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 […]

Former students will always be my friends

One of the many blessings in my life comes from former students. Thirty-one years of teaching left me with happy memories. A special bond between teacher and student lasts forever. Such was the case when a lieutenant colonel walked up to me in a restaurant. "Aren't you Mrs. Clayton?" My eyes searched his as I […]

Fiesta king and queen nominees

The nominees for the June 1 Our Lady of Guadalupe and San Jose fiesta king and queen crowning are: Luis Antonio Reyes Luis Antonio is the five year old son of Alma and Robert. He attends Los Ninos School for preschool. Luis likes going to the park and dressing up like super heroes. The movies […]

Anniversaries - May 20

Ortiz Ortiz Alfred and Christine Ortiz of Clovis celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on May 16, 2012. The celebration will be planned for a later date and will be hosted by their children, Vicki Reyes and Stephanie Roldan (Andrew). The couple was married May 16, 1987, in Portales. They have two children and one grandchild. […]