McCasland, Ola Mae

Ola McCasland Services: Have been held. Ola Mae McCasland, 92, of Portales, died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Carillon House in Lubbock. She was born on March 18, 1912, in Portales, to Della and Sam Harris. She grew up in the Rogers Community and graduated from Rogers High School. She worked for the local telephone […]

Chambers, Melton

Melton Chambers Services: Have been held. Mr. Melton Chambers, 72, of Portales, died Wednesday, March 31, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 20, 1931, in Malpie, to Annie Belle and Monroe Chambers. He grew up in the Raton area, where he attended school. He worked for a number of years in the […]

Fund short on cash, big on toys

CNJ STAFF REPORT Contributions to the Salvation Army’s Empty Stocking Fund, which is used to provide Christmas gifts to needy families, fell far short of the organization’s goal, according to results released Friday. According to Capt. Hector Diaz, the Salvation Army raised only $4,781.23 for the fund, a bit more than half of the organization’s […]

Local rappers are now new ‘soldiers for Christ’

By Helena Rodriguez The beat is still the same, but the message they deliver has changed. Since having a change of heart, saying goodbye to a thug-like mentality and leaving behind a music group called Ride n’ Smoke, three local rappers now call themselves Divine Destiny. And they say they are no longer “soldiers of […]