Our towns: Elida is close-knit kind of town

Alisa Boswell A community of support and acceptance is how many Elida residents would describe their town. Resident Lela Jo “Red” Halliday said the town thrived with business once upon a time with a service station, cafe, movie theater, drug store, dry goods store, hotel, newspaper office and more. “When I was a kid, my […]

Townley, Jeffrey (Scott)

Jeffrey (Scott) Townley, 44, of Capitan, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, in Capitan. He was born on Nov. 24, 1961, in Portales, to Sam and Lela Jo Townley. He moved to Capitan in 1971 and attended Capitan schools. He graduated in 1980. He attended New Mexico State University. He was employed as a plumber. Family […]

Askew, Leola

Leola “Pat” Askew Services: Have been held. Leola “Pat” Askew, 89, of Portales, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born on Aug. 4, 1914, in Oklahoma, to Lela and Mendle Phillips. She attended schools in Granite, Okla., and lived in Mangum, Okla., the Richland Community and Oregon before moving […]