Library News Nov. 23

The following books currently are available at the Portales Public Library. The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver. Deputy Brynn McKenzie leaves her husband and son at the dinner table to investigate a 9-1-1 call at Lake Mondac. What she stumbles into is true horror, and she narrowly escapes from two professional criminals. In a […]

Dora’s Kyler Smith sinks hole-in-one

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer 1 in 12,750. Those are the odds of an amateur golfer recording a hole-in-one, according to Golf Digest. Many golfers go their entire lives without hitting an ace. Dora’s Kyler Smith did it earlier this month at the Portales Country Club. The 17-year-old joined friend and coach Ty Thatcher […]

Portales seniors graduate

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer It was a ceremony that commemorated the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the Portales High Schools’ Class of 2008. The seniors sat patiently Friday night in Greyhound Arena as they heard the speeches and received their diplomas. Just two […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Fight Like a Girl and Win: Defense Decisions for Women By Lori Hartman Gervasi Unfortunately, women are susceptible to random acts of violence from stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, date rape, and worse. With this guidebook, women can learn how to increase their security, outsmart […]

Healthy holiday eating featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on decorating cakes and cupcakes, healthy eating, and dying large quantities of fabrics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler is the vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Industries in Woodridge, Ill., and she […]

City commemorates anniversary of tragedy

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A reflective mood fell over the crowd as members of the Cannon Air Force Base Honor Guard raised the American flag at a Sept. 11 memorial service Tuesday morning in the Portales National Bank parking lot. “Time reduces pain, anger and outrage,” said David Stone, president of Portales National […]

Lessons must be learned from tragedies

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Families whose loved ones are in professions where there is a concrete possibility of loosing their lives, expect that those in charge live up to their responsibilities and do their best to ensure the safety of their employees, be it military personnel – active duty, retired, veterans — police officers, firefighters, […]

Pastors play important role in people’s lives

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist October is Clergy Appreciation month. It’s a time to honor those who dedicate themselves to our spiritual needs. My life has been blessed with those who minister so sacrificially to hurting souls. A minister who gives his life to a church and shares their lives as well gives a great […]

Causey/Lingo folks reunite

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer After some initial hesitation about moving to Causey, Maureen Kennedy felt at home in the small town in southeastern Roosevelt County. Now nearing the century mark, the 97-year-old former school teacher has not missed a single Causey/Lingo reunion since the event began in 1989. “I’m just sticking out here […]

Words are all we have to honor soldiers’ sacrifices

Editorial They say art imitates life. Perhaps that’s the reason it’s easy to find explanations of why men and women put their lives on the line for their country and their comrades. The season finale of the television show “ER” featured one of the characters being killed by a roadside bomb while he was serving […]

Letter to the Editor, Jan. 4

This is a letter of remembrance of the wounded and the 2,165-plus men and women who have given their lives in the Iraqi war. I grieve for them and their families. In remembrance of the 406,000 men and women who died and the thousands who were wounded in World War II, I grieve for them […]

Let Thanksgiving reign in your heart

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist We have lived in the same house on the same corner for 42 years. The house is too small when our sons come home with their families. The den seems even smaller when the tall handsome men of my household lie down to relax after the big meal. They are hanging […]

Life’s milestones make us who we are

Jim Lee: Columnist Four years ago today, something awful happened. Just about everyone can probably recall that morning with detailed clarity. As with those who remember the attack on Pearl Harbor, the death of President Roosevelt, and the assassination of President Kennedy and Dr. King, we know exactly where we were and what we were […]

That wonderful place called home

By Joan Clayton While cleaning out my files I found one of my first articles written many years ago. Imagine my blessing when I received a copy of “The Bible Friend” with this article in it. I don’t remember submitting it but God’s surprises always bless me. Many writing seminars later, I see writing mishaps […]

Keep our military in mind

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Every generation has heard about the “good old days,” but I remember a time when our lives were governed by The Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught the difference between right and wrong and to take responsibilities for our actions. Until we come to grips […]

We should celebrate essence of Christmas today and everyday

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

More questions than answers surround Sept. 11

By Helena Rodriguez More questions than answers following Sept. 11 Three years, more than 1,000 lives and hundreds of billions of dollars since Sept. 11, 2001, I ask, “Have we made a dent in fighting world terrorism or have we unleashed a bigger monster?” Have we become part of the problem or the solution? Saturday […]

Discover the blessings in your life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Last week I saw my beautiful friend walk across the stage to receive her educational degree. She is on her way to a successful career, discovering one of the many blessings in her life. This friend has shown me a wonderful trait that enables one to be blessed. She […]

Aug. 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rain and all is welcomed on the ranches. The cotton needs some hot, dry days to get things going good for maturing. The wheat is beginning to show signs of soft shells from so much moisture and there is concern it may damage their value at harvest. Sympathy Earl Parkinson passed away […]

A true hero makes life better

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist America’s heroes are innumerable. Countless numbers have given their lives that you and I might enjoy the freedoms we have.  From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the present war in Iraq and all the sacrifices in between, those who gave their lives are too many to count. We […]