Religion column: Today is the best day of your life

Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and always will be. He is the great ”I Am.” Yet our time is limited. Time is too precious to waste it. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents […]

Moms Gear: Make gardening easier with ergonomic gardening tools

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Maggie O’Neill It’s one thing to work with a commonplace handheld garden trowel, but quite another to use an ergonomically-designed tool. The founder of Radius Garden Tools has created four handheld products that enhance a gardener’s digging experience and provide more ease when planting, weeding and cultivating. These tools are curved at the handle — […]

Officials: May take months to replace judge Orlik

Sharna Johnson The courts have begun the process of filling a vacancy created by the unexpected death of District Judge Robert Orlik, however officials say it will likely be months before a replacement is appointed. Orlik, 64, died Saturday night at the Lubbock Heart Hospital. Services were held Wednesday in Clovis. “Judge Orlik is well […]

Legislator named to task force

PNT staff report Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been appointed to the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez. Roch, the assistant superintendent at Texico Schools, serves on the House Education Committee. The 12-member task force was created through an executive order by Martinez to develop and propose […]

My turn: North Portales contains rich memories

Growing up in north Portales, the barrio of my childhood, has created rich memories of a multicultural upbringing which has taken me to both sides of the tracks and back. Every city has its barrio. In Albuquerque, it’s the infamous Barelas, now home to the impressive Hispanic Cultural Arts Center. Like any barrio, there was […]

Our people: Web guru

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Clovis resident Linda Wilhite is an Internet marketer. What that means is she represents a variety of businesses and products online. Wilhite was chosen as the Clovis High Plains Rotary Rotarian of the Year. Wilhite said she enjoys Rotary because of the relationships she has created. Her Internet skills quickly became useful to the club […]

Students display artworks on sidewalk

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Portales junior high, high school and Eastern New Mexico University got their creative juices flowing Saturday for the Sidewalk Chalk competition and festival. Thirty-two students created landscapes, abstract art and portraits. PHS student Yesenia Eneriquez, 16, said she thought all the other students’ pictures were really good. […]

City crews work to fill potholes

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Road crews have been working to fix those pesky potholes springing up like wildflowers in Spring. Three city crews have been scattered around town fixing holes created by the combination of cold and wet, snowy weather. Street department Director Jerry Rose said potholes start when moisture penetrates the asphalt. […]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]

Clovis school labor board makes nominations

Freedom New Mexico The newly created Clovis Municipal Schools’ Local Labor Management Board met Friday to focus on naming a third member to the board. The first meeting, May 25, served as an orientation for the board’s two members, G.C. Ross and Larry Cocker. Ross and Cocker each had two nominations for the third board […]

Living in moment sprouts hapiness

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and will always be. He is the great “I Am.” Our time is limited. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents grow older […]

April 6, 1955

A class in audio-visual education at Eastern New Mexico University, in connection with their study of film projectors, visited the Tower Theatre, where a demonstration of the equipment was presented for the students by B.J. Edwards, the theatre manager. The visit was part of a project created by Joyce Foster and Edna Walker, both of […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Local Briefs

Fund created for LovatosA fund for Kacee Lovato’s family has been set up at First Financial Federal Credit Union. Lovato died in a car crash Thursday.Donations: 356-5530, extension 1607, or 700 W. Second St. City Council has Thursday meetingThe first Portales City Council meeting in February is scheduled for an unusual day. The meeting is […]

Exhibit features New Mexico artists

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer An exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Works Progress Administration will open Friday in Portales. The exhibit features more than 80 photographs of work created during the 1930s and ‘40s by New Mexico artists. The WPA, part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal, employed as much as […]

Citizens must protect freedoms guaranteed by U.S. government

Editorial Each year, Americans celebrate the independence of our nation on July 4, remembering the conflicts and patriots who died to preserve our ideals. This week, we will again remember those men and women and gather with family under the sheltering umbrella of the United States of America. But let us remember more. Let us […]

Alternative minimum tax should be repealed

Editorial According to the New York Times, “House Democratic leaders, in an effort to upstage Republicans on the issue of tax cuts, are preparing legislation that would permanently shield all but the very richest taxpayers from the alternative minimum tax, which is likely to affect tens of millions of families as early as next year […]