Calton Furniture closing doors after decades

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer After nearly half a century of friendly customer service, quality merchandise and family savvy, Calton Furniture will be closing its doors. There is no certain date yet for when the store will close. Co-owner Sharon Davis says that will happen when all the pieces are sold or the entire […]

Clytie Calton remembered as independent, full of life

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clytie Calton “lived” life until she died. One of Clytie’s granddaughter’s Jill McCall said her grandmother had made the statement about living until she died to a friend and at first McCall didn’t understand it until the friend told her that she was talking about her independent lifestyle, which […]

Woman’s faith will live on through generations

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor I was touched this past week by an entire family’s faith through difficult circumstances and the example it gives to us all. One day after the Calton family buried their beloved mother and grandmother Clytie Calton, the family had banded together for the unpleasant task of searching the ruins […]

Explosion’s cause attributed to natural gas

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The cause of an explosion that killed a Portales woman has been attributed to natural gas, according to members of her family. Family members of the owner of the home, Clytie Calton, said they were briefed by an investigator from the state fire marshal’s office along with Portales Fire […]

Woman injured in explosion dies in hospital

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A Portales woman injured in an explosion at her home Wednesday has died in a Lubbock hospital. Clytie Calton, 91, whose family owned and operated Calton Furniture in Portales, died late Saturday morning. Services are pending for Calton with Wheeler Mortuary. Family members smelled natural gas odorant inside the […]

Gas company: Explosions rare occurrences

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor While investigators haven’t pinpointed a cause for Wednesday’s deadly explosion at the Clytie Calton residence, members of the family have said they smelled gas prior to the explosion. Calton died Saturday from injuries sustained in that explosion. If it turns out to be caused by natural gas, it won’t […]

Woman remains hospitalized after house explosion

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A 91-year-old Portales woman injured in an explosion at her home was in serious condition and in an intensive care unit Thursday at Lubbock’s Covenant Medical Center, according to an e-mail from the family. Family members said Clytie Calton suffered multiple injuries to her legs and ankles. Her son, […]

House rocked by explosion

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor BAn explosion rocked a south Portales neighborhood shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday, resulting in serious injury to an elderly woman, police said. Police were notified of a loud explosion and a home with major structural damage at 2113 S. Ave. I Place with at least one injured person inside, […]

July 12, 1983

• Twelve young ladies from Roosevelt County were vying for the titles of Roosevelt County Fair queen and princess. • A Herculan Fabric sofa and matching chair were on sale for $675.00 at Calton Furniture Company. • The Portales Merchants baseball team won a tournament over the previous weekend that had been played in Lubbock, […]

Dream continues for award nominee

By Tony Parra Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four stories about the Pioneer of the Year nominees. Years after moving to Portales, Clytie Calton and her husband, George, conjured up dreams of owning their own furniture store. More than 45 years later the dream is still going strong. Clytie Calton […]