TVLand better than reality

By Karl Terry Two of my earliest memories of television faded last week as Barney Fife and Chester Goode passed on to the black and white screen in the sky. The characters that Don Knotts and Dennis Weaver created on TV were about as far back as my childhood memories go. I remember my brother […]

Twelve file for five Portales municipal posts

By Tony Parra Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega first announced he would be running for re-election on Dec. 22 and now he is running unopposed in the March 7 election. Tuesday was the only day for filing candidacy for the mayor’s position, four city wards and the municipal judge. Ortega, 43, won the mayoral election in […]

Elliott remembered at campus service

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer Bud Elliott believed in the words of George Washington Carver: “Take what you have with what you are, make something of it, and never be satisfied.” On Monday, friends, coworkers and relatives recalled just how the former Eastern New Mexico University football coach lived by those words. About 575 people […]

Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Churches The Dora Baptist youth will have charge of worship services this Sunday. Kolby Tollett will have charge of preaching. The youth singers and band will do all the music. From greeters to ushers, all will be youth. Elementary age are already busy working their Christmas program. They started Sunday afternoon and […]

Obituary

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Twila Smith, 78, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born Aug. 14, 1927 in Billings, Mont., to Junie and Ora Johnson. She lived in Montana until she was 8 years old, when her family moved to Portales. […]

Life Story: Green embraced little things in life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Brandon Green Born: Jan. 11, 1974 Died: Oct. 2, 2005 Preceded in death by: his father and his grandfathers, Oran Green and Weldon DeBault. Survived by: his mother, Roxie Kirkland of Amarillo; his grandmothers, Pearl Green of Portales and Margaret DeBault of Amarillo; half-sister; Delina Kirkland of Amarillo and half-brother […]

Greathouse helped set stage for family members

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent BIO Name: Delores Greathouse Born: Jan. 15, 1924 Died: Sept. 18, 2005 Preceded in death by: Her parents. Survived by: Her husband; a son, Neil Greathouse (and wife, Katherine) of Willow Park, Texas; two daughters, Cheryl Flagg (Ken) of Steamboat Springs, Colo., and Elaine Fallis (Jerre) of Wichita Falls, Texas; five […]

Preparing for homelessness is impossible

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Homeless. I never thought it would happen to me. Yet here I sit this week without my own roof for the first time in 26 years. It’s only temporary. We had our closing on the sale of our Colorado home Thursday and won’t close on the house in Portales until […]

Shooting stuns neighborhood

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A wooden board covers Carlos Perez’ bedroom window. Nine bullets pierced through it early Thursday morning; one ended Carlos’ life on the eve of his 11th birthday. “He didn’t deserve this,” said Minerba Bailon, Carlos’ maternal aunt, her voice shaking. “Carlitos was a little kid who was always smiling, always […]

8-7-05 Obituaries

Elfigo Montano, 56 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Mr. Elfigo Montano, 56, of Portales, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2005 in Portales. Mr. Montano was born June 21, 1949, in Portales to Rosa and Juan F. Montano. He lived in Portales all of his lived. He served in the New […]

Feb. 2 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Things in this ranching area are looking good. The ranchers are not having to feed their cattle every bite they eat since they have grass from last year’s rains. That should make their year more profitable even in this year ahead. All in all the area is feeling good since there is […]

Shafer believed in living busy life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bea Shafer lived life to the fullest, not allowing negativity to strain a personality which brought laughter and joy to those closest to her. She lived life on the go traveling, playing cards and dancing. Bea Shafer died on Dec. 17, 2004. Douglas L. Shafer, Bea’s husband, said his wife […]

Salazar reminisces on a century

Name: Filomena Sena Salazar Age: 99, turning 100 on Monday Born: July 5, 1904 in Sena Hometown: Portales Occupation: Retired housewife and mother Family: Daughters, Bengina of Las Vegas, Paubulita of Albuquerque, Esquipulita “Skippy” of Portales and Deluvina of Moriarty and sons, Petrolino of Moriarty, Tomas of Sena, Armando of Jacinto and Santiago of Mortiarty. […]

Homemaker’s focus was all children

By Kevin Wilson Juanita Wright wasn’t big on going on trips, family members said. She wasn’t big on going to the movies, either. Wright didn’t need much to keep her entertained — an Afghan, a good book, or Monday night wrestling served her just fine, they said. Wright, a lifelong homemaker and child care provider, […]

South County News June 11

Charlie Carmichael Sympathy To the friends and relatives on the death of Opal Hitt. She was born in the Longs area to Luna and Ethel Pruett on March 9, 1907. She attended school when Longs school was active, then in Dora, and later married Sid Hitt. They lived in the area for many years and […]