Tire change easier said than done

Vacations are supposed to be a time of rest, reflection and relaxation. More often when I’m involved they’re a time of dejection, drama and depression. Such was the case this past week when we took a trip to Red River in the northern mountains of New Mexico. My first clue should have been the weather […]

Birthdays — July 21

Gonzales Max S. Gonzales of Melrose celebrated his 90th birthday July 13, 2013, at Melrose Park. The celebration was hosted by his children. Gonzales was born July 13, 1923, in Fort Sumner. He has 11 children, 22 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and three great great-grandchildren. The celebration was open to friends and family.

Reunions — July 21

Greathouse The 57th Greathouse Reunion was held July 13 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portales. The group looked at scrapbooks, shared stories and enjoyed visitation during a delicious potluck dinner. President Regina Harris called the business meeting to order. Sheryl Abdill read correspondence from Kathy McAlavy in Florida, Lovell Greathouse in Georgia, Roma Greathouse in […]

Weddings — July 21

Lovvorn-Newman Kim Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas, and Ben Newman of Clovis were joined in marriage July 12, 2013 at Fort Walton Beach, Florida. The Rev. David Gardiner performed the beachfront wedding. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Lovvorn of Hereford, Texas. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene […]

Engagements — July 21

Hay-Mefford Donald and Daris Hay of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Tonya Hay, of Portales, to Paul Mefford, of Santa Rosa, son of Tircia Garcia of Santa Rosa. The couple will exchange vows 2 p.m. July 27, 2013, at Portales Church of God. The reception will be at the church […]

On the shelves — July 21

The following books are available:   Clovis-Carver Public Library Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier and The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman were given by the Scott Hulder family in memory of Claude Earl Brown. Open This Little Book celebrates the power of books in a fun story that will entertain the youngest reader […]

Senior calendar — July 21

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

Old house hides memories

Under the circumstances, it seems appropriate that the piped in music consists of songs like – Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol.” or Vaughn Monroe’s “When the Lights Go On Again, All Over The World.” That is, after all, the music that most of them danced to, as young adults. Like my father, a huge number of […]

Creative Living — July 21

Information on creating oriental designs using fondant and how to use essential oils for various skin types will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler represents Wilton Brands, and she’s going to show how to create oriental designs for cakes using fondant, a […]

Sunland making comeback


By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com The nation’s largest organic peanut butter processor is a month away from having its products back on shelves nationwide, according to the company’s president. Sunland Inc. President Jimmy Shearer says the company has made some major changes to its food safety procedures as demanded by the Food and […]

Officials: Portales participation needed for Ute Water Project

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com City officials say even with recent additions to the city’s water well field, Portales’ participation in the Ute Water Project is necessary to ensure the city’s future water needs are fulfilled. Portales Public Works Director John DeSha says the city’s well field, located on N.M. 202, remains in […]

Nostalgia in the air as class of ‘93 reunites

Eric Norwood Jr.: Portales News-Tribune
The Portales High School class of 1993 has fun with their sign Saturday at Rosary Park.

By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer enorwood@pntonline.com Nostalgic was a word used to describe the feeling of being at the class of 1993 reunion this weekend in Portales. “Definitely nostalgic,” said Jason Thompson, a class of 1993 graduate who now lives in Seattle, Wash. The giddiness among adults was clear as they gathered Saturday […]

Police Blotter — July 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Thursday Caller reported: • 9:58 a.m.: Stray pit bull, 1200 block of East Elbe. • 10:30 a.m.: Suicidal subject, 300 block of East First Street. • 11:54 a.m.: Cat in a trap, 2000 block of Aspen. • 12:04 p.m.: Boss won’t give him his check, 1700 block of […]

Events Calendar — July 21

Today Archery Shoot — 1 p.m., Portales Outdoor Range on N.M. 202. The cost is $10 per adult, $7 for youth ages 15-17, and $5 for cub shooters. Pee-wee shooters are free. Information: 356-8541. Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Dig Into Reading — 10:30 a.m., Portales Public […]

Local Brief — July 21

Scott Christensen of Portales has been reappointed to the Manufactured Housing Committee by Gov. Susana Martinez, according to a press release issued Friday by the governor. Christensen is the President of Portales Homes, LLC, which Christensen opened and grew into the oldest independent manufactured housing retail sales operation in New Mexico, the press release said. […]

Even dumbest creatures can be useful


The pastor was making a point Sunday morning. He said, “Even God’s dumbest creatures can be useful.” I tried not to take it personally. However, if he’d seen my grade transcript from vet school, I would certainly qualify for half of it! But, he was talking about sheep. Most people would agree that sheep are […]

HSD, providers must put clients first

— Albuquerque Journal In 1965, Title XIX of the Social Security Act created Medicaid “to assist states in furnishing medical assistance to eligible needy persons” — not to keep health-care providers in business, much less in golden parachutes. Yet that’s where the focus of discussion has been too often since the state Human Services Department […]

Profound profundity into guy stuff

No one can really understand the gist of the First Gent Alligator Hunt Scandal without a basic grasp of Guy Stuff. I use the term “scandal’ loosely. This is such a boring New Mexico summer we’ll stoop to just about anything to get our juices stirring. Levi Chavez notwithstanding. What happened is Guv Hubby went […]

Three-Buck Chuck wine still bites

Before Christmas, I attended a cult meeting in Portales. For the safety of the 20 attendees, I’ve kept it under wraps until now to give everyone time to cover their tracks. Only waterboarding, dark chocolate or a 19-year-old could get their identities or the address out of me. In the hosts’ driveway, we circled our […]

Five injured in two-car crash

CMI staff Five people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after a two car crash on N.M. 209 north of Ned Houk Park, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The injured included Casey Turnbough, 38, Hallie Turnbough, 12, both of Portales, Suzy Powell, 64, Brooke Fleming, 12, and Brittany Fleming, 13, all of Grady. Waller said […]