Reader-submitted content: Mayor pays tribute to Portales woman

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Family and friends gathered in Portales from seven states and both coasts to celebrate Mildred Plexico’s 100th birthday. During the celebration, Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed March 28, 2011, as a day to pay tribute to a long-time member of the community. Mildred and her husband, Fred Plexico, moved to Portales in March 1951 with […]

My turn: Marking one year with roses

This one-year anniversary of column-writing seems like a good time to recount my attempts at taking friends’ advice to stop and smell the roses. But, with 16,000 varieties, it’s been a thorny task. I’ve whiffed a rainbow of climbers, floribundas, grandifloras, heritages, hybrid teas, miniatures and shrubs, but the appeal has eluded me. They don’t […]

ENMU briefs —

Scholarship applications available All Eastern New Mexico University students can apply for ENMU Foundation scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. March 1, with the exception of a few scholarships that have different deadlines. Scholarships are listed online at http://www.enmu.edu/friends/foundation/scholarships/index.shtml. Information: 562-2412.

Club notes — Jan. 16

P.E.O. Sisterhood P.E.O. Sisterhood was founded by seven college friends on Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, and is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in bringing to women increased opportunities for higher education. There are 71 chapters in New Mexico and three in Clovis. Chapter AY of Clovis was […]

My turn: Concert to feature local talent

Alisa Boswell I hope the rest of the local residents had as successful a Christmas as I did and were surrounded by many family and friends. It made my year to be able to have my immediate family all together in one place for the first time in a while. We had a wonderful time […]

Christmas dinner community tradition

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Clarence Plank The seventh annual free Christmas dinner at El Rancho Restaurant Saturday was a time for many to be with family, friends and enjoy a hot meal. The event saw 164 people in just the first two hours. The four-hour event usually draws 300-400 people each year and a final count will be announced […]

Portales past: Nov. 26, 1961

Nov. 26, 1961: Portales News-Tribune: Friends here received word that Bob Doyle’s float won first prize in the Albuquerque Christmas Parade Friday. Doyle, a former Portales resident and son of Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Doyle, is a graduate of ENMU. He taught art at Washington Junior High School in the Duke City.

Birthdays — Oct. 31

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Winnie Ethel (Brown) Moore [image #1, align=right, size=medium] It was Oct. 20, 1910, in Rockwood, Texas, when Joseph and Margaret America Garner became proud parents to a beautiful baby girl who they named Winnie Ethel. She was the 11th child in a family of 12 children. Winnie is a long time resident of Clovis, having […]

Anniversaries — Oct. 3

Burrell Eric and Roberta Burrell of Clovis celebrated their 25th anniversary Sept. 25, 2010, at New Life Assembly of God with family and friends. They were married Sept. 21, 1985. They have four children and four grandchildren. 1 Corinthians 13:13: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is […]

Making friends gets harder as we get older

Kevin Wilson Here’s a good way to tell somebody’s lying to you — they tell you, “My life is a sitcom.” No, it isn’t. Mine isn’t, either. Sitcoms are full of witty commentary and situations that end with morals and all loose ends tied up. Life has a smattering of funny moments, but it’s mostly […]