Anniversaries — Jan. 16

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Newberry Roy H. and Caroline P. Newberry of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2011. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1961, in Grants. They have four children, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a retired farmer of sweet potatoes, peanuts, corn, milo and cattle. She is mother of four children.

Family reunion — July 25

The Newberry Family Reunion held July 9-11 drew more than 175 family and friends. The seven remaining siblings of Roy and Maude Newberry were all in attendance: Viola Orcutt of Fallbrook, Calif., Herb Newberry (host) of Portales, Bob Newberry of Parshal, Colo., Norma Sites of Roswell, Virginia Poe of Portales, Gale Newberry of Portales and […]

Tractor parade: Ag expo tradition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The antique tractor parade at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds has become a tradition for the annual New Mexico Ag Expo. The parade has been part of the expo for 17 years, according to Tom Davis of Portales who had two tractors in the parade. Herb Newberry, a retired farmer […]

Cooking school teaching diabetics new lifestyle

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Janelle Newberry of Portales doesn’t have diabetes, but her 3-year-old grandson does, and that’s one reason she’s attending the Kitchen Creations Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families. More than two dozen diabetics, or family and friends of diabetics, are attending a free, four-part class at Eastern New Mexico […]

Sweet potato has place in Portales’ past

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The sweet potato has been a big part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. People may not know sweet potatoes were also a big part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. […]

County residents remember Carmichael

By Sharna Johnson Hers was a well-known face in the town of Dora. Those who knew her describe a driven, dedicated woman who put the welfare of others before her own. Ella “Charlie” Carmichael, mother of four, made Dora her life. A Roosevelt County resident for about 65 years, she relocated from Causey to Portales […]

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, […]

Dec. 28 Obituaries

Hank Merrick Mr. Hank Merrick, 68, of Causey, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, in Causey. He was born on March 13, 1936, in Horse Springs, to Thelma and Robert C. Merrick. In 1954, near Magazine, Ariz., he graduated from high school and later returned to Causey. On Mar. 4, 1958, in Portales, he married Marcelle […]

Local senator opposes discrimination bill

David Arkin The House this week approved a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation as part of the state’s Human Rights Act. The bill now goes to the Senate and one local senator said she will not support it. The bill passed the House with a 38-25 vote. Rep. Anna Crook, R-Clovis, said she […]