New county tax assessor officially takes reins

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Tex Belcher officially became the new Roosevelt County tax assessor on Monday. The Democrat, who ran unopposed in November, is switching places with Royene Tivis, the former tax assessor who reached her term limit. Tivis will now become Belcher’s chief deputy, a position that Belcher held for more than [...]

Coyotes cause problems for many in area

By Ryn Gargulinksi They’re cunning. They’re clever. And they’re everywhere. The critters in question are the coyote — and area hunters revere them as some of the smartest varmints they have ever met. Roy Tivis of Portales recalls sitting out on a hunt with his usual partners, sons Rodney and Richard, and calling a coyote [...]

4/10 Obituaries

Opal Jones, 98 Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Portales. Mr. Opal Hurst “O.H.” Jones, 98, of Portales, died Saturday, April 9, 2005, at his home. He was born March 26, 1907, Fulton County, Ark., to Dora and Grayson Jones. The family moved to New Mexico in 1925, settling in the Garrison [...]

3/22 Obituaries

Clarence Adams, 84 Services: 10 a.m. today at Calvary Baptist Church in Roswell. Clarence Siringo Adams, 84, of Roswell, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920, in Corona, to John C. and Alice M. Adams. He spent his years in southeastern New Mexico as a teacher, educator, [...]

Feb. 8 Obituaries

Carroll Hunton, 79 Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Mr. Carroll D. Hunton, 79, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on April 17, 1925, in Forrest, to Ethel and Ludvil E. Hunton. He grew up in Forrest and graduated from [...]

Tivis a survivor, “walking miracle”

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By Tony Parra Friends and family members call Nancy Tivis, owner of The Fashion Girl women’s clothing store, “A Walking Miracle” and this Christmas their faith grows stronger in her and God because of her experience. Nancy Tivis is a survivor of a liver transplant which she had in April after her liver completely quit [...]

Large variety available in jewelry and clothing

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of three stories about what gifts Portales shoppers are buying this holiday season. Portales residents in search for gifts for their sisters, mothers, wives and girlfriends in search of the right gift for her for Christmas may be interested in what local stores [...]

Dec. 7 Obituaries

Virgil Wheeler, 79 Mr. Virgil Wheeler, 79, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2004, near Portales. He was born on Aug. 31, 1925, in Oklahoma to Dora and Johnny Wheeler. He “fudged” on his age in order to be able to enlist in the Navy in December of 1942 and served aboard the U.S.S. Elliott. Following the [...]

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 [...]