Ranger killed in war

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Staff and wire reports Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near […]

Army Ranger from Odessa killed in Afghanistan

Freedom Newspapers Jaime Garza said his son wanted to be in the military since he was youngster growing up in Portales watching planes take off from Cannon Air Force Base. Army Pfc. Damian Garza, 19, of Odessa, Texas, died Thursday in Afghanistan after his vehicle slid off the road into a river near Jalalabad. It […]

The young and the wireless

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Inside 16-year-old Kristin Smothermon’s purse is a flip-top Motorola cellular phone. The Albuquerque teen takes it with her most places she goes — school, weekend trips, basketball and track practice. The palm-sized phone has even become a bed-time companion. “I talk to my boyfriend for hours at night,” said Smothermon, […]

Dr. Allan Haynes Sr. came from long line of medical practitioners

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers When his son was hit by a car, his leg smashed in several places, Dr. Allan Haynes Sr., an general surgeon, with a orthopedic specialty, mended the wounds of his eldest with his own hands. The little boy with the broken leg followed in his father’s footsteps, as his own […]

Clovis boy making repeat trip to spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz The dictionary, tilted slightly, nearly engulfed an entire cushion on the Gillooly’s L-shaped couch. Sitting diagonally from the 2,662 page reference book, with his hands folded in his lap, Zachary Gillooly looked composed. But for this Yucca Junior High ninth-grader, the dictionary has been a friend and, at times, a foe. Gillooly, […]

May 11 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael On this Monday it is sure a sign warm weather is here, not that isn’t to say there won’t be a cooler spell or so yet. If it stays this warm there will surely be some garden seed and tomato plants out before many days. Sympathy Opal Terry passed away at her […]

April 20 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The weather is fine but would have been excellent with a little bit of rain. There were thunder clouds and lightning on Thursday night in the Garrison area but no measurable amount of rain. Some oats have been drilled in on turn-rows and are up. This is to prevent the sand from […]

Local man’s son survives tsunami

By Ryan Lengerich Clovis doctor Rajan Mirchandini spoke to his son on Christmas eve. Arjune was vacationing near the southern tip of Sri Lanka, where he’s lived for two months, and all was well in the breathtaking seaside community of Tangalle. Hours later, a powerful earthquake beneath the sea spawned massive waves and devastated the […]

Do you have your gift from God?

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist A special memory of my first Christmas as a newly wed still warms my heart today. We lived in Eastern University’s “Vetville.” Vetville (rows of army barracks converted to apartments) housed married veterans for $25.00 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on […]

Oct. 8 Obituaries

Allen Cunningham, 52 Allen Ray Cunningham, 52, of Tatum, died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Nor Lea General Hospital in Lovington. He was born on July 16, 1952, in Farmington, to James and Rose Cunningham. He married Carla Reeves on April 9, 1976, in Portales. He was a member of Living Water Church in Tatum. […]

Sept. 19 Obituaries

Mickey Haas, 67 Mr. Mickey E. Haas, 67, of Portales, died Thursday, Sept. 16, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1937, in Carlsbad, to Rueben and Rowena Ansley Haas. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1957, serving in Vietnam for three years and retiring in 1984. He had been a resident […]

Sept. 7 Obituaries

Wanda Jackson, 62 Wanda “Nana” Jackson, 62, died Sept. 2, 2004 in Meeker, Okla. Jackson was born March 2, 1942, in Hagerman to Dennis Willard and Eva Fern Fenter. She was raised in New Mexico and was a graduate of Portales High School. After graduation, she moved to Lubbock and lived most of her adult […]

Aug. 18 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was more rain in Dora area the past week, and weeds are thriving along with the crops. One dairy owner said the rain made it harder on the cattle and on those feeding and doing the milking, but said the moisture is needed and it is growing feed. He had no […]

Moshier sentence tougher than in years past

By Tony Parra Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker handed down a 14-year sentence on Wednesday to a Roswell man who was convicted of homicide by a vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident involving death and tampering with evidence. Brian Moshier, 41, of Roswell was convicted in the death of 2-week old Angel Martinez […]

Tischhauser manages time, family

Name: Zac Tischhauser Occupation: General Manager, Cattle Baron Portales Age: 28 Birth date: July 19, 1975 Hometown: Hobbs. Family: Sommer Tomlinson, fiancée, and son, Aaron Thomas Zac Tischhauser is general manager of the Cattle Baron Restaurant in Portales. He has a fear of drowning, an admiration of Socrates and an aspiration to be portrayed by […]

Former Cannon airman sentenced for abuse

By Mike Linn Ninth Judicial District Judge Joe Parker on Friday sentenced a former Cannon Air Force Base airman to 12 years in prison in connection with the December 2002 death of her 15-month-old son. Alesia Thomas, 22, faced a maximum penalty of 18 years after entering an Alford plea — maintaining innocence of the […]

June 2 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays June 5th-11th Baylee Paul Oder, Joel Crosthwait, John D. Anthony, Cheree Bilberry, Lela Jo Haladay, GE Peterson, Dan Howard, Ann Pettigrew, Tyler Boone, Teyhia Graves, Evelyn Rogers and Jayne Taylor. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Anthony, Mr. and Mrs. Don Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Rogers and Mr. and Mrs. Teo […]

Quintero knew meaning of a hard day’s work

By Tony Parra Florentino Quintero was a man who enjoyed everything, but was not mischievous and never looked for trouble, according to family and friends. Quintero died on Jan. 14 at his home at the young age of 36. “He was hard-working and he was a calm kid, growing up,” Antonio Quintero said about his […]

Obituaries 12-21

Imogene Taylor, 99 Mrs. Imogene Taylor, 99, died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born April 26, 1904, in Gail, Texas, to Lula and Charlie Benjamin Morrison. The oldest of six children, she was baptized in the Church of Christ at an early age and was a faithful […]

City honors ‘citizen of the century’

Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office said […]