Ribble, Irene

Irene Ribble Services: Have been held. Irene Ribble, 78, of Portales died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2004, at her home. She was born on Sept. 5, 1925, in Portales to Blanche and Murry South. She graduated from Portales High School in 1943. During World War II she worked in the ship yards in San Diego to […]

Marine shares faith through adversity


Vietnam veteran Rafael Aragon receives a signed copy Thursday of a book by retired Marine Clebe McClary outlining his combat injuries. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Some people know pain and suffering. As a Marine who lost an eye and arm while leading his men […]

military briefs

The 27th Civil Engineer Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base is up for a major award due to its role in supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, according to Cannon’s public affairs office. Cannon’s engineers have already won the top honor in the Air Combat Command for their role in turning a desolate airbase in hostile Iraqi […]

McClary, David

David McClary Services: Have been held. Mr. David McClary, 66, of Portales, a retired college instructor and administrator, died Friday, Aug. 1, 2003, at Covenant Lakeside Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 11, 1936, in Dumas, Texas, to Willie Ann and Jack McClary. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1956, where he […]