Anniversaries —

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Welch [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Johnny and Fran Welch of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 5 at Creighton’s Town and Country meeting and conference room, 1704 S. Ave D, Portales. The celebration will be hosted by Angie and Brant Moore, Jeff and Doris Welch, Kevin Welch, […]

Weddings — May 29

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Allan Dawn Nicole Welch of Clovis and Raymond Samuel Allan Jr. of Clovis will be joined in marriage June 9, 2011, at Ranchvale Baptist Church in Clovis. [image #3, align=right, size=medium] The Rev. Greg Martin will perform the Rose Ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathrine Welch of Clovis. She is the […]

It’s their job: Portales man went from trucking to towing

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David Welch is owner and operator of A-1 Towing in Portales. Background: Welch grew up in Portales and graduated Portales High School in 1969. He and his wife, Pam, who does the bookkeeping for the business, have three sons and a daughter. Welch started in the trucking business right after high school. “I hauled cattle […]

Fuel prices drive up trucking costs

By Casey Peacock The rising cost of fuel prices are cause for concern with local trucking companies, industries and agriculture producers. With 18 trucks in their fleet that travel across the country delivering goods, WTI in Portales is facing the rising costs of fuel. Each truck carries an average 300 gallons and at the average […]

Gas prices on the rise

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A recent spike in local gas prices has area businesses and residents reeling at the pumps. With 19 semi-trucks traveling on the road across the country, Welch Trucking is feeling the effects of the rising fuel prices, which jumped about 10 cents a gallon in the last few days. […]

Friends, family remember area woman fondly

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When Keri Bechthold’s older sister, Kelly, needed a car, Keri freely handed the keys to her own vehicle over to her sibling rather than trading it in. When her mom’s best friend, Susan Chambliss, was home alone, Keri would go to her house and invite her to a movie. […]

ENMU graduate spreads God’s message at age of 90

By Tova Fruchtman Long-time area residents might remember a preacher who went door to door recruiting people for his church. Hoyt Welch is 90 now, and still in God’s service. While health problems prevent him from preaching these days, Welch was honored by the Baptist Convention of New Mexico in October. An $11,000 yearly scholarship […]

Zahn had fun approach to life, family

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Zahn was a woman that loved to live. With a fun demeanor, she attracted others with her temperament of friendliness and availability. Zahn was actively involved in her children’s lives as a volunteer chaperone. Debbie Welch, Zahn’s daughter, said she felt fortunate to have a mother like Zahn. “On […]

Sept. 30 Obituaries

Dorothy Zahn, 72 Dorothy Zahn, 72, of Portales, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 11, 1932, in Causey, to Lillie Mae and William A. Chambers. She attended a small country school in Chaves and in Roswell before the family moved to Portales in the early […]

Howl wins PCC championship

By Kevin Wilson Jason Howl was a man of few words on Monday. He was also a man of few strokes over the weekend, and the result was a seven-stroke victory in the Portales County Club Championship. “It felt good,” Howl said. “It was a good feeling.” Howl, who spent most of his childhood in […]