11-25 Anniversary

Wofford Dale and Mae Wofford of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary locally with family. The couple was married Nov. 27, 1957 at the Church of the Nazarene in Portales. They have three children, 11 grandchildren, three step-granchildren and three foster grandchildren. The couple co-owns A&S Microworks, LLC in Portales. He is retired from […]

Nov. 4 Anniversary

Hughes George and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house, Saturday, Nov. 10 at the couple’s home, 5812 78th St. in Lubbock. The celebration will be hosted by their daughter and her husband, Sherry and Jerry Rigdon and their grandson and his wife, Ryan and Jennifer […]

Flower power

1186029375-81marshallweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tender loving care and patience have contributed to the colorful yard that Ernie and Carolyn Marshall have created at their home on South Globe in Portales. “God’s been good to us this year. We’ve had the rain and stuff to make our flowers and garden real pretty,” Mr. Marshall […]

Consumers crave convertibles

1184732468-718convertibleweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Imagine feeling the wind blowing through your hair and feeling the openness and experiencing the beauty of Mother Nature as you travel the open road in a convertible. Portales couple Tom and Sharon Davis are the proud owners of a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Purchasing the car in Roswell […]

Racers cruise through Portales

1184123538-711greatracecoverweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid cheers and whistles from bystanders, participants in the 25th annual Great American Race rolled in for a breakfast pit stop Tuesday in Portales at the Roosevelt County Courthouse square. Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce volunteers were on hand to serve the Great Race participants and staff a hearty […]

Duncan receives Pioneer of the Year nomination

1181793662-614pioneerduncanweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Since Thanksgiving Day 1936, T.Z. Duncan has called Roosevelt County home. Duncan and his wife moved to the area after marrying in 1935 and began a lifelong career on the farm. For 34 years, the couple was involved in the dairy business. They started out milking by hand and […]

Couple wed in camoflauge

1180847267-63camoweddingweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Stepping outside the ordinary and adding an unusual twist to their wedding is Portales couple Keith and Teresa Nixon. As the two took their vows and joined in the holy union of marriage on Saturday afternoon, the wedding party was decked out in camouflage. Yes, camouflage. According to the […]

Portales couple promenades way into hall of fame

1179634593-520pettusesweb.jpg

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. […]

Sale benefits dairy destroyed by tornado

1176872431-4-18-grande-vidaweb.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Continuing to feel the outpouring of support from the community, Mike and Cindy Mitchell stepped into the sale ring at Portales Livestock for a $136,375 check. The check was the result of a benefit sale sponsored by Portales Livestock owner Randy Bouldin to help the couple. The Mitchell’s business, […]

Fostering love

1171699938-2-17-foster-family.ad_.jpg

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers This afternoon, the Easley house is quiet. The only distractions are the bouncing logo on the computer screen, and the Easleys’ dog, who scratches on the door to be let in from the cold. As veteran foster parents with three (now grown) children of their own, Charles and Anna Easley […]

Faith guides relationships

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Commitment to and faith in your partner and God are the common thread to a lasting and enduring marriage for two Portales couples. “I think you need to have a commitment,” said Janet Collins, who has been married to husband Steve for 34 years. “There are good times and […]

Love, everlasting

1171098956-2-10-vday-feature1.ad_.jpg

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Staying busy and knowing when to keep your mouth shut are the secrets to a long, happy marriage, according to C.P. and Ruth Jefferson. The Clovis couple, who celebrated 61 years of marriage in January, said their marriage has been relatively easy. “We get along well and seldom argue,” Ruth […]

Couple honored with road naming

1169884844-Idsinga-Family-1-27.jpg

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Doug and Debbie Idsinga’s contributions to the area went well beyond the dairy community, according to Roosevelt County Commissioner Dennis Lopez. Killed in an auto accident last year, the Portales dairyowners are being honored with a sign bearing their name on the road to the Southwest Cheese plant. Turning […]

Lady Broncos start EPAC with win

By Eric Butler, Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A steal with almost six minutes to play usually isn’t considered a game-sealer. But, in a matchup of young squads struggling to get some consistent offense, that pretty much was the case when Floyd’s Alexis Benoit picked off a pass and went in for a layup to give her […]

Air Force couple endures long distance love

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Cannon airman said good-bye to his new wife in September and departed for Iraq to repair wings of war. Senior Airman Chris Redman is stationed at Balad Air Base in Iraq and is part of a five-man team of metal technicians assigned to the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, according […]

Hounds fall to UT-Permian Basin 3-1

Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The University of Texas-Permian Basin Falcons are making the move from NCAA Division III to Division II this season. So far, they’ve shown they can hold their own. UT-Permian Basin scored twice in span of less than 90 seconds Tuesday to beat Eastern New Mexico University 3-1 in men’s soccer at […]

Wedding: Gamble/Prothro

Ziggy Gamble of Austin and George Michael Prothro of Clovis were joined in marriage Aug. 12 at the Blackwater Draw Archacological Site. The Rev. James Laljer performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mary Marquis and Gene Crown of Texas. She is the granddaughter of Theodore and Elizabeth Marquis of Riverdale, Md. The […]

Dairy owners die in Texas crash

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers A group of friends gathered Monday evening to mourn the loss of a prominent Portales couple who died Monday in a car accident in West Texas, according to Texas officials. Douglas and Deborah Idsinga, both 49, were traveling eastbound on U.S. 84, west of Sudan, Texas, when they lost […]

Fostering Fathers

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer At the Baptist Children’s Home and the Christian Children’s Home in Portales, there are men who devote their days and nights to raising children in need of a father figure. These men are called houseparent dads. Being a houseparent is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week job. They raise child after child, […]

June 11, 2006 Anniversaries

Banks Loyd and Darlene Banks of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 4 to 6 p.m. June 24 with a come-and-go reception at the Holiday Inn Express, 1901 W. Second St. in Portales. The celebration is hosted by their children Beverly Hall, Janet Fields and Lynda DeFoor, along with their grandchildren. The couple […]