Calton Furniture closing doors after decades

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer After nearly half a century of friendly customer service, quality merchandise and family savvy, Calton Furniture will be closing its doors. There is no certain date yet for when the store will close. Co-owner Sharon Davis says that will happen when all the pieces are sold or the entire […]

Clytie Calton remembered as independent, full of life

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Clytie Calton “lived” life until she died. One of Clytie’s granddaughter’s Jill McCall said her grandmother had made the statement about living until she died to a friend and at first McCall didn’t understand it until the friend told her that she was talking about her independent lifestyle, which […]

1-11-08 It’s their job

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Name: Kelly Salaz Job: Sales representative, Valley Furniture on the square in Portales Time on Job: Seven years. Background: Salaz grew up in Portales, graduated from Portales High School and attended Eastern New Mexico University. She moved away for a time but came back about 10 years ago to raise her three children. “I felt […]

It’s their job: Cindi Onstott

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Cindi Onstott Job: Consignment and furniture sales Time on the job: Three years for consignment, eight months with the furniture Background: In the past, Onstott worked at College Cleaners during the time that her family owned it, she has owned and operated both the Great Plains Car Wash […]

July 12, 1983

• Twelve young ladies from Roosevelt County were vying for the titles of Roosevelt County Fair queen and princess. • A Herculan Fabric sofa and matching chair were on sale for $675.00 at Calton Furniture Company. • The Portales Merchants baseball team won a tournament over the previous weekend that had been played in Lubbock, […]

July 8, 1982

• Portales Police Department officials seized four ounces of marijuana and a sawed off shotgun at a residence on North Avenue K during an early morning raid. • Members of the Portales School Board and school officials ceremoniously lit a $5,000 bond that was one of 187 bonds that the school was able to pay […]

Station pleased with annual auction

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Sheryl Borden, director of marketing for KENW-TV and producer of the station’s tele-auction, is pleased this year’s seven-day tele-auction met its fund-raising goals. Borden said the station raised about $65,000 this year, utilizing 2,000 items for sale. “The auction started out a little slow during the first three days,” […]

Merricks open Ashley Furniture store in Portales

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By Tony Parra June Merrick said one customer entered the Ashley Furniture store this week and said, “It was like she left Portales and entered the big city.” The furniture store has undergone a complete facelift and employees made the transition into the new store this week. Monday was the first day the locally-owned furniture […]

Chamber honors businesses, volunteers

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Honors were dished out to business owners for their dedication to their businesses and community volunteers for dedication in helping others during the annual Roosevelt County Chamber Banquet. Meanwhile T.J. Casey, a singer/poet cowboy from Billings, Mont., dished out the jokes to entertain the crowd. Casey has been a singing […]

Factory Direct expansion to double store’s size

By Tony Parra Store representatives said customers will have a better idea of what their house will look like once more showrooms are added to the Factory Direct furniture store in Portales. June Merrick, co-owner of Factory Direct furniture, said she is hopeful for having expansion complete at the furniture store by Jan. 2. Merrick […]