People not always as they appear

By Glenda Price: PNT columnist Max showed up at our ranch headquarters one late spring day, looking for work. Said he’d caught a ride the 25 miles from town with the mailman and walked the two miles from the mailbox. Said he wasn’t a great horseman, but he was willing to do any kind of […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Births

Smith David Henry Smith was born July 31, 2008 to Sam and Desiree Smith of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Rocky and Barbara Tivis of Portales and Donald and Suzan Smith of Rincon, Ga. Great-grandparents are Max and Priscilla Pena of Portales; Lona Smith […]

9-23 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Atherton By: Patrick Carman This juvenile fiction book is about a boy named Edgar, a gifted climber, who is scaling the perilous cliffs that separate three worlds: a humble grove, a mysterious highland realm, and a vast wasteland. Edgar is looking for a treasure lost […]

Merricks open Ashley Furniture store in Portales

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By Tony Parra June Merrick said one customer entered the Ashley Furniture store this week and said, “It was like she left Portales and entered the big city.” The furniture store has undergone a complete facelift and employees made the transition into the new store this week. Monday was the first day the locally-owned furniture […]

Business Digest, Business Licenses

CNJ Staff Hot-dip awardee prevents corrosion PBI Ross-Holm of Portales was a 2005 recipient of the Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing — Food & Agricultural Award from the American Galvanizers Association. Hot-dip galvanizing is the process of applying a zinc coating to fabricated iron or steel by immersing the material in a bath consisting primarily of […]

Lady Rams prepare for rematch in Lovington

PNT Staff So far, so good for Sharon Max filling in as the Portales High girls basketball assistant. The Lady Rams have begun District 4-3A play with wins over Lovington (70-26) and Ruidoso (55-39), the latter on the road. Tonight, they travel again for a 7 p.m. rematch at Lovington. Max, a graduate assistant, has […]

Lady Rams meet Lovington sans coach

By Dave Wagner When the Portales Lady Rams begin District 4-3A play tonight in a 7 p.m. game against Lovington at the PHS gym, they’ll be without longtime head coach Brenda Gomez. Gomez left Thursday morning for her native Farmington to be with a sister who is seriously ill. In her absence, volunteer assistant Sharon […]