Understanding, appreciation came over years

Courtesy photo
Connie Belcher with her father, William Breech.

By David Stevens Editor William Creech died March 15, 2012. Clovis’ Connie Belcher has been thinking a lot about her dad lately. She tells about their relationship better than I ever could. “I am an Air Force brat and grew up on military bases around the country,” she wrote in an email. “We settled in […]

Police blotter — April 13

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Thursday • 3:45 a.m.: Suspicious circumstances, location unknown. • 4:34 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 4:54 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 1700 block of North Boston Street. • 8:16 a.m.: Animal complaint, 800 block of South Main Avenue. • 8:58 a.m.: Escort, 1600 […]

Events calendar — April 13

Today Little Shop of Horrors – 2 p.m., Portales High School Auditorium. Information: 356-7015.   Monday Aerobics — 7:30 a.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting — 5:30 p.m., PMS Annex Zia Room. Information: 760-0526 or relayforlife.org/portalesnm.   Tuesday Roosevelt […]

Beautiful day for cleaning

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
From left, Petie Baca, Adri Baca and Alexis Gonzales are picking
|up trash from the side of U.S. 70. They were part of Great
American Clean-up on Saturday and they in the group from St. Helen Catholic Church.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Chyanne Copp, 13, spent her Saturday morning not sleeping in like most teenagers, but with a trash bag and gloves. Copp was alone in this endeavor, but that did not faze her. “I think it is a great thing to do on the weekend and I am keeping our […]

Chili for charity

Lillian Bowe: Staff writer
Lynda Putzier, organizer for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515’s chili and cake cook off, serves a piece of Tammy Lewis’ first place cake on Saturday.

By Lillian Bowe Staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Tammy Lewis prepared one of her favorite cakes and waited silently for five judges to decide who had best cake. Lewis prepared a key lime cake she found in a cook book and has tweaked into her own recipe that she believes is close to perfection. “I wanted to […]

Pets deserve year-round recognition

By Sharna Johnson CMI columnist -eyed gold fish, turtles, hamsters, snakes, lizards, spiders, insects, birds, frogs, rodents, pigs, horses, marsupials, primates, and yes, even cats and dogs — pets are best defined as those creatures you share your life with, carefully selected to fit whatever floats your boat. Some of them adapt to us, becoming […]

Not all measles experiences fodder for national news

Grant McGee

By Grant McGee CMI columnist The Lady of the House and I were sitting in the living room in our recliners watching the evening news guy tell of a mumps outbreak in Ohio, measles in Texas and California. “Hmph,” I said to The Lady of the House. “We didn’t make national news when we had […]

Police blotter — April 11

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:11 a.m.: Officer requested, location unknown. • 6:47 a.m.: Fire/regular response, location unknown. • 7:52 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road R 1/2. • 7:55 a.m.: Motor vehicle accident hit and run, 100 block of West First Street. • 8:06 a.m.: […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ wins by unanimous vote

By Anna George Correspondent A story about a man-eating plant was not the first choice for the latest Portales High School musical production, according to senior Amy Carter. But when the subject arose, the vote was unanimous, Carter said. When debating over what musical to perform, other production titles came up, such as “Little Foxes,” […]

Relationship with God grows, changes, as it should

Patti Dobson

Patti Dobson Religion columnist I overhead an interesting conversation during my morning coffee run. The gist of it — that Justin Bieber is a hero because he gave a court official “what for” during a recent deposition. Not my definition of hero. Frankly, I take umbrage with anyone who engages in disrespectful, entitled, and mean-spirited […]