City councilor undergoes cancer surgery

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A Portales city councilor is hospitalized following surgery Wednesday to remove cancerous tumors in his colon, officials said. Alfred Bachicha, 79, was diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday and taken to the Amarillo Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City Manager Debi Lee said. “Our family has always been faith driven,” […]

Quintero, Antonio

Antonio Quintero Service: Have been held. Mr. Antonio C. Quintero, 87, died Saturday, July 2, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born July 16, 1917, to Ramona and Pedro Quintero in Celaya, Gaunajuato, Mexico. He grew up in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico, where he attended school. At an early age he began […]


Corrina Cordova Services: Have been held. Corrina Cordova, 83, of El Segundo, Calif., died Thursday, June 9, 2005 at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1922, in Roy. She had been living in California for 45 years. She was a member of the Catholic church. Survivors include her husband, Zack Cordova of El […]

Bernalillo boots Portales in Class 3A final


Portales’ Daniel Aranda is fouled as he drives the lane during the first half of their Class 3A semifinal game against Pojoaque Friday at The Pit in Albuquerque. Aranda led the Rams with 12 points in the 47-36 loss. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — After losing twice to Portales […]

Class 3A boys: Portales smokes Cuba

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — Portales High’s boys weren’t about to let Cuba — and its boisterous fans — or a broken bus stop them. The Rams held high-scoring senior Michael Kilroy 15 points under his Class 3A-leading average and took control from the get-go in a 67-46 state quarterfinal victory Wednesday at […]

Hall’s passion for game won’t subside


Chris Hall averaged 25 points a game as a Clovis senior three years ago. (CNJ file photo) By John Eisel: CNJ staff writer Chris Hall thought he had given up his dreams of playing Division I basketball when he transferred to New Mexico State two years ago. But sometimes dreams die hard. Hall, a former […]

Robinson, Martha

Martha Robinson Services: Have been held. Martha Jo Robinson, 80, of Amherst, Texas, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004 at the Harmonee House in Amherst. She was born on Aug. 28, 1924, in Chillichothe, Texas, to Elmer and Mary Lance. She married Leon Robinson on Feb. 28, 1948, in Amherst. She moved with her family to […]

Littlejohn, Ruby

Ruby Littlejohn Services: Have been held. Mrs. Ruby Littlejohn, 86, of Portales, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004 at La Posada Hospice Center in Las Cruces. She was born on April 13, 1918, in Manila, Ark., to Mary Matilda and William Joseph Rhodes. Her family moved to Otis in 1923 and on to Hagerman in 1924. […]

Wallis, Eugene

Services: Have been held. Mr. Eugene Wallis, 40, of Portales, died Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Aug. 3, 1963, in Tulsa, Okla., to the Rev. Hugh and Mary Wallis. His family moved to Portales in 1975. He was a 1982 graduate of Portales High School, where […]

Wildcats excited about depth in frontcourt

By Rick White Granted, it’s only based on a month of summer league games and a team basketball camp, but the future looks considerably brighter for the Clovis Wildcats than it did at the end season. One reason is the return of 6-foot-7 senior Tig Bunton, who re-enrolled at Clovis this spring after moving to […]