Nov. 9 Anniversaries

Gossett Leroy Gossett and Janice Jester Gossett of Temple, Texas will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.,CST, Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Temple, Texas. The couple was married Nov. 8, 1958, in the home of Rev. T.J. Gamble. They have three children and six grandchildren. He retired from the […]

Hooker defeats incumbent Gosset for Roosevelt sheriff

Paula Cronic: Freedom Newspapers There’ll be a new sheriff in town. Challenger Darren Hooker easily defeated incumbent Thomas M. Gossett in Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Sheriff Republican primary. Hooker received 939 votes to 625 for Gossett with all 23 precincts reporting. With no challenger on the Democratic ticket, Hooker will be unopposed in the general election […]

Gap in sheriff coverage upsets resident

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Sarah Benard was surprised when Curry County sheriff’s deputies couldn’t respond to her call earlier this month. She tried to report someone stealing expensive construction equipment from her front porch earlier this month around 3 a.m., only to learn the Sheriff’s Office is off duty between 2 a.m. and […]

Smith, Dorothy

Services: Have been held. Mrs. Dorothy I. Davis Smith, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Parmer County Area Hospital in Friona. She was born on Dec. 4, 1922, in Texico, to Fay L. and Alma Crume Davis. She grew up and went to school in Pleasant Hill. After graduation she moved to […]

Roosevelt County having deputy shortage

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Roosevelt County Sheriff Tom Gossett said because of a depleted staff there have been nights recently in which there have not been any deputies on patrol. Gossett blames low salaries for the deputy shortage and the inability to hire replacements. He said he has five deputies currently on staff now […]

Gossett, E.J.

E.J. Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. E. J. Gossett, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004, in Portales. He was born on Sept. 17, 1921, in Ryan, Okla., to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1942, and enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served for 33 months in […]

Portales teens having ‘reel’ fun

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Two 14 year-old Portales High School students started Wizard Productions when they were in third grade. By sixth grade they had an editing program on their computer, and now the two and more than 10 of their friends have produced a 90-minute feature film. Philip Harrell and Sam Pool’s […]

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 […]

Authorities shut down Portales race track

By Mike Linn PORTALES — A family residing about five miles east of Portales has been hosting horse races twice a month, contending it wants to keep Mexican tradition alive and boredom at bay. But local law enforcement officials say tradition can only go as far as American law permits — and to that end […]

Gossett, Travis

Travis Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. Travis H. Gossett, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on Sept. 18, 1925, in Ryan Jefferson County, Okla., to Ida and Charlie Gossett. His family settled in Roosevelt County west of Floyd when he was 8. He served in the […]

Gossett, Preston

Preston Gossett Services: Have been held. Mr. Preston Gossett, 88, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center in Big Spring, Texas. He was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Spanish Fort, Texas, to Ida and Charlie P. Gossett. He moved to the Upton community west of Floyd in the mid-1930s. He […]