Anniversaries —

Duke Shirley and Darrell Duke of Broadview celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. The couple was married May 27, 1961, in Clovis. They will be going on an Alaskan Cruise with their daughter and her husband, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary Aug. 30. They have two children, Brent (Teresa) Duke of Broadview […]

Engagements — Feb. 6

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McChesney-Shirley [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 12, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock. The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado […]

Engagements — Jan. 30

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McChesney-Shirley Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock, Texas, and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 2, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado High School […]

Shooting victim’s widow still committed to husband

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Sharna Johnson Her son has grown from a boy to a man. Her home has aged and seems smaller. She has aged too. But despite all the changes that 17 years have brought, Shirley Ornelas has not wavered in her commitment to her husband. She was widowed May 30, 1993, in Portales when a bullet […]

April 10, 1959

Darryl F. Zanack’s “The Roots of Heaven,” starring Errol Flynn, Juliette Greco, Trevor Howard, Eddie Albert and Orson Welles was playing at the Tower Theatre, along with “Some Came Running” with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Shirley MacLaine.

Donation spurs growth in single mother program

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A gift from a Portales couple could end up providing a transition home for struggling single mothers and their families. Through a gift annuity arrangement, Bill and Shirley Wahlman of Portales donated a complete six-apartment complex to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home last summer. The couple are both […]

Obituaries (Dec. 10)

G.R. Shirley Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel G.R. Shirley, 83, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at his home northeast of Portales. He was born Nov. 1, 1922, Quay County to Lucille and James D. Shirley. He contracted polio at the age of 9 months, and spent much of his younger years in […]

Swopes known for being humble

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dan Swopes was a mild-mannered man that was honest and humble. He kept to himself but set a strong example of what a man of character should look like, according to family and friends. Whether at work or with his family, Swopes worked towards what needed to be done and […]

March 27 Obituaries

Barbara Goddard Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Barbara Mae Goddard, 66, of Chandler, Texas, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at her home. She was born on Feb. 1, 1939, in Anson, Texas, to Holbert and Blanche Wallace Shirley. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She was employed as […]

Alexander made friends anywhere he traveled

Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com The local dances weren’t just for hip wiggling for the social, gentle and charismatic Calvin Alexander, family and friends said. Alexander, who died on Jan. 19 at the Roosevelt General Hospital, was fond of meeting new people. His daughter, Betty Jo Dever, said her father stressed […]