My turn: Roosevelt County settlers’ legacy continues

Betty Williamson In 1908, a pioneer named John Gordon Greaves and his wife, Annie, arrived in south Roosevelt County in search of “health, land, hope and faith,” according to their son, Gordon Greaves, long-time editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Settling in a remote location six miles from the nearest windmill, they put down roots that […]

Sharing a legacy

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Alisa Boswell John Wall said he is honoring his mother’s request by selling her collection of more than 5,000 dolls. Irene Wall collected dolls from all over the world for more than 50 years, including porcelain dolls, Barbie, Cabbage Patch dolls, baby dolls and much more. “I was an only son and she collected them […]

Musical legacy left behind

Music has lots of ways of connecting people, sometimes when we least suspect it. After writing a newspaper column for close to 25 years I’ve learned not to fight it when a good topic comes along. Sometimes they don’t come seeking my muse at all, the good Lord and my editor know only too well. […]

My turn: Mother’s legacy lives on

This is my family’s first Mother Day’s without our mother. She made it to 92, so we can’t feel cheated. Steel-mill asbestos ended my father’s life at 71. As his lungs slowly disintegrated, non-stop coughing sometimes dislocated his ribs. Mother also suffered declining health, and resulting depression, and — like my dad — fearlessly welcomed […]

Ticket feature: Nashville gospel group performing in Clovis

Freedom New Mexico The Blackwood Legacy will perform a free gospel concert in Clovis Sunday. Coming from Nashville, the Blackwood Legacy features worship musicians Luke and Jake Yates and Rick Price. Price is a member of the Gospel Hall of Fame and the former lead singer of the Blackwood Brothers Quartet. The performance will take […]

It’s in their blood: Handul of Hounds carry on legacy

Kevin Wilson Some players chose to be Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds. Others just have it in their blood. This year’s Greyhound squad has no shortage of legacy players — those who aren’t the first in their family tree to walk down the tunnels of Greyhound Stadium. A pair of Greyhounds with family roots just […]

Faith best legacy to leave behind

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My ancestors left me a legacy more precious than gold … a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents, I have come to know the purpose of life. “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter. Fear God and keep his commandments for this is […]

Business feature: Owners bought restaurant to build legacy

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PNT staff Kelly and Sheryl McClary bought Pat’s Twin Cronnie 10 years ago as something their children could take over when they retired. “When we bought it, our oldest daughter was married and the youngest was still at home,” Sheryl McClary said. McClary said being able to own a business and work with their children […]

Love notes become Christmas legacy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Editor’s Note: This column has been printed in the anthology “Christmas Traditions.” Reprinted with permission from Adams Media Corp.

Band carries on legacy of Spanish music

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By PNT Correspondent: Helena Rodriguez Halfway between Clovis and Portales is the huge Garcia estate known as the Midway, consisting of a popular Spanish music dance hall adjacent to a sprawling Mexican style ranch. The ranch has grown in size over the years as the musical success of the family band, Los Huracanes del Norte […]

Independent reporting legacy of columnist

Freedom Newspapers William Safire, the longtime New York Times columnist, may be remembered longer for his “On Language” columns, exploring word origins and usage, many of which found their way into a series of widely discussed books, than for his political commentary. As a political commentator, however, he was something of a model. For the […]

Memorial Day a time to reflect

By Joan Clayton My memories bring blessings on Memorial Day. My great-grandparents left me a legacy filled with love, faith and fortitude. As a child, I remember them coming down the antique stairs on their golden wedding day. She and Grandpa Lowe renewed their vows, and I wondered why they wanted to get married again. […]

Infamous quotes just as revealing

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Famous people are often remembered by a single quote or phrase. It might not be completely fitting of their legacy but it can come to define them over time. Take for instance U.S. presidents, normally a wordy bunch, yet we’ll let one quippy moment be burned into our memory. […]

Friends posthumously honor sci-fi author

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Traveling across the country to participate in the 31st annual Jack Williamson Lectureship were science fiction authors and friends who gathered Friday at Eastern New Mexico University to continue the legacy left by Williamson. About 60 people attended a luncheon at the Campus Union Building to hear authors and […]

Leave your faith as inheritance

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My ancestors left me with a legacy more precious than gold…a strong faith in God. From my great grandparents to my parents I have come to know the purpose of life…”Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: “Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the […]