Anniversaries — April 10

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Neal Lloyd and Barbara Neal of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 16 from 2-4 p.m. at New Life Assembly in Clovis. The celebration will be hosted by Debra Vistine, Deruce Cornell, Cindy Anderson, Marli Raney, Lynez Jesko, Marilyn Jesko and Randa Jesko. The couple was married April 18, 1961 in Clovis. […]

It’s their job: Ken O’Neal

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Jeanette Everett: PNT Correspondent Ken O’Neal, 61, is the gate guard for Greatwide Logistics Inc. trucking company in Portales.

Role-player Vanessa O’Neal is key to Zias’ success

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico A jack of all trades and a master of none. The well known phrase may apply to any number of people — including an athletically gifted Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball sophomore who rarely shows up in the headlines, but is considered crucial to her team’s success by […]

Replays rare event in NBA, politics

Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico With the state high school basketball tournament next week and the NCAA tournaments the following week, it’s a great time to be a basketball fan. But before either of those takes place, there’s Saturday, where Philips Arena in Atlanta will give us 52 seconds to root for basketball, and second […]

Musicians sing praises of Holly

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers Correspondent A day before what would have been Buddy Holly’s 71st birthday, buddies from his youth remembered the rock ‘n’ roll legend as someone with many of the usual characteristics for a young man. Jack Neal said being two years older than Holly didn’t make him immune from his jokes. […]

Obituaries for April 1, 2006

Eula Best Bilberry Services: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Eula Best Bilberry, 95, of Portales died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. She was born April 27, 1910, in Whitesboro, Texas, to Pearl and William Reavis. She married Grady Best on Dec. 20, 1925. They moved to a ranch north of […]

Ag Expo trailer given away

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Ag Expo organizers announced the winner of a 16-foot long red stock trailer with business logos during Thursday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Melanie Neal, an Eastern New Mexico University senior, was announced as the winner of the Parker Performance Co-Hann 2005 stock trailer, worth an estimated value of […]

April 25 Obituaries

J.E. O’Neal, 94 Mr. J.E. “Jake” O’Neal, 94, of Portales, died Friday, April 23, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on April 1, 1910, in Menard, Texas, to Ethel and John O’Neal. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, where he attended school and helped his father work on the farm. […]