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 […]