6/10 Obituaries

Danny Ruther, 21 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Danny Ruther, 21, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Feb. 16, 1984, in Hollister, Calif. He grew up in Floyd where he attended school. He graduated from Centennial High School in […]

Coyotes cause problems for many in area

By Ryn Gargulinksi They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote — and area hunters revere them as some of the smartest varmints they have ever met. Roy Tivis of Portales recalls sitting out on a hunt with his usual partners, sons Rodney and Richard, and calling a coyote […]

Top students to speak at PHS graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Kari Jones has always been one to set long-term goals. The future New Mexico State University pre-chiropracty student had wanted to be just that since eighth grade. “When my mom went to the chiropracter,” Jones said, “I wanted to do a better job than he did.” Six years before […]

Portales’ business climate is good

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Business is booming with more than 10 new businesses which have been started in Portales over the last year, according to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Annual Report. It’s an encouraging sign for Kim Huffman, Community Development Director, and chamber officials. “Portales is growing,” Huffman said. “The business […]

4/29 Obituaries

Ruby Beeckler Services: 10 a.m. (CDT) Saturday at Robertson Chapel of Memories in Clarendon, Texas. Ruby Beeckler, 95, of Clovis, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on July 18, 1909, in Elida, to Billy Latth and Mary Elizabeth Stewart Moffitt. She was a salesperson at Casual […]

4/12 Obituaries

Funerals Today Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones — 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales.

4/10 Obituaries

Opal Jones, 98 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones, 98, of Portales, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his home. He was born March 26, 1907, Fulton County, Ark., to Dora and Grayson Jones. The family moved to New Mexico in 1925, settling in the Garrison […]

3/20 Obituaries

William A. Hawkins, 84 Services: 12 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2005, at VFW Post 9515 in Portales. Mr. William A. “Willie” Hawkins, 84, of Portales, died Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on July 29, 1920, in Ardmore, Okla., to Eula Pearl and George Washington Hawkins. He […]

Feb. 22 Obituaries

Ruby Jones, 82 Services: Have been held. Ruby F. Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Taiban, to W.F. Miller and Beulah Ava Traylor. She owned Jones Rentals from 1964 to 1995 in Clovis. She worked at the […]

Feb. 20 Obituaries

Lucretia Jones, 84 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Arch Baptist Church. Mrs. Lucretia “Teresia” Jones, 84, of Arch, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at her home. She was born on April 29, 1920, in Laurel County, Ky., to Augusta and Leonard W. Johnson. She lived her entire childhood in a log home in Laurel […]

Warriors stun Conquerors

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PNT Staff Guard Jon Jones scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the fourth quarter Monday night and Hereford Community Christian stunned Faith Triumphant 70-65 at the FTCS gym. Nathan Louden had 23 points and Brook Brookhart 12 for the Warriors (13-7), who had lost to FTCS by 21 points in each of the […]

Jan. 28 Obituaries

Helen M. Bow, 85 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Helen M. Bow, 85, of Portales, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Feb. 28, 1919, in Paul’s Valley, Okla., to Ethel and Jonathan Short. She grew up in Oklahoma and New Mexico. She […]

Donation requires years of growing

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By Kevin Wilson For some people, finding the perfect Christmas gift for that special somebody only takes minutes. For others, it can take weeks. For Victoria Garrett, it took her two years to make the perfect gift for somebody she will never meet. She came one step closer to giving that gift on Wednesday as […]

Farwell girls beat Lady Coyotes

By Dave Wagner FARWELL, Texas — In a physical game with neither team having much depth, outside shooting gave the Farwell Lady Blue a big lift Friday night against Dora. Sophomore guard Dellani Jones kept Farwell close with three first-half 3-pointers, and fellow sophomore Salida Edwards helped the Lady Blue take control by scoring nine […]

Fire claims home of couple

By Tony Parra An elderly couple will be without their home this Christmas after a fire burned down their two-bedroom house late Wednesday evening. Portales Fire Department fire fighters responded to a call at 10:44 p.m. on Wednesday of a fire at the residence of 288 South Roosevelt Road U. Portales Fire Marshal Mike Running […]

Hot-shooting LCU rolls past Hounds

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By Dave Wagner Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball coach Shawn Scanlan knew things might be tough Thursday night, and he was right. In addition to having three players sidelined by injury, the Greyhounds ran into a hot-shooting Lubbock Christian squad that never let ENMU get going in rolling to a 96-65 victory at Greyhound […]

Ripple effect varies for businesses around collapsed building

By Tony Parra Downtown business owners are adjusting to the ripple effect of the collapse of the Prestige Carpets wall on Wednesday. The wall above the Prestige Carpets store was taken down on Wednesday with a controlled fall when a separation was noticed in between the word ‘Prestige’ and ‘Carpets’ mid-day. Danny Heflin of Danny […]

Sept. 10 Obituaries

Marvin Craig, 60 Mr. Marvin Craig, 60, of Portales, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 17, 1944, in Bloomington, Ill., to Edith L. and Richard A. Craig. He spent his early childhood in Illinois and lived for a short time in Arizona before coming to Portales as a […]

Aug. 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more moisture again this week in our area. The underground moisture should be getting about replenished to normal. Pastor Family Arrives Bro. Butch and Elaine Schneider and son, Garret, have arrived and are settled in the Dora Baptist parsonage. He gave a sermon and conducted a short business meeting […]

Aug. 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was more rain in Dora area the past week, and weeds are thriving along with the crops. One dairy owner said the rain made it harder on the cattle and on those feeding and doing the milking, but said the moisture is needed and it is growing feed. He had no […]