Wayland graduates 43

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico After eight years of teaching and coaching football at Clovis High School, Cal Fullerton decided to go back to school himself. Fullerton was one of 43 students graduating Friday from Wayland Baptist University. The ceremony at Central Baptist Church was the college’s 12th Clovis campus graduation. “Wayland is close,” […]

Getting to know: Portales minister reaches out to youth

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Chris Horton is finishing his fourth week as minister of youth and education at First Baptist Church. The Portales native has a bachelor’s in history with a minor in religion from Eastern New Mexico University. Horton and his wife, Amy, have two sons, 7-year-old Brett and 4-year-old Dylan, and a daughter, Ainsley, 8 months. What’s […]

Children’s home planning reunion to celebrate anniversary

New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home is celebrating a milestone in helping youth in the state for 90 years. The home is planning an Aug. 1 reunion for former residents. Public Relations Officer Teresa Howard said she does not know how many former children will be coming. “It is usually the ones from the 40s and […]

Pastor: Calling was chosen for me

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Pastor David McFadden. First Baptist Church What did you choose to be a pastor? It wasn’t so much something I chose. It was something that was chosen for me. During summer break while attending college, I was invited to a Bible study by a young lady. I went more for the lady than the Bible […]

March 16, 1955

Twelve hundred New Mexico Baptists, representing 220 churches, converged in Portales for the three-day New Mexico Baptist Convention, which opened in the First Baptist Church auditorium. Ted Roberts, of Roswell, presided over the ceremonies.

Feb. 15, 2009 Engagements

Britain-Riley Ricky and Sherrie Britain of Roswell announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kayla JoAnn Britain, of Clovis, to Cage Win Riley, of Clovis, son of Russell and Elainea Riley of Melrose. The couple will exchange vows March 28, 2009, at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. A reception will follow at St. […]

Feb. 8, 2009: Engagements

Vigil/Ornelas Kathy Vigil of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Amanda Vigil of Portales, to Ricky Ornelas, of Portales. He is the son of Janice and Ricky Ornelas Sr., both of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 2009, at Calvary Baptist Church. The reception will be […]

Portales church hosting blood drive

PNT Staff Report Portales First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. C is hosting a blood drive from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall.

Dec. 28, 2008 Engagements

Swann-Wilkerson Sam and Brenda Swann of Albuquerque announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephenie Rae Swann of Las Cruces to Dane Travis Wilkerson of Portales. He is the son of Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. January 3, 2009 at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces. […]

Nov. 28, 1944

The new pastor of First Baptist Church, Rev. W. E. Barnes, at a City Council meeting, spoke of his perception of Portales since moving here in early November. He mentioned, among other things, the well-kept homes, which “made Portales a place of happy and contented residents,” according to the Portales Tribune.