Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Some retailers pull cantaloupes after Listeria outbreak

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One Clovis grocery store has confirmed it was selling the type of cantaloupe health officials say is believed responsible for a deadly Listeria outbreak in New Mexico and Colorado. Albertsons Super-market Manager Bill Bargman said Tuesday his store was selling Rock Ford cantaloupes from the Rocky Ford region of Colorado. Bargman said he believes the […]

Police still determining cause of Big Valley Ford fire

PNT Staff Police said Saturday they are still trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted the Big Valley Ford dealership in Portales. Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said fire investigators have sealed off the building so they can take their time examining the scene. “Some of the guys who were on scene talked […]

Fire guts Big Valley Ford

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer In the second major structure fire in Portales in a week, the roof of Big Valley Ford’s repair shop burned Friday evening. The blaze forced the evacuation of the Town and Country convenience store next door, but no one was injured and no vehicles were damaged, according to officials. […]

Holiday spotlights presidential history

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico So just how much do you know about the presidents we honor on Presidents’ Day? Many of today’s youth might not know that at one time the nation used to observe both George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in February. However, Donald “Doc” Elder, a professor of history at […]

Journey through life internal trip

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to […]

November 6, 1996

• Arla Hitson was elected to the position of Roosevelt County Treasurer. She was the first Republican to hold the office since before the Great Depression. • Pizza Hut advertised there All You Can Eat lunch buffet for $4.29. • A 1993 two-toned blue-green and gray Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot of IGA […]

November 2, 1993

• The Dora Lady Coyotes won the District 6A volleyball title over the Texico Wolverines. • Dairy Queen advertised a four piece steak dinner basket for $1.99 and a four piece chicken fillet dinner for $2.99. • Teague-Strebeck advertised 31 1993 Ford Tempos for $179 down and $179 per month.

Sept. 23, 2007 Public Record

The following marriage licenses were recently filed in the Roosevelt County Courthouse: • Tio S Ford, 26, and Chyanne Handley, 27, both of Clovis. • Shane Seetin Dill, 24, and Nichole Marie Bare, 24, both of Portales. • Arturo Holguin, 21, and Mallory D Marez, 21, both of Portales. • Federico Rosendo, 68, and Miriam […]

Drug dog attends county meeting

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday, and with a light agenda, received a demonstration by the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office drug dog. Guided by her handler, Deputy Gary Ford, the 2-year-old Labrador named Ana found a plastic bag with methamphetamine Sheriff Darren Hooker taped under one of the chairs in […]

President Gerald Ford dies at 93

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved […]

Clovis man dies, wife seriously injured in auto accident in Austin

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS […]

Something for everyone at ag expo

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By Tony Parra People gained new ideas from everything from horsemanship to quilt designs during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday. Some people even left the Roosevelt County fairgrounds with prizes. For the Worthams of Portales, the ag expo offered new hints and tricks from Orin Barnes when […]

Area recycling struggles

By Marlena Hartz The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because of cost issues, but one local grassroots recycling program has generated thousands of dollars for charity, and others hope to do the same. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased an old cotton trailer from a local farmer with […]

Ford Obituary (Nov. 25)

Clayton Ford Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Elida Gymnasium in Elida. Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members […]

Ford obit pending

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Elida High School student dies after crash

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By Karl Terry A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford was […]

Downtown gallery hosts open house for sculptor

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By Tony Parra Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to admire sculpture works from a man whose bronze sculptures have been purchased by people from around the world during an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Curtis Ford, a sculptor, will travel to Portales and be at the Investments Out West […]

Ford’s wisdom, insight inspired others

Life Story Laurie Stone: PNT Correpondent BIOGRAPHY Name: Barbara Ellen Ford Born: Feb. 28, 1937 Died: Sept. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents, and her husband who died July 15, 1974. Survived by: Two sons, Matthew Ford (and wife, Mary) of Dallas and Richard Ford of Terrell, Texas; a daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Floyd […]

Sept. 27 Obituaries

Barbara Ford Services: 2 p.m. today at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mrs. Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in New York, N.Y., to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She grew up in Long Island, Prescott, Ariz., and Albuquerque. […]