Memorial Day is to honor those I am thankful for

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Memories flood my soul as I visit the graves of loved ones who have gone on before me. As far back as I can remember, thoughts of my grandfather remind me of his love for Jesus. My grandmother’s singing as she churned butter in the big crock with a dasher […]

Business Feature: Portales woman cares for graves

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Debbie Vinson is the owner of Graves Remembered, which she calls a service more than a business. Vinson’s story begins with the death of her father, who wanted his remains to be buried with his grandfather in Douglas, Ariz. When Vinson went to visit his grave, she was devastated to see that her dad’s grave […]

It’s Their Job: Chelsea Graves

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Chelsea Graves Job: Employee at Beach House Tanning Salon Background: Graves grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. She is now attending ENMU, pursuing a degree in bilingual education. Time on job: Five months What does your job entail? I open and close the store, clean […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Wedding

Jones/DeGroot Kristine E. Jones of Clovis and Samuel J. DeGroot of Clovis were joined in marriage Oct. 27, 2007, at Bishop’s Lodge Resort and Spa in Santa Fe. The Rev. Scott Cory performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Graves of Los Alamos and the late Allan Graves. She is […]

Sept. 9 Engagement

Jones/DeGroot Debra Graves of Los Alamos announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter Kristine E. Jones of Portales to Samuel J. DeGroot of Portales. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Alan Graves. The prospective groom is the son of Mitch and Susan DeGroot of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at […]

Veterans council seeks to mark veteran graves

Freedom Newspapers The Joint Veterans Council of Curry and Roosevelt counties will place approximately 2,300 American flags on veterans’ graves this weekend. But each year, council volunteers miss veterans’ graves because there is nothing to indicate veteran status. All veteran organizations have bronze markers that can be purchased to mark veterans’ graves. VFW Post 9515 […]

De Baca county names new sheriff

Staff Reports Mike Chavez, Fort Sumner’s chief of police, will be sworn in as sheriff of De Baca County on Dec. 30, De Baca County Commissioner Powhatan Carter III said Monday. De Baca County citizens voted to recall former Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 10 after a citizens group petitioned to remove him from office. […]

De Baca sheriff announced Monday

Staff Reports The name of a new sheriff for De Baca County will be announced at Monday’s County Commission meeting, De Baca County Commissioner Joe Steele said Friday. De Baca County citizens voted to recall former Sheriff Gary Graves on Nov. 10, after a citizens group petitioned to remove him from office. Graves was accused […]

Nov. 23, 2005 Letters to the Editor

Staying the course may be path to disaster George W. Bush repeated last week his intent to stay the course in Iraq. Left unstated is that invading forces have no rights, only responsibilities.  One of the crucial responsibilities is to abide by the will of the people under occupation.  In Iraq, according to British Ministry […]

De Baca county commissioners oust Graves

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — Swept out of office in a recall election, De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves handed over the keys Thursday to the office he ran for nearly three years. The request came in the form of a letter from the De Baca County Commission on Thursday morning stating he […]

Fort Sumner recall complete, outcome up in air

Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers FORT SUMNER — De Baca County voters recalled Sheriff Gary Graves from office on Wednesday, but a court hearing scheduled for Nov. 22 may ultimately decide the law officer’s fate. Fifty-two percent of De Baca County’s registered voters cast ballots: 576 voted to recall Graves from office, while 150 voted that […]

De Baca County to proceed with recall despite order

By Andy Jackson The 10th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has instructed De Baca County Clerk Laurie Pettigrew to proceed with today’s scheduled sheriff recall election. The move comes on the heel’s of Monday’s ruling by a State Appeals Court judge to postpone the vote to determine whether Sheriff Gary Graves stays in office. “We plan […]

Judge suspends recall election

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A judge on Monday suspended Wednesday’s recall election of De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves. Jonathan B. Sutin of the State Court of Appeals declared the recall election suspended “pending further order of the court,” according to court documents. The judge is scheduled to hear arguments related to Graves’ case on […]

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 […]

Billy the Kid still a newsmaker in 2004

By Mike Linn Western legend Billy the Kid has been dead for more than a century, but you wouldn’t know that from the headlines the legendary gunslinger made in 2004. An investigation spearheaded by a group of New Mexicans — namely Lincoln and De Baca County sheriffs Tom Sullivan and Gary Graves, and Capitan Mayor […]

Nov. 10 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Nov. 12-18: Alan Roberts, Lisa Rogers, Pat Winter, Teagan Burton, Darcee Chenualt, Kit Pettigrew, Tammy Rinne and Annie Connelley. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Joe West Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be at the Elida Baptist Church Nov. 13 starting at 7 a.m. All […]

Nov. 3 Elida News

Transitions Birthdays Nov. 5-11: Wilma Parkinson, Justin Hines, Guy Merrick, Mindy Oder, Harold Anthony, Autum Shrock, Toni Williamson, Tyrell King, Marsha Dannelley, Anna Diaz, Carol Fine and Kendall Terry. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ford. Volleyball The teams will be playing in regional tournaments Friday and Saturday. Reminders The craft sale will be at the […]

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 14 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays July 17-23: Sharon Gilmore, Donald Creighton, Ronald Anthony, Angela Sims, Meranda Ryann Welch, Charles Howard, Melody Lee and Bill Bumguardner. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Gene Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Aubra King, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Merrick and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Chenualt. Reminder The Homemakers will meet at the Senior […]