Sylvia Compton, Bill Toliver

Editor’s note: World War II officially ended Sept. 2, 1945, when the Japanese signed surrender terms. We’re honoring the war’s area veterans over the next several months with these brief profiles. Sylvia Compton Date of birth: Dec. 16, 1921 Dates of service: May 1943 to September 1944 Hometown: Texico Lives in: Clovis Theater and location […]

Area Marine lectures in Portales


Larry Long of Clovis, who is home between tours in Iraq with the Marines, fields a question from the audience during a visit Thursday afternoon to Valencia Elementary School in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Valencia Elementary fifth-graders received a surprise on Thursday afternoon when one of their […]