March 7, 1971

Navy Fireman Apprentice Roger D. Jones, son of Dr. and Mrs. George L. Jones of 1600 South Ave. N Portales, is now serving aboard the nuclear attack aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, which is currently cruising around South America enroute to Alemeda, Calif.

Jan. 28, 1960

Sickness thinned attendance ranks of E-Ha-Wees Camp Fire group Wednesday afternoon but did not dampen the enthusiasm of those present. Sue Jones did a demonstration on safety in the home. She had posters which noted hazards in the house and how they could be removed. Such a demonstration is for honor award. Some time was […]

Cold, cold cows

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the single […]

Impact report suggests airspace increase

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Training airspace near Cannon Air Force Base could be expanded by the end of November, according to Air Force officials. A report on the impact of increasing airspace near Cannon was officially released Wednesday. Before the Air Force can make a decision on whether to expand airspace, federal environmental law […]

Guilty plea

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Jerry Wayne Fuller avoided a possible death sentence Thursday in connection with the 2005 slaying of an elderly Portales couple. Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn accepted Fuller’s guilty plea to two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree kidnapping as well as one count of tampering […]

Stock markets remain strong for third day

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Local agents are suggesting investors stand pat and enjoy the ride after the Dow Jones Industrial average closed Thursday at a record high for a third straight day. Dean Turvaville of Edward Jones Investments in Clovis said the Dow’s gains are the rewards for investors who put faith in high-quality […]

Farm safety is no laughing matter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers As the flames leapt through the metal grate, the spooked 8-year-old flinched before thrusting the hose forward, letting loose a stream of water. Zig-zagging it from side to side, she watched in satisfaction as the orange glow gave way to smoke and the flames disappeared. “I was scared of (the […]

Liason: Special Ops unit only one to inquire about Cannon

Freedom Newspapers The Air Force Special Operations Command is the only agency that has submitted a proposal for the use of Cannon Air Force Base, according to Lt. Col. Gary Jones of Cannon. Despite the lone proposal, “no decision has been made,” in regards to the future of Cannon at this time, said Jones, who […]

June 4, 2006 Organizations

Roosevelt County Educational Employees The educational retirees met May 18 at Golden Acres Center. Mercedes Agogino and Mary Clotfelter were hostesses. President Faye Keener called the meeting to order with the pledges to the flags and the minutes and treasurer’s report were read and approved.  Johnny Parker, Portales Police Department, brought an informative program titled […]

Rural letter carrier saves Portales woman’s life

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By Karl Terry: PNT Staff Writer A Portales rural letter carrier is being credited with helping to save the life of an elderly Roosevelt County woman two weeks ago after she fell at home. According to co-workers at the Portales post office, Charles “Chuck” Jones was the first to notice something was wrong at the […]

Tucumcari youth drowns in irrigation canal

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMACARI — Dive teams found the body of a 12-year-old boy Friday night after nearly 24 hours of searching in a Tucumcari irrigation canal. Residents of Tucumcari hoped and prayed for the best, but feared the worst with every passing hour that Agustin “Augie” Montiel, a fifth-grader at Tucumcari Elementary […]

Obituaries for May 5, 2006

Constance Ealy Jones Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years […]

Venue change granted in Fuller trial

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Ninth Judicial District Judge Stephen Quinn on Wednesday granted a defense motion to change the venue of the trial of a Portales man accused of killing his uncle and aunt in March 2005. Defense attorney Jeffrey Jones of Santa Fe argued that people in Clovis and Portales have already […]

NCO remembers helping hand

2nd Lt. George Tobias The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) is one of the four foundations funded by the Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF), but is, perhaps, the most notable for Airmen. AFAS assists Airmen of need, and according to one Cannon Airman, that is just what it has done. Tech. Sgt. Heather Jones, 27th […]

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 […]

Spring Greening: Experts say with a little work now you can have a lush green lawn this summer

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By Sharna Johnson Recent warm weather may have local residents inspired to begin sprucing up outside. Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones said it’s still a little early to begin gardening, but it’s a great time to start preparing for a luscious, green lawn. Before hooking up the hoses and arranging the sprinklers, a little […]

Lock it up

Airman Thomas Trower Story and photos Do you own any weapons? If so, have you registered them through the 27th Security Forces Squadron? These are two questions that every person assigned to on-base, Chavez Manor or Chavez West housing are asked before being handed the keys to their new home. “When the Security Forces are […]

Honors, Club Notes (Nov. 13)

Honors ACREE Acree heads to National 4-H Congress Julia Acree, 17, of Portales has been selected to attend the National 4-H Congress Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, Ga. She is one of 14 selected from New Mexico to attend. Acree, a member of the Arch 4-H Club, was selected in July based on work she did […]

Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements, Club Notes (Nov. 6)

Club Notes Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their November meeting at Golden Acres with a covered dish luncheon at noon. Karen Allen and Margaret Smith served as hostesses. A fall theme was carried out in decorations, using scarecrows, pumpkins, and fall leaves. The […]

Jones, James, Morris, and Taylor Obituaries (Nov. 1)

Mike Jones Services: 2 p.m. (MST) Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Wolfforth, Texas. Michael “Mike” Edwin Jones, 56, of Wolfforth, Texas, died Oct. 31, 2005, at a Lubbock hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1948, in Portales to Arthur and Jewell (Woodward) Jones. He graduated high school from Roswell Military Institute. He received a […]