Raccoons don’t wash their food

Tony Gennaro The word “lotor” is part of the Latin scientific name for the raccoon; it means “the washer.” Apparently, the person who named the raccoon assumed the animal washed its food before eating it. That is what captive raccoons appear to do. They put their food in water and manipulate it with their hands. […]

Community Calendar July 6

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 7:30-8:30 p.m., […]

Friut can jazz up ordinary bread pudding

June Crozier Towers If ordinary bread pudding is not enough, jazz it up with apples, coconut and pecans. A plain-Jane dessert suddenly becomes a star. Top it with heavy cream or vanilla ice cream, and this bread pudding becomes a real crowd-pleaser. How nice that it takes just minutes to toss it together and only […]

Peanuts, weight loss, topics on ‘Creative Living’

Sheryl Borden Information on peanuts and weight loss, new types of pressing equipment and summertime desserts will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday (All times MDT). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station KENW-TV from Eastern New Mexico University. Gayle Stephenson represents the Texas Peanut Producers Board […]

Weddings

Lovorn/Bettmann Ashley J. Lovorn and Greg T. Bettmann were joined in marriage June 7 at Meson de Mesilla in Mesilla. The Rev. Betty Ferguson-Garcia performed the traditional ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna LaRose of Las Cruces and the late Wayland Lovorn of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Clyde and Bobbie Roberts […]

Births

Trayon Sam and Kim Trayon of Portales are the parents of a 6 pound, 10 ounce boy, born on May 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Dakota Ray Trayon has two brothers, Samuel, 15 and Donovan, 3; and a sister, Samantha, 11. His grandparents are John and Sharon Goins and Epifania Melendez, […]

Engagements

Savage/Richards Rod and Scotty Savage of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Summer Savage, to Philip Richards of Lubbock, son of Tommy and Brenda Richards of Lubbock. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. Saturday at Faith Christian Family Church, 3401 N. Norris St., in Clovis. The reception will be […]

Wedding brings unexpected joy

Jim Lee Well, here it is the sixth of July. It doesn’t seem possible, does it? It’s hard to believe history has claimed half of the year 2003 already. A year sure goes by quickly when we’re having a good time. And I’m having a real good time this year. A highlight of the first […]

Watch out for Marilyn, and don’t step on her garden

Bob Huber Hey, you fun-loving, glassy-eyed, patriotic young squirts who each summer evening toss empty beer cans on our lawn. You’re in deep doo-doo. If you have any sense at all, you’ll get out of Dodge before sundown, because you’ve made my wife Marilyn mad. I’ll tell you, guys, when she gets mad, the entire […]

Public Record July 6

Here are some recent dispositions from Portales’ magistrate court: • Amanda McLeister, 24, guilty of possession of drug paraphernalia and will serve 364 days of supervised probation. • Andrea Maxwell, 24, guilty of issuance of worthless checks and shall pay restitution to the business in the amount of $57.98 plus court costs. • Tyler Belcher, […]