Kevin Duncan wins Republican probate judge slot

CNJ staff Kevin Duncan won the Republican slot for Curry County Probate Judge on Tuesday and will now finish his race unopposed. Incumbent Duncan edged Ribble Holloman with a 1,604-1,447 final count — a 5.14 percent lead. Duncan said he’s not sure what made the difference for him in the primary. “I knew it was […]

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 […]

Clovis couple battling Portales bank over foreclosed ranch

STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS PORTALES — A Portales bank and a Clovis couple are battling over whether the bank took advantage of an elderly couple in loans on their Portales-area ranch. The fight began when Portales National Bank filed for foreclosure on Abe and Maurene Ribble’s 5,000-acre ranch in July 1999, saying the couple owed […]

Ribble, Maurene

Maurene Ribble Services: Have been held. Mrs. Maurene Ribble, 95, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on June 15, 1907, on Vernon, Texas, to “Dick” and R.R. Brooks. She graduated from Vernon High School in 1926 and attended two years at West Texas University. She married […]