Crash prompts requests for intersection safety improvements

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Google maps The intersection of 21st Street and Sugar Beet Road has been the scene of 10 crashes in three years. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A fatal crash Saturday has prompted area law officers to ask for help in improving safety at some county intersections. Don Teague, 74, of Bovina was killed when […]

Bovina man dies in two-car collision

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Law enforcement works on the scene following a crash at the intersection of 21st Street and Sugarbeet Road. Don Teague, 74, of Bovina, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three others were transported to area hospitals. CNJ staff A Bovina man died in a two-car collision Saturday at Sugar Beet […]

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Bingaman, Udall and Teague: Chino mine workers eligible for federal assistance

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Representative Harry Teague, today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Labor has determined that workers laid off from the Chino mine are eligible for federal assistance. The New Mexico lawmakers urged then-Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in a December letter to quickly approve any application made for […]

Wakefield, Milton E.

Milton Eady Wakefield, 87, of Roswell, died Friday, June 23, 2006. He was born July 9, 1918 in Mexia, Texas, to Grady and Blanche Wakefield. He was raised in Portales. He graduated from Portales High School, Amarillo Barber College and attended Eastern New Mexico University. He married Otero Pate on April 29, 1938. After serving […]

2/22 Military digest

Light Air Force Airman Lainey C. Light has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. She is the daughter of LaRene Whitehead of Portales. The airman is a 2004 graduate of Portales High School. Workheiser Air Force Airman Jason M. Workheiser has graduated from basic military training at Lackland […]

Lady Rams shoot for No. 1 seed in regional

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Junior Briana Hernandez stretches to get a volleyball during a drill at Friday’s Portales practice. Portales (17-3) hosts Ruidoso tonight for the District 4-3A championship at 7 p.m. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers No matter what, Ruidoso and Portales should expect to receive homecourt advantage in next weekend’s Class 3A volleyball […]

Teague, Molly

Molly Teague Services: Have been held. Molly Teague, 64, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at her home in Portales. She was born Feb. 6, 2004, in San Antonio, Texas, to Ruby and Walter Rogers. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, James, Bob and Wally Rogers; and three sisters, Jean Mays, Betty […]

Cemetery cleaning ‘long overdue’

Janet Bresenham TEXICO — For nearly six years, Darlene Curry has come often to the Texico Cemetery on the outskirts of town, finding comfort at the gravesides of her only daughter, Wendi Homer, 25, and her only granddaughter, 4-month-old Allie Homer, who died in a car accident on an icy road between Melrose and Fort […]

Answering the call to prayer

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By Gary Mitchell The blowing of the shofar, or ram’s horn, called a solemn assembly to pray and praise the Lord Thursday as part of the local observance of the 2003 National Day of Prayer. “We stand in honor of our risen Lord Jesus Christ,” said Mike Teague, organizer of the Clovis prayer event held […]