Technology hard on adolescence

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The thesis to this column has multiple personality disorder. It just doesn’t know what it wants to be. The idea started on Sunday night, when I got a text from a girl I’ll call Shelby (I’m changing details to protect the innocent, and the guilty). Shelby writes, “Heyy its Shelby.” I respond, “Who?” She responds, […]

Story helps put modern problems in perspective

Glenda Price Times were hard. In desperation, George decided to gather a herd of cattle and head west with them — to California. This was in the 1850s, and folks in Texas had heard talk that gold miners in California (the 49ers) were a great market for beef. George and his wife, Inez, had been […]

Coping with grief is hard

Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest experiences. Shock, pain and grief deal a very painful blow. Emptiness and loneliness are overwhelming. Relatives and friends help to get us through the days before and after the funeral. However, what about the days and weeks to follow? I have seen family and friends go […]

My turn: Technology advances hard to fathom

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I was recently packing belongings and came across boxes of old cassette tapes. Old school stuff. This dusty, ancient collection, dating back to the 1980s, takes up a good amount of storage space. I looked over the vintage recordings and found it hard to fathom that an iPod, no bigger […]

Predictable irritations hard to avoid

Wendel Sloan I may pen a book called “Predictably Irritated.” I get irritated at cars and trains at railroad crossings when I’m rushing to important engagements — like noon-time hoops. Why does the train have to pass through Portales at noon, and cars wait until the guard-rails lift? Although I’m ultra-conservative, I would support a […]

City ways hard to comprehend

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Three or four years ago a couple I know purchased a home in a nice subdivision in town. The guy has a special talent regarding plants, and their backyard definitely shows it. He planted a young weeping willow in the back corner of their yard, and it has become […]

Crimes of hate hard to prove

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Everyone who is awake discriminates — it is what people do with their minds. The kind of discrimination that’s objectionable is when people use irrelevant attributes of others to classify them — like their race when hiring them for jobs where race is irrelevant. The race of a […]

Ranch life was hard work

By Ruth White Burns: FNM correspondent Editor’s Note: This is another in a continuing series about the H-Bar Ranch and the hardships of life on the plains before 1900.

Chocolate addiction hard to stop

By Karl Terry: Fredom columnist “Where did you hide them,” whined my wife as she opened cabinets after supper on a recent evening. I didn’t have to ask what she was looking for, I knew she was after the Whoppers the Original Malted Milk Balls. If I played my cards right I knew she would […]

Thoughts key to shaping reality

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The wind was blowing so hard that, opening the door to the facility I was entering, I literally thought it was locked; that was how hard I had to pull. As I deliberately practiced reshaping my thoughts, I formed the idea, “How exciting would it be if one were back […]

Biblical principles can govern nation

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Why is it so hard for the world to admit that a society governed by biblical principles is a society that flourishes? The world’s answer to this dilemma is more gun control, more laws, more policemen, more government funding and more taxes! Those who live by biblical standards seem to […]

Let’s put ranch families out in space

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist One of the qualities that characterize dedicated ranchers and farmers is a joyous commitment to hard work. It’s sort of an odd combination of curiosity, independence and bravado. They actually crave the struggle like long-distance runners crave the race. They love their job. Ranching is not a sport. It pits […]

Government habits hard to break

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Meg Whitman is running for governor of California and I haven’t a clue what her chances are. I know I don’t want someone like Arnold to get elected, but then I don’t want hardly anyone to be either re-elected or elected. And Meg Whitman offers a good example […]

Jobless rate nearly doubles

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The unemployment rate in Roosevelt County has almost doubled compared to a little more than a year ago, and officials are blaming hard times in the dairy business. Matt Barela, co-manager of the Curry County Workforce Connections office and spokesman for the Roosevelt County office, said Roosevelt County unemployment […]

Hard to shake soft spot for classic cars

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Jan. 23, 1955

According to the Portales Tribune, after dropping a hard fought game to the Clovis Wildcats the Portales Rams came back to outclass the Dexter Demons 58-51.

Letter to the Editor: Students deserve full attention

Students deserve full attention I attended the annual Lindsey Middle School Concert on Tuesday evening and would like to commend the teachers and their students for their hard work and wonderful program. I wish the audience’s behavior extended the courtesy to the students that they deserved. During the 35-minute concert, not 30 seconds went by […]

School board honors PHS girls soccer team

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education honored the Portales High School girls soccer team during its regular meeting on Monday. The Lady Rams reached state quarterfinals before falling to Sandia Prep 4-0 last week. The board and people attending applauded the achievement of the team making the playoffs for […]

11-8 PJHS news

Essay winner Junior High seventh grader Ashlynn Idsinga recently won first place in the Rotary 4-Way Test Essay competition. For her hard work, she received a $50.00 award. Her English teacher is Mrs. Donna Hammons. Congratulations Ashlynn.

Letter to the editor: Biggest critics have hands held out

Biggest critics have hands held out Several recent stories in the paper highlighted the fact that Clovis and Portales have not been hit nearly as hard by the recession as most of the rest of the country. But there has been little discussion as to why. There are two main reasons. 1. We have a […]