Budget shortfalls lead to staff cuts

By Mike Linn Portales schools will lose two administrative positions and five years worth of savings to balance their budget, officials said on Monday. The Portales Municipal School Board approved the tentative budget by a 3-1 vote, citing unfunded government mandates to raise teachers’ salaries as reason for the cuts and draining of cash reserves. […]

Obits 5-06

Jerry Betts Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday at Restlawn Memorial Park, south of Portales. Mr. Jerry Betts, 47, of Portales, a former truck driver, died Saturday, May 3, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He was born on Oct. 27, 1955, in Smyrna, Tenn., to Kathleen and Charles W. Betts. He moved to Portales […]

Errors costly for Portales girls

By Kevin Wilson In a pair of games that meant nothing in the District 4-3A standings, Portales’ defense didn’t do enough to make its offensive output mean anything, either. District champion Lovington swept Portales 5-2 and 9-1 on Friday at City Softball Park, Portales coach Robbie Crowley was more than happy with the offense that […]

Officials work on long-term water plan

By Mike Linn Portales city officials are hoping to secure the city’s water future with a three-pronged approach, emphasizing conservation, funding for a regional pipeline and the ongoing search for areas to drill into the Ogallala Aquifer. The city’s 40-year water plan, prepared by consultant Charles Wilson of Santa Fe, estimates the city will be […]

Obits 5/4

Ollie Corbin, 72 Ollie Fay Flinn Corbin, 72, died Thursday, May 1, 2003, at Farwell Convalescent Center in Farwell. She was born June 9, 1930, in Clovis, to Arilla and John W. Flinn Jr. She lived in Clovis, Causey, Truth or Consequences, Albuquerque and Morton and Dimmitt in Texas. For a period of time, she […]

Community gathers in prayer

1051855414-pprayer.jpg

By Mike Linn Portales residents found comfort under a shelter of invocations on Thursday as they lifted their requests to God on the 53rd annual National Day of Prayer. The event took place under the canopy on the town square, where prayers of protection and soft choir music drifted onto nearby Main Street. For more […]

Jerrita Wilson

Jerrita Wilson, 48 Ms. Jerrita Wilson, 48, of Portales, died Monday, April 21, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. The Rev. Walter Huber will officiate the services. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Porter Henry

Porter Henry Services: 3 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New […]

Lady Rams to host Lovington

By Kevin Wilson Thanks to a conversation with Wes King early in the Portales High softball season, junior Kassandra Richards may throw Lovington for a curve this weekend. “I said, ‘You can’t throw a curve with a softball,’” Richards said of her conversation with King, who pitched for the Ram baseball team, “and he said, […]

Portales roads under construction

By Angela Peacock Construction is under way on the first of three City of Portales street maintenance projects. Joe Perry, Portales’ street superintendent, said cost for the projects is $65,000. He said the state pays 75 percent of costs, with the city paying the balance. Road crews are expected to have Avenue E repaved from […]