Melrose girl killed in vehicle accident

Freedom Newspapers A 7-year-old Melrose girl was killed Saturday morning when the vehicle in which she was riding crossed an ice- and snow-covered road, traveled into a dirt field and overturned about 15 miles north of Melrose, according to state police. Shiloh Northrup was a passenger in a GMC Yukon driven by her mother, Patricia […]

Family: Alleged kidnapper always wanted children

Staff and Wire Reports CLOVIS — For years, one thing had controlled Rayshaun Parson’s dreams, behavior and sometimes even her body, those who know her say — a baby of her own. It was an obsession that some say included a so-called phantom pregnancy — a rare medical phenomenon in which women who aren’t pregnant […]

Pastor lures craftmakers with class

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer A Clovis man has perfected a craft that will help catch largemouth bass, as well as curious glances when worn around the neck. The Rev. Clyde Davis of First Presbyterian Church in Portales is teaching an Eastern New Mexico University outreach noncredit class this spring that will show students […]

Soldier father, Airman son change military with selfless service

In 1997, a commemorative stamp was dedicated to Benjamin O. Davis Sr., the first African-American general. Greg Allen Benjamin Davis Drive is a small street in Clovis that is named after two very large men who helped change conditions for African-American servicemembers in the American military and perceptions by the American public. Benjamin O. Davis […]

Kabrick lifts Zias over NMHU

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential for good things is there. The Zias bolted to a 19-point first-half lead, saw it shrink to five, and then pulled away late for a 74-50 victory over New Mexico […]

Pumpkin crop pops up

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Lining fences and decorating yards, pumpkins provide a splash of vivid color to the landscape and are a sure sign that fall has arrived. Pumpkin harvest is in full swing for Davis Farms near Clovis, where pumpkins have grown for the last 18 years. Jacqueline Davis said they ship […]

“Check” yourself to be safe

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Tearing up a check made out in your name for thousands of dollars would be a hard thing for most people to do. Tearing it up could be the wisest course of action to avoid being scammed, say law enforcement and banking officials. Scams, particularly those involving fake lottery […]

Cannon team gives a hand up

Greg Allen Habitat for Humanity project provides affordable housing Paulette Aguilar is all smiles these days. She is eagerly waiting for October when she plans to move into her new home in Portales. And much of her happiness can be directly attributed to the efforts of Cannon Airmen, retired and active duty, and family members […]

Homes sweet homes . . .

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Portales resident Joyce Davis had home economics as a career for much of her life, but involvement with Habitat for Humanity for the last seven years has given home economics a whole new meaning for her. She says her involvement in altruistic efforts, consumer science and housing throughout her […]

Obituaries for June 27, 2006

William Trammell Services: 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church, Eunice. William (Bill) Bryan Trammell, 78, of Eunice died Friday, June 23, 2006, at the VistaCare Hospice Center in Albuquerque. He had lung cancer. He was born in 1928 in Arch, the last of seven children. He graduated from high school at Portales in […]

State recommends against listing prairie chicken

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer After a six-year investigation of lesser prairie chicken populations and habitats, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish announced June 9 in a press release that they will recommend against listing the species as threatened or endangered in the state. According to the results of the study posted […]

Agent testifies in airman hearing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Airman Edward Novak II told emergency responders he found his wife dead in an upstairs bathroom with her head inside the toilet, according to testimony Tuesday from an agent with Cannon Air Force Base’ Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Kelley Siler also said Novak told emergency responders the toilet […]

Tucson group says Cannon answer to noise reduction

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A group in Tucson, Ariz., is searching for some quiet. And deliverance could be available in the wide, open spaces of eastern New Mexico. Land up for grabs at Cannon Air Force Base is under evaluation by members of the Military Community Compatibility Committee, according to Tahnee Robertson, a contracted […]

Obituaries for April 2, 2006

Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller Services: Will be held at a later date. Elaine Marie Whitaker-Miller, 66, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 29, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. Born April 19, 1939, to Harold and Iva Livermore, she lived in Newberry Springs, Calif., for eight years and retired from Desert Springs RV Park in Daggett, Calif. […]

Obituaries 3/4/06

Donnie Ray Stroup Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tatum Cemetery. Donnie Ray Stroup, 65, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at his sister’s home in Elida. He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Portales to Audrey and Robbie Lee Stroup. A lifelong resident of Roosevelt and Curry counties, he lived with his parents until they […]

Soldier father, Airman son change military with selfless service

Greg Allen 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Benjamin Davis Drive is a small street in Clovis, a small town in itself. But it’s named after two very large men who helped change conditions for black servicemembers in the American military and perceptions by the American public. Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was born July 1, 1877 […]

Landlords have hands — and apartments — full in Portales

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer As soon as an apartment or house opens up for rent in Portales someone is there to lease it and many realtors are having to turn away prospective renters. Everyone involved in the property management business is having to turn away inquiries and most have only a few apartments […]

Starting over at Christmas time

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Fires have destroyed their homes but not their spirits as two Roosevelt County families start from scratch this holiday season with an optimistic attitude. L.A. Davis and his family of Floyd will spend their first Christmas without a home after the Floyd fire on Nov. 30 burned everything to the […]

Newest Wall of Heroes member began service at 16

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Dale Davis addresses the Airman Leadership School Class 2006-B Dec. 1. Mr. Davis, who began serving his country as a merchant marine at age 16, was inducted into the Wall of Heroes. Airman Thomas Trower Airman Leadership School Class 2006-B had the chance to honor another local hero on Dec. 1. […]

Church members reach out

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A contingent of Portales church members went to the hurricane-ravaged areas in south Texas and Louisiana intent on giving the victims food, shelter and above all, hope. Members from various Baptist churches in Portales and Clovis were in Louisiana and south Texas to help out victims who were seeking shelter, […]