6/16 Obituaries

Abelino Encinias, 68 Services: 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Villanueva. Abelino Encinias, 68, of Sacatosa, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 in Sacatosa. He was born on Jan. 27, 1937, in San Geronimo, to Manuel and Eumelia Encinias. He was a farmer all his life. He farmed in Portales and […]

6/7 Obituaries

Robert Pacheco Jr., 51 Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Pacheco Jr., 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Portales, to Robert Joseph and Connie Martinez Pacheco. He married Darlene Pacheco on […]

Portales citizens remember pope, example he set

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Many in Portales who followed the teachings of John Paul II and the Catholic Church believe two things on the day of his death. First, the pope is continuing his life in heaven. Second, their lives must continue on Earth. Saturday services at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales […]

3/29 Obituaries

Joe Pena, 95 Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Fort Sumner. Joe Pena, 95, of Fort Sumner, died Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Kaseman-Presbyterian Hospice in Albuquerque. He was born on June 1, 1909, in Sapello, to the home of Nestor and Guadalupita Montoya Pena. He married Clara Bustos in 1933 […]

Pope on mind of many with Easter here

By Marlena Hartz: PNT Correspondent The pope will be on the hearts and minds of area Catholics today as they celebrate Easter. Due to health complications stemming from Parkinson’s disease and a recent tracheotomy, the normal Easter duties of Pope John Paul II have been delegated to top churchmen. It is the first time in […]

Jan. 26 Obituaries

Kenneth A. Shaw, 55 Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mr. Kenneth A. Shaw, 55, of Portales, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Orlando, Fla. He was born on Jan. 28, 1949, in Raton, to Lorene and James A. Shaw. He graduated from Roy High School in 1965. He then […]

Aug. 19 Obituaries

Jesus Diaz Jr., 23 Mr. Jesus “Panchito” Diaz Jr., 23, of Portales, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at his home. He was born on Sept. 23, 1980, in Clovis, to Raquel Pillado and Jesus Diaz. He grew up in Portales. He was a rap artist and recorded with Ride ‘N Smoke Records. In the past […]

June 13 Obituaries

Pedro Villanueva, 48 Mr. Pedro Olando (Pete) Villanueva, 48, of Portales, died Thursday evening, June 10, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare Center in Clovis. He was born on Nov. 22, 1955, in Villanueva to Mella and Alfonso Villanueva. The Villanueva family moved to Portales in 1959. Pete attended the Portales schools and graduated from Portales […]

Miracles come in all shapes and sizes

Darrell Todd Maurina Sister Rose Urban, pastoral associate at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis, believes in miracles. Urban is hoping to see God heal Father Edward Rivera — an Albuquerque priest who is suffering from cancer — through prayers to Kateri Tekawitha, a Native American woman who died in 1680 and is […]

Obits 10-31

Antonia Armijo, 98 Mrs. Antonia D. Armijo, 98, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1905, in Villanueva, to Leonarda and Santana Duran. A few years after she was born she moved to Puerto de Luna near Santa Rosa. Later she moved to […]

Obits Aug. 15

Maria Tarango Maria Tarango of Portales died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. A rosary is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Funeral services are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Helens Catholic Church in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of […]

Obits 6/27

Pius Gibson Pius Olney Gibson III, 45, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at his home. He was born July 3, 1957, in Daytona Beach, Fla., to Dolores and Pius Olney Gibson Jr. He grew up in Jackson, Miss. He was a 1975 graduate of Forrest Hill High School in Jackson. He served in […]

Churches deal with scandal aftermath

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By Gary Mitchell Nearly a year after U.S. Catholic bishops adopted a “zero tolerance” policy against priests who sexually abuse children, the aftermath of those scandals still have impact within and outside the church, officials say. That impact goes beyond the civil and criminal cases against the Roman Catholic Church or its priests. Experts say […]