Mayor honored at banquet

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about the successes of the last year. He attributed successes of the past year and his 12 years as mayor to community involvement and to the support of his family. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Wall of honor finally standing

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Two years of hard work is coming to fruition with the soon to be dedication of the “Wall of Honor” that recognizes Eastern New Mexico University students who have served in the armed forces. The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. Monday on the ENMU campus near the […]

Oct. 14 Club Notes

The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held its October meeting in Clovis. The group met at Furrs for lunch, then went to the home of G.C. Ross for the meeting. Robbie Wicker served as co-hostess and gave the invocation. Bess Jones and Jane Hilliard led the ritualistic opening. President […]

September 23, 1969

• Portales residents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Johns were preparing to travel to Seoul, Korea where Mr. Johns will be an advisor to Korean manufacturing firms under the auspices of International Executive Services Corps. The couple had served as Vista workers for the past year. • During a meeting of the Roosevelt County Soil and Water […]

Hot lunches available over summer

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Hot, fresh and nutritious meals are being served to children in the community as part of the Seamless Summer Program through the Portales Municipal Schools. According to Shirley Chatterton, director of food services for the schools, the program was created five years ago through the Public Education Department. For […]

McClure tapped to head state business group

By Freedom Newspapers Former Clovis Community College president Beverlee J. McClure has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry following a national search, according to a news release from the statewide business group. McClure has served as the first cabinet secretary of higher education since the Higher Education Department was […]

March 15, 1971

Scores of persons enjoyed the waffle supper served in fellowship hall of Presbyterian Church Friday evening under the sponsorship of Mariners Club of the church. This is an orfanization of married couples with Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davidson serving as skippers. Children of some members gave their time as waiters during the evening and with […]

Service a family affair

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Resplendent in his dress uniform with gold stripes glittering on his sleeves, Senior Chief Petty Officer Michael Wilson cuts a dashing figure. Wilson, a former Clovis resident, has served in the U.S. Navy for almost 22 years. At 41, not only is he a dedicated sailor, but a husband, father […]

Obituaries for May 21

Jack Lancaster Services: 1 p.m. Monday at Central Baptist Church. Jack Lancaster, 82, of Clovis died Friday, May 19, 2006, at his home. Born June 2, 1923, in Georgina, Ala., to M.L. and Eva Maston Lancaster, he worked in the shipyards in Mobile, Ala., from 1939 to December 1942. He served in the U.S. Air […]

Obituaries for April 27, 2006

Mary Sue Booth Services: Have been held. Mary “Sue” Booth, 81, of Clovis, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Laurel Plains Nursing Home. Born May 31, 1924, to David William and Myrtle Banks Colligan in Portales, she married Rex Booth on Nov. 19, 1946, in Portales. She graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with a […]

ENMU, Portales mourn passing of Langston

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University, Portales and the entire country lost a hero and friend when Dewey Langston passed away Tuesday. “He had many friends who are going to miss him,” Carl Richardson of Portales, a friend since 1939, said. “The whole town will miss him dearly.” Langston, 85, served the community of […]

Police briefing from Dec. 16

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that the Major Crimes Unit continues the investigation into the homicide of 30 year-old Laura McNaughton. To further update the media, please be advised that approximately four additional search warrants were served in Curry County today. This makes approximately twenty search warrants that have been served throughout […]

Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagements, Club Notes (Nov. 6)

Club Notes Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their November meeting at Golden Acres with a covered dish luncheon at noon. Karen Allen and Margaret Smith served as hostesses. A fall theme was carried out in decorations, using scarecrows, pumpkins, and fall leaves. The […]

July 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a Hitt-Duncan family reunion in the Dora Community Building last Saturday. Leon Hitt got it all arranged and there were 116 registered for the day. The Wagon Wheel Cafe catering service brought the food out from Portales and served it at noon. Several of those present were raised in the […]

April 1 Obituaries

Ronald Sleezer, 64 Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Muffley Funeral Home Chapel in Clovis. Ronald Everett “Ron” Sleezer, 64, of Las Vegas, Nev., died Friday, March 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Dec. 29, 1940, in Kansas, to Ernest Everett and Genevieve Veturia DeLong Sleezer. He was a bartender, and a member […]

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 […]

Dec. 29 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael So far as I know the crops are all in and the farmers can start plans for another year farming, ranching and watching the winter wheat grow as the cattle fatten up grazing on it. Community shocked The Causey Community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Hank Merrick a […]

Dec. 29 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The snow was great for the Christmas season. I only saw one snowman but it was a pretty good one and lasted most of two days. Several senior citizens stayed in as long as it was so icy so I didn’t hear of any mishaps of any kind. Sympathy To Karen Skelton […]

Knudson known as friend and educator

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Russell Knudson was a life-long educator and coach. His humorous and kind-hearted nature was infectious to those that knew him. Russell Knudson died on Oct. 11, 2004 at the age of 78. With his refreshing outlook on life, Wilma Knudson, Russell Knudson’s wife, said he was an optimistic person that […]

Activities planned throughout area for veterans

By Tony Parra The theme of this week in Roosevelt County is in honor of the veterans who served in the United States military and many will take time to recognize them. The Native American Affairs department of Eastern New Mexico University will be presenting an ENMU Veteran’s Memorial Dedication at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday […]