Jan. 27, 1961

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Rev. Clinton E. Vanzant, pastor of the First Assembly of God at Mansfield, Ohio, and son of Rev. Earl G. Vanzant of Portales Assembly of God, will be ministering to the local Assembly in both services Sunday.

May 27, 1965

The Rev.

Nov. 28, 1944

The new pastor of First Baptist Church, Rev. W. E. Barnes, at a City Council meeting, spoke of his perception of Portales since moving here in early November. He mentioned, among other things, the well-kept homes, which “made Portales a place of happy and contented residents,” according to the Portales Tribune.

Sept. 10, 1933

Portales Valley News reported that the new pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. R. F. Davis, would be preaching the following Sunday, his sermon entitled “Forward March.”

Local Briefs April 29, 2008

Symonds to address Library Friends Rev. Jeff Symonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Portales and a long-time maker of doll houses and miniatures, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library. The group will meet at

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

Religious right movement may end with death of Rev. Jerry Falwell

Editorial The passing Tuesday of the Rev. Jerry Falwell, founder of the Moral Majority and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at age 73 coincides with what just might be the passing of the influence of the political movement that he helped launch. While the Rev. Falwell struck us as a genuine and decent person, his […]

CMS renovates Clovis Hope Center

Senior Airman Dan Smith, 27th Component Maintenance Squadron, spot welds the corner of a railing while Senior Airman Charles Madere, 27th CMS, looks on as part of the remodeling project at the Clovis Hope Center. Photo by Master Sgt. George Childers. Airman Thomas Trower 27TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS Many people talk about giving back […]

5/13 Obituaries

Benjamin Thomas Hardisty Jr. , 80 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Sandia Baptist Church in Clovis. Benjamin Thomas “Benny” Hardisty Jr., 80, of Clovis died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Sept. 22, 1924, to Benjamin Thomas and Dolly Preuit Hardisty in Lamesa, Texas. He married Nadine Scroggins on […]

March 17 Obituaries

Maybelle Shults, 96 Services: 9 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Portales Fellowship Hall. Mrs. Maybelle Elaine Shults, 96, of Portales, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Dec. 28, 1908, Greenback, Tenn., to Rosa and W.E. Mills. She moved to Ranchvale in 1909 with […]

Nov. 14 Obituaries

John Waide, 86 John Ed Waide, 86, of Fort Cobb, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 19, 1918, in Hale County, Texas, to Ed and Ollie P. Gipson Waide. He married Mary Geraldine Jones on Nov. 30, 1939, in Portales. He attended school in Sunny Side, Texas. […]

July 20, 2004

Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92 Mrs. Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92, of Elida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 17, 1911, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Bama and Rev. R W. Bynum. Her family moved from Hamilton County, Texas, to the Elida community when she was 12. […]

June 25 Obituaries

Mary Chappell, 83 Mary Nanne Chappell, 83, of Loveland, Colo., died Monday, June 14, 2004, at her home. She was born on March 17, 1921, in Elida, to Oliver D. Lambirth and Clara A. Radcliffe. She attended Elida High School. She graduated from Bethany College in Kansas. She received an associate’s degree from Portales Junior […]

Obits Mar. 16

Leonard Fenton, 78 Leonard Fenton, 78, of Portales died Saturday, March 13, 2004, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on May 7, 1925, in Ponca City, Okla., to Katherine and Roy Fenton. He grew up and graduated from high school in Ponca City. He moved to Clayton and later to Portales. […]

Obits Feb 6

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday at Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis. Harold Bell “Fuzzy” Brown, 83, of Roswell, retired, died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 22, 1920, in Floydada, Texas, to Travis and Maud Brown. He grew up in Rhea, Texas. He married Dora Blalock in August 1940. He […]