Weddings — Sept. 5

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Combs-Caban Combs-Caban [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Alycia Nicole Combs of Clovis and Jose Ramon Caban of Ceiba, Puerto Rico, were married Aug. 20, 2010, in Clovis. The bride is the daughter of Wesley Fogleman and Pamala Combs, both of Clovis. The groom is the son of Jose and Andrea Caban of Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, […]

Animals prepped for livestock show

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson A hog looks through the gate of a washing station at the Curry County Fair Grounds Tuesday as his owner, 15-year-old Kayley Pelfrey scrubs his hind feet. Pelfrey said preparing livestock for show is a lot of hard work. By Sharna_Johnson: CNJ staff writer On the surface, it seems like […]

Developers: Portales housing market strong

By Casey Peacock Planners and developers said the market for new homes in Portales is still strong and will get stronger as Cannon Air Force Base grows. Larry Combs of Combs Properties is in the early stages of putting in a 55-lot residential development adjacent to Western Skies, west of Greyhound Arena. Territorial Estates will […]

Portales downtown renovation shows progress

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Revitalization plans for downtown Portales have shown recent progress, and parties involved in several projects say the next 12-18 months could bring big changes. Plans by the Portales MainStreet organization and the city of Portales to refurbish the historic Yam Movie Palace on Main Street are coming together quickly as […]

Combs, Mary

Mary Lou Combs, 66, of Lake Charles, La., died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at her residence. She was born Dec. 21, 1939, in Chickasha, Okla. She grew up in Portales and made her home here until 1992, when she moved to Cameron, La. She recently relocated to Lake Charles as a result of hurricane damage […]

Portales business owner uneasy about BRAC

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — One Portales business owner said he doubts his company would survive if Cannon Air Force Base closes. George Combs, owner of Combs Electric, said he has 20 employees, and 18 of them are working on the runway lights at Cannon Air Force Base. A retired Korean War veteran, Combs said his […]

Allen, Elberta

Elberta Allen Services: Have been held. Mrs. Elberta E. Allen, 75, of Portales, died Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004, at her home. She was born on May 22, 1929, in Portales, to Margia Hayne Camden and Richard Wilson Boyles. She attended school in Portales. She had lived in Portales and Clovis most of her life. She […]