Portales Past: March 6, 1945

March 6, 1945: The Portales Daily News published a letter from Pvt. Kirby Widener, who wrote about life in the Philippines, where he was stationed. “People here live to a ripe old age,” he reported in the letter addressed to his dad, J.E. Widener, a local resident. “One man I met was 105 years old […]

April 19, 2009 Wedding

Thompson Joy Widener of Portales and Michael Thompson of Clovis were joined in marriage at 2 p.m. April, 11, 2009. The Rev. Kelly Fulfer performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Carol Widener of Alamogordo. She is the granddaughter of Ila Fay and the late Glenn Widener of Portales; B-Etta […]

Cannon airman honored

By Tech. Sgt. Kevin Allen: 506th Air Expeditionary Group Public Affairs KIRKUK REGIONAL AIR BASE, Iraq — Airman 1st Class Rodney Canary, 506th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Combat Support Fuels apprentice, earned recognition as the 506th Air Expeditionary Group’s Diamond Sharp Award winner for the week of June 10 – 16 2007. Canary, a Wichita, […]

March 16, 1971

A car stolen from the Cooper-Hobbs shop early Monday was found abandoned near Morton, Texas late yesterday, Sheriff Glen Widener said today. Another car was reported stolen in Morton, and the sheriff says the chances are good that the two felons who escaped from the Roosevelt county jail took the second car. The sheriff is […]

Floyd couple recognized for support

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A couple who returned to Floyd almost 26 years ago to take over a family ranch was named Floyd Citizens of the Year on Saturday during the 55th Annual Floyd Country Music Jamboree. Harold and Jima Widener were recognized for their support for Floyd schools, sponsoring high-school senior trips, […]