Glow sticks light way at Clovis Relay for Life

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico If Friday’s Clovis Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park is any indication, cancer has a tough fight on its hands. More than 1,000 people flooded the park, north of Clovis, to show their support for loved ones, raise money for cancer research and simply bond with other cancer […]

Health secretary addresses issues

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer New Mexico’s Secretary of Health, Alfredo Vigil, was in Portales on Thursday and Friday looking over the Department of Health offices and speaking with local health care workers. Vigil was appointed as the Secretary of Health in June 2007. He has since been working with health officials and staff […]

Rural Water Authority chair says Ute pipeline must be built somehow

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS

Trader Horn’s True Value marks half century in business

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Charlie and Norma Horn opened a small bargain store in Portales in 1958. Over half a century, the business has evolved from a small bargain and surplus store to a hardware store, and today, a home center. Trader Horn’s True Value Hardware — now owned by Max and June […]

Downtown master plan to be unveiled

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer A master plan for downtown Portales will be discussed during a public meeting from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The plan is the result of a public planning process held last fall. The goal of the plan is to develop a more livable, walkable downtown, said City […]

It’s Their Job: Drew Tatum

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Drew Tatum Job: District Judge, Division II of the 9th Judicial District Background: Tatum grew up in the area and graduated from University of New Mexico with a degree in political science and psychology, then went to law school at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma. Afterwards he joined […]

Events Calendar May 2, 2008

SaturdayRascal’s Rummage Sale, fundraiser for Sundance Ranch Feline Sancutuary — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 601 E. Llano Estacado, ClovisCinco de Mayo Celebration — 1-6 p.m., Lindsey Park SundayHigh Plains Film Festival — 1-5 p.m. University Theatre Center, call to reserve free admission 562-2373 MondayMelrose High School Spring Concert — 5 p.m. MHS Commons AreaDowntown […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

Religion Calendar May 2

Today Sabbath Bible Discussion Group — 7 p.m. every other Friday. Led by Frederico “Rico” Rosendo and Sean Shepherd, who are both Messianic Jews. Hosted by the Wesley Foundation student center, 1417 S. Ave. K. Information: Shepherd: 749-5314 or Rosendo: 629-8352. Saturday Mission Trip Benefit Fundraiser — Beginning at 8 a.m. Multi-family garage sale to […]

Celebrate the joy that comes from Jesus

By Joan Clayton Today is the day to be happy and it can be a lifestyle. Life is glorious. Taste it. Smell it. It is delicious. Go barefooted. Sing. Laugh. Smile. Give yourself away. Win the prize. It’s called joy, “…the joy of the Lord will make you strong” (Nehemiah 8:10). You can do anything […]