Thursday area prep summaries – Feb. 21

BOYS District 2-B Grady 57, San Jon 56 Grady (14-10, 4-0) — Adam Lunsford 9, Koby Valentine 7, Trenton Jones 15, Trenton Lee 5, Isaac Bailey 2, Jordan Provencio 1, Jay Faust 7, Tucker Northcutt 11. Totals 20 12-22 57. San Jon (15-6, 2-2) — Carl Webb7, Joseph Benavidez 2, Jcob Benally 25, Jory Byrd […]

Kiwanis chili supper in 50th year

Anthony Schroeder says he can only imagine how many pounds of chili have been made over the years to help fund the Portales Kiwanis Club's mission to help area youth. Today will mark the 50th annual Kiwanis Club's Chili Supper, and Schroeder, one of the organizers of the event and Kiwanis member, says he's ready […]

Cheerleaders place second at competition

Portales High senior Kaleigh Johns said it took endurance, energy and passion to deliver a great performance at the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Nationals competition, a performance that earned them second place in their division. Coach Amy Lovett says she couldn't have been more proud of her 24 girls who help put Portales on the map, […]

Shootings have residents rattled

Mary Apodaca just wants all the violence to end. Apodaca, 73, is a victim in the first of two drive-by shootings that have exploded in Clovis neighborhoods this week. CNJ staff photo: Robin Fornoff Mary Apodaca, 73, said she hopes police can end the violence. Her home was riddled with bullets Tuesday — the first […]

Look out fear, here comes faith

Fear is an evil, negative force that destructs faith. It cripples paralyzes, torments and promotes doubts and non-believers. Fear removes peace and tantalizes. Fear is from the enemy and comes from the pit! Fear is a faith stealer and a joy robber. It is destructive to the mind, soul and spirit, a chain reaction that […]

Police Blotter – Feb. 22

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: Caller reported she has been hit by a truck, First and Chicago. 2:47 p.m.: Caller reported her husband fell down, 500 block of East 17th Street. 3:27 p.m.: Caller reported a reckless bus driver, North Chicago. 3:31 p.m.: Caller reported someone […]

Events Calendar – Feb. 22

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Garage sale — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 121 S. Main at the old Prestige Carpet building. This is a fund raising garage sale to raise money for the Dora High School sophomore class. Information: 477-2211. The Portales Kiwanis Club's 50th annual […]

My Turn – ‘The Wire’ now a regular tradition

OK, so maybe I'm hooked, because watching "The Wire" before bed has now become a regular tradition. The intensity continues as the crew of Baltimore investigators watch the inner workings of a shipping yard and its stevedores as foreign women are transported in containers for the sex trade, along with numerous other "products." Along with […]

Source: Former commander in line for post

BRUSSELS — A former Cannon Air Force Base group commander is the likely choice to become commander of all U.S. and NATO forces in Europe, a senior NATO official said Thursday. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, who served as 27th Operations Group from July 1997 to June 1999, is the top U.S. Air Force commander in […]

Editorial: Night horse races at Expo NM makes sense

The operators of the Downs at Albuquerque are considering nighttime horse races at Expo New Mexico because they believe such evening activities could attract new customers — and more revenue. Since the decision was made some years back to keep the fairgrounds in the heart of the city, and the Downs is an anchor of […]