Elder records first ace

First hole-in-one: Don “Doc” Elder of Portales recorded his first hole in one Tuesday at Portales Country Club. Elder made the hole-in-one on the par 3, 161-yard third hole using a 4-hybrid club.

Our people: Music fan

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Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and is involved with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Petty grew up around Norman and Vi Petty, no […]

Shop owners say holiday profits mixed

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Alisa Bowell According to many local Clovis and Portales business owners, their holiday sales for 2010 have been good, despite the economic downturn. Randy Petty of Ace Hardware in Clovis said the store’s sales numbers are always at their highest in the summer due to the amount of outdoor products sold in the store. He […]

Banda records ace at Portales CC

PNT staff Meno Banda hit his first hole-in-one Sunday at Portales Country Club. Banda hit the ace on the 181-yard fifth hole, using a Ping driver and a Taylor-made golf ball. Witnesses were Larry Jewell, Jeff Hardt, Rick Short and Mike Stratton.

It’s their job: Judit Barrera

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Name: Judit Barrera Job: Secretary at Ace Hardware. Background: I was born and raised in Portales. Time on job: Two years this May.

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher […]

Reeves sinks ace

Lewis Reeves of Portales sank his first hole-in-one Saturday at the Portales Country Club. Reeves, who has played for 20 years, aced No. 3, a 161-yard hole.

Having a ball

Lt. Col. Kenneth Rizer, 523rd Fighter Squadron commander (left), visits with Col. (Ret) Mike Connolly. Col. Connolly was the commander of the 27th Combat Support Group at Cannon from Oct. 14, 1978 to May 31, 1980. Airman Thomas Trower The 2005 Cannon Air Force Ball was a hit on Sept. 16 at The Landing. Attendees […]