Rams capture District 4-3A baseball title

RUIDOSO — The Portales Rams rode a strong pitching performance from senior David Rodriguez to a 6-3 victory over Ruidoso on Saturday in the last of three District 4-3A baseball triangulars, clinching the district title. Earlier, the Rams (20-5, 5-1 district) routed Lovington 14-1. In the middle game. Ruidoso (11-11, 3-3) claimed a 4-1 victory […]

Honors – April 29

Johnston Johnston Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Paula Johnston as auxilian of the month for March. Johnston joined the auxiliary in August 2000. She is currently serving as president and is the librarian coordinator, volunteers in the gift shop and at the information desk. Melton Melton Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Joy Melton […]

Anniversary – April 29

Salazar Elias and Emma Salazar of Melrose will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on May 3, 2012. The couple was married May 3, 1952, in Clovis. They have eight children, 28 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Both are retired.

Engagements – April 29

Carey-Barela Carey-Barela Craig and Ina Carey of Texico announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jody Carey of Clovis, to Roy Barela of Clovis, son of Gary and Sandra Crisp of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows Aug. 25, 2012, at Colonial Park Golf Course in Clovis. The reception will be at Colonial […]

On the shelves – April 29

The following books are available at Clovis Carver Public Library "Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back" by Todd Burpo was given by Kelli Moore in memory of Stephen Jason Rudisill. Colton Burpo, who underwent an emergency appendectomy when he was not yet four years old, […]

Club notes – April 29

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met in Sandra Hays home April 14. The program was presented by Dick Sullinger, who joined the Navy at age 17 after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He served on the USS San Diego, the first victorious American warship […]

Senior happenings – April 29

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m. Bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m., indoor exercise,1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., […]

Residents share volunteering stories

Area residents tell us why they volunteer: David Bell, 51, of Clovis, volunteers at the Lighthouse Mission in Clovis: "I was in the drug and alcohol program here at one time. Now that I'm back on my feet and everything, I thought I could help out the next group of guys. Just give something back. […]

Centerpiece crafting featured on show

Information on various crafts and making long and low centerpieces will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jann Johnson is a designer and crafter from New York city, and she will show how to make some special occasion crafts, including a Victorian […]

School menus – April 29

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Soft beef taco, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, shredded lettuce, seasonal fruit Tuesday: Breakfast —French toast. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, tater tots, mini carrots w/dip, cookie Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg and cheese biscuit. Lunch — Spaghetti and meat sauce, green beans, ranch salad, […]

Memories surface with moth migration

Miller moths bring back strange memories. Consider the time when Jeff Korman, the football player who lived down the hall from us in my college freshman year, was eating moths to entertain my roommate and me. I do not know why he was eating moths. I did not care why he was eating moths. I […]

Miller moth migration in full swing

I stirred slowly from sleep when I felt her soft velvet touch on my shoulder. With the sheet thrown back to my knees because of the hot night, my mind followed her willowy touch as she traced a delicate line down my back toward my buttocks. As she reached my waist I was suddenly wide-awake. […]

Kite Karnival draws about 500

Maj. Rob Chambers is used to flying. After all, he's been a pilot for 15 years and flies Dornier-328 aircraft with the 551st Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ photo: Gabriel Monte Rilee Caudel, 6, of Clovis helps get a friend's kite airborne Saturday at the ninth annual Kite Karnival at Doc […]

Class of 2012: Irving Avalos

Editor's Note: This graduation profile is the first of a continuing series on area high school and college graduates. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Eastern New Mexico University graduating senior Irving Avalos in front of the College of Business, a domain he's ruled academically and socially. Age isn't the only thing that differentiates Irving Avalos from […]

Letter to the editor: Police evaluation reassuring to community

In light of events that took place over the past year, the Portales City Council felt it would be beneficial to the department and reassuring to the community to have an external evaluator take a look at the Portales Police Department's procedures and policies. The review team we selected was recommended by the New Mexico […]

Future predictions may ring true

Sometimes I bet you sit around thinking, gee, I wonder what it will be like when the New Mexico 2112 Bicentennial Committee meets to plan the celebration of our 200 years of statehood? I know I wonder that. I wonder that a lot. Because I am really, really bored. Here's an advance report. Bicentennial Committee […]

Some concerts I’d rather forget

During my biennial spring cleaning, I unearthed concert ticket stubs carbon-dated to the 70s. Although I was there, I don't remember some. Others are indelible. At Eric Clapton's 2004 Crossroads Guitar Festival in Dallas, I saw Clapton, Santana, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, John Mayer, Buddy Guy, James Taylor, Pat Metheny, Bo Diddley, ZZ Top, Booker […]

Reading top priority for students

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free." — Civil rights champion Frederick Douglass Coaches bring strategy, focus and inspiration to the game. It's hard to imagine a team succeeding without a good coach who can produce a gameplan, identify areas of vulnerability and then fortify them. So a recent effort to add […]

Meetings watch: City council

The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at city hall: A resolution approving participation in programs of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments Items from the Planning Department including the final plat of Raven Wood Subdivision, Unit 2, and the contract for repair/replacement of the […]

Report critical of Portales Police Department

The Portales Police Department review report can be viewed here A 14-page report critical of the Portales Police Department and Chief Jeff Gill in particular portrays a culture rife with officer intimidation, lack of communication and sloppy handling of evidence. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Sgt. Kirk Wilson reviews outdated evidence in evidence room on Friday […]