Volunteer profile: David McDowell

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Name: David McDowell Residence: Portales Occupation: Juvenile probation officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department Volunteer: McDowell is in charge of music at First Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. He picks songs for the worship service and helps put them together. Why he does it: “I enjoy singing and I try to [...]

My turn: Politics hinder war success

In an afterward to David Halberstam’s “The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War,” Russell Baker wrote that Halberstam was “constantly trying to understand why a nation with such high aspirations, led by the most excellent people, so often ended up in one quagmire or another.” Halberstam, best known for “The Best and the Brightest” [...]

Anniversary — Aug. 8

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Tucker Noted guitarist Kenneth and Myrtle Tucker of Clovis will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 14. They were married in 1960 in Clovis. They have two sons Kenneth James and David Lee and two grandchildren Stephan and Johnathan. Kenneth played with Tiny Lynn, J. Bowman and had his own trio band for [...]

Longtime educator dedicated life to Portales schools

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Sharna Johnson Longtime Portales educator David Brooks made his mark with tough love and dedication to the school system, the community and his family, according to those who knew him. David Brooks, 75, died of cancer Sunday in Lubbock. “He basically dedicated his life to the Portales educational system,” said Brooks’ son, Davey Brooks. Davey [...]

Become your own cheerleader

Joan Clayton Do you ever get discouraged? Be a cheerleader for someone. Having a bad day? A cheerful attitude is contagious. Discouragement is a chief weapon of the enemy, leading to apathy, insensitivity, bitterness and resentment. I like to read about David in the Old Testament. Pursued by insurmountable odds, he persisted in his faith, [...]

Local veterans recall Korean War

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Korean War is commonly called the forgotten war, but not for the men who served in the three-year conflict. Local veterans George Martin, Dale Davis, and David Ash share their experiences.

Harold Smith Scramble results

Harold Smith Scramble Portales Country Club Ties broken by United States Golf Association flight tiebreaker rules. Championship Flight: 1. Chad Heflin/Matt Hunton/Ernie Cordova 56-61-119. 2. Chris Adkins/Will Archibeque/Wouter Myburgh 57-62-119. 3. Bobby Crane/Rustin Rowley/Wayne Moore 62-51-121. 4. Andy Reynolds/Mark Foster/Kevin Welch 60-61-122. 5. Charlie Maciel/Sid Felan/David Gutierrez 64-59-123. 6. Fabian Lopez Sr./John Lara/Ben Parra 61-66-127. [...]

Church profile: Third and Kilgore Church of Christ

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Third and Kilgore Church of Christ Location: Third and Kilgore streets Phone: 356-6150 Services: Sunday Bible Class at 9 a.m., worship at 10 a.m., evening service at 6 p.m. Also, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Description: According to Teaching Minister David Heflin, “We are a family-oriented church committed to following Jesus as Lord with Scripture as [...]

ENMU Music Building near the end of its remodel

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer With a revamped theater, energy efficiency and lots more, the Eastern New Mexico University Music Building is near the end of its remodel. David Burks, superintendent of Bradbury Stamm contracting company, said his crews are finishing the project that started a year ago. ENMU Director of Media Relations [...]

It’s their job: Portales man went from trucking to towing

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David Welch is owner and operator of A-1 Towing in Portales. Background: Welch grew up in Portales and graduated Portales High School in 1969. He and his wife, Pam, who does the bookkeeping for the business, have three sons and a daughter. Welch started in the trucking business right after high school. “I hauled cattle [...]