Dec. 2 Obituaries

Minnie Navarro, 70 Ms. Minnie E. Navarro, 70, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 30, 1934, near Lake Arthur, to Minnie and Daniel A. Calhoun. She graduated from Roswell High School in 1952. She moved to Portales in the late 1960s. In August […]

Johnny Appleseed lives on due to history

By Jim Lee Sometimes Don Criss dresses up like he’s George Washington. This does not necessarily mean Don is nuts, although that could amount to a matter of opinion. As Polonius would say, there is a method to his madness. Criss portrays people from American history for children. What better way to bring history to […]

Gospel comes by way of one-man show

By Tova Fruchtman Local residents can watch Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill perform “The Gospel of John” — a word-for-word, one-man show — at 6 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance, and many local churches will cancel their evening service to allow members to attend the free […]

Choose your own adventure in rhetoric

By Kevin Wilson Trying hard to invalidate the flip-flop arguments? Or are you trying to prove that Bush is really turning the corner? Like John Edwards said, help is on the way. What follows is the only speech you’ll need this election season. When you come to the items in parentheses, cross out the first […]

Make sure to honor heroes, whoever they are

By Kevin Robbins: Guest Columnist There is a common bond among all people in society: We all have our heroes. We incorporate a seemingly illogical bond on those we hold dear, and our expectations are always going to be higher than what can possibly be accomplished. Perhaps we expect too much, receive too little, and/or […]

The chicken has new reasons to cross now

By Bob Huber Here at the Institute for Nitty-Gritty we raised our scholarly sights recently to delve into that age old conundrum, “Why does a chicken cross the road?” From a variety of sources we found answers from celebrities, some of them dead and rightfully so. Simply precede each quote with the question. • Ernest […]

June 6 Obituaries

Adelaide Gregory, 89 Mrs. Adelaide Dorcas Self Gregory, 89, of Albuquerque, died Friday, June 4, 2004, in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 7, 1914 in Tupelo, Okla., to Ross and Sabra Self. Mrs. Gregory graduated from Quitiquae High School in Quitiquae, Texas, and went on to receive a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Texas Tech […]

Readers give pros and cons of Portales life

Recent Project: Reader Reaction questions asked about pros and cons of living in Portales — and for something on the light side. Some responses: What do you like about Portales? “I love the friendliness of the people and the size of Portales. I love walking into a restaurant and having people come up and say […]

Local democrats meet with presidential campaign officials

Tony Parra The Iowa Caucus has kicked off the 2004 election year and the Roosevelt County Democrats are all in agreement of one thing: No more George W. Bush. About 50 democrats met to hear officials representing the campaigns of Howard Dean and Sen. John Kerry at the Memorial Building on Monday. “I’ve thought a […]

Dog saves owner’s life

Jack King By all accounts, Jenny was just a mutt. A little less than a year-old, black and brown, with floppy ears, a large head and big feet attached to a puppy’s body, she was rescued from the Clovis Animal Shelter. But John Samuel Kelm will always remember Jenny as a lifesaver. John Sam, a […]

Defense attacks alleged rape victim’s memory

Mike Linn Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune has opted to withhold the name of the alleged victim in this case. The story contains some graphic descriptions that some readers may find objectionable. By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com The alleged victim in the first of five rape cases against a Clovis man said Thursday […]

Looper took care of kids, clinic

By Tony Parra Mrs. Loretta Looper had a passion for bowling, liked a camping trip every now and again, and loved spending time with her family. Looper belonged to the Women’s International Bowling Association, and competed in state competitions and traveled to Reno, Nev. every year to bowl in the national competitions. According to her […]

Mechanic a man of great compassion

By Angela Peacock Watching TV and sharing ice cream with his best friend, a Boston terrier named Sassee, is how John Bogey enjoyed spending his evenings, family members said. A caring and helpful man was how Oleta Bogey described her husband of 27 years. Oleta said besides his time with Sassee, John, who worked at […]

Personalities Plus — Connie Pugh

Connie Pugh is a second-grade teacher and also works at Southwest Books and Gifts. What is your idea of a perfect day? “It would bring all of my assigned children to class with homework done, no troubles on their mind and ready to learn. This would include having a pencil — a sharp one. We […]

Obituaries June 15

Toynette Stockard, 87 Toynette Stockard, 87, died Friday, June 13, 2003, at her daughter’s home in Dallas. Services will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary in Portales. Services are Pending. Leon Doolittle, 71 Mr. Leon Doolittle, 71, of Texico, a meat cutter, died Thursday, June 12, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born […]

South County News June 11

Charlie Carmichael Sympathy To the friends and relatives on the death of Opal Hitt. She was born in the Longs area to Luna and Ethel Pruett on March 9, 1907. She attended school when Longs school was active, then in Dora, and later married Sid Hitt. They lived in the area for many years and […]

Obituaries June 10

Alma Atkins, 83 Alma Atkins, 83, of Exeter, Calif., died Thursday, May 29, 2003, in Visalia. She was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Dora, to Zeneth and Janie Wilmoth. She married John W. Atkins on March 3, 1940, in Roswell. They moved to Exeter in 1945. Family members said she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, reading, playing […]