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 [...]