Arkansas police officer shot four times released from hospital

Freedom New Mexico An Arkansas police officer shot four times during a traffic stop has been released from the hospital, while the man accused of shooting him remained in the Tucumcari jail on Tuesday night. Police said Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark., surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer Daniel Gonzales at […]

June 8, 2008 Engagements

Luce-Parsons Dennis and Dona Luce of Fort Sumner announce the engagement of their daughter, De’Ann Luce, to Chance Parsons, both of Portales. He is the son of Curtis and Sandra Parsons. The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m. July 19, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Portales. The reception will follow at the […]

Boarding the train game

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A group at the Portales Senior Citizens Center enjoys a game of “Mexican Train” on a recent Thursday afternoon. Players are, clockwise from left, Estelle Jones, Billie Reagan, Earl Busby, Ralph Little and Judy Riddle. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A version of dominoes fans say has the ability to tighten […]

Fort Sumner railroad bridge turning 100 this year

By Don McAlavy The railroad bridge at Fort Sumner is 100 years old this year. The bridge crew knew they had a big job ahead of them. One of the great floods of the Pecos River in 1903 demonstrated to the Belen cutoff railroad crew that the bridge on the Pecos would have to be […]

Lanell Jones

Lanell Jones, 76, of Santa Fe, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, in Santa Fe. She was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Portales. Survivors include her son, John Parsons (and wife Yanfang) of Bethesda, Md.; daughter, LeeAnn Rael (Ray) of Santa Fe; granddaughters, Alix Rael, Katie Rael and Yvonne Parsons; and grandson, Scott Parsons. Arrangements […]

Brent, Kenneth A.

Kenneth Arnold Brent Services: No date has been set. Kenneth Arnold Brent, 56, of Clovis died Aug. 27, 2005, in Sante Fe. He was born Jan. 25, 1949, in El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Clovis High School in 1967. After graduation, he enlisted in the Air Force. He was honorably discharged in 1970. He […]

Steelman, John

John Steelman Services: Have been held. John Russell “JR” Steelman, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1951, in Huntington, to John “Jack” and Nada Parsons Steelman. He was preceded in death by his father; his maternal grandparents, Dr. D.R. and Henrietta Armbrecht Parsons; […]

Ackley, Don

Don Ackley Services: Have been held. Don Ackley, 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, Nov. 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 12, 1931, in Lawrence, Kan., to Clarence D. and Opal Benjamin Ackley. He married Mitsue Takada on July 20, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan. He was a housing inspector […]