Kenemore, George

George W. Kenemore, 73, of Clovis died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on May 25, 1930, to George and Mary Kenemore. He grew up in Clovis. A veteran of the Korean War, he was discharged honorably in 1952. He fought and was wounded at the Chosen Reservoir […]

Portales principal suspended

By Mike Linn A Portales school principal has been suspended for improper distribution of the New Mexico Writing Assessment, a school official said Thursday. David VanWettering, principal of Valencia Elementary, has been suspended for an undisclosed amount of time for distributing the assessment to his teachers too early, Portales School Board President David Brooks said. […]

Conquering debt God’s way

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Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church will bring in the Rev. Bruce Ammons to teach a “Conquering Debt God’s Way” seminar at the church Jan. 18. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina When Pastor Doug Brooks of Parkland Baptist Church thinks of debt, danger comes to mind. “Certainly finances are among […]

Brooks, Nola

NOLA ‘DEAN’ BROOKS Services: Have been held. Mrs. Nola “Dean” Brooks, 76, of Portales, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2003, at her home. She was born on April 27, 1927, in Etowah County, Ala., to Mary and Thomas William Carrell. She grew up in Alabama. She married James Brooks on July 15, 1944, in Pascagoula, Miss. […]

ENMU students help presidential candidate set record

FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS PORTALES — Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything […]

Ribble, Maurene

Maurene Ribble Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maurene Ribble, 95, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 15, 1907, on Vernon, Texas, to “Dick” and R.R. Brooks. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1926 and attended two years at West Texas University. She married […]

Volunteers keep rodeo on t rack

By Jack King One night this week Karen McDaniel stayed at the rodeo arena well past midnight getting a veterinarian for a contestant whose horse was coming down with colic. One night last year she and her husband, Cory, stayed until 3:30 a.m., digging up and repairing a broken water line. But, McDaniel said, that’s […]

Junior rodeo begins Tuesday night

Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association was […]