Survivor's story: Clovis resident is one of few living Bataan death march survivors

Courtesy photo Alvin Fails, 95, of Clovis, a Bataan death march survivor, at his home in February. Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most […]

Support group reaches out to sexual assault survivors

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Alisa Boswell Members of a new support group in Clovis and Portales hope their program run by Sexual Assault Services of Eastern New Mexico will help sexual assault survivors find peace and acceptance. According to program Administrator Amber Hamilton, the group held its first six- to eight-week session in Portales in early spring. The program’s […]

Survivors to ‘Take Back the Night’

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Argen Duncan “I had 13 years of torture and rape.” From age 5 to 18, Roosevelt County native Casey Jones said, she endured rape and assault that left her with broken bones and scars in every orifice. Her attacker was a relative who has since died, she said, and her family called her a liar […]

Friday morning briefing: Scholarships, a local cotton conference and losing a crown

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Cancer scholarship Young cancer survivors have until Feb. 25 to apply for the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Survivor College Scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $10,000 offered in increments of $2,500 per academic year. Applicants must have been diagnosed with cancer before age 21 […]

VA staffs office for survivors of veterans

Courtesy of VA News Service WASHINGTON — To strengthen the Department of Veterans Affairs programs for survivors of the nation’s veterans and servicemembers, VA officials have staffed an office to serve as the their advocate, with a charter that includes creating or modifying programs, benefits and services. “Taking care of survivors is as essential as […]

Community set to honor veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Ceremonies will be held across the community over the next few days to honor those veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. Veterans Day is Sunday and the federal holiday is observed Monday. At 10 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Building, a program will be held to honor […]

Survivors get support at relay

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer She surpassed the odds in the control of her cancer and served as honorary chairperson of the annual Relay for Life charity event for the American Cancer Society Friday and Saturday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. Bethany Harenberg, a 19-year-old Eastern New Mexico University sophomore, was diagnosed with melanoma […]

Relay for Life kicks off Friday night

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Local teams are gearing up and getting set to walk lots of miles to raise money for the American Cancer Society during the annual Relay for Life that will begin on Friday night. Greyhound Arena will become a sea of campsites as members from 26 teams move in on […]

Jan. 24, 2006 Obituaries

Clarence Kirksey Services: No services are planned. Clarence Truman Kirksey, 95, of Odessa, Texas, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006. He was born on Jan. 13, 1911, in Blanket, Texas, to John Edward Kirksey and Sarah Angeline Goates. In 1927, Clarence and his brothers drove a covered wagon from Brownwood, Texas, to Portales. A resident of […]

Obits Jan. 14

Honey Ruth Sturgeon Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1718 N. Atkinson Street in Roswell. Honey Ruth Sturgeon, 55, of Roswell died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at a health care facility in Roswell. She was born on March 8, 1948, on a ranch near Tucumcari to David H. and Verna […]

Obits 9/19

Edward Savage, 71 Edward Ernest Savage, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 18, at his home in Clovis. Mr. Savage was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Weatherford, Okla., to Horace and Libbie Frazier Savage. He was raised in Portales and came to Clovis in 1974. He married Dorothy May Thompson on Jan. 26, 1951, in Portales. […]