Couple sure to learn their lesson

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For starters, the first question is why was this beautiful young couple wandering around a pumpkin patch on their romantic interlude? How about a fun game of miniature golf and some spooning? (Psssst. Mr. Columnist. You’re dating yourself again. Miniature golf is no longer a young girl’s dream date and they don’t call it “spooning” […]

Dog delivers lesson of patience

Joan Clayton “Not another dog!” “But he’s such a nice dog,” my husband said, patting this creature defensively. “This dog is not going to be a house dog,” and I meant it. Chalk up one for me for the only case I won. Emmitt named him “Bear.” He looks like one and acts like one, […]

Little learned in last 10 years

By Kent McManigal: FNM columnist Last weekend America observed the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Apparently few Americans have learned anything in the past 10 years. At least, that is the lesson I take away from what I saw of the commemorations. If the terrorists hate us for our freedom, they […]

My turn: Tragedy turned into life lesson

Ten seconds… If it had taken Jo Laney’s husband of eight years, Tom, that much longer to buy coffee at a West Texas convenience store, he would be alive and Jo would not be in Portales. Under drizzly, darkening skies around 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 21, 2004, Tom, 57, was headed home to Roanoke, Texas, […]

In search of ponies: Lamb lesson

Sharna Johnson It was Easter time a couple of decades ago and my father had a surprise up his sleeve. My brother and I thought it was just another of many exploratory trips when we pulled up to the farm and saw the sheep milling about in the field — until Dad told us to […]

Grace in winning important lesson

We humans feel we need ceremonies and symbols, some more elaborate than others. When we marry, we have a ceremony during which words are spoken, and among Christians they invariably involve the three main Christian directives: Faith, hope and charity (love), the greatest being love. Symbols of the love are exchanged — before witnesses. I […]

Mom used pinons to teach lesson

Glenda Price Autumn in northern New Mexico is pi

Grant McGee: A lesson in forgiving and forgetting

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My version of ‘When Harry Met Sally’

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist There was an important lesson to be learned from a recent movie night. If not learned, history will repeat itself … even if that history is complete fiction. Last week, I wrote about a movie experience and changed friends’ names to protect the innocent because I didn’t seek their permission […]

July 20, 1975

Portales Airport advertised a introductory flying lesson for $5.

Summit seeks to empower county youth

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer In a Teens Take Control Teen Summit on Saturday, area high school students will do more than talk about sex and drugs. Youth will actually develop plans of action for their families during emergency situations. In addition, teens will get a lesson in media literacy, focusing on how advertising […]

Children possess wisdom beyond their years

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Back to school” is here again. Where did the time go? Wasn’t it only yesterday school was out for the summer? After 14 years of retirement, I still miss it! I went back one year to give a gift to the teacher for her graduating seniors. She introduced me to […]

Portales golfers forfeit trophy

PNT Staff Report Because of an error on a scorecard, the Portales Ram golf team’s win at the Roswell-NMMI Tournament on Tuesday has been retracted. Coach Patrick Crowley said the number of strokes recorded on one Ram player’s card was correct. One hole was recorded as par when it was a bogey, and another hole […]

Patience: Virtue well worth learning

Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers How long does it take to learn a lesson? Sometimes it takes quite a few years. The lesson for me this past week was in patience — something I’ve handled well at times and not so well at other times. I’ve trained college interns all summer long at the newspaper and […]

Karate and diplomacy do mix

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Group of Eight, or G-8, conference this week in Russia has shown the United States, Russia and the world a valuable lesson, thanks to George W. Bush. It’s not the easy lesson from Monday that showed us it’s not a good idea to curse when you’re munching on a […]

Being happy today takes care of tomorrow

By Joan Clayton Do you live in the yesterdays of regrets? Do you ever wish you could go back and remove that hasty remark or that loss of temper? I have, and I’ve learned many lessons. I’ve had to ask forgiveness again and again. Maybe it was a result of teaching school for 31 years. […]

Children offer many memories

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist The closing of another school year brings back many thoughts filed in my mental book of memories. The simple trust and faith of children are traits I need everyday. When facing obstacles in my life, I think of the problem from the children’s perspective. “We have to go on […]