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December 8, 2017

On this date ...

1982: New Mexico Lt. Gov. Roberto Mondragon was in Portales to officially open the new Roosevelt County senior meal site at 501 W. Ivy St. About 375 people attended the opening ceremonies and lunch.

Ruby Goforth, director of the Eastern Plains Agency on Aging, presented Mondragon with a plaque to thank him for his efforts in bringing the service to the area, and for his contributions to senior citizens during his eight years as lieutenant governor.

The meal site was the first for Roosevelt County, and complemented the one in Curry County at the Clovis Memorial Building.

1977: Randy Walters, a ninth-grade tuba player at Marshall Junior High School in Clovis, was the only junior high student in the state selected for membership in the New Mexico Education Association All-State Band.

Randy, the son of Loren and Carol Walters, earned higher scores than any other band student in the symphonic division, securing a spot in a group made up of predominantly juniors and seniors.

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