Prayers lifted up locally

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales residents took part in the National Day of Prayer Thursday with several events designed to bring the community’s faithful together for the purpose of prayer. About 50 people gathered at noon around the gazebo at the Roosevelt County Courthouse to pray. Steve Smith, minister of University Baptist Church, […]

Group hoping to kick off soccer in Portales schools

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer A Portales Rams Soccer team — that’s what some parents and community members are hoping to get in the school district and today at 5:30 p.m. there will be a meeting, open to the public, to try and get the ball rolling. Traci Sievers, an organizer of the meeting, […]

Boeing plan doesn’t impact Cannon search

Freedom Newspapers Boeing’s plans to use the Melrose Bombing Range for robotic airplane training flights are unrelated to the search for a new mission for Cannon Air Force Base, according to an Air Force spokeswoman. It has “no impact on the (Base Realignment and Closure) recommendation regarding Cannon (Air Force Base),” Air Force spokeswoman Shirley […]

Obituaries for May 5, 2006

Constance Ealy Jones Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years […]

Bush’s use of signing statements presidential powers cop-out

Editorial It has long been viewed as an anomaly, even a curiosity, that President Bush, who has been more jealous of the powers and prerogatives of the presidency than any recent inhabitant of that office, has not used his power to veto a single law passed by Congress. Recent surveys of his use of what […]

Immigration: Compromises only solution

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers To translate the Holy Bible and read or recite it in a language other than Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin or any of its original forms is un-Christian. Does that sound ridiculous to you? The notion that singing the National Anthem in Spanish is un-American is also ridiculous. Some people may not […]

God bigger than any circumstance known

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Imagine you are in a rocket and you can see our planet suspended in space. Looking down you see a small little blue ball called Earth with millions of people living on it. That alone makes me think of Genesis 1:1: “In the beginning God created the heavens and […]

PHS opens state softball tourney at home

By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Sasha Parker has gotten used to pitching doubleheaders, but she’s looking forward to having just one game today. The Portales High junior will face Santa Fe Indian School today in Class 3A state softball tournament’s round of 16 at PHS. Parker has carried the pitching load for the Lady […]

CLASS 1A STATE TRACK: Lady Broncos look to finish in top five

PNT staff FLOYD — Floyd’s girls made a strong showing in last year’s Class 1A state track meet in Albuquerque with a fourth-place finish. Despite a young roster that includes five eighth graders, first-year coach Adam Terry is hoping the Lady Broncos can do as well or better this year “We’re looking to finish in […]

Lady Rams seeded No. 1 in 3A state team tennis

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By Dave Wagner: PNT sports writer Portales High girls tennis coach Michelle Wallis went to a seeding meeting in Albuquerque on Sunday determined to get the Lady Rams the No. 1 slot for the Class 3A state team tennis tournament. Mission accomplished. Now the next step is to go out and prove the seed is […]