McVey joins Central Christian

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer David McVey has joined Central Christian Church in Portales as a new pastor this summer. McVey, 50, moved to Portales with his wife, Lola, and their son from Charleston, W. Va in May. There he was the senior minister for the Kinds Way Christian Church in Nitro, a suburb […]

Obituaries for June 7, 2006

Estherline Dutton Adams Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Estherline Dutton Adams, 90, of Portales died Monday, June 5, 2006, at her home. She was born July 11, 1915, to Dena and P.E. Dutton in Burkburnett, Texas. Shortly after graduating from Burkburnett High School, she moved to Portales. She attended Eastern […]

Obituaries for April 5, 2006

James Ferguson Services: 2 p.m. (CST) at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel in Midland, Texas. James Ferguson, 62, of Midland, Texas, died Monday, April 3, 2006, in the Hospice Inpatient Unit at Midland Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 7, 1944, in Bay City, Mich., to John and Gladys Ferguson, he married Sharon McAlister on Aug. 15, 1964, […]

Obituaries (Jan. 10)

Gladys Gilbert Services: 1:30 p.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. Gladys Gilbert, 92, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Dec. 8, 1913, in Marietta, Okla., to Theora and Charles R. Tanner. On July 3, 1940, in Reno, Nev., she married William Gilbert. […]

City decides to move polling places before spring elections

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales City Council approved two election related resolutions Tuesday night as they moved swiftly through their regular agenda. Councilors gave unanimous approval to a resolution moving two polling places in time for municipal elections next spring. City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry said she had been approached by school officials from L.L. […]

ALS adds another to its Wall of Heroes

Senior Airman Ricardo Bonvincin, 522nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Col. John Posner, 27th Fighter Wing commander, Mr. Lee Roach, Mr. Roach’s wife Una Roach, Mr. Gary Hamilton, Mr. Allan Farkas, Senior Airman Thomas Trout, 27th Security Forces Squadron Airman Thomas Trower, 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs In 1941 New Mexico, like many other states, was subject […]

Doing nothing isn’t always easy

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist “What’s happened to manners in American sports?” I cried while watching a televised football game where a linebacker danced a clumsy jig after transforming a quarterback’s head into sludge. “I’ll bet his mama would nail his hide to the barn door.” I was visiting my daughters at the time, and they […]

June 26 Obituaries

Melba Hampton, 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Melba June Hampton, 71, of Texico, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Portales, to James and Edith White. She married Von Hampton on Oct. 29, 1950, in Espanola. They moved to Utah […]

6/17 Obituaries

Pauline Dutton, 58 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Pauline Dutton, 58, of Clovis, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at her home. She was born on May 19, 1947, in Portales, to George and Ruth Taylor. She married Joe Mack Dutton on May 26, 1978, in Bovina. They moved to Hereford […]

May 31 Obituaries

Helen Paschke Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis Helen Paschke, 80, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, to Lucy Mae and Grover Burton, in Spencer, N.C. Paschke graduated from high school in 1941 in Spencer, N.C. She went attended […]

5/8 Obituaries

Peggy Baird, 78 Services: Have been held. Peggy J. Baird, 78, of Raton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Dora, to Lloyd Joseph and Grace G. Taylor Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Richard Gordon Baird. Survivors include a daughter, Donne Hilliard […]

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 […]

April 27 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Jimmy Gordon, Houston Lee. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building • The school’s Spring Program will be Tuesday. • May 6 is an ELS day at the school. Church news […]

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 […]

March 6 Obituaries

Ruby Riley, 74 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Ruby Riley, 74, of Muleshoe, died Friday March 4, 2005, at Parkview Retirement Home in Muleshoe. She was born on March 15, 1930, in Portales, to Mary and J.W. Terry. She was born and raised west of Portales. She […]

Feb. 23 Obituaries

Bevan Odenweller, 59 Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Portales Senior Citizens Center Mr. Bevan Odenweller, 59, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on Feb. 26, 1945, in Cleveland, to Florence and Charles Odenweller. He married his wife, Dianne in Logan on Feb. 14, 1998. The […]

Feb. 11 Obituaries

Lucille O’Hara Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Lucille O’Hara, 92, of Las Cruces, died Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005, at Cottonbloom Assisted Living Center in Las Cruces. She was born on May 13, 1912, in Bellville, Mo., to Rose Mae and George W. Davison. She married Sam McCaskell in the late 1930’s. They […]

Feb. 9 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers in all of the South County area. Some from in the area didn’t venture out Sunday for church services. The roads should be settled for the bus routes this week. Sympathy Mavis and Weldon Carmichael received word last week about the death of one of her sister-in-laws in Lamesa. She […]

Feb. 1 Obituaries

Thomas E. Scott, 91 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mr. Thomas Elmo Scott, 91, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Oct. 7, 1913, near Lafayette, Chamber County, Ala. At the age of 3, he moved with his family to […]

Jan. 25 Obituaries

Lenard Bigler, 72 Mr. Lenard Lee “Buck” Bigler, 72, of Portales, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Dec. 13, 1932, in Bell County, Texas, to Ollie and Ed Bigler. He grew up in Anton, Texas. In 1950 he entered the Air Force and was stationed […]