In Tribute — January Deaths

The following is a list of people with area ties who died in January 2006. Astorga, Juan, 74, Portales, Jan. 4 Baker, Joe, 50, Portales, Jan. 12 Bell, Maurice, 93, Clovis, Jan. 26 Bobbitt, Mattye, 97, Artesia, Jan. 16 Bono, Isabella, 3 months, Portales, Jan. 15 Brittain, Ruth, 86, Melrose, Jan. 20 Carter, Eugene, 67, […]

Dunn’s integrity helped lead others

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Robert Dunn Born: June 7, 1924 Died: Sept. 19, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents,; three brothers, W. D. “Dude” Dunn, W. T. “Tam” Dunn and Louis Dunn; two sisters, Violet Harris and Julia Ruth Forgay; a stepdaughter, Ovella Estes; and by his first wife, Maurine. Survived by: his […]

Local Brief 9-16

Group to present film Friends for Democracy will present “Beyond the Patriot Act,” a 30-minute film by Robert Greenwald at 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the meeting room at the Portales Public Library. There will be free popcorn and discussion following the showing of the film.

7/3 Life Story

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Pacheco was pillar of strength, man of honor Robert “Bobby” Pacheco Jr. called a man of honor, support and discipline. He was a pillar of strength to as many people as he was an example. According to family and friends, Pacheco was an excellent teacher that had an initiative and […]

6/7 Obituaries

Robert Pacheco Jr., 51 Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Robert Joseph “Bobby” Pacheco Jr., 51, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 5, 1953, in Portales, to Robert Joseph and Connie Martinez Pacheco. He married Darlene Pacheco on […]

5/15 Obituaries

Manuel Montanez, 78 Services: 10 a.m. Monday at The Chapel, 1500 Thornton in Clovis. Manuel Ruiz Montanez, 78, of Clovis, died Thursday, May 12, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born June 17, 1926, in Chin, Chiu, Mexico, to Hermenijildo and Marcela Ruiz Montanez. He married Maria Francisca Villareal 46 years […]

Nov. 4 Obituaries

Bonifacio Baca, 75 Mr. Bonifacio G. “Boney” Baca, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on Aug. 31, 1929, in Anton Chico, to Benigna and Silverio Baca. He came to Clovis as a young man. He worked at the Hotel Clovis and at a bakery. He married Helen […]

George Kizer Life Story

By Laurie Stone George Kizer was the oldest of eight children in his family. It was said of him by family members that he had a work ethic that was strongly unique. Kizer was a cotton farmer for most of his life. His sister Lena Judah, said he loved to farm the sand.” George W. […]

Sept. 3 Obituaries

Bill Ward, 52 Mr. Bill Ward, 52, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1952, in Ruidoso, to Jessie and John H. Ward. He grew up in Ruidoso. He was living in Central Valley, Calif. when he graduated from high school. He returned to Ruidoso for […]

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 […]

Baseball hasn’t changed, but we have

By Kevin Wilson In late May, I had a chance to use a few days of vacation to get away from the constant variety of sports that I had covered over the previous few months. Just two days into the vacation, as I sat in the left-field bleachers at Isotope Park in Albuquerque, it was […]

May 12 Obituaries

Ruth Evans, 61 Mrs. Ruth Evans, 61, of Dora, died Tuesday, May 11, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 30, 1942, in Alma, Okla., to Vera and Walter T. Lane. She graduated from the Velma-Alma High School in 1960 and went on to study at Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Okla. […]

Charming man graced family with story-telling

Michelle Seeber When Alfred Crawford was 22 he asked a young lady he had just met if she would like to dance. Moments later they were engaged to be married. The story may shock some people, but not his family, who describe the long-time Portales resident as quite the dancer. Crawford died on Dec. 4, […]

Chamber banquet honors community

Tony Parra Award winners announced at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet have two things in common — they’re all successful and they all attribute that success to their community. Robert Encinas, Dennis Edwards and Thom Moore spent the night in the spotlight at the Memorial Building. Encinas, owner of Robert’s Television and […]

Businesses expand, seek local support

Tony Parra Two businesses are depending on the support of the Portales community in their moves to expand from their current locations. Robert’s Television and Appliance is having it’s grand opening on Friday and Saturday in it’s new 20,000 square foot building at 509 South Avenue C, where the old Poynors Home and Auto Inc. […]

PHS seniors await graduation ceremonies

By Mike Linn Over the past four years Portales High School seniors have spent time goofing off with friends, cramming for finals and participating in extra-curricular activities. Tonight, seniors will say farewell to that life at 7 p.m. in the Greyhound Arena, where they will sling their caps in the air and embrace the future […]

Teacher, student relationships ones to cherish

By Joan Clayton “Los ninos son como los pajaritos … tu ensenas volar … cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan!” A mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me on Parent Conference Day. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The […]