Local veteran appointed to district task

Kevin Wilson Stephen Kemp never really expected to be appointed as a national aide-de-camp with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The longtime accountant knew the percentages weren’t really in his favor. “I was surprised when I opened the letter,” Kemp said. “I wasn’t expecting it … I wasn’t even trying to work for it. I [...]

Water officials resolve Ute concerns

TV Hagenah SAN JON — A U.S. senator’s aid had a handful of concerns about the Ute Lake Pipeline Project proposed legislation, but after hearing of them, the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority on Wednesday smoothed out those concerns. And because of that, ENMRWA officials hope the plan to pipe Ute Lake water to [...]

CAFB holding change of command ceremony

Darrell Maurina Cannon Air Force Base personnel will mark a transition between commanders with a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The incoming commander, Col. John Posner, was most recently stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The next assignment for the outgoing commander, Col. Robert Yates, will be to a different [...]

Cannon’s Col. Yates stepping down at ceremony today

Darrell Maurina Meeting with local media for a press conference on his last full day commanding Cannon Air Force Base, Col. Robert “Rowdy” Yates said the last two years have been the best of his life. That ends at 3 p.m. today with a change of command ceremony at Cannon, after which Yates will leave [...]

Obits April 2

Melton Chambers, 72 Mr. Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 20, 1931, in Malpie, to Annie Belle and Monroe Chambers. He grew up in the Raton area, where he attended school. He worked for a number of years in the oil business before [...]

Christians get Jewish education

Darrell Maurina Jonathan Bernd has a message not only for ethnic Jews like himself but also for the gentile Christian community. “Just as my ancestors had to put the blood of the lambs on their doorposts so the Angel of Death would pass over them, we today need to have the blood of the Messiah [...]

Next spring break try to get away — without your cell

Helena Rodriguez I’m in! First I was out, but now I’m in. But now that I’m in, I hope that doesn’t mean I’m more out. Know what I mean? I just got my first cell phone last week, so now I’m officially “in.” But I’m afraid that now that I’m more “in touch,” that I’ll [...]

Let Jesus’ love resurrect in you

Joan Clayton Have you ever thought about how this world would be had Jesus not been born? I shudder to think about it. Imagine a world of no absolutes, without any standards of right or wrong. Mankind has always had a sin problem, but we do have a choice and a wrong choice brings bondage, [...]

Fest takes closer look at prairie chickens

Tony Parra Lesser Prairie Chicken enthusiasts will be on their heels during the birds’ mating rituals at the 3rd Annual Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand. Lesser Prairie Chicken Biologist Dawn Davis said the orientation is at 7 p.m., today and lek viewing will be on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Lek is defined as a mating [...]

School board warned of tight budget for next year

Kevin Wilson Portales Municipal Schools Superintendent Jim Holloway told members of the Board of Education to prepare for a tight budget in 2004-05 at Thursday’s special board meeting. However, Holloway was optimistic that a tight budget was nothing the board couldn’t handle, based on last year’s experiences. “If — and that’s a big word — [...]