Birthdays — July 17

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Brooks Stephanie Brooks of Clovis celebrated her 50th birthday July 15, 2011. She was born July 15, 1961, in Farwell. She has two children and two grandchildren.

Press release: Brooks Selected as LSC Offensive Player of the Week

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman defender Jehmaine Brooks (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Notre Dame Catholic Secondary) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, for his outstanding play against Texas A&M International University and St. Mary’s. He joins Kal Herbert (So., M, Willaston […]

My turn: Brooks delivers surprise of a lifetime

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Think back to January 1993. If you attended the “Yukon Jack” concert at the Clovis City Limits bar, then you got the shock of a lifetime when Garth Brooks appeared on stage. That surprise concert made national news, and the CBS News interview is this week’s video selection. In an interview that lasted almost six […]

Longtime educator dedicated life to Portales schools

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Sharna Johnson Longtime Portales educator David Brooks made his mark with tough love and dedication to the school system, the community and his family, according to those who knew him. David Brooks, 75, died of cancer Sunday in Lubbock. “He basically dedicated his life to the Portales educational system,” said Brooks’ son, Davey Brooks. Davey […]

Portales Past: April 29, 1955

April 29, 1955: Tommy and Brooks’ Food Market, located off the Lovington Highway, was offering large Sunkist lemons for 29 cents per dozen and Wilson’s thrift bacon for 29 cents per pound.

Clovis man killed by hay bale

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Freedom New Mexico A 61-year-old Clovis man is dead following a Wednesday afternoon farm accident. Oscar Brooks was killed when a large round hay bale fell from a trailer and struck him, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said. Just before 3 p.m., responders were dispatched to the scene, just off Llano Estecado Boulevard about a […]

It’s Their Job: Charles W. Brooks

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Charles W. Brooks Job: Optometrist and owner of Charles W. Brooks Optometry Background: Charles W. Brooks is from the northeast and grew up in Clovis. His frandparents homesteaded in the area.Brooks graduated from Clovis High School and then went to University of New Mexico and earned a degree in […]

Brooks wins national music competition

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico When B.J. Brooks was a little boy in Portales, he often spent weekends side by side with his grandmother Lucille, who loved to play the piano. “He wanted to learn ‘Home on the Range,’ so I used masking tape on the keys and numbered them on two octaves,” recalled […]

Mules kick ENMU men to the curb

Freedom Newspapers WARRENSBURG, Mo. — Senior center Alonzo Brooks led four Central Missouri players in double figures with 24 points and the 17th-ranked Mules pulled away with a 14-0 run which spanned halftime on Saturday for a 92-65 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the Central Missouri Classic. Brooks went 11-of-14 from the field […]

Brooks leads life without selfish needs

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Iva Brooks Died: July 24, 2005 Born: June 15, 1918 Preceded in death by: Her parents; three brothers, Thomas and Arva King and J.W. Waller; a sister, Marjorie Thomas; and her husband. Survived by: A son, Robert Brooks (and wife, Linda Beth) of Tijeras; a daughter , Linda Custer (Roy) […]

7/26 Obituaries

Iva Brooks Services: Have been held. Mrs. Iva Brooks, 87, of Portales, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on June 15, 1918, in the Causey-Lingo area at a settlement known as Emzy, to Iva and Reubier L. Waller. She grew up in the Emzy-Lingo area and […]

Fair set for Aug. 24 opening

By Marc Schoder The countdown is under way for one of New Mexico oldest fairs, the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair is just about a month away, as it starts off Aug. 22 with setups for vendors and fair entrants and concludes on Aug. 27. “Most everything that was at the fair last year will […]

School board selects ex-teacher as superintendent

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A former Portales school teacher was named the district’s superintendent on Monday night. Randy Fowler, a field service agent for the Region 18 Education Services Center in Midland, Texas, the past six years, said he worked for the Portales school district for 19 years — from 1974 to 1993 […]

Club uses chili to help children

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By Kevin Wilson Dave Russell thinks he’s got a patent on his hands. Russell, a Kiwanis club member in his first experience with the group’s annual chili supper fund-raiser, explained his findings. “You take the bowl, put in the chili,” Russell said while demonstrating, “then put a tortilla on top of the bowl” to keep […]

Brooks, Garrett take school district wins

By Kevin Wilson Winners in both of Portales’ school board district elections took comfortable victories, and a double mill levy passed for Dora schools. Alan Garrett won by 25 votes in District 3, while incumbent David Brooks held on in District 4 by a 33-vote margin. Totals in District 3 were 68 votes for Garrett, […]

Family comes first in decision to close pharmacy

By Kevin Wilson LaDawna Brooks loves being a pharmacist, and she loves helping people. She loves her family more, though, and that was a central reason for the recent closing of her business, Marty’s Pharmacy of Portales. Brooks and her employees started on Monday with the transfer of prescriptions to wherever their customers choose. The […]

Valencia principal suspended

Mike Linn A Portales school principal has been suspended for improper distribution of the New Mexico Writing Assessment, a school official said Thursday. David VanWettering, principal of Valencia Elementary, has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for distributing the assessment to his teachers too early, Portales School Board President David Brooks said. “David […]

Clovis church helps families with debt problems

Darrell Todd Maurina When Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis thinks of debt, danger comes to mind. “Certainly finances are among the biggest needs that young families face today,” Brooks said. “Credit is easily obtained, good or bad, and it usually puts people in a position where they spend more money than […]

Students support democratic presidential candidate

PNT Staff Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything from global […]

Volunteers help rodeo go smoothly

By Jack King CLOVIS — One night this week Karen McDaniel stayed at the rodeo arena wll past midnight getting a veterinarian for a contestant whose horse was coming down with colic. One night last year she and her husband, Cory, stayed until 3:30 a.m., digging up and repairing a broken water line. But, McDaniel […]