My turn: Pioneers journey inspires awe

I have followed the progress this week of a couple of 21st century-pioneers, my cousin and her husband, who are relocating to our area from 1,200 miles away. My cousin and I share the same set of grandparents, a hardy couple who came to Roosevelt County 97 years ago. It is impossible to not compare […]

Finding grave brings closure

When we pulled up to the rusty iron gates of the cemetery I told my wife it felt like I had been there before. If that were so, it had probably been 45 years and the journey back had been a strange one. I guess I’ve known for a good part of my life that […]

My turn: Family issue inspires health changes

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My journey started one year ago on Feb. 7. At 54 years old, my brother began experiencing significant health issues. In a hospital waiting room, I took a good long look at myself. I weighed 260 pounds, I got out of breath just climbing a couple of flights of stairs. It was time to do […]

Jesus just a prayer away

Joan Clayton In this journey of life, we have ups and downs, but with Jesus we always win. We had a big “down” recently. My husband was sent to Lubbock by helicopter. It was hard to be calm, but I felt God’s presence. After six days, Emmitt was brought back home for rehabilitation. I just […]

Seniors prepare to embark on new journey

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By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico For Portales High School senior Katie Montiel, 18, the road to graduation has been a long journey. She wants to go on to college and get a business degree of study to become a probation officer. Portales senior Andres Carbajal, 18, is thinking about taking a year off so […]

Family to stop in Clovis on cross-country cycling tour

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A family of five is partaking in a long journey to Alaska by bicycle, and coming through eastern New Mexico on the way. The “Pedouins,” as the Harrisons are nicknamed, are traveling 7,000 miles to Alaska to experience the joy, laughter, hardships and struggles along the way. They expect to […]

Fraternity spending summer bicycling for cause

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Though armed with bicycles equipped for a cross-country journey, 26 young men left them in a dorm roof at Eastern New Mexico University and hopped in vans for a short ride to Portales’ Southside Church of Christ on Monday night. They can be forgiven. After riding bikes 95 miles […]

Push America wheels back into town Monday

PNT Staff Report The Journey of Hope will make its seventh annual visit to Portales on Monday. Journey of Hope involves a team of about 30 bicyclists riding across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The bike riders will arrive at the Roosevelt County Courthouse in Portales at about 1:30 […]

Journey of faith

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Liliana Castillo In front of a house west of Muleshoe, about two dozen people gathered in a circle around three hand-made wooden crosses. As the wind from passing 18-wheelers and cars whipped their hair and hats from their heads, their voices raised in prayer. The home was the starting point of a Good Friday tradition […]

NFL player stops at PHS on charity walk journey

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a Giant off the field. When most retired NFL players are in the broadcast booth or on a beach in the Bahamas, Martin is walking across the country, over 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and […]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]

Bicycling bunch befriends city during benefit

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers After a 90-plus mile ride on bicycles in the sweltering sun, members of the Journey of Hope made their way to the Roosevelt County Courthouse square on Monday afternoon for a friendship visit with area citizens who have disabilities. Journey of Hope is a 4,000-mile, 64-day cross-country trip that involves […]

Bike journey passes through Portales

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Bryant Million The Journey of Hope’s annual fund-raising bike ride across the nation stopped Monday in Portales. The journey is held by Push America, an organization founded by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity in 1977 in order to commit themselves to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities. Nineteen cyclists arrived at City Hall to […]

Bicyclists raise awareness for disabilities

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By Marc Schoder: PNT Staff Writer The Journey of Hope bicycle tour made its annual stop in Portales on Monday on its way from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. “The Journey of Hope is a cross-country cycling event that raises funds and awareness for people with disabilities,” said John James, Project Manager for the South […]

People take Billy the Kid’s last ride

By Ryn Gargulinski For a 125-mile wilderness trek on horseback that reenacted Billy the Kid’s last ride, Fort Sumner fourth-grader Alicia Smith said she would have packed her Game Boy. Several students in Capitan teacher Tanya Hargrave’s class said a portable TV would be their choice. The real-life riders who actually took the journey were […]

Group pedals with a purpose

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By Tony Parra A bicycle journey across America made its annual stop in Portales on Monday on its way to Charleston, S.C. The bicycling event is called the Journey of Hope and bicycle riders dressed in their blue, red and white uniforms made time to pose for a group photo outside the Roosevelt County Courthouse […]