Burch females span five generations, almost 100 years

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers A dash of self-worth and a healthy portion of respect, blended with strong faith, are the Burch women’s recipe for motherhood. The Burch family boasts five generations of females whose ages span almost 100 years. They share the same family values, a love of collecting and dark, uniquely shaped eyes. […]

Residents recall past April Fools’ Day pranks

By William P. Thompson Had a good prank played on you lately? Today being April Fools’ Day, one might want to stay on guard. Some area residents recently recalled April Fools’ pranks played on them in the past. Some pranks were minor, and some were doozies. Portales city employee Cathy Kennedy said her husband looks […]

Obits

Wanda P. (Polly) Turner Services: will be announced at a later date Mrs. Wanda P. (Polly) Turner, 83, of Elida, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born July 28, 1922, near Louis, Okla., to Ruth S. (Cox) and William P. Jones. She married V. L. Kellogg in […]

Personal history, family shape fireman’s vision

PNT Staff Name: Ryan “Earl” Fleming Age: 23 Job: Portales Fire Department Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Community Involvement: When I was in high school, I did a lot of volunteer work for my church. Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I love living in a small town. Big cities are so impersonal, but everyone […]

Christmas comes in hearts of children

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist I received the following email from our youngest son. With Christmas approaching I find that Lane’s story about my granddaughter truly expresses the real meaning of Christmas. I share it here with his permission: “It was my turn at church to serve communion to the elderly people who can’t make it […]

Oct. 23 Births, Birthdays, Engagements, Honors

Births Cody and Ashley Varnell of Portales are the parents of a 7 pound 1.9 ounce girl born on Sept. 26, 2005 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Saylor Paige Varnell is the only child of the Varnell’s. The grandparents are Jamie and Suzanne Cooper of Portales and Dale Varnell of Rogers. Birthdays The […]

Sometimes kids should wear the pants in the house

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Who wears the pants in the house? That’s a question often asked today, and I’m not just talking about husbands and wives. I’m talking about parents and children. My teenage daughter Laura and I recently went through a tough ordeal that really tested us as a family. It pitted us […]

Reliving parents’ marriage through tour of Lubbock

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer For many people, Lubbock is a place to shop until you drop, dine out and go nightclubbing. For me, the Hub City is a place where it all began — literally. My parents met in Lubbock in August of 1963 and married on Sept. 25, 1965. It was only fitting […]

Helena Rodriguez: FreToo young for a cara de suegraedom Newspapers

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While visiting my grandma in Lubbock last weekend, she said I have a cara de suegra. In translation, that’s the face of a mother-in-law. Grandma Chaya was basically saying that my 15-year-old daughter Laura is maturing into a young lady and it may not be too long before Laura gets married […]

9-18 Weddings and Engagements

Weddings Ortega/Eagle Bernice Ortega and Greg Eagle, both of Clovis, were married Aug. 13, 2005, at Faith Christian Family Church. Pastor Rick Burke performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lourdes Sena and the late Endelico Sena of Clovis. The bridegroom is the son of Glen and Melba Eagle of Clovis. Matron […]

Mother/daughter pair lend help to victims

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Mother and daughter, Linda and Amanda Thrower, spent their holiday weekend cooking. They weren’t grilling hamburgers and hot dogs for family though, the duo spent 16 hours a day preparing and serving hot meals for approximately 500 Hurricane Katrina victims who began trickling into Lubbock on Saturday. The mother/daughter Salvation […]

Take chances, embrace change this school year

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers It’s a fact of life: You can’t keep doing the same thing and then expect different results. Keep this in mind as you start the new school year. But also keep in mind that while it’s better to get things right the first time, there’s nothing wrong with going back and […]

Nine to compete for fair royalty

PNT Staff Nine girls are vying to be crowned as royalty during the Roosevelt County Fair, set for Aug. 22-27 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Roosevelt County Fair Queen contest will begin with horsemanship 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Fairgrounds Arena. The public is welcome to come watch. A new feature, the speech and […]

7/3 Engagements

Morris/Roberts Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stacy Morris of Logan, to Clay Roberts, of Logan son of Ralph (Chief) and Peggy Roberts of Logan. The couple will exchange vows July 23, 2005 at 6 p.m. at Ned Houk Park, in Clovis with the reception there […]

June 26 Obituaries

Melba Hampton, 71 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Melba June Hampton, 71, of Texico, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at her home. She was born on Dec. 18, 1933, in Portales, to James and Edith White. She married Von Hampton on Oct. 29, 1950, in Espanola. They moved to Utah […]

6/19 Engagements, reception, honors

Engagements Ordonez/Lamb Alvaro and Martha E. Ordonez of Portales, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Martha I. Ordonez of Portales, to Bruce E. Lamb of Clovis, the son of Glynn and Josephine Lamb of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. on July 2, 2005, at the First Baptist Church […]

Mason finds joy in daughter, music

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What do you think of Portales? “There’s a lot to like about Portales: No traffic, amazing summer nights, more culture (because of the University) than your average small New Mexico town, low crime, the weather in April and October is a perfect 75 during the day and 50 at night.” What do you visualize your […]

Shults was congenial and graceful

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Maybelle Shults was a woman of congeniality and grace in her younger days. She enjoyed serving others and coordinating parties for her family and friends. In her late 60’s, Shults developed Alzheimer’s, which brought a domino effect of change to her life and to those who loved her. Maybelle Shults […]

Hectic lifestyle can have bitter consequences

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I saw a scary commercial on TV the other day, a Wal-Mart spot showing a woman with a hectic lifestyle who looks into the camera and says: “I like being busy all the time.” Don’t we all? We just love driving around like maniacs, our cell phones glued to our […]

March 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Church news The Dora Church of Christ are having a Ladies Night out in their Fellowship Hall on April 8 at 6:30 p.m. VBS Both churches are planning on summer vacation bible schools but there are no definite plans at this time. I will keep you updated on events. Vacation time There […]