Area banks have Portales roots

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent The banking business in the early days on the High Plains was as wild and unpredictable as the other occupations of the time. People did not have much money, but after the sale of a herd of cattle, there would be large sums of gold and paper money to contend […]

Kassin remembered in Louisiana service

By The Associated Press FORT POLK, La. — Family members wearing T-shirts with pictures on the backs of a soldier killed in Afghanistan who had ties to Clovis attended a memorial service for him at Fort Polk’s main chapel. Sgt. Robert P. Kassin, 29, was serving as part of Task Force Warrior in the southern […]

Polk, Maxine

Maxine Martin Polk, 86, of Lovington, died Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, in Lovington. She was born June 16, 1919 in Garrison. She married Richard Beecher Martin Nov. 14, 1936 in Portales. He preceded her in death in 1967. She was also married to T.M. Polk, also preceding her in death. She was a member of […]

Midwestern State roughs up Hounds

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ENMU special teamers Corey White (left) and Fide Davalos tackle Midwestern State’s Jessie Lewis on a first-quarter kick return during Saturday’s Lone Star Conference South Division game at Greyhound Stadium. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer BLACKWATER DRAW — Midwestern State hardly looked the part of a .500 team Saturday night. […]

Polk , Lucy

Lucy Polk Services: Have been held. Mrs. Lucy O. Polk, 93, of Portales, died Friday, May 6, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born June 17, 1911, in Youngsport, Texas, to Minnie and John Arnold. In 1925, she moved with her family by covered wagon to Post, Texas. Her family then […]

Polk , Gladys

Services: Have been held. Gladys Stella Northcutt Polk, 97, of Clovis, died Sunday, March 13, 2005 at her home. She was born May 20, 1907, in Hermleigh, Texas, to John Henry and Lola Wesley Northcutt. She came to this area in a covered wagon and her family homesteaded in the Bellview area. She was a […]

Hounds can’t salvage finale with ACU

By Dave Wagner PORTALES — After watching his team get swept in a three-game series at home by Abilene Christian, Eastern New Mexico University baseball coach Phil Clabaugh said he’s disappointed but not discouraged. The Greyhounds, who lost to the Wildcats 8-3 and 10-3 on Friday, had Saturday’s series finale in hand much of the […]

Hounds drop twin bill to ACU in baseball

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Eastern New Mexico University sophomore David Swinconos releases a pitch during the first game of their double-header against Abilene Christian University Friday in Portales. Photo by Eric Kluth CNJ STAFF PORTALES — Abilene Christian scored in 11 of 16 innings Friday and posted an 8-3, 10-3 sweep of Eastern New Mexico University in Lone Star […]