8-19 Obits

W.F. Miller Jr. Services: 2 p.m. Saturday Wheeler Mortuary Chapel of Portales. Mr. W.F. “Bill” Miller Jr., 87, of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Taiban, to Beulah and William Forrest Miller. His family owned several businesses in Taiban, which […]

Base supporters continue efforts to save Cannon

David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base supporters are wrapping up their campaign to keep the base open as Base Realignment and Closure commissioners retreat to consider all the information they’ve gathered in the past three months. Eastern New Mexico’s congressional delegation, along with Gov. Bill Richardson, has been making final calls to commissioners […]

Helping people a trademark for Wilson

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Carl Earl Wilson was an influential example of how one man’s life reached a nation of people through his own passions for literacy and service. Wilson worked at the Community Service Center volunteering between 54 to 100 hours a week as a tutor depending on how many students he had. […]

July 10 Obituaries

Jimmy Chunn Services: A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Causey Cemetery. Mr. Jimmy “Bo” Chunn, 71, of Causey died Friday, July 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 9, 1934, in Pitchfork to Lola and Clovie S. Chunn. His family lived in Bledsoe, Texas, until 1946 when they moved […]

Portales residents pleased with hearing

By Tony Parra Portales residents wearing canary-yellow shirts stepped off the school buses at Greyhound Arena about midday Friday with a feeling of optimism. They had been to the Base Realignment and Closure regional hearing in Clovis to show support for Cannon Air Force Base and mostly felt good about their efforts. “There was never […]

No other closure would have its economy hit harder

By Heather Wilson: PNT guest columnist Editor’s note: During her June 3 visit to Clovis to discuss Cannon Air Force Base being on the Base Realignment and Closure list, U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., made the following points about the situation, including what little data the Pentagon had released at the time that supported its […]

Wilson calls BRAC round

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers Congresswoman Heather Wilson is concerned about the guarded nature of the Pentagon in regard to releasing certain data to communities affected by Base Realignment and Closure act. She believes it is hamstringing eastern New Mexico’s effort to get Cannon Air Force Base removed from the closure list. “The data they’ve […]

State, community leaders focus on defending Cannon

By Mary Perea: The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say they will arm themselves with data and lead the charge to save Cannon Air Force Base from closing. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., said the staffs of the congressional delegation have worked with all the bases, but now it’s time to […]

5/8 Obituaries

Peggy Baird, 78 Services: Have been held. Peggy J. Baird, 78, of Raton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005. She was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Mount Dora, to Lloyd Joseph and Grace G. Taylor Wilkins. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Richard Gordon Baird. Survivors include a daughter, Donne Hilliard […]

May 5 Obituaries

J.T. Wilson, 96 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Fort Sumner Cemetery. J.T. “Tom” Wilson, 96, of Fort Sumner, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Aug. 27, 1908, in Quail, Texas, to James W. and Mary Lucinda Boyett Wilson. He was raised in Quail and Amarillo. He attended school […]

Supporters rally for N.M. bases

By Sue Major Holmes: The Associated Press KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — On either side of the green rectangle Obee’s sandwich shop sign hang red, white and blue banners: “We support our troops” and “God Bless America.” Obee’s offers members of the military a 10-percent discount on its sandwiches, soups and sodas. Manager Dana Barbee […]

Offline lessons are necessary too

By Kevin Wilson With each passing day, we’re living more and more in an online world. I can talk with my family online, get sports scores and TV schedules online and my faithful readers can read this and other Kevin Wilson columns on our newspaper’s Web site. We’re coming closer to an online Portales High […]

My days as a locker hockey jock

By Kevin Wilson My friends and family — and anybody who talks to me for five minutes — usually suggest that maybe Kevin Wilson watches a little too much television for his own good. But Sunday’s NBC broadcasting was a little too much for even me. It was professional lacrosse, with an all-star game, on […]

Fort Sumner beats Floyd, gains finals

PNT Staff FORT SUMNER — Fort Sumner put only one player in double figures Thursday night, but the Foxes dominated the first half and posted a 54-35 victory over Floyd in the District 3-1A boys semifinal. Junior guard Richard Canales led Fort Sumner (19-9) with 10 points, but five others scored at least six. Junior […]

Lady Savages top Zias in OT

PNT Staff DURANT, Okla. — Guards Staci Wilson and Lauren Martin combined for 38 points, hitting 11-of-14 from 3-point range, and struggling Southeastern Oklahoma recovered after blowing a 23-point lead early in the second half to beat Eastern New Mexico University 81-71 in overtime Thursday in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover matchup. The Lady […]

Timeripper: Preventer of social errors

By Kevin Wilson I ask a lot of questions to people around the city — it goes with the territory. But every once in a while, I get a question thrown back at me. A few weeks ago, I was more than prepared to answer. The question is one we ask our Personality Plus subjects […]

Police prepare for gift-giving season

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department kicked off its sixth annual Operation Santa Cop this year. The way that the program started was as a community services project, said Portales Police Captain Lonnie Berry. The police department, along with differentcommunity organizations and area businesses, gives toys and monetary donations. “The first year […]

Be wary of misleading movie quotes

By Kevin Wilson On Monday, I frequented one of my three favorite movie rental places in Portales. I found the movie I wanted right away, but had no cash on me and felt it awkward to write a $1 check. What followed is what I like to call browsing. During my browse, I managed to […]

All types of discrimation are harmful

By Kevin Wilson I fear I may be a victim of discrimination. But before every lawyer within the area tries to reach me, let me explain that it’s a tough case to win. There’s no concrete evidence, and this isn’t based on race, religion, nationality or skin color. No, it’s quite simply name discrimination. I’ve […]

Sept. 7 Obituaries

Wanda Jackson, 62 Wanda “Nana” Jackson, 62, died Sept. 2, 2004 in Meeker, Okla. Jackson was born March 2, 1942, in Hagerman to Dennis Willard and Eva Fern Fenter. She was raised in New Mexico and was a graduate of Portales High School. After graduation, she moved to Lubbock and lived most of her adult […]