In tribute —

Editor’s Note: The following obituaries were published in honor of those who died in 2011. A • Adame-Fraire, Juan, 96, of Melrose, Feb. 1 • Adams, John Rex, 63, of Hudson, Colo., Jan. 11 • Aguilar, William M., 77, of Albuquerque, April 12 • Akers, Bennie “Ben” Wayne, 67, of Clovis, July 17 • Allen, […]

Reader-submitted content: Mayor pays tribute to Portales woman

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Family and friends gathered in Portales from seven states and both coasts to celebrate Mildred Plexico’s 100th birthday. During the celebration, Portales Mayor Sharon King proclaimed March 28, 2011, as a day to pay tribute to a long-time member of the community. Mildred and her husband, Fred Plexico, moved to Portales in March 1951 with […]

In tribute: Volunteer remembered for commitment to service

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Robert Lydick had a personality nobody would forget, son Chad Lydick said. But something else wasn’t forgotten — his commitment to service. “That was his philosophy, and it’s become mine too,” Chad Lydick said of his father, who died Feb. 7. “We felt that everyone should give something back.” Lydick was known for volunteerism at […]

Eagles tribute band kicks off Cultural Arts Series

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An Eagles tribute band will launch the Cultural Arts Series for Clovis Community College this year on Oct. 9. Hotel California is renowned as the leading Eagles tribute band, reaching audiences world-wide with a “dynamic” stage show, according to a press release from CCC. The performance is expected to include Eagles’ hits such as “Take […]

In tribute: Farmer remembered as family man

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Argen Duncan Wesley Houston Lee was a quiet man who loved his children, grandchildren and agriculture and didn’t believe in quitting, his family said. Houston Lee, 74, of Floyd, died Sept. 12. Houston’s daughter Felecia Harvey said one of her favorite things to do was bring children to her parents’ farm during the harvest. Her […]

In tribute: Matriarch remembered for her devotion

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PNT Staff Report Verna “Polly” Bigler cleaned relatives’ kitchens when they weren’t home, kept track of daily events on her family’s farm and kept her Christian faith through her battle with cancer, her daughter, Jackie Clark, said. Bigler, 86, died of cancer Saturday. She and her husband of 64 years, Ishmel “Panny” Bigler, raised two […]

In Tribute: Portales officer described as fun-loving, loyal

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Capt. Richard “Rick” N. Short was a jokester and an avid golfer with a big heart, the people who knew him say. A Portales native, Short, 49, died Tuesday of a heart attack while off duty. “He was a very loving, caring, honest man; a great […]

In tribute

Editor’s Note: The following are people with Portales or eastern New Mexico connections who died in 2009, according to obituaries submitted to the Portales News-Tribune. A • Ahlstorm, Cecile, 76, of Portales, July 19 • Akers, Ruth, 83, of Hettinger, N.D. and formerly of Roswell, Nov. 8 • Alford, Peggy, 57, of Mannford, Okla., Dec. […]

Veterans Day events

Today A Tribute to Veterans — 10:30 a.m., Memorial Building at Seventh and Abilene streets in Portales. Veterans Day breakfast — 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., American Legion No. 25, 2400 W. 7th in Clovis. White table setting — 8 a.m., Ranchvale Elementary School in Clovis. Veterans Day assembly — 9 a.m., Mesa Elementary School, […]

Monday morning briefing: Tribute to Jesse Leal

Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing.