Locals also ‘stunned’ in ’63 by Kennedy assassination

By Darrell Todd Maurina Terry Cone was sitting in his business class as a junior at Eastern New Mexico University on Nov. 22, 1963. He doesn’t remember much of what the teacher said that day, but he remembers vividly what someone else came to the classroom to say. “They came in and made the announcement […]

Kennedy, Casey

Casey Kennedy Services: Have been held. Mr. Casey “Cal” Kennedy, 46, died Friday, June 20, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Dec. 16, 1956, in Portales to Dell and Nolan Luce. He attended the Portales Public Schools. He was raised in the Arch community by his grandparents, H.B. and Ina Mae […]

JFK assassination relived in newspapers

By David Stevens About a year-and-a-half ago, Doreen Mondragon of Clovis said she found a stack of old newspapers in the trash behind her apartment. Last month, she brought those papers to this newspaper office in hopes someone might care to keep them. Arrangements have been made to pass them along to Curry County historian […]