President Gerald Ford dies at 93

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Gerald R. Ford, who picked up the pieces of Richard Nixon’s scandal-shattered White House as the 38th and only unelected president in America’s history, has died, his wife, Betty, said Tuesday. He was 93. “My family joins me in sharing the difficult news that Gerald Ford, our beloved [...]

Clovis man dies, wife seriously injured in auto accident in Austin

Freedom Newspapers A Clovis resident died and his wife was seriously injured Thursday in a three-vehicle accident northwest of Austin, Texas. Joe Jones, 69, died at the scene, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. June Despain, 72, and Jesse Lee Despain, 75, both of Marble Falls, Texas, also died at the scene, DPS [...]

Something for everyone at ag expo

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By Tony Parra People gained new ideas from everything from horsemanship to quilt designs during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Tuesday. Some people even left the Roosevelt County fairgrounds with prizes. For the Worthams of Portales, the ag expo offered new hints and tricks from Orin Barnes when [...]

Area recycling struggles

By Marlena Hartz The city of Clovis eschews all but aluminum and tin recycling because of cost issues, but one local grassroots recycling program has generated thousands of dollars for charity, and others hope to do the same. Six years ago, Clovis resident Trudi Ford purchased an old cotton trailer from a local farmer with [...]

Ford Obituary (Nov. 25)

Clayton Ford Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Elida Gymnasium in Elida. Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 25, 1988, in Roswell. He went to school in Elida. He enjoyed playing baseball and was looking forward to playing this season, family members [...]

Ford obit pending

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Elida High School student dies after crash

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By Karl Terry A single-vehicle rollover has claimed the life of an Elida High School student. Clayton Ford, 16, of Chaves County, died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas. He was a junior at Elida High School. His parents are Rick and Connie Ford, according to school officials. Ford was [...]

Downtown gallery hosts open house for sculptor

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By Tony Parra Art enthusiasts will have an opportunity to admire sculpture works from a man whose bronze sculptures have been purchased by people from around the world during an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Curtis Ford, a sculptor, will travel to Portales and be at the Investments Out West [...]

Ford’s wisdom, insight inspired others

Life Story Laurie Stone: PNT Correpondent BIOGRAPHY Name: Barbara Ellen Ford Born: Feb. 28, 1937 Died: Sept. 23, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents, and her husband who died July 15, 1974. Survived by: Two sons, Matthew Ford (and wife, Mary) of Dallas and Richard Ford of Terrell, Texas; a daughter Alexandra “Sandy” Floyd [...]

Sept. 27 Obituaries

Barbara Ford Services: 2 p.m. today at Central Christian Church in Portales. Mrs. Barbara Ford, 68 of Portales, died Sept. 23, 2005, at the Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born Feb. 28, 1937, in New York, N.Y., to Julia and Harry MacNeil. She grew up in Long Island, Prescott, Ariz., and Albuquerque. [...]