Habitat for Humanity presents keys to woman’s new home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Laurie Kennedy had her first gathering in her new home Saturday. Kennedy and her two daughters, Ciarra Birch, 12 and Emma Kennedy, 7, were surrounded by friends, family and the volunteers who helped Habitat for Humanity build their house as she was presented with the keys at a dedication […]

11-11 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a Thanksgiving luncheon meeting Tuesday at Roosevelt General Hospital. Hostesses were Bess Jones and Janelle Foster. They used a Thanksgiving theme for decorations. President Jan Ross called the meeting to order with a welcome and introduced Mona […]

Couple completes degrees

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following a 17-year hiatus from college, careers in restaurant management, […]

Free kids’ lunches offered for summer

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer With her three daughters in tow, Jamey Gallegos attended Tuesday’s free summer lunch program at Portales Junior High School. Not only does it give her children the chance to get out of the house, but it makes them feel as if they are eating out instead of at home, […]

United Daughters of the Confederacy remember history

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Women of the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the local area chapter in Portales on Friday. The chapter is comprised of women from eastern New Mexico. The members who met on Friday to celebrate the 100 years of the local chapter traveled from Ruidoso, […]

9-1 Obituaries

Services: 10 a.m., Friday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton. Edna Ray Wagner, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born May 9, 1925, in St. Vrain to William “Bill” and Minnie Thurman Glen. Family members said she was a true daughter of the pioneers, and was […]

Lucero preached honesty, respect to sons, daughters

By Tony Parra Charlie Lucero, a music-lover, was best defined by family members as a giving, hard-working man with a great sense of humor. Lucero died on March 7 at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Feb. 6, 1923, in Trementina to Juliana and Gasper Lucero. “He raised us when my […]

Creamer loving man to friends and family

Tony Parra He was a caring man to his wife and four daughters and that’s how his family and friends knew him. “He was a very pleasant man,” sister-in-law and friend Irene Ribble said. “He was a good man and took care of his daughters.” Ross Creamer of Portales died at the age of 82 […]

Obits July 22

Ronald Hutchings, 71 Mr. Ronald I. Hutchings, 71, of Watseka, Ill., died July 1, 2003, at his home. He was born June 28, 1932, in Fairmont City, Minn., to Ivan E. and Alice M. Musser Hutchings. He married Christine Borders on Oct. 13, 1979, in Hammond, Ind. He worked 23 years as clergy and nine […]

Q&A with Carmen Pacheco

By Angela Peacock Carmen Pacheco, executive assistant for the La Casa Family Health Center, is trying to pass on the lessons she learned growing up as part of a large, close-knit family on to her two daughters. What do you think about Portales? “I have lived in Portales for 18 years, moving from Tucumcari to […]