Q&A with Charles Bennett

Editor’s note: The following is a profile and Q&A with Charles Bennett, Democratic candidate for Roosevelt County Commision. He faces Republican candidate Bill Cathey. in the November General Election for the seat currently held by Tom Clark. A profile on Cathey appeared in Wednesday’s issue of the PNT. Name: Charles Bennett Age: 54 Family: Beverly […]

July 1, 2006 Obituaries

Rufus George Jr. Services: 2 p.m. Monday at University Baptist Church, Portales. Rufus (J.R.) George Jr., 67, of Portales died Thursday, June 29, 2006, in Lubbock. Born Sept. 9, 1938, in Afton, Texas, to Alyne and Rufus E. George, he grew up in Burley, Idaho, where he graduated from high school in 1957. He earned […]

Obituaries for June 30, 2006

Charles M. Griffin Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel. Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army. […]

Obituaries for April 20, 2006

Mary Lou Combs Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Portales Cemetery Mary Lou Combs, 66, of Lake Charles, La., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Chickasha, Okla. She grew up in Portales and made her home here until 1992, when she moved to Cameron, La. She recently […]

Altrusa Home Tour scheduled for next Sunday

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Special to the PNT The Altrusa Home Tour is scheduled for Sept. 25 from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the annual event are available from any Altrusa member for $5 in advance or $6 at the door of any of the five features homes during the tour. The tour is a fund-raiser from […]

We can learn much from our neighbors

By Jim Lee Well, Monday is St. Valentine’s Day, the anniversary of Capt. James Cook’s murder on his third visit (in 1779) to what is now Hawaii, and the 102nd anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor. Before we all pop the champagne corks and prepare for a seizure of […]

June 3 Obituaries

Bernice Earwood Services: 2 p.m. today at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Bernice Earwood, 90, of Portales, died Monday, May 31, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 17, 1913, in Gainesville, Texas, to Mae and Luther Cross. In the 1920s her parents homesteaded near Causey. She married […]

May wins right to face Sanders

By Kevin Wilson In a close race in the Roosevelt County Commission District 2 Republican primary, Charles May didn’t do much of anything to claim an eight-vote victory. Actually, he said he did nothing at all. “I have no idea (what made the difference), no idea whatsoever,” May said with a laugh Tuesday night. “I […]

Obits April 18

Wayne Feland, 64, of Clovis died Friday, April 16, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 10, 1939, in Floyd to Verna and John Feland. Mr. Feland was a farmer and lived his entire lifetime in the Floyd community until about two years ago when he and his brother moved to […]

Honest man remembered for dancing

Helena Rodriguez Square dancing was in James Pettus’s blood. For more than three decades, he called dances for the Starlight Swingers of Portales, and for other groups around New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Kansas. He also attended state and national square dance festivals with his wife, Wanda Pettus, who said the most fun of […]