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 […]

Fire chief remembered for generosity

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida Fire Chief Adam Anthony is remembered as many things. But perhaps most of all, as a man who cared about others and the community he called home. Anthony, 45, died from an apparent heart attack Friday while hunting elk near Ruidoso. Anthony grew up in Elida. He was […]

Business Feature: Portales woman cares for graves

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Debbie Vinson is the owner of Graves Remembered, which she calls a service more than a business. Vinson’s story begins with the death of her father, who wanted his remains to be buried with his grandfather in Douglas, Ariz. When Vinson went to visit his grave, she was devastated to see that her dad’s grave […]

In tribute: Journalist remembered for resiliency

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Whether it was a friend, family, the Dallas Cowboys or Run DMC, Mickey Winfield’s loyalty was unquestioned over his 33 years. Winfield, a broadcaster and newspaper reporter, died Saturday in Portales due to heart complications, family members said. Born March 24, 1976, in Oxford, England, Winfield had an abnormal […]

Singer remembered as friend, inspiration

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Those who knew Kacee Lovato best say she was an inspiration to family and friends, a spirit who could take away another person’s pain with just a smile. To Kevin Gardells, Lovato could light up a room when she walked in the door. When she sang, he said, “Angels […]

Children remembered

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Their lives ended at a tender age, but two Portales elementary school students will continue to be remembered thanks to the efforts of police and firemen. Friday Portales Fire Department and Portales Police Department members presented memorial benches in honor of Mireya Rascon and Lorenzo “Lenchito” Cabral Jr. to […]

Twister victims remembered for family devotion

Freedom New Mexico Heleneta Blevins, 90, died March 27 at her son’s home after being released from a Clovis hospital so she could be near family in her last moments.Blevins lived behind her son’s home in a trailer home. When the tornado hit, her son, Jim Blevins, took shelter with her in a closet. The […]

Good memories are blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT Relgion Columnist I see old barns and tumble down houses as we travel along the way and I wonder what stories they could tell of days gone by. How did they live their lives? Did they leave their home with regrets or did they just walk off and leave it? Did […]

Reagan memory endures for Edwards

By Kevin Wilson For Ronald Reagan, it was an early-morning layover at a small train station in Clovis. For a 20-something ticket agent, the Cold War-era words they exchanged are still memorable 42 years later. “We just talked about a lot of things,” said Dennis Edwards, now the president of Wells-Fargo Bank in Portales. “I […]