Not all measles experiences fodder for national news

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist The Lady of the House and I were sitting in the living room in our recliners watching the evening news guy tell of a mumps outbreak in Ohio, measles in Texas and California. “Hmph,” I said to The Lady of the House. “We didn’t make national news when we had [...]

Police blotter — April 11

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:11 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 6:47 a.m.: Fire/regular response, location unknown. • 7:52 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road R 1/2. • 7:55 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 100 block of West First Street. • 8:06 a.m.: [...]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ wins by unanimous vote

By Anna George Correspondent A story about a man-eating plant was not the first choice for the latest Portales High School musical production, according to senior Amy Carter. But when the subject arose, the vote was unanimous, Carter said. When debating over what musical to perform, other production titles came up, such as “Little Foxes,” [...]

Relationship with God grows, changes, as it should

Patti Dobson

Patti Dobson Religion columnist I overhead an interesting conversation during my morning coffee run. The gist of it — that Justin Bieber is a hero because he gave a court official “what for” during a recent deposition. Not my definition of hero. Frankly, I take umbrage with anyone who engages in disrespectful, entitled, and mean-spirited [...]

Annual egg hunt location changes

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer There will plenty of eggs to find for any child through sixth grade at Portales Calvary Baptist Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. But the event is being held at a different location than usual. The hunt starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home. The [...]

Events calendar — April 11

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Faculty Vocal Recital — 7 p.m., Eastern New Mexico University’s Buchanan Hall in the Music Building. Information: 562-2377. Little Shop of Horrors — 7 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium. Information: 356-7015.   Saturday Car Wash [...]

Best lines came from snobbiest character

By Alisa Boswell Columnist After finding a VHS player last week, I got to fulfill my longing to watch “My Fair Lady,” the Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison musical rendition of George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Pygmalion.” Yes, I still own VHS tapes and that is one of them. Harrison was truly the perfect choice for [...]

Choice is made


  By Christina Calloway Senior writer Two Portales High School seniors aren’t sweating their college choices at all. Jarret Faust and Jennifer Salomon, both honor students, already have their minds made up on where they plan to spend the next four years after graduation. The National Honor Society students were asked questions about their [...]

Relay important

Lillian Bowe: Staff photo
Yolanda Sanchez, secretary at Lindsey-Steiner Elementary and the school’s Relay for Life coach, works on the flyers for selling popcorn. Sanchez has been conducting several fundraisers to help her team raise money.

Editor’s note: The “Meet the” series profiles the people behind groups, organizations and businesses in the community.   By Lillian Bowe Staff writer It’s been a big part of her life for the last decade, but the Portales Relay for Life takes on even more importance this year for Yolanda Sanchez. Last May, Sanchez [...]

Ride for World Health team making journey

By Vanessa Kahin Staff writer On a coast-to-coast trip covering about 80 miles per day, a group of cyclists are set to arrive in Portales today to share information on world health. Ride for World Health is a cycling team and nonprofit that undertakes a 3,200-mile cycling journey every year from San Diego to [...]