This Lester moment comes cheap

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist One of my favorite movies is “American Beauty.” Not for the acting, or gratuitous shots of Mena Suvari. It’s all about the Lester Burnham moment. There are plenty of times where Kevin Spacey’s mid-life crisis character gets the victory. But none resonate more than midway through the film, when his […]

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

Ticket feature: Killer Tumbleweeds movie comes to Clovis

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Open conference question comes to state senate

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican To open conference committees to the public or not? That seems to be a key question before the state Senate this session, one that’s nearing a vote on the chamber’s floor. The Senate is considering two measures to allow the public and the media into conference committees, […]

Hockey: Air Force comes back for win over UConn

Air Force News Service

A look back at ’08 and ahead to ’09

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USAF photo: Greg Allen Cannon airmen participated in the 19th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March in March to pay tribute to the men who died and survived captivity. More than 4,400 military personnel from throughout the world participated in the annual event. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs As […]

God’s light defeats darkness

By Joan Clayton Once again Oct. 31 comes around. It is not my favorite time. I call it a “celebration of fear.” I don’t like to be scared, even as a joke. Fear is not of God. It is an evil force. “God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid, but a […]

Motherhood plays strong part in politics

By Anita Doberman It seems that parenting has become a hot ticket when it comes to politics. This has always been the case in one way or another. A single candidate has always been viewed with suspicion, even by single voters, and having children has always been a basic credential. Fair or not, those were […]

Fiesta comes to St. Helen

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A mini army of parishioners were making preparations for the 37th annual St. Helen’s Fiesta in Portales. The fiesta will be held Friday through Sunday and include food, game booths, live Christian music, bingo and a car show, said St. Helen executive administrator, Elvia Garcia. Members of the St. […]

Police: Remain vigilant

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer In the wake of a string of armed home invasions, local law enforcement agencies are encouraging residents to take preventive steps when it comes to their home’s security. “We want to ensure the safety and security of our citizens,” Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said, that there […]

Inner peace comes from faith in God

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about an artist who wanted to create a painting that depicted “perfect peace.” If I were to think about painting a picture of perfect peace, I would probably think of a man in a boat fishing on a placid lake with not one ripple on the water. Yet […]

Men not so tough when it comes to women's issues

By Anita Doberman Men, and military men in particular, can take a lot. They are tough, hard working and have high tolerance for pain. Take my beloved hubby. He almost died of a burst appendix because he didn’t go to the hospital right away — he preferred to take the pain than go to the […]

More than one wife not the life for some

By Anita Doberman

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 […]

Mystery drama comes to Dora

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Flying books. Slamming doors. A thumping heart. A chair that rocks by itself. A floating skeleton. These are just some of the special effects in Dora High School’s drama production, “The Beating Heart.” The free, one-night only performance is a historical gothic story which fine arts teacher and drama […]

Well known author, speaker to visit Portales

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Stirring people to action when it comes to social justice issues such as poverty, hunger and disease motivates the Rev. Tony Campolo to speak passionately and unapologetically to audiences around the country. “Was Jesus kidding when he said to love your enemies, to overcome evil with good?”

10-21 Library books

The following childrens books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson This lyrical retelling of one of the most famous members of the Underground Railroad focuses on her spiritual strength. Harriet Tubman was deeply religious, and her deep […]

Pursuit of happiness worthwhile quest

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That’s what our United States Constitution guarantees. However, the “happiness” is the tricky part because it’s an inalienable right that is not guaranteed. One must pursue it. It’s this pursuit of happiness that brings a grown man to tears in the moving […]

Day Trip: Sitting Bull Falls

Sitting Bull Falls offers adventure and exploration. With its 150-foot waterfall, a cave to explore and pools of water, it’s a cool place for visitors looking to beat this summer’s heat. With the recent re-opening of Lincoln National Forest, Sitting Bull Falls, located in the Guadalupe Mountains, is now open to the public. About the […]

Let the joy bells ring

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Say “I love you” to someone dear. This opportunity may be gone tomorrow. Please don’t wait until “this or that happens” to be happy. If you cannot be happy now…this breath breathing, heart beating moment then when will you […]