Saturday night gig

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer They’ve had the same gig for a decade and a half, but for members of the Jake Howard Band, the music just keeps getting sweeter. The band, a pure old-time country and western group of three, plays at the Portales Senior Citizens Center’s “Senior Swingers” dances every Saturday night [...]

9-20 Obituaries

Ruth Greathouse Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Ruth Dolores Strebeck Greathouse, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born Jan. 15, 1924, in Newton County, Miss. She moved to Artesia at the age of 10 [...]

Collins had great physical and emotional strength

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Collins was the type of woman that was known for her physical, mental and emotional strength but to those that knew her well, she was a great mystery because she lived life by her own design. According to Lou Blevins, Dorothy’s younger sister of 16 years, Dorothy believed that [...]

Feb. 16 Obituaries

Dorothy Collins, 84 Services: 3 p.m. today at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Dorothy Collins, 84, of Portales died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1920, to Nora and Earnest Haragan in rural Oklahoma near Fox. The Haragan family moved to Floyd in 1926. They lived on a neighboring [...]

Portales youth prepares for national tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Kalee Haragan is still two years away from following in her sister’s footsteps with Portales High School tennis. For now, she’s making her own path. Haragan, 12, is competing this weekend in the Grand Prix Playoff in New Braunfels, Texas, a national tournament of the United States Professional Tennis Association. The tournament [...]