Engagement —

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Payen-Pena Mary Lou Payen, of Portales announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Victoria Guadalupe Payen of Portales, to Mark Edward Pena of Portales, son of Michael and Carmen Pena of Portales. The bride elect is the daughter of the late Albert Payen. The couple will exchange vows, 4 p.m. March 17, 2012, […]

Movie schedule: March 9 — March 11

Friday 7 p.m. — Man on a Ledge, PG-13

Event listings: March 9

All times Mountain March 9-10• Lucy and the Outlaw6:30 p.m.Cactus Theater, LubbockInformation: 806-762-3233 March 15• Puddle of Mudd7 p.m.Hard Rock Casino Showroom, AlbuquerqueTickets: $20-30Information: www.hardrockcasinoabq.con/entertainment.aspxMarch 16-17• Lucy and the Outlaw6:30 p.m.Cactus Theater, LubbockInformation: 806-762-3233 March 21• The Queen of Bingo7 p.m.Marshall AuditoriumTickets: $17, general admission; $12, students, military and seniorsInformation: 769-4956 March 22• John Michael […]

What's Happening: March 9 — March 15

Friday Lunch and Learn 11:30 a.m. Cannon Library

Police blotter — March 8

The following calls were made to Portales police dispatcher on Tuesday: • 12:04 a.m., caller reported an accident between two semis, one a milk truck and one a freight liner on U.S. 70. No injuries were known of. • 5:06 a.m., caller reported an entrance alarm going off at the 700 E. Lime St. • […]

Portales City sports basketball — March 3

CMI staff Saturday Pee Wee League Girls Dora Lady Coyotes 12, Sparks 4. Scorers — Lady Coyotes, Brynn Dilliard 4, Cashlyn Fraze 4, Brelyn Gramzow 4. Sparks, Olivia Lowe 4. Mercury 28, Heat 6. Scorers — Mercury, Emma Gonzales 14, Riley Shillings 8, Taris Rippee 4, Aubrey Wells 2. Heat, Alicia Tirado 2, Shelby LeMier […]

Anniversary —

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Butler Charles and Verna Butler of Clovis will celebrate their 56th wedding anniversary with family and friends. The couple was married on March 2, 1956, in Phoenix. They have two children, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is a retired air force airman and printer at Hollands. She is retired from school food service.

On the shelves —

The following books are available at Clovis-Carver Public Library “Deep Trails in the Old West: A Frontier Memoir” by Frank Clifford offers an entertaining and informative memoir that paints an authentic, eye-witness picture of how ranchers and ordinary folk lived, worked, kept one step ahead of the law, and stayed alive in the Southwest during […]

Club notes —

Fairfield club The Fairfield club met Feb. 24 at Cheyenne Meadows with 10 members present for a pot luck luncheon. A suggestion was made to help with the angel tree at Christmas instead of holding a secret pal. One day in May was chosen for everyone’s birthday to go out to eat and continue with […]

School menus —

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit Lunch — Tater tots, spinach salad and applesauce. Tuesday: Breakfast — French toast. Lunch — Beefy cheese nachos, Spanish rice, shredded lettuce, fruit and cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Taco omelet. Lunch — Deli sandwich, baked french fries, lettuce and pickle and seasonal fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza […]

Police blotter: March 4

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Alisa Boswell Samplings of recent calls made to Portales law enforcement, according to police reports: Friday, Feb. 24 • At 1:29 p.m., the manager of a car dealership reported a vehicle was taken from the dealership on the previous Wednesday. He said an employee had used the car, returning it at 6 p.m. that evening […]

Survivor's story: Clovis resident is one of few living Bataan death march survivors

Courtesy photo Alvin Fails, 95, of Clovis, a Bataan death march survivor, at his home in February. Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most […]

Event listings: March 2

All times Mountain Today The Laramie Project 7 p.m. Lubbock Community Theatre Information: www.lubbockcommunitytheatre.org Today and Saturday Big Love 7 p.m. Charles E.Maedgen, Jr. Theatre (west entrance) 18th St. between Boston and Flint Ave. Lubbock Tickets are $10 for individuals; $5 for students with a valid ID. Information: 806-742-3603 La Traviata 6:30 p.m. Civic Center […]

Movie schedule: March 2 — March 4

Friday 7 p.m. — Underworld Awakening, R Saturday 4 p.m. — Red Tails, PG-13 7 p.m. — Underworld Awakening, R Sunday 4 p.m. — Red Tails, PG-13 7 p.m. — Underworld Awakening, R Admission is $.99 Information: 784-3331

ENMU briefs — Feb. 29

Junior preview day March 24 Junior preview day is on March 24. The day will be informational and fun for high school juniors and their parents who will learn about the academic programs and student services, and get a chance to tour the campus.

Club notes —

Pintores Art League Pintores Art League will meet 6:30 p.m. March 1 at Clovis Community College room 425, the painting and drawing classroom. There will be a short business meeting and a presentation by a guest artist. Artists welcome.

Bataan death march survivors dwindling

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Tonjia Rolan The horrific memories have faded but not disappeared for Clovis’ Alvin Fails, one of a dwindling number of area Bataan death march survivors. Telling his story from an easy chair, in which he now spends most of his days, the 95-year-old Fails recalled clearly the starvation rations on which he barely survived for […]

Election ballots to be mailed out soon

Alisa Boswell Ballots for the March 6 Portales municipal election are on their way, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “We confirmed the ballots yesterday,” Martinez-Terry said Friday. “Jan. 31 is the first day I mail out ballots and Feb. 15 is the first day they (voters) can come into city hall.” Martinez-Terry said […]

Three of four city council seats challenged

Christina Calloway Incumbents are being challenged in three of four Portales City Council seats in the upcoming March 6th election after filings Tuesday at the city clerk’s office. Only Ward C Councilor by Leo Lovett is unchallenged. “I ran again because Portales is a great community,” Lovett said. “It’s a great place to raise your […]

Honor —

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Thatcher Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Sissy Thatcher as Auxilian of the Month for December. She joined the auxiliary in March 2000 and volunteers at the information desk.