Aug. 31, 2008 Births

Tabor Tae Wayne Tabor and Julieana Michelle Tabor were born June 18, 2008, to Ben and Veronica Tabor at University Medical Center in Lubbock. He weighed 3 pounds, 12 ounces. She weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Grandparents are Brian and Zoe Ann Tabor of Elida and Frank and Wanda Levacy of Portales. Great-grandparents are Mike […]

Portales couple promenades way into hall of fame

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. […]

March 22, 1979

The Elida Homemaker’s Club met at the Senior Center on Thursday. mrs. Johnnie Kinkade made out a report during the morning. Delegates who will go to Carrizozo for the district meeting on March 22 will be Mrs. LaVada Sanders, Mrs. Wanda Chenault, Mrs. Margaret Warren, and Mrs. Juanita Thurman. The hostesses Mrs. Opal Gilmore and […]

Obits

Wanda P. (Polly) Turner Services: will be announced at a later date Mrs. Wanda P. (Polly) Turner, 83, of Elida, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born July 28, 1922, near Louis, Okla., to Ruth S. (Cox) and William P. Jones. She married V. L. Kellogg in […]

Club Notes

PNT Staff El Portal THE NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17th in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. […]

Club Notes (Nov. 27)

El Portal THE NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17th in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. Shaeffer, Claudia […]

Honest man remembered for dancing

Helena Rodriguez Square dancing was in James Pettus’s blood. For more than three decades, he called dances for the Starlight Swingers of Portales, and for other groups around New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. He also attended state and national square dance festivals with his wife, Wanda Pettus, who said the most fun of […]