Aunt: Missing Clovis teen prone to ‘blankouts’

Aly Marques' life has been more difficult than most. She had her first heart surgery to repair a leaky valve when she was 9 days old, said her great aunt, Laurie Haskell. In 2003, when she was 7, she was living with her father in Killeen, Texas, when he committed suicide. In January 2010, she […]

Honors – June 17

Moore Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Amanda Moore as auxilian of the month of July. Moore joined the auxiliary in December 1999. She volunteers in the gift shop and at the information desk. Farley Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Darla Farley as auxilian of the month of June. Farley joined the auxiliary in […]

Engagements – June 17

Reynolds -Gordon The children of Patricia Pounds Reynolds and Joe Gordon are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their parents at 11:45 a.m. June 30, 2012, at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. Reception to follow at the VFW Post 9515 in Portales at 1 p.m. The ceremony and reception are open to family and […]

Club notes – June 17

Altrusa of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on June 11 at the Central Annex. President Nellie Dyer called the meeting to order. Sandy Van Der Veen, MainStreet Coordinator, thanked the club for purchasing a tile for the Yam Theater and showed the one that will be installed in the lobby. Sharon […]

On the shelves – June 17

A brief look at other top stories: Clovis-Carver Public Library "Weekends with O'Keeffe" by C.S. Merrill and "Santa Fe Reflections" by Steve Larese were given by Oscar and Carolyn Toliver in memory of Wiley Snyder. At the age of eighty-five, Georgia O'Keeffe hired C.S. Merrill, then twenty-six, to organize her extensive library; a job that […]

Creative Living: Cookie sandwiches featured on show

Information on making cookie monster sandwiches, cooking with turkey year round and an exercise program for the elderly will be the featured topics on "Creative Living" 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and noon on Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Nancy Siler is going to demonstrate how to make cookie monster sandwiches, which are simply cookies sandwiched […]

Senior happenings – June 17

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. dance at La Casa Senior Center Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily activities, quilting and sewing; 1 p.m., bingo at Los Abuelitos Portales. 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 […]

Time spent with children memorable

The memories formed with one's father, often shape the memories which one provides as a father (or grandfather, as the case may be). I have done things, and continue to do things, as a grandad, because they were done for me. For example, participating in activities that are not exactly my cup of tea. Such […]

Hunting, fishing key to dad’s trips

Many people whose father has passed on can tell wonderful stories of all the places their dad took the family on vacation. I would say our family only took one traditional vacation while I was growing up. That's not to say my father never took us anywhere. It's just that wherever that Terry-style vacation took […]

Our people: Sporting mother

Jennefier Dallas-Dudley grew up in the Clovis and Portales area but attended junior high and high school in Wichita Falls, Texas. She has also lived in Canyon, Texas. Dallas-Dudley has worked in property management off and on for 18 years. Two years ago she returned to Clovis after living in the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex for […]

Police blotter: June 17

Portales police, sheriff and fire call logs: Thursday 10:05 a.m.: Caller asked for a cat trap, 600 block of South Elgin. 10:06 a.m.: Caller reported a dead cat in the roadway, 800 block of West 15th Street. 10:08 a.m.: Caller requested to speak to an officer about a battery, 1700 block of North Boston. 10:47 […]

Their view: We need real solution for horse over breeding

On May 11, you printed a letter from state Sen. Mary Jane Garcia with her thought that horse slaughter leads to over breeding of horses. May we disagree completely with her? I am 66 years old and have been on the back of a horse for at least 62 of those years. No matter how […]

Let’s give local fathers recognition

We celebrate Father's Day with a few stories from readers: Patti Dobson, Portales: My dad is one of my heroes. He's faced some awful health issues. Through all of them, he maintained his grace, his dignity and his humor. He also taught me that you can give someone a black eye with Knox Blox … […]

Skills matter, as does a good horse

Good lineage is a plus in the world of rodeo and 17-year-old NaLynn Cline of Bernalillo has that. Her family tree for instance includes cousin Taos Muncy, world saddle bronc riding champ from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 2011. A set of skills also comes in handy. Cline herself proved she has that […]

ENMU roper places eighth

CASPER, Wyo. — Trey Southern of Eastern New Mexico University's rodeo team was one-half of a roping team that finished eighth in the average during the College National Finals Rodeo at the Casper Events Center. Southern and Tyler Rees of Odessa College took a seventh-place performance in the short round. The two posted an average […]

Residents celebrate Heritage Days

Children giggled as they lined Second Street Saturday morning making sure they were in range of flying candy that would be thrown from festive New Mexico centennial-themed floats. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune The children of Baptist Childrens Home wore bonnets and other attire reminiscent of the early 1900's on their parade float in the Heritage […]

Late rain soaks Clovis, Portales

The cities of Portales and Clovis experienced two round of thunderstorms Friday. Radar estimates show that the area experienced anywhere from two-tenths of an inch to three inches of rain over a 24-hour period, according to Accuweather officials. Around midnight the area also experienced a hail storm with hail about one-inch in diameter.

Some normalcy returning for injured soldier

The family of Army Sgt. 1st Class Dale Smith always knew he'd never be the same after his tour in Afghanistan quickly came to an end with a gunshot wound. Courtesy photo: Raymond Smith Sgt. Dale Smith holds his daughter, Cadence, 5, as they pose for a picture during a homecoming ceremony for the 4th […]

Newly-elected commissioners to receive salary increase

The salary of newly-elected Roosevelt County commissioners will jump by 40 percent starting in January. Roosevelt County commissioners approved the salary increase, along with the increases of 16 percent and 17 percent for other elected positions at the June 5 commission meeting. The increases are only for newly elected officials who take office in 2012 […]

My turn: Old letters reveal dad’s love

A niece, Carol Meeking from Dallas, has been emailing my five siblings and me photos, letters, news clippings, sermons, etc., dating back more than a century from my late mother's keepsakes. Until I saw the pencil-scribbled letters on lined paper from my sixth-grade-educated dad to my ninth-grade-educated mom, I didn't appreciate Guy and Faye Sloan's […]