Resurrection makes a new world possible

By Joan Clayton Many thoughts come to mind when I think of Easter. I call it “Resurrection Day.” I think of the great sacrifice Jesus made for you and me, the pain, the shame and the agony he endured. He came to give us “life and to give it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) How many […]

Newspaper editor makes New Year’s predictions

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor It’s time to rub the old crystal ball, or in my case scratch the top of my balding pate, and make a few prognostications about what’s ahead of us in 2007. I don’t take this annual duty lightly and readers mustn’t take it seriously. • With the acquisition this […]

Senior center hosts chili cook-off

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Yum, was the word one judge used to describe the chili that was entered in the fifth annual chili cook-off hosted by the Portales Senior Citizen Center on Tuesday night. The event raises funds for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. With the introduction of the five judges, chosen from […]

‘Windy City’ title in dispute

By Ryn Gargulinski Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused to drive […]

Thanksgiving treats

Compiled by Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Debi Lee Portales city manager • What is your favorite dessert? Dr Pepper cake • Why is that your favorite? Because it’s chocolate and it’s rich. You can only stand to eat it once or twice a year. • How often do you eat it? Holidays • Who makes […]

Get over it: Blame game only brings shame

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist I spent the early part of my adult life playing the blame game. You know how that works. To quote my 3-year-old niece, Marissa, “It’s not my fault!” Now that I’ve entered the 30-something years, tilting closer toward the big 40 in which I’ve been there and done that, and […]

Whispers can mean so much

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist He first saw me in front of a grocery store… a 13- year- old fat girl wearing ugly glasses eating an ice cream cone. That this tall lanky, handsome kid should even notice me made me believe in miracles. He smiled at me and I smiled back thinking, Was […]

Planet Kevin makes its second orbit

By Kevin Wilson It’s not often I write two columns about something, but sometimes inspiration sends you an e-mail. During the summer, I did a column on “Planet Kevin,” a fictional planet with rules set to my values of common sense. It was loosely based on a standup comedy routine from Charlie Viracola called “Planet […]

Terry loves school, homemade bread

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Job: Principal at James Elementary Age (and birth date): 42 (Sept. 6, 1961) Hometown: Portales Family: Wife Kristie; sons Teegan (9) and Braden (8); and daughter Micah (5). What do you think of Portales? “Love it! It is a great town and I am proud to call it home. When you see the people support […]

Scientific names could be simplified

Jim Lee Guess what? I’m confused. That’s no big surprise to anybody who has been reading this column awhile. What am I confused about this time? Well, I recently heard that humans and chimpanzees have been placed in the same genus. How in the world does anybody decide a thing like that? I’ve been accused […]