Monica Calamaco Christine Merrick has been a volunteer since Feb. 23, 2004, with the Community Services Center’s Foster Grandparent Program. Christine has dedicated herself to making a difference in the future of students. Merrick tutors students who need assistance with language arts, and math skills. She has had a positive impact on the students she […]
Alisa Boswell Excitement and cheers filled the air at Ned Houk Park north of Clovis during the Relay for Life kick-off Friday. Brother and sister Cutter and Tayci Burnett started the event off with the National Anthem followed by the speeches of guests, such as Molly Smith, a relay participant currently battling breast cancer. “On […]
Editor’s note: Each day this week we will be presenting stories by someone affected by cancer and plans to participate in the annual Relay for Life event 6 p.m. Friday at New Houk Park in Clovis:
Devastated. Helpless. He’s going to die. I felt all those things on November 7, 2003, the moment I heard Jordan had rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer most common in children from birth to 10 years of age. I’d never heard of this kind of cancer. I was in Santa Fe at a seminar when Dr. Winters […]
Freedom New Mexico Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia, Mexico. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S., and Canada. M5’s programs break […]
Freedom New Mexico A reunion is being held May 28 for the Forrest community. A lunch will be held with a $10 charge for adults and $5 for children. The deadline to RSVP is Sunday with checks payable to the Forrest Everybody’s Club. Contact Mary Sours for information: (575) 458-6635.
Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, games, music and dancing, the three-day event is an annual fundraiser for Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Clovis. “This year we are really emphasizing the fact that it’s a community […]
Two families whose houses burned in the 17,000-acre grassfire Sunday say they’re overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring of kindness from the community. James and Roxie Lofton lost their home of 30 years, and their land, which had been certified wildlife habitat, was damaged. Steve and Alisha Robertson and their 14-year-old daughter, Kasserine, lost the […]
Portales residents will be participating in the Great American Cleanup project from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants comb the city while picking up trash and debris. “It doesn’t cost people anything, just their time,” said project director Veda Urioste. “It’s nice to clean up some eyesores.” Urioste said the event is sponsored by […]
The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling flowers again this spring to beautify our local community. The flower sale is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the C&S parking lot on the corner of First Street and Avenue C. The Portales Kiwanis Club is selling geraniums and petunias. All plants are locally sprouted and […]
Nicole Thornton was the Community Affairs Coordinator for the city of Portales until Friday. Her husband received orders from the Air Force back to Florida so the couple will be returning home. Thornton said there is no such thing as a typical day for the community affairs coordinator. “I enjoy that every day is different […]
Eastern in Action Day on April 16 Eastern In Action is holding its second annual community service day on Saturday. Students, faculty and staff of Eastern New Mexico University will band together to give back to the Portales community with their time and elbow grease. Tree trimming, weed pulling and painting were some of the […]
Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler recently offered his condolences to the family of Peyton Chavez, who died last week:
Wedding shower A wedding shower for Lesli Dawn Caviness and Marty Paul Trey will be held at 2 p.m. April 16 at the Causey Community Building. The couple will be married in May.
Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands to the community with its Eastern in Action program again this year. With Eastern in Action, university students and employees do free yard work, painting, cleaning and other jobs for members of the Portales community not affiliated with ENMU. The work day […]
While the arrest of the Saudi student in Lubbock has raised awareness over the likelihood of an attack against Cannon Air Force Base and the surrounding community, it is important to remember that the threat of terrorism on U.S. military bases still exists since the tragic events of 9/11. Force protection specialists from Cannon agree […]
Dennis Lopez is active in the Portales community. He was a Roosevelt County commissioner for eight years from 2000 to 2008. As the director of support employment at Mental Health Resources, Lopez said he enjoys helping and working with his clients. In his free time, Lopez enjoys golf, travel, exercise and playing cards.
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), commissioned by the Curry County commissioners and funded by the Department of Defense, is an opportunity for the surrounding communities and Cannon Air Force Base to work together to identify and begin to address areas of common interest. Getting Cannon off of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) turned what […]
Freedom New Mexico An account for donations to help with funeral expenses for Patricia Ohler of Portales has been set up under her name at James Polk Stone Community Bank. Ohler died of cancer Thursday, leaving a husband, five children and four grandchildren, and life insurance would not cover the expenses, according to information from […]
Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College has announced four finalists for president at the two-year college. The four finalists are: Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City; Jimmy Cargill of Glendive, Mont.; Veldon Law of Las Vegas, Nev. and Mildred Lovato of Albuquerque. Each candidate will tour the campus and have an interview with the Board of […]