Anniversary — Nov. 27

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Smith Alvin and Mary Frances Smith of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 24, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Arch Community Building. The celebration was hosted by Betty Moore, Debbie Smith, Bill Smith and Roy Smith. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage! We love you, all your children and grandchildren. The couple was married […]

Aug. 15, 2008 Religion Digest

Historical Jesus class offered Clovis Community College will be offering a class on The Historical Jesus. The class begins on Aug. 25 and will be a weekly class. The instructor will be the Rev. Alvin Petty.

Blogger: We must trust God

Blogger Alvin Petty reports:

Even Roy Rogers had questions

Alvin Petty’s latest blog is on pain, suffering and evil.

More views on hell

Web logger Alvin Petty asks the question:

A look at hell

Pastor Alvin Petty is blogging again.

Could this be right?

Blogger Alvin Petty answers the question, “Was Jesus ever mistaken?”

Ordinance not for all

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Where people see junk, county resident Alvin Clark sees his livelihood. Clark, 70, a scrap metal dealer, told members of the county’s Land Use Committee on Thursday that a countywide nuisance ordinance now under discussion would be the end of his livelihood. “I have junk on my property. I […]

Griffin, Charles

Charles M. Griffin, 57, of Portales died Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Born Sept. 9, 1948, in Crockett, Texas, to Gladys and Melvin Griffin, he moved to Portales in the early 1970s following a brief time in the Army.  For several years he worked at Cissell Moving and Storage Co. […]

Fails, Randolph “Randy”

Randolph Warren “Randy” Fails, 80, of Odessa, Texas, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at Avalon Place. He was born April 27, 1925 in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy for more three years during World War II. He was married to Lillie Owens for 18 years. He held many jobs after the Navy. Family […]

Loretta Faye Dudley

Mrs. Loretta Faye Dudley, 59, of Clovis died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1946, in Portales to Clemmons and Annie Capps Swann. She was a longtime resident of Clovis, from Portales as a young girl. She was a member of Prince Street Baptist Church and family members said […]

Alvin Fails

Alvin Fails Date of birth: July 21, 1916 Dates of service: 1941 to 1946 Hometown: Portales Lives in: Clovis Theater and location of service: Pacific Branch: Army National Guard Rank: Corporal Unit and specialty: 200th Coastal artillery In his words: One of 20 men manning coastal artillery guns, Fails was captured in the Philippines by […]

Dever, Alvin

Alvin Dever Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Portales Cemetery Mr. Alvin (Al) Dever, 76, of the Elida community died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2005, in Amarillo. He was born Aug. 11, 1929, in Snyder, Texas, to Una Lee and Marvin E. Dever. He attended school at the Union School near Snyder before the family moved to […]

Downey, Russell Dwain

Russell Dwain Downey Services: Have been held. Mr. Russell Dwain Downey, 48, of House, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, in Curry County. He was born on July 7, 1956, in Clovis. Family members said he was an outgoing person, who never met a stranger and was always ready to tell jokes to anyone who would […]

Moore, Alvin R. Jr.

Alvin R. Moore Jr. Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin R. Moore Jr., 57, of Melrose, died Saturday, March 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on July 4, 1946, in Portales, to Macie and Alvin R. Moore. He grew up in Portales and graduated from Portales High School in 1964. He served his […]

White, Lorine

Lorine White Services: Have been held. Lorine White, 83, of Friona, died Monday, June 2, 2003, in Friona. She moved from Alba, Texas, to Parmer County in 1938. She attended the assembly of God Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. She married Raymond White on Dec. 16, 1937, in Duncan, […]

Chapman, Alvin

Mr. Alvin Artel Chapman, 72, of Clovis, died Friday, May 9, 2003, in the home of his daughter. He was born on April 12, 1931 in Stephens County, Okla., to Daniel Edward and Myrtle Mae Mitchell Chapman. He moved to Abernathy, Texas, in 1939 and graduated from Abernathy High School in 1949. He served his […]

Romero, Alvin

Alvin Romero Services: Have been held. Mr. Alvin Theodore Romero, 43, a rancher, died Wednesday, April 30, 2003, in Garita. He was born May 11, 1959, in Las Vegas, N.M. He grew up in Trujillo and attended Robertson High School in Las Vegas. He had ranched for 25 years at the Hage and Webb Land […]