Spend Valentine’s with the one who loves you the most

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Remember that first love, that excitement, that tingling, that burst of fireworks that made every day July 4th? Just being in your sweetheart’s presence made your heart go “pity-pat.” When apart, remember the anticipation of being together again? I married my first love and I still see skyrockets. He [...]

Do you have your gift from God?

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist A special memory of my first Christmas as a newly wed still warms my heart today. We lived in Eastern University’s “Vetville.” Vetville (rows of army barracks converted to apartments) housed married veterans for $25.00 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on [...]

Grace period for 49ers fans long gone

By Kevin Wilson It’s time I come to grips with it. I’ve denied it for as long as I could, but I guess you have to hit rock bottom to fully realize your shortcomings. My problem isn’t with alcohol, or smoking, or playing too many video games. It’s a question of loyalty, and what it [...]

Sept. 26 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Tribute to students Time marches on and fall has finally arrived and it’s great to really feel like fall weather outside. The students are all excited and full of pep and nonsense when they arrive in the cafeteria for lunch each day. However, they are too anxious to hurry and get to [...]

Read about heaven and be a believerr

Joan Clayton In Genesis 1, we read about the beginning: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” In Exodus 34:28, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and these commandments are a pattern for successful living. Centuries before Jesus came, many prophecies were made about the coming Messiah. Here are just a few: [...]

Feel like giving up lately?

Joan Clayton Trials come and trials go. It seems we no longer get over one hurdle until another one appears. By the time we wrestle through more anxiety we feel weary, discouraged and wonder what’s going on. I’ve discovered a secret. If I can’t be happy today, regardless of problems, then when am I going [...]

Give the gift of love this holiday

Joan Clayton   The gift of love is available to all of us and there is no finer gift. For many years the approaching holiday seasons for me turned into “‘tis the season to be stressful.” Cleaning, baking and shopping brought exhaustion, and by the time Christmas Eve rolled around, I had lost the real [...]

Lady Rams get set for Grants

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By Kevin Wilson The mood at recent Portales volleyball practices seemed closer to the energy of a brand new volleyball season than one almost done, where injuries and losses have taken their toll. Call it excitement, call it anticipation. But don’t call it overconfidence. “We’re not going in overconfident or cocky,” Portales coach Ruth Chavez [...]

Personalities Plus — Kirby Rowan

What’s your idea of a perfect day? “Sleep in, combo Mexican plate for lunch, work and correspondence with friends in the afternoon, doing a kind deed for someone who doesn’t expect it, then a relaxing evening stretching late into the night talking with bright people about anything and everything.” What did you think about on [...]

Life is more fun when it’s not so serious

Jim Lee On one of the many occasions I did something quite stupid, someone remarked about it, and I replied, “I don’t have to be smart because I went to college.” I don’t know why I suddenly thought of that moment this long afterward. Maybe it just shows how my mind works (or doesn’t work). [...]