Road renamed for Capt. Kermit Evans

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Kermit Evans Jr., 5, left, and his mother Perneatha Evans, unveiled a road sign on April 8 at Cannon Air Force Base dedicated to Capt. Kermit Evans Sr., who died in Iraq in December 2006. Gabriel Monte Kermit Evans Jr. shares the same build as his father, according to his mother, […]

Portales past: Feb. 19, 1952

Feb. 19, 1952: The Portales Daily News: The spacious country home of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Evans, who lived 6 miles west and 1 mile north of Dora, was the setting for a dinner party honoring the Dora Junior High basketball team and Coach Milton Townsend.

It’s their job: Aaron Evans

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Jeanette Everett: PNT correspondent Aaron Evans upgrades electrical services at Eastern New Mexico University. He has been an electrical apprentice with Theco Electric in Clovis for a year and a half. “It’s different every day,” he said. “You never know what you’re gonna do. They send you to school and you get on-the-job training while […]

Ready to rodeo

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By Clarence Plank The Little Wranglers Rodeo kicks off its 44th season Saturday at the Roosevelt County Mounted Patrol Arena near Portales. Jessie Evans, 16, of Portales, is in her fifth year competing with the Little Wranglers. She is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with her new horse Brandy. “This […]

University to honor Capt. Kermit Evans

Courtesy photo Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., a 31-year-old Hollandale, Miss. native and 2000 chemical engineering graduate died in 2006 when the helicopter in which he was traveling made an emergency water landing in Al Anbar Province. From Mississippi State University-University Relations At a 2 p.m. ceremony June 1, the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery […]

ENMU students share holiday plans

Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Thanksgiving is a time of the year where family and friends come together to give thanks. Eastern New Mexico Students might live and work in Portales, but some make the trek home to be with family. Senior Cody Evans, 23, of Roswell is a graphic design major. Evans said the […]

Little Wranglers keeps Portales youth busy

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Little Wranglers Junior Association gives children a chance to compete in rodeo style events for fun. Little Wranglers was created 42 years ago for children 6-18 years old from Roosevelt County. Josett Evans said it is a good activity for her daughter. “The beginning, it was so she […]

Wedding: Stone/Partin

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Kristen Renee Stone of Adrian, Mo., and Benjamin Riley Partin of Adrian, Mo., were joined in marriage April 19, 2008, at Adrian Christian Church. The Rev. Paul Burhart performed the formal ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Lori Stone of Greenwood, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Lorraine Carter of Springfield, Mo., […]

Bryan Bronson

Army Pvt. Bryan H. Bronson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons […]

Squadron salutes fallen officer

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron dedicated a memorial Dec. 3 to Capt. Kermit Evans Sr., an explosive ordinance disposal technician who died in Iraq last year. The memorial ceremony, held at 27 SOCES headquarters, took place on the […]

First person: Globetrotter promotes team appearance

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been thrilling basketball fans with their antics and ball-handling ability for decades, will hit the court Monday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. The PNT put the full-court press on one of four Globetrotters players known as Advance Ambassadors after a game of pickup basketball […]

Running with purpose

Courtesy photo By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Thousands of people will travel to Washington, D.C. Saturday to run and remember at the 2007 Marine Corps Marathon. One of those runners will be Pernethea Evans who is the widow of Capt. Kermit O. Evans. The Cannon Air Force Base captain was killed in Iraq Dec. 3, […]

Honoring Capt. Evans

Courtesy Photo A night view of the EOD Memorial located at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Hundreds of people, including friends, family and service members, recently gathered at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. to remember those who lost their lives while serving their country. Fourteen new names were added to bronze plaques during the 38th […]

Elida residents plan to showcase town’s history

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer One hundred years of history will be on display in several venues during the Elida Centennial on Friday and Saturday. Good’s Feed Store will be the site of an art show that will showcase work from artists that have lived in the area over the past 100 years, said […]

Cannon captain remembered in service

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr. wasn’t smiling, you knew something was seriously wrong, say those who knew him. Friends, family and fellow service members at Cannon Air Force Base recalled that smile Friday at a memorial service for the 31-year-old flight commander of a bomb disposal unit stationed […]

Memorial fund established

By Freedom Newspapers Memorial funds have been established in Clovis for the Evans and Gilbert families. The family of Maj. Troy Gilbert: Donations may be dropped off at Bank of Clovis, 300 Main St., or the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune offices, 521 Pile St. in Clovis and 101 E. First in Portales. Donations […]

Cannon airman killed in Iraq

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The commander of the Cannon Air Force Base bomb disposal unit was killed Sunday when a helicopter transporting soldiers went down in a lake in Iraq, according to military officials. Capt. Kermit O. Evans, 31, was one of four who died Sunday when their Sea […]

Roosevelt General celebrates fifth anniversary

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital buzzed with activity Friday as it celebrated its fifth anniversary. Hospital staff and community members were out in full force to mark the occasion. With a festive feel in the air, people lined up to dine on grilled hamburgers and fresh roasted green chili. Hospital staff […]

School lockers becoming a thing of the past

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer A national trend is not popular with some parents at Portales Junior High, and it’s safe to say that the ensuing locker talk isn’t all positive. The junior high school, which has been in use for two years, was built without lockers. As a result, students have had to carry […]

Bee species spreading

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Late in June, Jene Evans was doing yardwork at her home south of Kenna when a hum changed everything. “I kept hearing this humming noise, the way electricity lines will hum. It just got louder and more intense,” Evans said. “The air was just black with bees where my patio […]