Former Portales residents lose home in Joplin tornado


Courtesy photo: Kari Nevins A shot from the living room of the Nevins home looking toward their neighborhood Sunday after the storm. Numerous homes were destroyed and 123 people were killed in Joplin, Mo., Sunday when an EF5 tornado hit the city. Portales resident Carolyn Thompson has started a fund for her daughter, Kari Nevins’ […]

Thompson III, Floren

Floren Thompson III, 62, of Portales died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at his home in Portales. He was born Feb. 16, 1944, in Brownwood, Texas, to Mary and Floren Thompson Jr. He married Carolyn Crane on Dec. 22, 1966, in Tucumcari. He moved to Portales in 1950 from Chariton, Iowa. He graduated from Portales High […]