Obits 11-02

Dewey Preston Jameson, 96 Dewey Preston Jameson, 96, a longtime resident of Clovis, died on Oct. 30, 2003 at the Good Samaritan Retirement Village in Las Cruces. Jameson was born July 9, 1907, near Durant, Okla. He was married to Edna Mae Whittenburg November 2, 1929 in Durant, Oklahoma. In 1935, the family moved from […]

Obits 10-31

Antonia Armijo, 98 Mrs. Antonia D. Armijo, 98, of Portales, died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 12, 1905, in Villanueva, to Leonarda and Santana Duran. A few years after she was born she moved to Puerto de Luna near Santa Rosa. Later she moved to […]

Obits 10-22

Bessie Slack, 94 Mrs. Bessie Slack, 94, of Portales, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Jan. 18, 1909, in Elida, to Sarah and Frank Miller. She lived in Elida until 1957. She married Wallace Slack on March 16, 1930. They moved to Portales in 1957. […]

Obits 10-21

Marjorie Burkel, 83 Mrs. Marjorie Burkel, 83, of Portales, died Thursday morning, Oct. 16, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on May 30, 1920, in Smithville, Mo., to Lela and Joshua E. Kindred. She grew up in Smithville and graduated from high school there in 1938. On Aug. 25, 1940, she […]

Obits 10-5

J.W. Luce Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales Mr. J.W. Luce, 87, of Portales, died Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at his home in Portales. He was born on Feb. 4, 1916, in Wellington, Texas, to Ida Pearl and George N. Luce. His family came to Clovis around 1924 before moving to […]

Obits 10-1

Clarence Stanfield, 91 The Rev. Clarence L. Stanfield, 91, of Hobbs, died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2003, at Hobbs Health Care Center. He was born on Oct. 11, 1911, in Grady, to Clyde and Clara Stanfield. He served churches in Clovis, Portales, Goldsmith, Texas, Van Horn/Sierra Blanca, Texas, Raton, Gallup and Albuquerque. He was pastor for […]

9-14 Birth Announcements

Abarca Aaron and Tonia Abarca of Portales are the parents of a 8-pound-15-ounce boy born on Sept. 4, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, NM. Anthony Louis Abarca has one sister, Erica Abarca, age 10. Grandparents are: Tony and Dusty King of Ontario, Canada; Jesse and Dyann Abarca of Portales and Janette Paiz […]

Minister enjoys quiet days

Name: J.R. “Dick” Ross Job: Funeral service intern at Wheeler Mortuary and Baptist minister Born: Nov. 15, 1941 Hometown: Pine Bluff, Ark. Family: Wife, Norma; children, Sandra Chancey, Ronald Glen and two in the U.S. Navy, Richard T. and Randal Allen. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “A nice quiet day in the mountains […]

Personalities Plus — Segundo Pena

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What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Being alive.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “I was shocked.” What is your theme song? “‘If I Make It Through December’ by Merle Hagard.” Who’s invited to your ideal dinner party, and why? “Loretta Lynn (cause she’s a woman).” What do you think about Portales? […]

Personalities Plus — Lloyd Seefeld

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What’s your idea of a perfect day? “A day on the lake with my family with just a light breeze blowing and the fish are biting.” What is your theme song? “I don’t really have a theme song. I enjoy listening to Elvis sing religious songs.” What would you like printed on your gravestone? “That […]

Seeing history through a child’s eyes

Bob Huber In my relentless quest for award-winning journalism, I often explore the zany world of “kidspeak,” which is teacher jargon for stuff kids write on test papers. My wife Marilyn’s all-time favorite is, “I just love Tommy Buford. He’s tall, dark, and on probation.” So for my in-depth report today I’ve selected a whole […]

Obits Aug. 21

Frances Blair, 95 Ms. Frances Opal Blair, 95, of Clovis, a bookkeeper, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1907, in Portales, to Nathan B. and Mabel E. Daniels Lea. She lived in Clovis most of her life where she worked as a bookkeeper […]

Personalities Plus — Gloria Ortega

What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Just kicking back, not worrying about your work being completed at the end of the day.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “Thought it was a very sad day. Never thought something like that would happen in the United States of America. “ What is your […]

Fun takes center stage at town square

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By Mike Linn A wisecracking stuffed dog wheeling around the Portales square in a fire truck? It earned a plethora of attention from curious children — and a few adults — on Thursday. But many of the interested onlookers were unaware of how a stuffed animal could be so witty and such a talented driver. […]

ENMU hires new business VP

Mike Linn After more than 40 winters living in a city where temperatures sink dangerously below zero, Scott Smart decided it was time for a change. So the 44-year-old set his sights on the warm, arid climate of Portales, where temperatures meander around 100 degrees in the summer and winter snowfall is not a seasonal […]

Personality Plus-Peggy Hahn

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Name: Peggy Hahn Job: Retired teacher Age (and birth date): 72 Hometown: Portales Family: Henry Hahn What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Shopping.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “Our country.” Tell us about your pet(s): “Two dogs – a pug and a pound puppy” What is your theme song? “ ‘Amazing […]

Firefighter enjoys his time here

Portales resident Harlin Stobb fights fires, but likes the hot sound of Texas blues. What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sleeping in late on a cool summer morning and going to a Yankees game that afternoon with my kids. That would be a great day. It doesn’t matter who wins — it’s just being […]

Thousands turn out for county celebration

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Janet Bresenham Adrianna Acosta, 7, of Portales, and her Clovis cousins Julie Garcia, 8, and Serena Garcia, 5, giggled and showed off their green and pink hair as they described the doughnuts, snow cones and all the other food they had eaten during the Roosevelt County Heritage Days celebration. “I got these at the paint […]

Obits 6/26

Margaret Coleman, 63 Margaret Fern Coleman, 63, of Farwell, a business owner, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Sundown, Texas, to Lewis and Hazel Matthews Lauhoff. She graduated from high school in Floyd in 1959. She married Jim Coleman on April 30, 1960, in Portales. She […]

Obits June 22

Mary Hallford, 96 Mary Hallford, 96, of Portales, died Friday, June 21, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on July 7, 1906, in Hall County, Texas, to Ollie and Alexander Cooper. She was the oldest of her family. She lived her early life in the area where she was born. […]