Birth Announcement

Essary Jeff and Jennifer Essary of Floyd are the parents of 9-pound, 3-ounce boy, born Nov. 19, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center-Clovis. Andrew Harper Allen Essary has sisters, Shelby and Ch’ree and a brother Chance. Paternal grandparents are Don and Linda Essary of Floyd and maternal grandparents are Wayne and Judy Waldrip of Smyrna, […]

It’s the size of your heart not your house at Christmas time

By Joann Clayton I love it when all my children and families come home for Christmas. In the wee hours of the night our house becomes strangely quiet and I begin to reminisce. Three little boys who grew up so quickly are back in their beds. The same clock chimes its soothing sounds; blessing me […]

They can’t take Christmas away from believers

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Christmas is a time to celebrate the greatest human event of all time. No other event compares to, or has affected history as much, as this man called Jesus. No other religion offers hope. None other brings relief. None other brings peace like the “Prince of Peace.” None other wants the […]

Padilla Obituary (Nov. 22)

Jose Padilla Service: 10 a.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Jose Padilla, 76, of Portales died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. He was born May 5, 1929, in Ecuandure, Michoacan, Mexico, to Estanislada Ayala and Diego Padilla. He lived a large part of his life in Portales and had been […]

Detention hearings set Monday for seven arrested

By Andy Jackson Seven defendants arrested Thursday morning on charges of trafficking methamphetamine in Clovis will have detention hearings Monday, according to the federal prosecutor handling the case. The hearings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in federal court in Albuquerque, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Sharon Kimball. The state will argue the individuals be held […]

I wouldn’t have missed it for the world

Joan Clayton: Columnist When you were just a plan in the mind of God, how would you answer if he asked you some questions about your impending journey to earth? With all the incredible technology that has been accomplished in just a few short decades and the intelligence God gave man to master such feats, […]

Daily reminder: This is as good as it gets

By Baxter Black : PNT columnist I am writing this column on my veranda. The heat of the day is dissipating. Shadows are growing longer in the canyon to the south. The bottoms of the clouds are turning pink and the mountains to the east of the valley are glowing purple. Cindy is bustling in […]

I was lucky to be born a boy in June

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist June is my lucky month. It has Father’s Day, my wedding anniversary, and my birthday all rolled into one long cigar. I’ve always held June in high esteem. One thing that makes me feel so good about June is the fact that I was born this month as a boy […]

Hare affair requires some research

By Jim Lee: PNT columnist Not too long ago, at lunch with some university people, I mentioned how odd it seemed that the snowshoe hare is actually a rabbit while the jackrabbit is actually a hare. I thought I knew what I was talking about, and no biologist was present, so I apparently spoke confidently […]

Shaw provided opportunities for self and others

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Kenneth A. Shaw Born: Jan. 28, 1949 Died: Jan. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents Survived by: his wife; a son, Kenneth Michael Shaw of Portales; two daughters, Natasha Shaw of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Amber Shaw of Portales; a grandchild, Dawson Shaw; a brother, Gary Shaw of […]

Feb. 18 Obituaries

Leo Dement, 87 Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Leo Dement, 87, of Portales, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born on May 17, 1917, in Hollis, Okla., to Ora and Stephen Dement. He spent his early years in the area where he was born in Oklahoma. […]

Jesus needs to be a part of season

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Just imagine for a moment, if you can, that Jesus had never been born, or that King Herod had succeeded. The thought makes me shudder! If Jesus had never been born the blessed hope is gone. No absolutes, no restraints and no hope bring desolation. With no standards to […]

Griggs had generous nature

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Eddie Griggs was a man whose generosity reflected his love and friendship. The second born of 12 children, Griggs mentored and inspired family members with his wisdom and positive attitude towards life. Shirley Moore, Griggs’ sister, said her brother often supplied family members, especially the children, with shoes when a […]

Gomez loves Lakers, life at school

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Your name: Phoebe Gomez Your job: Secretary at Steiner Elementary Your age (date of birth): 38, born; Aug. 8, 1966 Your hometown: I was born and raised in Portales Occupation: Secretary Your family: Husband Liborio, Jr., daughter Daniela (14), son James (9). What do you think of Portales? “Portales is definitely a great place to […]

Sept. 22 Obituaries

James Wise , 86 James D. “Jim” Wise Sr., 86, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2004, in Houston. He was born on Aug. 26, 1918, in Taiban, to Ezekiel James and Emily Stone Wise. He was born and educated in New Mexico and was a decorated World War II veteran and prisoner of war. After dozens […]

Rogers valued work ethic all of her life

By Laurie Stone Vera Rogers was a quiet woman but not one that let hard work intimidate her. Born on July 20, 1915, in Goldthwaite, Texas, she was the second child born out of nine. She and her family moved to Elida while she was still young. She graduated from Elida High School in 1934 […]

Read about heaven and be a believerr

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: […]

Obits Feb. 17

Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90 Mrs. Jessie Lee Hobbs, 90, of Portales, died Monday, Feb. 16, 2004, in Midland, Texas. She was born on May 14, 1913, in Dora, to Robert Lee and Mattie Lou Stinson Yoachum. She moved to Portales with her family in 1918. She graduated from Portales High School in 1930. She married […]

2004 will be a good year… for some of us anyway

Bob Huber It’s time once more for your annual Zodiacal — or is it Horoscopical? — predictions for the coming year. (At a point in my career I employed “upcoming” when referring to future events until one day a crusty old editor told me, “Huber, if you use upcoming one more time, I’ll be down-coming, […]

‘Bubble boy’ doctor enjoys retirement

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Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Dr. Mary Ann South, a doctor best known for her work on the team that brought to life the “Bubble Boy” in 1971, is no longer involved in the hustle and bustle of the medical field. She said she enjoys her retirement with friends and family […]