Portales woman critical after Ute Lake accident

Shaina Pool, 22, of Portales, is in critical condition at an Amarillo hospital following a boating accident about 6 p.m. Sunday on Ute Lake in Logan, a family friend said. State park officials investigating the accident have declined to provide details of the accident. Shaina Pool Rebecca Martinez Holt of Clovis said she helped organize […]

Residents pay Memorial Day respects

From the commanding sound of Air Force aircraft overhead to the somber sounds of trumpets playing, "Taps," Clovis residents marked Memorial Day Monday morning at the Lawn Haven Garden of Honor CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Col. Buck Elton, commander of Cannon Air Force Base, delivers the address Monday morning during the Memorial Day observance […]

Lubbock man killed in one-vehicle accident

A Lubbock man was killed Monday in a one-vehicle accident in west Bailey County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Charles David Sharp, 51, was the only person in the 2011 Lexus four-door that crashed on State Highway 214, 4 1/2 miles south of Farm Road 298 in Bailey County. According to Carlson […]

American Legion into its 66th year of hosting Memorial Day program

A crowd of about 40 residents attended a Memorial Day program Monday morning at the Portales Cemetery. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Lynnde Hall, left, and Taryn Kizer of Portales present the laying of the wreath in the Portales American Legion's Memorial Day program. The Portales American Legion has hosted the program for 66 years to […]

My turn: Ice cream better when shared

I'm privileged to own the book, "Six Miles to the Windmill," by Annie King Greaves. It's her personal recollections from 1908-1913. She tells about this ice cream social. Frank rode 12 miles to invite the neighbors, and they spread the word by riding on out to their neighbors. Don drove a big team of red […]

On the shelves: May 27

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Golf: The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever" by the editors of Golf Magazine was given by Dr. and Mrs. O.T. Rozzell in memory of Bill Prince. In a book with 150 full-color photos and an instructional DVD, the editors collect advice from ten of the best […]

Senior calendar: May 27

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: No dance. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. free blood pressure and blood sugar checks; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 10:30 a.m. […]

Custom dressmaker to visit show

Information on repurposing garments, doing furniture "makeovers," and making food gifts will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Rae Cumbie is a custom dressmaker, artist and designer, and she will talk about how to repurpose garments by turning a vintage wedding dress […]

School menus: May 27

Melrose schools Monday: Memorial Day. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast —Cooks choice. Lunch — Hamburgers, fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Chicken patty sandwich, tots, fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cooks choice. Lunch — Corn dogs, chips, fruit, milk. School dismissed for summer.

Honors: May 27

Archibeque William James Archibeque of Portales has been named to the dean's honor roll at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for academic work during the 2012 spring semester on the Weatherford campus.

Club notes: May 27

RGH Auxiliary President Linda Uttaro called the May 16 meeting to order by giving the auxiliary prayer. Uttaro announced the signage is in, installed and awaiting the electrical connection to be completed. The company accepted the $3,000 as the full payment from the auxiliary. Vice president Faye Fenton presented hours bars to Harry and Panzy […]

Enagements: May 27

Cuevas-Flores Stepfather Tranquilino Martinez of Del Rio, Texas, announces the engagement of his stepdaughter, Consuelo H. Cuevas of Portales, to Rene R. Flores of Portales, son of Virginia Romero of Pecos, Texas. The couple will exchange vows 6 p.m. June 15, 2012 at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales, with the reception to follow at […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

Troops deserve our best care

The mission was to debrief snipers in the process of returning from Bosnia. Due to the nature of their mission, they were a mixed group, some Marines, some Army. Most of them had been on six months tours, partly, though not wholly, because many snipers in the Army (and apparently the Marines) are reservists, often […]

County war memorial our tribute

Some gave everything for their country and their families. Are the rest of us worthy of their sacrifice? I've been humbled to serve on the Roosevelt County War Memorial Committee, which realized a goal this weekend with the dedication of the Roosevelt County War Memorial on the square in downtown Portales. There are a few […]

My turn: Parties no longer matter

As we recently sat on the balcony of his rented condo overlooking Lake Conroe near Houston, my brother and lifelong Republican Bud Sloan surprised me by saying that he was now an Indepen-dent. I asked why. "Social issues mostly," he said. "Also an erosion of some of our basic freedoms under the Bush administration. I […]

Police blotter: May 27

Call logs for Portales police, sheriff and fire: Thursday 11:18 a.m., Caller reported a puppy playing in the road, South Avenue I. 11:25 a.m., Caller reported a male subject hitting a female, 1000 block West First Street. 11:35 a.m., Caller states there are two people fighting in a parking lot, 500 block West 18th Street. […]

Their view: Take time to remember our military’s sacrifices

Susan McConnell, an author, counselor and speaker, wrote this about remembering those who died for our freedom on Memorial Day. On May 10, 1970, Army specialist Leslie H. Sabo Jr. and about 50 Army soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division were ambushed by more than 100 Vietnamese fighters in what became known as the Se […]

Column: Ghost town N.M.’s newest treasure

Would it be crass of me to observe a presidential candidate ranted for months about how he would lead the nation out of debt and then closed his campaign with a $4.8 million debt? (Really!) We won't have Cutesie Newtsie to kick around anymore. So toxic is the national political scene it makes us grateful […]

Editorial: Travel vouchers more dangerous than Perry’s gun?

G ov. Rick Perry's habit of carrying a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun while jogging would be useful information to anyone contemplating doing him harm. Perry hasn't been shy about letting the world know this important detail. The spending of tax money on his travel security detail has been judged an entirely different matter — by Perry, […]