Sickness hurts Roosevelt All-Star team

By Kevin Wilson With a 2 for 4 night, three RBIs and the go-ahead single, Iszac Valdez showed that the American All-Star pitchers weren’t causing him any trouble. Later on, strep throat was trouble for the Roosevelt catcher, and the ruling that ensued helped pave the way for an unusual 17-15 win for visiting American […]

Golden Acres celebrating 25 years

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Mike Linn Four ladies enthusiastically eyed their dominoes on Monday afternoon at the Golden Acres community room. A fly swatter, or “a weapon,” rested at the table on which they play. Behind them were two walkers Golden Acres resident Thelma Chambers jokingly referred to as “our Cadillacs.” The reality of their gaming oasis was merely […]

Obits 7/8

Clarence Oler Services: Have been held. Mr. Clarence E. Oler, 91, Longview, Wash., died Saturday, June 21, 2003, at his home. He was born on Dec. 20, 1911, in Emory, Texas, to Thomas Edgar and Louella Alison Oler. He moved to Washington from New Mexico 51 years ago. He was a farmer/rancher and he worked […]

Tale of two patriots

Darrell Todd Maurina On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Darren Eicken followed his normal routine by walking the few blocks from his home to his New York City law office in a building located just three blocks away from the World Trade Center. Eicken had a much longer walk that afternoon after terrorists flew […]

Clovis woman gets crushed by truck

Janet Bresenham A Clovis woman attending a family Fourth of July party was killed Friday night by a pickup truck fleeing police, according to Clovis police. The pickup was traveling east down the 500 block of West 18th Street, which was crowded with hundreds of children and adults who had been watching the city fireworks […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo set for this week

By Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association […]

Obits 7/6

Cora Ward, 95 Mrs. Cora Edith Ward, 95, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Friday, July 4, 2003, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 11, 1907, in Waters Park, Texas, to Reuben Benjamin and Blanche Elizabeth Dunks. Mrs. Ward worked for many years at Cauole Engraving Co. as bookkeeper and […]

Fireworks take over night sky

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Janet Bresenham Royce Montgomery, 10, sat on the hill outside Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena watching Friday night’s fireworks display. His words painted a vivid picture of the crowd’s reactions to the colors and sounds. “Gee. Hey, cool. I like those ones,” Royce said to his friends, after the fireworks show began at 9 […]

Personality Plus-Peggy Hahn

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Name: Peggy Hahn Job: Retired teacher Age (and birth date): 72 Hometown: Portales Family: Henry Hahn What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Shopping.” What did you think about on Sept. 11? “Our country.” Tell us about your pet(s): “Two dogs – a pug and a pound puppy” What is your theme song? “ ‘Amazing […]

Lists

Hubert Morgan, a real estate agent and avid golfer, had this to say about one of his favorite hobbies: •“I love golf because I get to be outdoors.” •“You’re always trying to play your best game; it’s a competition with yourself.” •“I like playing with friends.” •“I love my 5 wood. I’ve hit some spectacular […]

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, […]