Local Briefs Sept. 3, 2008

PNT Staff Reports Library Friends to meet Thursday The Friends of the Portales Public Library will be holding a meeting to discuss the February 2009 digital television conversion. The discussion will take place noon Thursday in the Portales Public Library meeting. The public is invited to attend this discussion at 218 South Ave. B. A […]

Homicide victim remembered

Sarah Meyer Friends and family remember Don Chapman as someone who would help anybody with whatever needs they had. He’s also remembered as a man whose life changed three years ago during an extended illness when he accepted Jesus as his personal savior. Scott Reeves of Wheeler Mortuary recounted Chapman’s life Saturday during his funeral, […]

Biography tells of cafe owner, Portales history

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer More than 30 friends and relatives — mostly relatives — gathered Friday at the Portales Public Library to learn more about Barbara Chesser’s most recent book and to remember “Mattie.” “Mattie” Smith Kinney, owner of Mattie’s Cafe in Portales, is the subject of Chesser’s book, “Remembering Mattie: A Legacy […]

Comcast to hold service day

Approximately 30 local Comcast employees and their families and friends will volunteer Saturday to clean up the Girl Scouts, Service Unit 53 in Portales. The Portales project stems from Comcast’s seventh annual Comcast Cares Day. Local Comcast volunteers, along with Girl Scout leaders, Girls Scouts and their parents will team up to replace the fence, […]

Local Briefs April 29, 2008

Symonds to address Library Friends Rev. Jeff Symonds, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Portales and a long-time maker of doll houses and miniatures, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library. The group will meet at

Sometimes it’s good to remain anonymous

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who […]

Back in business

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Roosevelt County dairy owner has rebuilt 98 percent of his facility since it was destroyed by a tornado last March 23. The event has left Mike Mitchell, owner of Grande Vida Dairy, with a new respect for the forces of nature and a thankfulness for friends and neighbors. […]

Friends reunite after 20 years

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USAF Photo: Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe Master Sgt. Darrell Harris (left), 27th Special Operations Mission Support Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Jarvis Moore, 712th Maintenance Squadron (provisional), play a game of pingpong while catching up on old times. The two sergeants were in the same flight By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th SOW Public […]

First person: Hank Baskett

Clovis native Hank Baskett recently finished his second season with the Philadelphia Eagles: On being back in Clovis: There’s no place like home. It’s always great to see friends and family. You can never get enough of friends and family. On being named special teams player of the year by the Eagles: It did help. […]

Each new life should be celebrated

Anita Doberman I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that the baby didn’t […]

New life should always be treasured

By Anita Doberman I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone that the baby […]

Mommy police create guilt over inability to breast feed

Anita Doberman I remember, after having my first child and dropping out of the work force, really the adult world, feeling isolated. Of course, the fact that my military husband was often gone didn’t help, but many mothers I have spoken to over the years have shared the same sense of isolation, no matter what […]

Mommy police create guilt over feeding

By Anita Doberman I remember, after having my first child and dropping out of the work force, really the adult world, feeling isolated. Of course, the fact that my military husband was often gone didn’t help, but many mothers I have spoken to over the years have shared the same sense of isolation, no matter […]

Famous toilet stall much like any other

By Kevin Wilson When I booked my two-week, two-state vacation, I should have been looking forward to seeing my family, my friends and a bunch of famous Florida theme parks. But my biggest excitement came from a restroom I’d only get an hour to visit. While flying from Montana to Florida last week, I had […]

Friends, family remember homicide victims

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Paula Rodriguez, of Clovis, fought through her tears as she recited a poem of loss and mourning Monday evening at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. With the help of counselor Charlotte Farkas, she managed to push out words from the poem, “If Tears Can Build a Stairway.” “No farewell […]

Roping brings father, son closer

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer What started out as a teen in trouble has turned into an incredible success story. Portales High School junior Michael Trujillo is making his annual transition from the Ram football team to the much more profitable sport of team roping on the United States Team Roping Championships. A few […]

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

America full of reasons for thanks

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were […]

11-6 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet A representative from the marketing department at Cannon Air Force Base will present the program at the regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at 12 noon Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. The program will cover the new mission at Cannon, […]

It’s their job: Cindi Onstott

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Cindi Onstott Job: Consignment and furniture sales Time on the job: Three years for consignment, eight months with the furniture Background: In the past, Onstott worked at College Cleaners during the time that her family owned it, she has owned and operated both the Great Plains Car Wash […]