Portales past: Jan. 17, 1947

Jan. 17, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Well driller Gerald Wright was injured when his clothes were caught in the cable of the rig and before the machine could be stopped. All his clothes were torn off, and he was hanging by one foot. His condition remained uncertain pending determination of internal injuries.

Portales past: Sept. 27, 1945

Portales Daily News: Fred Otto, Lowell Harp, Price Gandy, Henry Wright, Ralph Newman, Aaron Alston and Wilburn Welch, who left Roosevelt County in in February 1941, along with all the 45th Division, received their discharges at Fort Bliss and have come home.

Clovis Christian names Clayton new superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School announced Friday it has hired Ladona Clayton as its superintendent to replace Stephen Schultze on the heels of controversy over his involvement with a fugitive. Clayton is the former deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Ben Wright, Clovis Christian school board president, said the school is [...]

Rams slam Clovis Wildcats

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Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Portales boys tennis coach Wade Fraze didn’t mind his team’s mini-break in the schedule. The Rams had been idle for nine days before Thursday’s dual against Clovis, but hardly missed a beat in handing the Wildcats an 8-1 shellacking. Girls teams were scheduled to play, but that match was canceled because [...]

March 23, 1980

Southwest Canners Inc. has announced the appointment of Ronald R. Wright as general manager of their Portales facility, located west of the city. Wright’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Jerry Hersey, who has resigned to accept employement elsewhere. Wright has served as operation manager of a General Bottlers Inc. plant in Munster, Indiana, a [...]

‘Believe in Me’ to be released in March

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A movie about an Oklahoma high school basketball coach filmed mostly in the Clovis area is bound for a big-screen debut in March, according to movie officials. Filmed locally in October 2004, “Believe in Me” is being courted by several distribution companies, according to its director, Robert Collector. He said [...]

Escapees from DeBaca detention center caught

Freedom Newspapers Two inmates who escaped from the DeBaca County Detention Center were recaptured on Saturday in Las Vegas, N.M., about 114 miles away, according to the DeBaca County Sheriff’s Department. Barry Wright, 23, of Higgins, Texas, and Cody Jessup, 19, of Woodward, Okla., were sharing a cell when they overpowered a detention officer about [...]

Inmates escape

Two inmates at the DeBaca County Detention Center escaped at 9:02 p.m. Friday after overpowering a detention officer, according to the New Mexico State Police. The two were identified as Barry Wright, 23, and Cody Jessup, 19, according to Eric Archuleta, a dispatcher at the DeBaca County Regional Emergency Communications Center. According to detention center [...]

Obituaries (Dec. 22)

Patsy Ruth Patterson McCleery Services: Have been held. Patsy Ruth Patterson McCleery, 80, of Sun City, Texas, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, in Temple, Texas. She was born Nov. 21, 1925, in Mead, Okla., to Ottis and Irving M. Patterson. She attended Portales public schools, graduating in 1944. She volunteered for the Cadet Nurse Corps [...]

Crash claims life of ENMU student

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A three-vehicle crash near Lubbock on Tuesday morning claimed the life of an Eastern New Mexico University student and sent a second ENMU student to a Lubbock hospital. ENMU junior Sheena Arnes Ray, 21, of Odessa, Texas, died at the scene. Daquita Mitchell, 22, of Anton, Texas, also an [...]