Births —

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Woods DeAngelo Clark Woods was born Aug. 4, 2011, at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood to Bernie and Stephanie Woods Fort Hood, Texas. He weighed 10 pounds. He has one brother, Dominic, 3, and two sisters, Shaquira, 15, and Liyah, 7. Grandparents are Michael and Lilly Chrisman of San Antonio, Ed […]

Engagements — May 8

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Allison-Cox [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Tim and Jo Allison of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sara Beth Allison of Portales, to Brain Andrew Cox of Clovis, son of Andy and Mary Cox. The couple will be married 6 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Clovis. The […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Pep Extension The Pep Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Portales Estates. New officers attending were Vickie Neece, president; Marjorie Williamson, secretary; Lillie Belle Toombs, treasurer; Mozelle Hamlett, reporter; Ruby Parkinson, parliamentarian; Andrea Cox, council delegate; and Connie Vincent, cultural arts. Also attending were Melveta Green, Migdon Cox, Edna Grimes, Merlene Hill-Shaw and guest Connie […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Club Notes

The Pep Extension Club met Dec. 11 at the Portales Estates. President Ruby Parkinson gave a Christmas devotional. Roll call was answered with Christmas plans. Those attending were Merlene Hill-Shaw, Melveta Green, Deana Forrer, Edna Grimes, Migdon Cox, Lillie Belle Toombs, Wilma Parkinson, Marjorie Toombs, Connie Vincent, Marjorie Williamson, Parkinson, Vickie Neece, Andrea Cox and […]

Safe home heating not difficult task

By Kevin WIlson: Freedom New Mexico With evening temperatures in the low 40s this week, eastern New Mexico residents are pulling out extra blankets and mugs for hot chocolate and cider. They’ll also be looking for ways to heat their residences. A few small steps can make a home warm, safe and efficient. Andy Cox […]

Extension clubs adapting with times

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For more than 80 years, extension clubs have been in existence in eastern New Mexico, providing education and friendship to area women. Long-time members say the organization has changed to reflect the times. But the one constant has been the educational component. Members from across the state traveled to […]

Roosevelt County Fair Results 2

4-H Educational Project Iridian Hernandez 1801 arts and crafts 1 Katie Gamble J 1000 camera 1 Jayci Rank J 1000 camera 2 Asia Gamble J 1012 Digital Photography (5) 1 Jayci Rank J 1021 scrapbooking 1 Best of Show Jalayna Roberts J 1176 serger sewing 1 Jessica McCombs J 1300 baking 1 1 Jalayna Roberts […]

Area students vie for place on fair’s royal court

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Six young ladies from Roosevelt County will begin competition to determine who will be the reigning Roosevelt County fair royalty for the 2007-2008 year. The horsemanship portion of the competition will take place on Thursday morning at the Special Events Arena at the fairgrounds. During the competition, each of […]

June 1, 1969

• “Play Dirty” starring Michael Caine, was showing at the Tower. Admission prices were $1.00 for adults, 75 cents for students and 40 cents for children. • Wiley Cox, well known for his barbed wire collection, added the crowning specimen to his collection. The short length of “Rod Wire”, was manufactured around 1857 in Holly […]

Bedford jurors chosen

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — With a series of hypothetical questions, showings of hands and criticisms of popular television shows, a panel of 65 men and women was pared down to 16 jurors in the case of a man accused of killing an elderly Portales couple. Wednesday was the final day of jury […]

Judge to review motion in Bedford trial

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The constitutionality of the death penalty statutes in New Mexico were argued in a pre-trial hearing Monday in the Roosevelt County District courtroom in the case of a man accused of killing a retired Portales couple in 2005. Defense attorney Gary Mitchell of Ruidoso has filed four motions on […]

Extension clubs going strong after 8 decades

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County has had a long tradition of active extension clubs and while they may have fallen out of style in some communities, they’ve survived and thrived on the eastern plains of New Mexico, according to county extension officials. Sharing in friendship and fellowship, ladies from the Roosevelt County […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was […]

Super Sunday often equals super problems

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By Tony Parra Football fans around Portales will be doing what millions of people will be doing on Sunday, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. However, winning and losing may not be the only concern on that day. Local law enforcement will keep a watchful eye on that […]

Oct. 1 Obituaries

Jerry Lee Hunter Mr. Jerry Lee Hunter, 59, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, at Las Vegas Medical Center in Las Vegas, N.M. He was born Jan. 31, 1946, in Clovis to Clay Francis and Helen Calder Hunter. Survivors include his sister, Edith Winegeart of Tucumcari; brother, Johnny Hunter of Nowata, Okla.; […]

‘50s performers play at Mesa Elementary

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A guitar slung over his shoulder and musical legends at his side, Fireballs member George Tomsco sung to a frenzied audience. “It’s awesome,” Kelsey Foster, 12, said during the performance. “Yeah, it’s pretty cool,” her friend Jamie Malone, 11, shouted. During Tomsco’s Friday morning performance, the two sixth-graders danced on the […]

Rosin up your bow

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Lance Dial’s music career began at age 14 when he picked up a fiddle. Twenty-four years later he still saws on the fiddle and has even written a few songs along the way. Dial returns to the area Wednesday to play at Kelley’s Bar and Grill after spending the […]

Floyd sweeps Logan

PNT Staff FLOYD — Sophomore Blair Jaramillo scored a career-high 22 points Friday night to lead the Floyd Lady Broncos to a 71-60 victory over Logan. Floyd (5-5) used its pressure defense to force several turnovers and key a 27-11 fourth-quarter run that erased a 49-44 lead for the Lady Longhorns (3-6). Juniors Kelli Johnson […]

Oct. 19 Obituaries

Celeste Alloy, 48 Celeste Alloy, 48, of Portales, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 3, 1956, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Marie and Frank Alloy. She moved from Brooklyn to Portales in 1971. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and […]

Belle Cox Lifestory

By Laurie Stone Belle McCall Cox was a woman known for her style, grace class and humor. She touched the lives of many by conveying the importance of family unity and treating others as she wanted to be treated. Family members said she lived for the game of bridge, teaching most of her grandchildren to […]