Annual Heritage Days on horizon

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Clarence Plank It’s that time again for the 26th annual Heritage Days in Portales this coming weekend. The three-day weekend kicks off Friday with the Christian Country Jamboree at the City Park. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said this is her favorite event of the year because families can […]

Local bars, senior center ready to ring in new year

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer By Clarence Plank PNT Staff Writer clarence_plank@link.freedom.com New Years eve revelers will have an assortment of places to ring in 2010. Area businesses are opening their doors with drink specials, live bands and food. And, a non-alcoholic party features dancing at the Portales Senior Center. Portales Senior Center Director […]

County commission gets grant for indoor arena

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County Commissioners have approved a memorandum of understanding to get an indoor arena at the county fairgrounds. The vote came during their regular meeting Tuesday morning in the county courthouse. Through the agreement with the state Department of Finance and Administration, a state grant of $250,000 from Gov. […]

March 26, 1974

Miss Letha Mae Franse, senior engineer with Howard Hughes Company, in California, arrived in New Mexico Saturday to spend a few days with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Franse, and Sunday was occasion for a family gathering at the Franse home. Mrs. Leon LaGrone, Clarence Franse, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Franse, with sons Nelson […]

6/19 Life Story

Barnett was encouraging as a leader By Laurie Stone PNT Correspondent Clarence Barnett dedicated his life to civil service. He was a quiet leader that encouraged others to stive beyond what they thought they could accomplish for themselves. According to family members, he led by example as he taught his family and friends the importance […]

Every summer brings back memory

By Bob Huber Then came the summer of 1943, and my friend Smooth Heine and I put together a genuine automobile on a budget of $3.67 — our life’s savings. We named it Clarence. It was also the summer of our discontent, because we’d just begun to feel the first evil pangs of testosterone. We […]

Obits 10-1

Clarence Stanfield, 91 The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He was pastor for […]

Obits 7/8

Clarence Oler Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence E. Oler, 91, Longview, Wash., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1911, in Emory, Texas, to Thomas Edgar and Louella Alison Oler. He moved to Washington from New Mexico 51 years ago. He was a farmer/rancher and he worked […]