Man returns lost Bible to rightful owner

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Frank Buckley was running errands with his sister Tuesday when he noticed the black, leather-bound book on the side of the road on Prince Street. “I immediately knew it was a Bible,” Buckley said. “I asked my sister to turn around.” Buckley said his sister was hesitant to execute a U-turn […]

5/12 Obituaries

Jim Griffin, 61 Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Jim Griffin, 61, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, May 11, 2005, in Logan. He was born July 16, 1943, in Clovis, to Nettie Lou and Roy J. Griffin. He grew up in Portales. He married Norma Faye Luce on Aug. 11, […]

4/3 Obituaries

Jose Chavez Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Clovis. Jose Horacio Chavez, 68, of Clovis, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, at Lubbock Heart Hospital. He was born on Sept. 20, 1936, in Santa Rosa, to Jose Lino and Estella Chavez. He married Celina Gonzalez on Sept. 19, 1953, in Clovis. He […]

Collins had great physical and emotional strength

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Collins was the type of woman that was known for her physical, mental and emotional strength but to those that knew her well, she was a great mystery because she lived life by her own design. According to Lou Blevins, Dorothy’s younger sister of 16 years, Dorothy believed that […]

Aug. 4 Obituaries

Ruthie Painter, 56 Mrs. Ruthie Mary Beavers Painter, 56, of Texico, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Feb. 24, 1948, in Clovis. She was a lifelong resident of Texico. Family members said she loved to play cards, talk on the phone, spend time with her family […]

Girl says reunion an act of God

Mike Linn When Tracy Chavez saw her father three years ago she gave him a chilly reception. She didn’t give him a hug. She wouldn’t let him carry her bags. It had been almost 16 years since Ronnie Simmons disappeared from her life, and Chavez felt no need to embrace a man who for so […]

Portales woman wins big on scratch-off lottery ticket

PNT Staff A Portales woman won a $50,000 prize on Saturday after she scratched a winning lottery ticket while working at the locally operated KC Express No. 4. Rachel Martinez, who is the manager of KC Express, said she claimed a check totaling $34,500 after taxes on Monday in Albuquerque. She said she has already […]

Fire victim beats the odds

Ryan Lengerich What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was enjoying an afternoon at Greenbelt Lake outside Clarendon, Texas, near his hometown of Amarillo. His uncle was priming a carburetor with a […]

Obits 8/28

Lynn Roberts, 59 Lynn Roberts, 59, of Artesia, died Monday, Aug. 25, 2003, at Las Cruces Nursing Center. She was born on Nov. 4, 1943, in Fresno, Calif., to Vernon and Wanda Hyatt. She went to elementary school in Portales and graduated from high school in Las Cruces. She was preceded in death by her […]

Obits 8/22

Eva Banister, 55 Mrs. Eva “Jody” Banister, 55, of Portales, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Sept. 23, 1947, in Portales, to Hazel and Manuel Vancleve. She worked as a cook at Cook’s Truck Center in Clovis. She was the child care provider for several […]