Wednesday morning briefing: Sons with songs, state titles and a blackout

Good morning, and welcome to Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico morning briefing.

Dating sites let friends help friends

I was having a nice chat with a ranch woman in New Mexico. We wound up discussing children. Then the subject of sons came up. We noted the special relationship between mothers and sons. Cheri, the ranch woman, said that her son had been a dutiful cowboy ranch kid but had other plans for the […]

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

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Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

Reunion — July 18

Greathouse reunion The Greathouse reunion held their 54th get together on July 11 at the Roosevelt County Electric Cooperative in Portales. There were two clans represented with 36 people attending. During visitation scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with the invocation being given by Floretta Wood. Those attending […]

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1961 Hometown: Grants, New Mexico Family: Sons Brandon, 22, and Craig, 15, and daughter Mariah, 17 Rhonda Sparks is also known as Mama Sparks. It all started when her oldest son’s friends started calling her Mama Sparks. The nickname trickled […]

Chandler vows to prosecute state corruption cases

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Surrounded by his family, District Attorney Matt Chandler said Thursday he intends to do the job Attorney General Gary King has failed to do. Chandler, a Republican and Clovis native, announced his bid for attorney general Wednesday in Santa Fe but a similar gathering in Clovis was postponed until […]

It’s their job: Portales man went from trucking to towing

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David Welch is owner and operator of A-1 Towing in Portales. Background: Welch grew up in Portales and graduated Portales High School in 1969. He and his wife, Pam, who does the bookkeeping for the business, have three sons and a daughter. Welch started in the trucking business right after high school. “I hauled cattle […]

A place to call home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Randi Hales of Clovis likes camping, but to make a stable home for her sons, she believed a house — one she would own — was in order. She’s on her way to seeing that happen with help from Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. Hales, […]

God’s love is forever

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist The holidays are over. Tearful goodbyes are said. The house is strangely quiet. The pride I feel for our sons and the gratitude I feel for God is overwhelming. The dream that began so long ago in my heart has now become a reality. The boys are spiritual leaders in […]

Portales fathers and sons share the ‘love of the game’

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Sammy Villanueva and his twin sons Alex and Anthony won’t ever have a problem coming up with fun things to do together on Father’s Day weekend. Like fathers and sons across the country, they share a love of baseball. Sammy coaches his two 11-year-old sons with the Pirates in […]

CAFB parents publish kids activity list

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Phil Lenfant and his wife, Col. Babette Lenfant, the 27 Special Operations Wing Mission Support Group commander, moved to Cannon Air Force Base last June with their three young sons. Last summer also brought a move to eastern New Mexico for Maj. Daniel and Brenda Dunn, who have two […]

5/19 Obituaries

Mary Aragon, 75 Services: 6 p.m. Friday at Steed-Todd Chapel in Clovis. Mrs. Mary Stella Zamora Aragon, 75, of Portales, died Sunday, May 15, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on March 11, 1930, in Roy, to Benito and Valentina Zamora. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sons, […]

4/19 Obituaries

Lucille Hill, 100 Services: 10 a.m. today at the Portales Cemetery. Lucille Erwin Hill, 100, of Clovis, died Saturday, April 16, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. She was born on April 15, 1905, in Dublin, Texas, to Emma and Samuel W. Irwin. She grew up in Erath County, Texas. Her family moved from […]

Oct. 13 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain in all areas but the rain and hail was not in the southern area. The storm that swept through the Dora/Rogers area last Tuesday morning was pretty bad for some time. Some areas are more stripped than others from the hail. Weeds along fences and in bar ditches along N.M. 206 […]

Bradfutes believe in Mother’s Day every day

By Tony Parra The Bradfutes believe Mother’s Day as a day set aside to appreciate your mother. But if this is the case, the Bradfutes believe every day should be Mother’s Day. Zoe Bradfute raised her three sons, Richard Jr., David and Steven in Portales and stressed the importance of getting an education and believing […]

Gold star moms remember children lost on battlefield

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]