Nov. 18 Birth

Barragan Patrick and Rachel Barragan of Clovis are the parents of a 6 pound 13.3 ounce girl born Nov. 1, 2007, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Aubrey Rayne Barragan has one brother, Ryan Skinner, 9, and one sister, Katelyn Skinner, 7. Grandparents are Joyce Smith of Lewes, Del. and Den and Kathy McChesney […]

Patterson McCleery, Patsy R.

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 and trained at Breckenridge Hospital and the University […]

Base closing process tense, emotional

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers The day before the Defense Base Closure and Realignment hearings opened in Washington, Gov. Bill Richardson was exchanging high fives and feeling confident Cannon Air Force Base could be spared from closure. One day later, that optimism gave way to uncertainty and concern, and Cannon backers said they weren’t sure […]

Skinner, Wilma

Wilma Skinner Services: Have been held. Wilma Skinner, 88, of Portales, died Saturday, April 23, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born March 31, 1917, in Pauls Valley, Okla., to Maggie and William Herbert Hays. Her family moved from Oklahoma when she was a girl, but she maintained a special feeling […]

Academicians don’t give public enough credit

by Tibor Machan Many attorneys of notorious defendants have argued that their clients were unable to receive a fair trial because of the publicity associated with the crime of which they were accused. Such arguments are pretty common and similar to those that prompt venue changes. This is also a mantra of people who wish […]

Kizer, George W.

George W. Kizer Services: Have been held. Mr. George W. Kizer, 98, of Portales, died Friday, Sept. 10, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 23, 1906, near Hollis, Okla., to Phoebe Annie and John Strauther Kizer. He married Bernie “Bill” Helmer on April 15, 1933, in Portales. They lived in Oklahoma for […]