Birthdays —

McAlavy Donald K. McAlavy of St. Petersburg, Fla. celebrated his 80th birthday on Dec. 30 in Largo, Fla. The celebration was hosted by Kim (McAlavy) Siewert, it was a suprise western themed party. Donald was born Dec. 30, 1931 in Clovis. He has six children, 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Cannon employee headed to Capitol

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With 48 years in the Air Force, Clovis resident Ivan Sarracino, 69, still has plenty of room for firsts. In January he won the Leo Marquez Award for Excellence for the first time. The award was handed to him by Air Force Special Operations Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Wurster. It was his first time meeting […]

Portales man pleads guilty to second-degree murder

PNT staff Issac Montano Jr., 48, of Portales, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and armed robbery. He was accused in the July 2008 death of Donald Chapman of Portales. “The credit for this conviction goes to the quick response and investigation by the Portales Police Department,” […]

Portales Past: May 30, 1960

May 30, 1960: Donald C. Moyer was named the third president of Eastern New Mexico University. His salary was set at $16,000 per year plus $1,980 for an annual housing allowance.

Letter to the Editor: Thankful for work of FBI

Thankful for work of FBI I have lost all faith in the New Mexico state criminal justice system. Donald Taylor only served about 4 1/2 years in prison for the attempted armed robbery of Wal-Mart in Portales and the parole board released him. Within two months, he shot my father, Bo Chunn. We heard Donald […]

11/24 ENMU briefs

Employee briefs Donald “Doc” Elder III, Eastern New Mexico University professor of history, wrote a book review for the September/October issue of the journal “Space Times.” He reviewed “Digital Apollo: Human and Machine in Spaceflight” by David Mindell. Robin Wells and Michael F. Shaughnessy of the Educational Studies Department had an article titled “An Interview […]

Getting to know: Pastor enlists in ministry after service

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Donald Hay is a pastor at Church of God in Portales. Background: Pastor Donald Hay and his family first came to Portales in 1982. He was born in Florida, but his father worked in construction and the family moved around a lot. Hay served a 27-year career in the U.S. Air Force as an avionics […]

May 15, 1939

Eastern New Mexico Junior College President Donald W. MacKay announced that New Mexico Gov. John E. Miles would present the diplomas to 77 junior college graduates at the commencement later in the month. MacKay also announced that H. L. Kent, vice president of Texas Technological College and former New Mexico State College president, would be […]

Floyd graduates urged to make good choices

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Relying mostly on Will Ferrell movie analogies, Donald “Doc” Elder advised 18 Floyd High School graduates on Saturday to make good choices, choose their significant others in life carefully and give back to their communities. Dressed in white gowns and adorned with blue medals, a dozen-and-a-half Floyd Broncos were […]

Shafer honored on retirement

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A banner proclaimed Donald (D.K.) Shafer as “The working man’s advocate.” Lots of testimony at his retirement reception Monday at the Memorial Building bore that statement out. Fellow councilors, friends and family gathered at the Memorial Building to wish the former Portales mayor and city councilman well on his […]

Parents testify about daughter, son-in-law

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base — Kimberly Novak’s parents testified Saturday about learning their daughter was dead and the interactions that followed with a son-in-law they barely knew. Edward Novak, a Cannon airman, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 20-year-old wife. Patricia Bollman said Edward Novak […]

Nov. 23, 1960

• Eastern New Mexico University President Donald Moyer told the State Board of Educational Finance that he would be asking the legislature for money to start a junior college in Clovis. • Mounted Patrol Chairman Art Jones announced plans to build a new Mounted Patrol Arena on land adjacent to the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. • […]

10-28 Weddings

Hales/Gurule Jessica Hales, of Portales, and Joseph Gurule, of Portales, were joined in marriage Oct. 20, 2007 at a Portales residence. The Rev. Donald Hay performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Pamela Hales of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Danny and Ludell Heflin.

Richardson blasts Rumsfeld on talk show

By Marlena Hartz Gov. Bill Richardson’s weekend criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will not scar the search for a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to staunch Cannon advocate and Clovis banker Randy Harris. Richardson, interviewed on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said there is “deep frustration” within the military, “the Iraqi war […]

5/27 Obituaries

Funerals Today Donald Breech — 2 p.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery.

5/26 Obituaries

Donald Breech, 70 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Portales Cemetery. Donald Richard Breech, 70 of Elephant Butte, died Monday, May 23, 2005, at Sierra Vista Hospital in Truth or Consequences. He was born on Oct. 13, 1934, in Winterhaven, Calif., to Donald Todd and Esther Tinsley Breech. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. […]

Aug. 22 Obituaries

Donald L. Killgore, 82 Donald L. Killgore, 82, of Carlsbad, died Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1921, in Bristo, Okla., to Sylvester and Myrtle Sampson Killgore. They moved to Elida, when he was a child. He was raised and educated in Elida. He married Ovella Lou Nicholas […]

Soldier tied to Quay County dies

By TV Hagenah TUCUMCARI — A United States Marine with direct ties to Quay County died in Iraq recently, making him one of the first military personnel with such ties to the county to die in “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Staff Sgt. Marvin Best, 33, grandson of Mary E. Daniels of Logan, and the son of […]

Obits 9/14

Donald Gibbs, 65 Mr. Donald Ray Gibbs, 65, of Clovis, a brand inspector, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, in Clovis. He was born on March 5, 1938, in Littlefield, Texas, to Alvis Craven and Ora Bell Estill Gibbs. He married Jackie Shelton on Nov. 15, 1957. Family members said he loved his family and the […]