Storytelling goes across entire spectrum

By David Stevens: FNNM Editor I like Dylan as much as Tom T. Hall. I like rain and snow and people with passion. I don’t like mornings much. My all-time favorite movie is “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” but “Hud” is a close second and “Toy Story” is a close third. I love a […]

Fault-finding words can hurt feelings

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “I really wanted this shoe leather on my boots,” he grumbled. That ruffled my feathers. My husband could have said, “You really cooked this piece of ham well.”  Helping him work in the yard was his fault! I thought. When I saw him sharpen a cutting knife and then attack that […]

5/15 Obituaries

Manuel Montanez, 78 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis. Manuel Ruiz Montanez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 17, 1926, in Chin, Chiu, Mexico, to Hermenijildo and Marcela Ruiz Montanez. He married Maria Francisca Villareal 46 years […]

Blessings can come from encouragement

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My day had not gone well. Everything that could go wrong seemed to do just that. The children had trouble grasping the regrouping process in math. Several students had been absent and needed my attention for make up work. Others worked on projects while I sorted out supplies required for […]

Contemporary music performer, conductor travels throughout the country.

By Freedom Newspapers A conductor and performer in contemporary music, David Felberg’s recitals and chamber music presentations have taken him around the country. The associate concertmaster of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra will perform tonight in Clovis at the Town Hall as a part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series. He will be accompanied […]

Graves led life of variety

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: David Graves Born: June 28, 1940 Died: Nov. 24, 2004 Preceded in death by: his parents; and a stepson, Teddie Radcliff. Survived by: his wife Delma; a son, Jeff (and wife, Stacy) and their children, Timber and Wyatt; two stepdaughters, Janie Mock of Clayton and Beverly Creighton (Donald) of […]

Search ongoing for Alamogordo woman

By Tony Parra The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk and never returned on Sept. 24. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle her depression, but he said he wasn’t sure if she took her medication on that morning. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn […]

Hunton lives goal through insurance agency

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series on local business owners who have been with their business for at least five years. With an aim to be a responsible business owner, David Hunton of Hunton Insurance has built a relationship with people in his 25 years as […]

Cannon firefighter talks with students

By David Irvin CLOVIS — When roughly 150 young students Monday asked what it was like to be in war, Cannon Air Force Base Staff Sgt. David Sanchez answered with an illustration: The Air Force firefighter asked the after school students at James Bickley Elementary to close their eyes and imagine themselves sitting on a […]

Nov. 25 Obituaries

Mary Gonzales, 90 Mary Gonzales, 90, of Portales, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on Dec. 8, 1913, in White Oaks, to Urbano and Rosita Carrillo. She was raised in Lincoln. On Oct. 20, 1930, she married J.L. Gonzales, in Hagerman. In 1953, she moved to a […]

Face life with faith in your heart

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you ever get discouraged? It’s hard not to be in today’s world of conflict and bad news. Discouragement is a chief weapon of the enemy — leading to apathy, insensitivity, bitterness and resentment. An unknown author has said, “When you are in a hole, stop digging.” To me, […]

Family looking for missing mother

By Tony Parra and David Stevens Nine days ago, a neighbor saw Vicky Lynn leave her Alamogordo home for a routine walk. Family and friends haven’t seen the Farwell native since, despite an intensive search effort by law enforcement and hundreds of volunteers. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with,” […]

Sept. 24 Obituaries

David Bargas, 46 David Bargas, 46, of Midland, Texas, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on July 18, 1958, in Clovis, to Gene and Gloria Garcia Bargas. He married Connie Garcia on Aug. 13, 1977, in Clovis. He moved to Hobbs in 1979. He worked in construction […]

Aug. 11 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Transitions Birthdays August 14-20: Tasha Burton, Jake Peterson, Noel Rippie, Travis Husted, Magin Mclain, Nita Thurman and Valerie Diaz. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Crosthwait, Mr. and Mrs. David Craig, Mr. and Mrs. David Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward. Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be held at the Baptist […]

Aug. 11 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays August 14-20: Tasha Burton, Jake Peterson, Noel Rippie, Travis Husted, Magin Mclain, Nita Thurman and Valerie Diaz. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Joel Crosthwait, Mr. and Mrs. David Craig, Mr. and Mrs. David Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ward. Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be held at the Baptist […]

July 2 Obituaries

Opal Manis, 91 Opal Turner Manis, 91, Aurora, Mo., did, Monday, June 28, 2004, at St. John’s Hospital in Aurora, Mo. She was born on Sept. 2, 1912, in Texico, to David and Cora Bruce Turner. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Aurora, Mo. She played the piano for many years […]

Obits April 14

Marie Purcell, 74 Marie Purcell, 74, of Portales, died Tuesday, April 13, 2004, at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Servioces are pending. D.L. Wheeler, 86 D.L. Wheeler, 86, of Roy died Monday, April 12, 2004, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born on Sept. 6, 1917, in Sapulpa, Okla., […]

South Couny News

Charlie Carmichael The area is still doing hay harvest but all other crop harvests are over. Thanks to area couples Tom and Robin Cox and Dusty and Tannis Cathey have spent quiet a bit of time the past few weeks working with the elementary children of the Dora Baptist Church on a Christmas program to […]

‘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 […]

Obits 9-23

Melba McCamish, 68 Melba McCamish, 68, of Muleshoe, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on March 17, 1935, in Lingo. She married Frank McCamish on Aug. 22, 1953, in Portales. She was a 1953 graduate of Portales High School. She and her family moved to Muleshoe in […]