Shafer believed in living busy life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bea Shafer lived life to the fullest, not allowing negativity to strain a personality which brought laughter and joy to those closest to her. She lived life on the go traveling, playing cards and dancing. Bea Shafer died on Dec. 17, 2004. Douglas L. Shafer, Bea’s husband, said his wife […]

Meadors enjoyed finer things

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent J. E. Meadors enjoyed the finer things of life. A carpenter by trade, he made candlesticks, cabinets and homes — but his most important treasures were those built through friendship. Family members said he lived by the belief that helping people was more important than focusing on yourself. Meadors grew […]

Dec. 19 Obituaries

Albert C. Gonzales, 84 Albert C. Gonzales, 84, of Fort Sumner, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Eastern New Mexico Medical Center in Roswell. He was born on Aug. 26, 1920, in Guadalupe, to Coldoveo Gonzales and former Amadita Casaus. As a young man he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps during the final construction […]

Dec. 14 Obituaries

Art Corbin, 61 Mr. Art Corbin, 61, of Boles Acres, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces. He was born on Aug. 20, 1943, in Portales, to Lorraine and Dale Corbin. He graduated from Causey High School in 1961, and attended South Plains Junior College in Levelland for a semester […]

Ward always worked overtime for friends, family

By Laurie Stone Bill Ward, age 52, died Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. Family members said he was a man of integrity to all those that were touched by his loving generosity and kindness. He was an employee for the city of Portales, supervising street repairs and the construction of buildings. He was a […]

Aug. 29 Obituaries

Berniece MeAmber, 82 Mrs. Berniece “Bea” MeAmber, 82, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Jan. 7, 1922, in Sullivan, Mo., to Geneva and Rector H. Davis. She grew up in St. Louis, and graduated from high school in 1940. She married to Charles William […]

Millers both nominated for award

By Tony Parra W.F. and Bettie Miller have been a staple in the community and they have been chosen as Pioneer of the Year award candidates. The award will be given at 5 p.m. tonight at the Memorial Building to headline the start of Heritage Days. Bettie said combined, the two have lived in Portales […]

Obits March 28

DeWayne Bryant, 58 DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home. He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant. He grew up in Portales, graduating in 1963 from Portales High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked in electronics. Upon discharge, […]

Obits Mar. 16

Leonard Fenton, 78 Leonard Fenton, 78, of Portales died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 7, 1925, in Ponca City, Okla., to Katherine and Roy Fenton. He grew up and graduated from high school in Ponca City. He moved to Clayton and later to Portales. […]

Area programs team up to help Ag students

Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University and Ag New Mexico of Clovis are working in conjunction to give ENMU agriculture students opportunities in the area. Ag New Mexico has an internship program set up with ENMU. Ag New Mexico will be looking for qualified individuals or trainees to become professional lending officers for farmers and […]

Obits Feb 6

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. Harold Bell “Fuzzy” Brown, 83, of Roswell, retired, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1920, in Floydada, Texas, to Travis and Maud Brown. He grew up in Rhea, Texas. He married Dora Blalock in August 1940. He […]

Standing up for the vertically challenged

By Helena Rodriguez “Hellooooooo!” “Down here!” “Excuse me sir, but …” “I … I … ouch! You stepped on my toe!” “What? Not even an ‘Excuse me, ma’am?” It’s like I’m not there at all. If you’re vertically challenged like me, this is a typical day shopping. You know what I’m talking about. Being shoved […]

Obits 11-12

Dorothy Beach, 74 Dorothy Reid Beach, 74, of Albuquerque, died Monday, Nov. 10, 2003, at Lovelace Hospital in Albuquerque. She was born Nov. 21, 1928, in Collingsworth County, Texas, to T.C. And Tommie Boutcher Raper. She was a former resident of Clovis and had worked for Montgomery Ward as a bookkeeper. She married Raymond Lee […]

World War II veteran reminisces on his two-year tour of duty

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Mike Linn Robert C. Dunn’s memories about his more than two-year service in World War II are vague, limited and intense. The corporal in the 38th Air Engineering Squadron of the 13th Army Air Force recalls the five Islands where he worked fixing planes. The day he watched two enemy aircraft sink after American planes […]

First female deputy sheriff remembers her days of law enforcement

Tony Parra Roosevelt County’s first female deputy sheriff didn’t earn mounds of respect from fellow male deputies right away. But Nancy Cox didn’t allow her male co-workers — who initially sent her on prank calls — to dampen her desire to fight crime. Cox is first female deputy sheriff for the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department, […]

Obits July 23

Lorraine Corbin, 84 Lorraine Corbin, 84, of Portales and formerly of Causey, died Tuesday, July 22, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center. Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Bernus Steele, 81 Bernus Powell Steele, 81, of Lubbock, died Friday, June 27, 2003, in Lubbock. She was born on June […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Pioneer Profiles

Maurine Ferris Kennedy When 93-year-old Maureen Ferris Kennedy and her first husband, Fred Ferris, moved to Roosevelt County in 1936, she was very much against the move. “I didn’t want to come at all,” she said. But her mind quickly changed when they attended church. “My husband and I sang at the church and they […]

LaVerba Blandford, 78

LaVerba Blandford, 78, died Friday, May 23, 2003, in Amarillo. She was born Oct. 23, 1924, in Portales, to Alice and A.K. Scott. She grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1942. On May 28, 1942, she married Buck Blandford. During World War II she was employed at B&J Drug. In […]