death […]

Rondell, Dixie

Dixie Rondell Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dixie May “Diane” Rondell, 83, of Texico, died June 4, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born July 14, 1920, in Rifle, Colo., to Richard and Maudie Pigg Carlisle. Her parents moved to Safford, Ariz., when she was 9 years old. She married Leland […]

Historic land site gets new name

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Members of the 9th and 10th Cavalry of the Buffalo Soldiers present the flags at the beginning of Saturday morning’s ceremony at Buffalo Soldier Hill. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers LINGO — It took Oscar Robinson 14 years to get to mile marker 46 on Texas Highway 114. It took him just […]

Mr. Robinson, the grandkids will be proud

CNJ Editorial Seldom do we stand on formality or political correctness. Most times the fans of those forms of group-think use them to stifle voices and opinions that disagree with theirs. However, a recently successful effort to change the racially insensitive and derogatory nickname of an eastern New Mexico landmark deserves loud applause. The site, […]

Black man wins fight to rename hill

By Mike Linn: CNJ News Editor PORTALES — This is the story of a group of black men who fought for their lives, and one black man who fought for their honor. It’s about soldiers who sought shelter, and a Portales man in search of a colorless society. It’s about a 50-foot hill near the […]

Whitehead paces older alums

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Eloy Hita, left, and Justin Pinckney battle for a rebound Friday during the third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game at Rock Staubus Gym. Photo by Eric Kluth By Rick White Clay Whitehead figures he took more shots in Friday’s third annual Wildcat alumni basketball game than he has in his whole high school career. Whitehead, […]

Gossett, Betty

Betty Gossett Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery Mrs. Betty Raye Gossett, 75, of Amarillo, died Saturday, May 29, 2004 at Georgia Manor in Amarillo. She was born on June 24, 1928 at Pleasant Hill to Faye Lawson & Alma Mae Crume Davis. She had been a longtime Clovis resident moving to Amarillo […]

Organizations 4/25

Friendship Rebekah Lodge The Friendship Rebekah Lodge members met at the Sundance on April 20 for supper and then to the I.O.O.F. Hall for the regular meeting. It was the official visit of the Assembly President, Vianna Steffens. After the short business meeting, Erena Goar and Eveln Calder did a skit depicting the words of […]

Organizations 3/28

Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club The Pleasant Hill Woman’s Club met on March 19 with 10 members present. The program given by Stan Jones, Curry County Extension Agent, was on Xeriscape. (Using limited water.) He showed an informative film, with a question and answer time. The noon luncheon was provided by hostesses, Alice Pierce, Donna Donahey […]