Anniversaries — March 6

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 2, 2011. [image #2, align=left, size=right] The couple was married March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. The couple has two children and three grandchildren He is retired from the U.S. Air Force and from Holland’s Printshop in Clovis. [image #1, align=left, size=right] […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on […]

Couple recalls outreach ministry in Brazil

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Alisa Boswell Raising three children and going to work every day was part of Joe and Leona Tarry’s everyday life, just like anybody else. But the routine was also adventures and miracles. Leona, previously known as Leona Isbell, grew up in Portales where she attended Portales High School and met her husband, a Lovington native […]

My turn: This year already off to better start

In 2010 I was much luckier than last in driving on Christmas Eve from Portales to Dallas. In 2009 I joined thousands in getting stranded at night on snow-packed I-20. After an eternity of sucking up 18-wheeler fumes, I forced my way on the shoulder around frustrated drivers to a distant exit, backtracked to Abilene, […]

First baby of 2011 is couple’s first daughter

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The first baby born in Clovis in 2011 was Clovis residents’ Alex and Anna Barraz’ first daughter. Yvette Barraz was born at 3:50 a.m. Saturday. She weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces. Anna Barraz, 26, said her due date was Jan. 1, but she expected to give birth a week late, as she had with […]

Immigration enforcement not police’s job

With the 82nd Texas Legislature just a couple of weeks away, pre-filed anti-immigration bills already are piling up. Let’s hope that reason wins out and bad legislation is shuttled to the dustbin where it belongs. One such bill, filed last month by Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, would require law enforcement officers to investigate the immigration […]

Anniversaries —

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Douglas Sharon and Bernard Douglas will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Dec. 15. The couple married Dec. 15, 1980, in Clovis. They have two daughters, Tiffany Forrest (Andrew) and Kimberly Wormington (Stuart). In addition they have three grandsons, two granddogs, and one grandbunny. Sharon is employed at Los Ninos and Bernard is retired military.

Press Release: Portales couple named Farm Family of the Year

LAS CRUCES — Chad and Rebecca Davis, owners of the Davis Blackwater Ranch near Portales, were recently named Farm Family of the Year by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau.

My turn: There’s more than one way to fish

Clarence Plank In my search for the unique and strange things when it comes to outdoor adventures, I happened to stumble on something that sounds like an interesting idea: R/C boat fishing. Yep, you heard me right. Remote control boat fishing. There are a couple of articles on the web about it and videos on […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I put off […]

Melrose couple wins $50,000 lottery

PNT staff report A Melrose couple who won $50,000 from a scratch lottery ticket Sunday plan to install new floors in their home and share their winnings with their children. Mary Vineyard told lottery officials she was watching TV and scratching off tickets her husband purchased that night. “Real quick, I saw that the same […]

Weekly update — Aug. 1

Stargazer to be improved The Portales MainStreet program is planning to improve the Stargazer, its open-air venue on Main Street. The Stargazer opened last year for a couple of functions, but the roof and front wall caved in, said MainStreet board officer Greg Erf. Since then, the group has cleared the debris and put up […]

My turn: A couple of words say a lot

More obituary snippets from the Dallas Morning News: • An 84-year-old couple and an 86-year-old couple each died one day apart. The latter married in their native Mexico in 1950 and had “a life filled of true love” • A 73-year-old man, one of 11 children, worked “repairing barges and musseling.” • A 91-year-old woman, […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 1

Stroud Ronnie and Carolyn Stroud of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2010, in Lubbock. The celebration was hosted by Greg Stroud, Pamela Savage and Ronda Rupe. The couple was married July 29, 1960, in Clovis. They have two children and five grandchildren. He is owner of S&S Drywall. She is an […]

Our people: Happily ever after

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Frank and Carolyn Sherman of Clovis volunteered together as Chamber Ambassadors for the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce for 21 years. Frank was in the Air Force for 20 years and retired out of Cannon Air Force Base. The couple said they were always involved in the communities where they lived. They said […]

My turn: Start making preparations for big game season

Clarence Plank Big game season will be cranking up in the next couple of months for New Mexico residents. Here are some tips to help you prepare: • Always check out the place you want to go hunting, even if it’s someplace you’ve been to many times before. Some private owners could have changed their […]

Couple returns to children’s home as houseparents

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Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, Mark Naranjo, 28, holds the young horse’s lead rope as his wife, Tara, works with the animal’s saddle as part of its training. The horse, Sundae, fidgets as firecrackers pop nearby, but the Naranjos remain unfazed. Today, the two are house parents at […]

Weddings — June 27

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Montiel [image #2, align= right, size= medium] Hannah Montiel of Portales and John A. Montiel of Portales were joined in marriage May 23, 2010 at The Memorial Building. The Rev. Brad Morgan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Mike Etchepareborde of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin T. […]

HAP aids military homeowners

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Like thousands of American homeowners, John and Susan, a Coast Guard couple, were slammed financially by the real estate crisis. They saw the value of the $150,000 house they bought in Texas in March 2006 plummet, starting in 2007. This month they will sell it for $125,000, well below the […]

My turn: Fishing full of animal dangers

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Fishing can be down right hairy at times, especially when birds get involved. My mom wanted to take me fishing one weekend. So to keep me occupied until we could go, she brought me a fishing pole that came with plastic hooks and fish to practice with. I spent […]