Anniversary — Aug. 4

Marez Ronnie and Darlene Marez of Clovis will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary 10 a.m. Aug. 10, 2013 at at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church followed by a reception and dance at the American Legion Post 25. The couple was married Aug. 27, 1988 in Clovis. They have two children, Elisia Marez and Ronnie […]

Allergen reduction, needlepoint design subject of show

Information on reducing allergens in the home, using a new pressure foot on the market, and creating a one-of-a-kind needlepoint design will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. All times are Mountain. Did you know you may be sleeping with over 2 million dust mites in your […]

Senior Happenings — Aug. 4

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Monday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Portales) Tuesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis); Sewing class 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Portales) Wednesday: Daily Activities 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; 1 p.m. Bingo (Clovis) Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

On the Shelves — Aug. 4

The following books are now available: Clovis-Carver Public Library Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing by Rachel Wolf was given by Carolyn Toliver in memory of Misti Everett. From quick sketches to fully rendered artwork, these masterful pieces on diverse subjects offer fresh ideas, a wide variety of drawing styles, and unique techniques from […]

Fairs great fun for families

If there is a child in your life, say one under the age of 13, you probably want to save at least one night of the week Aug. 12-17. Fairs, like the Curry County Fair which will happen that week, are not only for children, but there are certainly many events which are best shared […]

Classic song meanings often obscured

On a recent morning my wife and I were assembled for breakfast in the dining room and I had Pandora Internet radio running on the iPad playing classic rock when Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” came on. When it came to the line “Paul is a real estate novelist … ” I asked my wife what […]

Lazarus was dead, but hope had final word

Lazarus was dead. Of that sad fact everyone was now absolutely sure. He had been barely breathing when Mary and Martha, his sisters, had sent the urgent message to Jesus to beg the Lord to return to help the desperate friends. They needed Jesus badly, and quickly. Yesterday, if possible, and it wasn’t possible. Even […]

Some students thrive with extra on their plate


This is the first in a weekly series this month on students entering their senior year of high school. By Eric Norwood Jr. PNT staff writer The last year of childhood and the preparation for life as an adult can have any senior nervous about the future. Social lives, grades, future plans and extracurricular […]

A break from the taxman

Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune
Tori Christiansen, store manager of Hot Threads on Main Avenue, prices jewelry on Thursday, in preparation for New Mexico’s tax-free weekend.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer Local store owners are hoping to have a successful tax-free weekend despite U.S. 70 construction limiting access to their downtown businesses. During a weekend that usually brings in a healthy amount of foot traffic to area stores, store owners fear the lack of access and parking will affect […]

God’s promises calm hearts

We walk by faith and faith is the victory. Trusting God and believing his promises calm the anxious heart. The Bible is filled with example after example of God’s faithfulness. Noah built an ark by faith. By faith Abraham obeyed God and lived as a stranger in a foreign country. By faith, Moses’ parents hid […]

Police Blotter — Aug. 2

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Wednesday Caller reported: • 10:35 a.m.: Threats, 1800 block of South Roosevelt Road 3. • 11:17 a.m.: Alarm, 1000 block of East First Street. • 12:29 p.m.: Welfare check on child, 1400 block of South Avenue C. • 12:41 p.m.: Door open on vacant house, 1800 block of […]

Events Calendar — Aug. 2

Today Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. $5 per class. Information: 356-8598. Summer showcase — 7-9 p.m., Yam Theatre. Participants will showcase their talents. Open to children in grades 1-8. Information: 356-8598. Artists in Residence Creativity Group — 7 p.m.-9 p.m., Art and Anthropology Design Lab on ENMU’s campus. The group will be led […]

My Turn: Classic is great for children

Due to needing something to “zone out” to that didn’t require much thought, I recently watched an old Disney version of “Wind in the Willows” on Netflix. It got me reminiscing about begging my mother to read the book to me over and over again when I was a child. I couldn’t get enough of […]

Ute Reservoir is lowest cost option

Gayla Brumfield

Gayla Brumfield, guest columnist The Ogallala Aquifer is an underground water source that runs from eastern new Mexico and the Texas Panhandle up to South Dakota. It is one of the larger aquifers in the country and waters much of the nation’s richest agricultural areas. The number of wells tapping into the Ogallala is steadily […]

An armed society is a polite society

Those who want to violate the right of every human to carry whatever kind of weapon they choose, everywhere they go, have all manner of emotional pleas at their disposal. And their scenarios always fail when exposed to reality. Just before Christmas last year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., reacted to the suggestion of having armed […]

Postponement of payment part of Obamacare

— Albuquerque Journal Politicians, activists, providers and patients protesting the temporary suspension by the Human Services Department of Medicaid payments to 15 nonprofits that deliver behavioral health services around New Mexico are targeting the wrong people. The requirement to suspend payments where fraud is suspected is part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. Remember, a […]