Judge Purcell set to retire

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U.S. District Court Judge Ricky Purcell seemed a little out his comfort zone on Friday. He was sitting in the jurors box. Purcell sat quietly as court administrator Diane Ulibarri hosted a light roast for the 75 people who had gathered for the judge’s retirement party. Purcell who has served as judge for 15 and […]

11/12 Obituaries

L.H. McElroy Services: Have been held. L.H. McElroy, 83, died on Nov. 7, 2005, in Portales. A resident of Portales and formerly of Amarillo, he was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Shamrock, Texas. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McElroy, on January 23, 1992; his son, Bobbye Joe McElroy on August 28, […]

Fireworks selling well

William Thompson Phantom Fireworks, on West Tucumcari Boulevard is gearing up for big holiday sales, according to Andrea Page, assistant manager. Page said a lot of travelers from out of town are stopping in to buy fireworks for the Fourth of July weekend. “Most of the people coming in and spending a lot of money […]