Full speed ahead: Sunland hopes to have products on shelves soon

Sunland Inc. Vice President Katalin Coburn said she's excited that Sunland is one step closer to getting its products back on the shelves as peanut butter production resumed Monday. Sunland is bouncing back from a salmonella outbreak that linked its products to 41 cases in 20 states last fall and shuttered its plant for months. […]

Maypole has symbolized rite of passage for seniors at PHS for 85 years

The bright, colorful dresses, the inspirational songs, the flashes from hundreds of cameras and the poles that stand as strong as the community's tradition are what keep Portales High School's Maypole ceremonies going. Maypole Director Wendy Brooks said every year it's a different group of students, with different talents and different formal wear, but one […]

Bears’ Urlacher hangs ‘em up

Former Portales High coach Mark McAfee knew Lovington's Brian Urlacher had a bright future when he coached against him as the Rams' defensive co-ordinator in the mid-1990s. McAfee didn't necessarily see him as an eight-time Pro-Bowl middle linebacker for the Chicago Bears. "He was a stud," McAfee said Wednesday night. "I knew he could play […]

ENMU athletes ready for nationals

Eastern New Mexico University sophomores Kaspars Briska and Alesha Jones have their work cut out in the NCAA Division II national outdoor track meet this weekend in Pueblo, Colo., but both are ready to give it their best shot. Briska, a junior college transfer from Riga, Latvia, qualified for the nationals in the 3,000 steeplechase, […]

Fishing report – May 22

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — Fishing was fair using […]

Cannon wife leading supply caravan to Oklahoma

Jessica Sleeman thinks she might have found her calling. Helping people. For the second time in a just over a month, she bring aid to a community affected by a disaster. Sleeman plans to lead a caravan of two SUVs and a pickup truck packed with supplies to the Moore, Okla., site of the nation's […]

Veteran honored, laid to rest

The Cannon Honor Guard laid to rest Johnny D. Morgan, a World War II veteran and member of the Roosevelt County National Guard on May 16 in Portales. 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard members serve as pallbearers during a funeral for Johnny D. Morgan, a combat medic who […]

Cannon, community observe National Police Week

They are seen every day. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom The 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron participated in various events in honor of National Police Week on May 13-17 at Cannon Air Force Base. National Police Week is an observance held to honor law enforcement officials for their sacrifices and hard […]

Diamond Sharp airmen: Adept aerial gunner

Editor's note: This feature is the 24th in a series of Air Commando spotlights at Cannon. The airmen being highlighted are recent Diamond Sharp award winners. Diamond Sharp is a monthly program where Airmen are recognized by wing leadership and first sergeants for their hard work and achievements. U.S. Air Force photo: Airman 1st Class […]

National Fitness Month: To do and to coach

Editor's note: In celebration of National Fitness Month, athletes from Cannon Air Force Base will be spotlighted each week during the month of May 2013. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Jette Carr U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Claude Lawson, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight superintendent, coaches an athlete May 18 […]

To have, hold, love and cherish

According to the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps, more than 5,000 Air Force families have participated in a Marriage Care retreat; and of those, 99 percent reported a strengthened marriage and higher marital satisfaction following the event. U.S. Air Force graphic: Senior Airman Ericka Engblom Marriage Care retreats have helped more than 5,000 Air Force […]

Senior leader spouse tour held

The 27th Special Operations Wing welcomed senior leaders' spouses for a quick tour of Cannon Air Force Base on May 14. U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal Senior leaders' spouses of the 27th Special Operations Wing gather in front of the 551st Special Operations Squadron during a tour of Cannon Air Force […]

Grilling food, expressing gratitude

U.S. Air Force photo: Senior Airman Alexxis Pons Abascal A member of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron fire department grills burgers to show support for fellow first responders May 14 at Cannon Air Force Base. Firefighters set aside their gear and demonstrated culinary techniques as they barbequed for members of the 27th Special […]

Fishing report – May 23

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes — Fishing was fair using […]

Channel passion into charitable text messages

As I was watching news of the Moore, Okla., tornado unfold, emotions went from amazement of nature's power to empathy for those affected to eye rolls for people who turned tragedy into a way to forward their personal beliefs. I couldn't help but notice a story a friend commented on. Curt Autry, an NBC reporter […]

Councilors: No new laws needed to address panhandling

Portales city councilors concluded no new laws are necessary to enforce the prohibition of aggressive panhandling because there is a similar code that can be amended to include it. The Portales City Council gave a notice of intent Tuesday night at its meeting to rewrite a city code regarding peddlers. The council wants to outlaw […]

Meetings Watch: Portales City Council – May 22

The following took place at the Portales City Council meeting Tuesday night: Portales Mayor Sharon King recognized the Portales Police Department for vital public service to the citizens of Portales in a proclamation. John Guldemann, project director for the U.S. 70 reconstruction project, gave an update on the project. Guldemann said they are close to […]

Meetings Watch: Roosevelt County Commission – May 22

The Roosevelt County Commissioners met Tuesday in the commission room at the Roosevelt County Courthouse and took the following actions: The commission approved of the closure of South Roosevelt Road AZ, which approximately 20 miles west of Floyd. The road 1.73 mile long road will be closed effective immediately. "There is a tendency for an […]

Events Calendar – May 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. How to Successfully Market Your Business to the Government — 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Business Enterprise Center in Clovis, 105 E Grand Ave. The seminar is sponsored by the Procurement Technical Assistance Program. The cost is $79 per person for Tuesday and Wednesday. […]

My Turn – Cartoons are my destiny

Sometimes I think I was destined to be a cartoonist, but my skill level is probably at stick figures. It's just that my imagination runs away like the people who I try to interview. I create all these exaggerations in my head about what happens, and I turn people into these characters. One day I […]