8-28 Obituaries

Mildred Prince, 90 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mrs. Mildred Prince, 90, of Portales died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1915, in Tucumcari to Lily Mae and Virgil V. Simmerly. She grew up in Missouri and Tucumcari, where she graduated from high school […]

Bowl-ed over: wife tells husband’s story

By Marc Schoder Karen Alexander, a reading specialist from Portales is scheduled to have a short story about her husband, Portales physician Dr. Lonnie Alexander, and his experiences growing up. The book “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Creating a Better World” is scheduled to hit bookshelves Aug. 23 according to an e-mail from Bradley Winch, […]

Bad …to the bone

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Kay Stanton is not your typical biker chick. She’s 52 and has been a school teacher in Farwell for 25 years. She’s been riding for almost 10 years after getting into the sport with her husband, Joe. With he on his Harley and she on her bright yellow Honda trike, […]

May 31 Obituaries

Helen Paschke Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis Helen Paschke, 80, died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born Aug. 19, 1924, to Lucy Mae and Grover Burton, in Spencer, N.C. Paschke graduated from high school in 1941 in Spencer, N.C. She went attended […]

Shults was congenial and graceful

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Maybelle Shults was a woman of congeniality and grace in her younger days. She enjoyed serving others and coordinating parties for her family and friends. In her late 60’s, Shults developed Alzheimer’s, which brought a domino effect of change to her life and to those who loved her. Maybelle Shults […]

Bill to provide job protection for family members

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers It was a ladder and a light bulb that most recently reminded Bethany Hiller of the man who is missing in her life — her husband, a Cannon Air Force Base senior airman deployed Kyrgzstan in central Asia. “It’s the little things that you take for granted,” said 22-year-old Hiller, […]

4/22 Obituaries

Matilde Santamarina, 81 Services: 4:30 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Mrs. Matilde Labandera Santamarina, 81, of Bethlehem, Pa., died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem. She was born on April 6, 1924, in Cuba, to Maria and Jose Labandera. She grew up in Cuba, where she attended school. She married Everardo […]

Police on lookout for scams

By Leslie Radford An alleged scam artist is behind bars and Clovis police are looking for her husband, whom they describe as an accomplice. Police said Cynthia Flores of Clovis was arrested on Friday afternoon. She is being held on $25,500-cash only bond at the Curry County Adult Detention Center and faces forgery and fraud […]

4/15 Obituaries

Betty Hill, 61 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Betty Maye Hill, 61, of Deming, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Mimbres Memorial Care and Rehabilitation Center in Deming. She was born on March 24, 1944, in Long Beach, Calif., to William R. and Ella Maye Stephen. She and her husband moved to Deming […]

Infant taught parents about meaning of life

By Laurie Stone: PNT correspondent Susanna Hope Jilek, family members said, was proof that one life, no matter how short, can make a difference in others. Susanna died Feb. 26, 2005 in her home of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at four and-a-half months old. According to family members, little Susanna was marked with perfection […]

Businesses are ‘primo’ family affair

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Victor and Rosario Garcia had dreams of a better life and they came to the United States from Mexico 18 years ago in pursuit of them. Through an unexpected combination of businesses, they’ve accomplished some of those dreams. Rosario Garcia is the co-owner of La Paz Authentic Mexican Food […]

3/10 Obituaries

Doris Newman Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Third and Kilgore Church of Christ in Portales. Mrs. Doris Newman, 69, of Portales, died Thursday, March 3, 2005. She was born on Sept. 28, 1935, in McAlister, to Maude and Raymond H. Jackson. She lived in the Clovis-Melrose-House-Ranchvale area as a girl. She graduated from high school […]

School board president cares about spirituality, children

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Your name: Inez Rodriguez Job: Housewife and President of the School Board Age: 54, June 28, 1950 Hometown: Portales Your Family: Teofilo (husband), Olivia, T.J., and Mark Hobbies: I am one of the worship leaders at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, I teach catechism, Vice President of the (EPCA). What do you like about Portales? “There […]

Coslett known as shoemaker with compassion

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Hugh Coslett lived life serving others. He was most known for his craftsmanship with footwear at Oscar’s Boot Shop. He died Jan. 23, 2005. Bernice Coslett, Hugh Coslett’s wife, said her husband did a lot for people that had foot problems. “He was a very hard working man that was […]

Business keeps memory of husband alive

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective business for five years or more. Margie Villalobos has been the owner of La Frontera Fashions for the past 13 years. She dresses the community by offering her customers a […]

Dec. 29 Obituaries

Blondell Decker, 83 Mrs. Blondell Decker, 83, of Clovis, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Laurel Ridge Health Care in Clovis. She was born on March 24, 1921, in Lamesa, Texas, to Cora and Alvin E. Jeter. She was raised west of Portales and attended school in Portales for much of her education. During the […]

Nov. 28 Obituaries

Dixie Aday, 79 Mrs. Dixie Jean Aday, 79, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on May 17, 1925, in Hollis, Okla., to Bessie and Claude E. Gamble. She moved to Clovis in 1925, when she was a few months old. She graduated from Clovis […]

Gomez loves Lakers, life at school

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Your name: Phoebe Gomez Your job: Secretary at Steiner Elementary Your age (date of birth): 38, born; Aug. 8, 1966 Your hometown: I was born and raised in Portales Occupation: Secretary Your family: Husband Liborio, Jr., daughter Daniela (14), son James (9). What do you think of Portales? “Portales is definitely a great place to […]

Oct. 3 Obituaries

Daniel Boone, 49 Daniel “Dan” Scott Boone, 49, died Friday, Oct. 1, 2004, at Princeton Place in Albuquerque. He was born on April 17, 1955, in Portales, to Mary Lynne and Fred Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include a son, Zeke Boone; two daughters, Kathryn and Mary Lynn Boone; a […]

First Lady to make visit to Clovis

Freedom Newspapers First lady Laura Bush is scheduled to be in Clovis on Wednesday to campaign for her husband’s re-election, local Republicans said Thursday evening. Rube Render, a member of the Curry County Republicans central committee, said the first lady is scheduled to appear some time in the afternoon. The tentative location for the campaign […]