In tribute: Former mayor joker, hunting hero

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer He was an Army veteran, a boxer, a butcher, a commissioner and a mayor. But Manford Turnbough was best remembered as a friend, father, husband and hunting hero. Turnbough, a former Texico mayor, died Oct. 12 in Lubbock. Born July 5, 1931 in Portales, Turnbough lived most of his […]

Association honors square-dance couple

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. The […]

April 3, 1948

Dr. Gil Knutson and Gorilla Poggi were preparing to square off against Ace Freeman and Olan Boynton in an Australian tag-team wrestling match at the Clovis Armory. Ringside seats were $1.75, and available at Duckworth Drug and Busy Bee Café. … Wanda Wilson was student of the week at Clovis High School. … The “Legal […]

June 4, 2006 Club Notes

The El Portal Chapter of NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) met May 13 at Clovis High School. Chapter Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the business meeting. Special guest Sharon Mulrey of Albuquerque presented an informative program about Civil War-era dress. She modeled two dresses she had made, following instructions that […]

Richardson, Wanda

Wanda Mae Richardson, 72, of Tehachapi, Calif., died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006. She was born July 15, 1933, in Radon, Okla., to Charles and Lily Barker. She was preceded in death by her husband Arval Richardson. She is survived by a brother, Virgil Barker (and wife, Hazel) of Fresno, Calif.; a stepson, J.T. Richardson of […]

Nuckolls, Wanda D.

Wanda Dorice Nuckolls, 74, of Las Vegas, N.M., died Tuesday, Jan. 24., 2006, at Las Vegas Medical Center Nursing Home. She was born April 23, 1931, in Dibble, Okla. to Harris and Dollie Powell Higgins. She married Robert G. Nuckolls on April 13, 1954, in Portales. She was a member of the 21st Street Church […]

Wanda P. (Polly) Turner

Mrs. Wanda P. (Polly) Turner, 83, of Elida, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales She was born July 28, 1922, near Louis, Okla., to Ruth S. (Cox) and William P. Jones. She married V. L. Kellogg in September 1942. She moved to Portales in the mid-1960s and worked as […]

Ball, Bethel “Betty”

Bethel Wanda “Betty” Ball, 83, of Portales died Friday, Nov. 25, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born March 11, 1922, in Fort Smith, Ark., to Theodore E. and Aggie Inez Ruckman Drummond. She married Benjamin Franklin Ball on May 25, 1957, in Lovington. She was a homemaker and a member […]

Organizations

CNJ Staff El Portal The NSDAR El Portal Chapter met at 10 a.m. on Nov. 12 at 104 E. 17st in Portales. The hostess was Carolyn Thompson. The program subject was Washington, D.C. Regent Wanda Dunn presided over the meeting. Members present were Cori Snobble, Carol Nash, Vicky Stratton, Wanda Dunn, Bess Jones, E. C. […]

Boone, Wanda

Wanda L. Boone, 80, of Clovis, died Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at Retirement Ranch in Clovis.   She was born June 8, 1923, in Big Creek, Okla., to Byrd and Nell Nelson Wiggins.  She had been a longtime resident of Clovis. She worked for Bennie Nieves for many years at New Mexico Roofing and Sheet […]