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 […]

Sept. 2 Obituaries

Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89 Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for over 70 years. […]

Nurses provide valuable service

By Jim Lee About two weeks ago, I attended the nurses’ pinning at Eastern New Mexico University. I had the honor of witnessing a ceremony rewarding hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. A few weeks before the event, Ellen Bral invited me to attend. I have great respect for Bral and her dedication to the health-care […]

May 19 Obituaries

Max Hobbs, 78 Mr. Max Hobbs, 78, of Portales, died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at Vista Care Hospice in Lubbock. He was born on July 24, 1925, in Portales, to Alma Lee and Add Hobbs. He graduated from Portales High School in 1943. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, then […]

Rams split with NMMI on the road

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Ivan Morales scored on a Reid Marley squeeze bunt with one out in the eighth inning, giving the New Mexico Military Institute Colts a 14-13 win in the nightcap of Tuesday’s District 4-3A baseball doubleheader. Portales (15-7, 7-3) won the first game 5-3, and is still in position to win the […]

Kernan hopes for second term

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent A Hobbs school teacher who also manages her own business hopes her political career is just getting started. Gay Kernan, who has served for the last two years as a state senator for District 42, which spans from Hobbs to Clovis — is seeking another term in Santa Fe. She […]

Obits March 17

Verna Chandler, 86 Verna Chandler, 86, of Las Cruces, died Sunday, March 14, 2004, at her home. She was born on Jan. 20, 1918, in Seminole, Okla., to Emma and Joe Ginnings. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ. She graduated from New Mexico State University in 1941 with degrees in math […]

Obits Mar 9

Charlie Lucero, 81 Mr. Charlie Lucero, 81, of Portales, died Sunday, March 7, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina, to Juliana and Gaspar Lucero. He married Julia Urioste on Nov. 28, 1946, in Clovis. They moved to Portales in 1951. He worked as a […]

March 4 Obituaries

Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77 Virginia Ruth Pittman, 77, of Moriarty died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born on May 26, 1926, in Kingston, Okla., to John Felix and Mattie Sanders Lea. She married I.W. Pittman on Feb. 12, 1946, in Portales. In 1966 they moved from Bethal to Moriarty to pastor the […]

Portales tennis teams finish third at Goddard

Freedom Newspapers ROSWELL — Both Portales teams responded from a tough opening match, and each finished in third place at the Goddard Invitational tennis tournament, held Friday and Saturday by Goddard and Roswell High School. The tournament puts both Portales teams at 2-1 on the season heading into its home opener. PHS faces Caprock, Texas, […]

Obits Feb. 17

Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90 Mrs. Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90, of Portales, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Midland, Texas. She was born on May 14, 1913, in Dora, to Robert Lee and Mattie Lou Stinson Yoachum. She moved to Portales with her family in 1918. She graduated from Portales High School in 1930. She married […]

Watch out for crazy women drivers

I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah! Kind of like one of those “What came first, […]

Obits 12-17

Floyd Moore, 94 Mr. Floyd L. Moore, 94, of Hobbs, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, in Hobbs. He was born on Sept. 21, 1909, in Sentinel, Okla. He married Ethel Amber Hynes on Nov. 29, 1927, in New Cordell, Okla. He moved to Hobbs in the 1950s. He owned and operated Floyd’s Auto Repair from […]

Obits 10-7

Mrs. Ruby Nichols, 80, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2003, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 3, 1923, in Graham, Texas, to Mattie and Michael G. Fields. She grew up in West Texas and eastern New Mexico. She lived most of her younger life in Hobbs. She married Ervin […]

Obits 10-1

Clarence Stanfield, 91 The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He was pastor for […]

Obits Aug. 10

Alice Ackerman, 87 Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill. Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the […]

Back to the Land of Enchantment

Helena Rodriguez It’s great being back in the Land of Enchantment. Mi tierra encantada. Mi linda Nuevo Mejico. While some people may refer to our fair state as the Land of Entrapment, it’s been home to me most of my life. And after 2 1/2 years in the Lone Star State, it’s nice to be […]

Obituaries June 1

Maxine Hobbs, 82 Maxine “Mrs. Homer” Hobbs, 82, died Saturday, May 31, 2003, at her home in Portales. Services are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.