Clayton: Miracles happen in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Have you ever considered the fact that you are a miracle? That tiny microscopic cell contains your physical characteristics, talents, abilities and personality. I find that amazing. What about the little coincidences in our lives? Had you been just a little bit earlier or later a car wreck might […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 28

Area Clovis 42, Hobbs 7 Texico 23, Clayton 0 Fort Sumner 24, Jal 8 Melrose 48, Tatum 18 Texas Bovina 40, Sudan 7 Muleshoe 54, Amarillo River Road 7 New Mexico Albuquerque Academy 54, Santa Fe Indian 0 Artesia 48, EP Cathedral, Texas 3 Atrisco Heritage 32, Del Norte 14 Aztec 50, Kirtland Central 0 […]

Clayton: How I struck gold

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist “Hey guys. See that girl over there?” the tall, lanky kid pointed, talking to his friends. “That fat girl in glasses eating an ice cream cone?” they asked, almost chuckling. “Yep. That’s the one,” he said. “I’m going to marry her someday.” (And he was talking about me.) Everyone knew […]

Grocery store lawsuit settled out of court

Freedom New Mexico A lawsuit against a grocery store operated by former State Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton, was settled out of court, Moore said. The suit was filed by the state’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of an applicant for employment at Ranch Market in Clayton. The $30,000 settlement, paid to the applicant, contains […]

Birth —

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Kobyn Ward All snuggled in, Kobyn Ward is the son of Amberly and Jordan Ward of Clayton. Grandson of Marlynda and Ronnie Williams of Clayton. He is the great-grandson of Betty and Bob Dunn of Clovis.

Candidate’s business accused of discrimination

Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Clayton Ranch Market in Clayton. Clayton Ranch Market is owned by former District 67 State Rep. Brian Moore, who has entered the race for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor of New Mexico. The lawsuit claims the store did not hire […]

Rep. Moore planning run for Liutenant Governor seat

Freedom New Mexico Former state Rep. Brian K. Moore, R-Clayton, has set his sights on the lieutenant governor’s office. Moore, who last year opted not to run for re-election for his District 67 seat, announced his bid on Tuesday. “As a small businessman myself, I understand how challenging it is right now for people and […]

Clovis Christian names Clayton new superintendent

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Clovis Christian School announced Friday it has hired Ladona Clayton as its superintendent to replace Stephen Schultze on the heels of controversy over his involvement with a fugitive. Clayton is the former deputy superintendent for Clovis Municipal Schools. Ben Wright, Clovis Christian school board president, said the school is […]

Joan Clayton releases new book

Joan Clayton mixes Scripture and poetry in her book “A Time For Praise” to encourage people in their walk with God. Clayton uses her writing to praise God in what might be new ways to someone who is new to the Christian faith. The poems are sometimes playful and endearing as she lets God speak […]

It’s Their Job: Chelsea Graves

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By PNT Correspondent Blake Downs Name: Chelsea Graves Job: Employee at Beach House Tanning Salon Background: Graves grew up in Clayton and graduated from Clayton High School. She is now attending ENMU, pursuing a degree in bilingual education. Time on job: Five months What does your job entail? I open and close the store, clean […]

Sept 19, 1958

The Portales High School Ram Marching Band was to perform a half-time performance at the Portales-Clayton football game with the theme “Salute to the Service Clubs,” because the local clubs helped raise money for new uniforms.

Engagement: Ytuarte/Stevens

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Yvonne Plunkett of Clayton announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Lousa Ytuarte, of Clayton to Lane Stevens of Portales, son of Terry and Pam Stevens of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Southside Church of Christ in Portales. The reception will be held at […]

Grandmother’s faith makes her life shine

By Traci Clayton: Guest columnist Editor’s note: The following was written by PNT religion columnist Joan Clayton’s granddaughter Traci Clayton who is an advertising and public relations major at Texas Christian University. Traci’s dad, Tony (Lane) Clayton, sent the PNT a copy, and we’re running an excerpted version in place of Joan’s column this week. […]

Local author publishes eighth book

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer By the title of her newest book, “Life is Delicious,” one wouldn’t know it, but area columnist and inspirational writer Joan Clayton has had her share of ‘dark days.’ “Raising three lively boys, I did go through some hard times. I wanted things to be perfect because I wasn’t […]

Ford obit pending

Clayton Ford, 16, of Elkins, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, in Lubbock. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

Sept. 25 Honors

The Portales Rotary Club has chosen to highlight two Portales High School seniors as outstanding community youth for the month of September. The two are PHS Ram marching band drum majors Autumn Wilkerson and Jeremy Smith. Wilkerson Wilkerson holds the office of Student Body Secretary, after previously serving in the same role for the junior […]

May 18 Obituaries

Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76, of Portales, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Portales to Alma (Traylor) and J. D. Marlow. She graduated […]

Fire marshall named Clayton city manager

By Kevin Wilson Mike Running said that just a few minutes after he was hired as Clayton’s city manager Thursday night, he was asked for input on a fire department grievance and dangerous property within the city. It was a quick introduction to the position for Running, currently fire marshall at the Portales Fire Department, […]

Prayer can help in everyday life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Caring for my ailing mother while winding down the school year brought many anxious moments. I remember one incident in particular. I tossed and turned and sleep evaded me. I glanced at the clock, which read 3:30 a.m. In just a few hours I would be in my classroom, a […]

Residents replace Dora prom money

Tony Parra Students at Dora schools lost a classmate in an automobile accident last weekend. In a show of support to Clayton Stokes’ family, students donated more than $6,000 to help with their friend’s funeral expenses. That was money they’d been saving for their school prom. Now eastern New Mexico residents are responding to the […]