Anniversaries —


Barela Eugene and Esperanza Barela of Clovis will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at La Casa Sena Cantina in Santa Fe. The dinner will be hosted by the Barela children: Patricia, Simon, Matthew, Mario and Mark. Reservations can be made at The couple was married Feb. 17, 1961, in Santa […]

On the shelves — Feb. 13

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Kids Learn to Crochet” by Lucinda Guy was given by Lennis and RoseEllen Dunn in memory of Ginnie Lee. This lively and colorful book introduces kids to basic crochet skills and offers six fantastic original projects suitable for beginners with easy-to-follow instructions, charts, and templates, as […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, corn on the cob, fruit, lettuce-tomato-pickle, valentine cookie. Tuesday: Breakfast — Smucker’s snack’n waffles. Lunch —Grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, finger veggies with dip, fruited jello. Wednesday: Breakfast — Egg & cheese biscuit. Lunch — Frito pie, mixed […]

Feb. 13 — Public record

Recent Roosevelt County Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: Jan. 18 • Roberto Lizarraga, born in 1987, pleaded no contest to a second offense of aggravated DWI. Lizarraga was sentenced to 30 days in jail with a pre-sentence confinement of two days, two years of supervised probation, an additional 15 days in jail for […]

Feb. 13 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Tuesday • An officer went to a non-profit organization in the 600 block of First Street in reference to a report of a bad check. The office manager said she received a returned check written for $133 by a 38-year-old woman. She said […]

Feb. 13 — Weekly update

Manslaughter trial rescheduled The manslaughter trial of Leroy Salas, charged in the 2009 stabbing death of Marco Bonilla, is waiting to be rescheduled, according to the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. The original trial was set for January but postponed.

ENMU-Tarleton State basketball preview — Feb. 12

Men ENMU (9-11, 4-4 Lone Star Conference South) at Tarleton State (16-4, 7-1) • When: 6 p.m. (MST) today at Stephenville, Texas • Radio: KSEL-AM 1450. • Last time out: The Hounds suffered an 81-79 loss to Midwestern State on Wednesday night at Greyhound Arena, while the Texans turned back Incarnate Word 67-61 at San […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on […]

Police blotter —

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records: Thursday • About 6:40 a.m., an officer responded to a report of criminal damage in the 800 block of East Second Street. A 26-year-old woman said sometime between midnight and 6:30 a.m., someone broke out the front windshield of her 2008 Dodge. She […]

Feb. 8 — Elida news

Monday: Parent Night for after school program participants 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Clovis Christian, T , JH G 7th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Thursday: Grady, H, JH G 7th&8th, JH B, V G&B, 3 p.m. Friday: Springlake, Earth at Farwell, V Girls 3 p.m.

Feb. 6 — Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls to Portales law enforcement, according to police records:

On the shelves — Feb. 6

The following books are available at: Clovis-Carver Public Library “Harvey Caplin’s Real Cowboys and the Old West” by Abbie Caplin features images from the freelance photographer who recorded ranch life in the American West from the 1940s to the 1980s, capturing magnificent landscapes, picturesque people, and images of working cowboys on the range, in camp […]

School menus —

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken fingers, mashed potatoes & gravy, steamed broccoli, pineapple, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Whole wheat pancakes & syrup. Lunch — Spaghette & meat sauce, green beans, fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito. Lunch — Hot dog in a […]

Engagements — Feb. 6


McChesney-Shirley [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Vanessa McChesney of Lubbock and Kenneth Shirley of Claude, Texas, will be married Feb. 12, 2011, at The Legacy in Lubbock. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul and Dixie McChesney of Lubbock. The prospective groom is the son of Lester and Elsie Shirley of Portales. The bride-elect graduated from Coronado […]

Club notes — Feb. 6

Claud Rainy Day Extension Club The Claud Rainy Day Extension Club met Jan. 26 at Sandra’s ‘Home Cookin’ with 11 members present: Ginger Beck, Reba Camp, Lois Hollinsworth, Lucille Johnson, Marcy Kos, Joy Pattison, Sue Pattison, Hildegunde Pulz, Aloha Starbuck, Lola Starbuck and Annette Taylor. We welcomed a new member, Cathie Adkins. President Ann presided […]

Portales past: Feb. 28, 1954

Feb. 28, 1954: The Portales Tribune: in the “I Saw” column: The belated auto license buyers’ line was extending out of the Armstrong office into the snowy street Saturday morning.

Portales past: Feb. 27, 1959

Feb. 27, 1959: Portales News-Tribune: Voters in Causey School District gave an overwhelming approval on Feb. 26 to becoming a municipal school district. Causey was the last remaining school under the county school supervision.

Portales past: Feb. 26, 1952

Feb. 26, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Pecan trees are practical for Portales lawns, said Mrs. Sidney Stone, who watched a tree set out by her father 25 years ago bear fruit each year. The tree was at the W.A. Heisen home at 515 Amazon St.

Portales past: Feb. 25, 1941

Feb. 25, 1941: Portales Daily News: Tiny twin boys who were born early yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Jack L . Smith of Portales are reported as doing nicely. The babies were fed with a medicine dropper by the attending nurse.

Portales past: Feb. 24, 1952

Feb. 24, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Portales Police have another kind of bootlegging on their minds now — bootleg milk. City sanitarian worker Jerry Hein said many Portales people were buying raw milk “over the fence” without stopping to think of the risk. He warned that the milk could be infected with Bang’s disease, […]