Pastor: Love is best response to destruction

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Boarded up windows and remnants of spray paint mar the facade of the Llano Estacado Metropolitan Community Church. Located on Fourth Street in downtown Clovis, the church has been vandalized twice in the last two weeks, according to church officials and police. Church members fear their lifestyle has attracted the […]

Dream continues for award nominee

By Tony Parra Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of four stories about the Pioneer of the Year nominees. Years after moving to Portales, Clytie Calton and her husband, George, conjured up dreams of owning their own furniture store. More than 45 years later the dream is still going strong. Clytie Calton […]

May 18 Obituaries

Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76 Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mrs. Lita Faye Marlow Ashbrook, 76, of Portales, died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nev. She was born on Dec. 18, 1928, in Portales to Alma (Traylor) and J. D. Marlow. She graduated […]

Freedom is God

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist “Breezy, our new horse, checked out the boundaries in his pasture.  He wanted to know the limits of his new home and  I like to think he also wanted to know that he was safely enclosed in his “space” and that he was secure in Emmitt’s love and care.  I […]

Feb. 16 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael More showers last week and more forecast for the latter days this week. No one is fussing that I know of even though some elder folks don’t venture out on muddy roads to church. I haven’t even heard any school bus drivers complaining about the dirt roads. Reports Elton Parkinson had his […]

Feb. 6 Obituaries

Tom Fox, 84 Services: 2 p.m. Monday at Portales Cemetery. Mr. Tom Fox, 84, of Cleburne, Texas, died Thursday, February 3, 2005, at his residence. He was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Graham, Okla., to Mattie and Harburn R. Fox. He attended school in Eric, Okla. He entered the U.S. Army and served in the […]

Zias post win at Wayland Baptist

PNT Staff PLAINVIEW, Texas — Senior Kelley McGinty posted a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs and the Eastern New Mexico University Zias defeated Wayland Baptist 30-27, 30-28, 30-16 Thursday night in non-conference volleyball. Lindsay Schiely added 12 kills for the Zias (21-7). Senior Jessica Weeks and junior Olivia Boan had 14 and 13 […]

George Kizer Life Story

By Laurie Stone George Kizer was the oldest of eight children in his family. It was said of him by family members that he had a work ethic that was strongly unique. Kizer was a cotton farmer for most of his life. His sister Lena Judah, said he loved to farm the sand.” George W. […]

First lady pays visit to Clovis

By Mike Linn CLOVIS — Against the backdrop of a hay-filled truck with a “Viva Bush” sign in its window, first lady Laura Bush told scores of eastern New Mexicans about her husband’s dedication to education, the economy and quelling the tide of terrorism. During a 20-minute speech at the Curry County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, […]

Zias collect victory in 4 over Midwestern State

PNT Staff WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University took the season series from Midwestern State 2-1, beating the Lady Indians 30-27, 30-27, 20-30, 30-22 Monday night in a Lone Star Conference crossover match. Senior outside hitter Anna Bellum posted team highs of 15 kills and 16 digs for the Zias (12-3), who won […]

Zias run win streak to eight by beating winless Pioneers

PNT Staff Junior Lindsay Schiely and sophomore Grace George combined for 23 kills and just two hitting errors Tuesday night, and Eastern New Mexico University’s volleyball team ran its winning streak to eight matches by pounding winless Wayland Baptist 30-18, 32-30, 30-15 at Greyhound Arena. Schiely had 14 kills and George added nine, each making […]

Choose your own adventure in rhetoric

By Kevin Wilson Trying hard to invalidate the flip-flop arguments? Or are you trying to prove that Bush is really turning the corner? Like John Edwards said, help is on the way. What follows is the only speech you’ll need this election season. When you come to the items in parentheses, cross out the first […]

Grimshaw taught faith, fun

By Kevin Wilson Two things were a constant in Vida Mae Grimshaw’s family — an appreciation for the Lord, and the name George. Grimshaw died July 19 at Heartland Continuing Care, concluding 92 years of teaching her children and grandchildren how to have a fun life and at the same time lead a Christian life. […]

July 20, 2004

Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92 Mrs. Vida Mae Grimshaw, 92, of Elida, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. She was born on Sept. 17, 1911, in Goldthwaite, Texas, to Bama and Rev. R W. Bynum. Her family moved from Hamilton County, Texas, to the Elida community when she was 12. […]

Classes back in session for PHS alumni

By Tony Parra Organizers are hoping to have 71 years of Portales High School graduates at the Portales High School Reunion during the Roosevelt County 2004 Heritage Days on Friday and Saturday. The reunion is also open to former faculty of Portales High, dating back to 1933. Registration for the event is on Friday at […]

George Washington was not our first president

Jim Lee Well, here we are at George Washington’s birthday. Of course, that is not entirely accurate because he was born under the Julian calendar. Since 1752, when Washington was 20 years old, we have been using the Gregorian calendar. When we play with the differences the calendar change makes, he was actually born on […]

Portales church offers open forum on homosexuality adn the Bible

Darrell Todd Maurina Llano Estacado Community Church of Portales is sponsoring a different kind of Bible study: an open discussion inviting the community to reconsider what the Bible teaches about homosexuality. “Obviously the main purpose of doing this is to help the outreach of our church and to allow the good news of the gospel […]

For George, a dog’s life is never boring

By David Stevens Lassie, Hank the Cowdog and Scooby-Doo have had their dog days. Now somebody should write a book or make a television show about the real-life adventures of George. John Considine’s dog has been homeless, tied up, befriended by strangers, even face-to-face with a pair of would-be house burglars. Chapter one. George was […]

Obituaries June 4

William Clary, 94 William Sumner Clary, 94, of Lubbock, died Sunday, June 1, 2003, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Nov. 24, 1908, in Portales, to George Harrison Clary and Randa Lavern Bailey Clary. He graduated from Floyd High School in 1927. He married Wilma Genola Sweat on April 14, 1929. They […]