Words of wisdom for graduates

By Helena Rodriquez: Freedom Newspapers It’s hard to believe that 21 years ago it was me walking across the stage to receive my high school diploma from Portales High School. I was filled with ambition, dreams and a strong determination to be somebody. I had a specific plan of action and then, from there on, […]

Chef finds joy in serving others

As the new chef at The Landing, Karl Smith plans to win over the palates of Airmen and their family with food that is special and out of the ordinary. Janet Taylor-Birkey Karl Smith knows that for Airmen to put their money where their mouth is, it’s got to be good. Really good. As The […]

Dreams in photos inspire us all

By Helena Rodriquez My friend Bernard likes to look at Chevy porn. When I queried him recently about a stack of magazines piling up in his closet, he referred to these car magazines as his “Chevy porn.” It’s no secret he is into Chevys. He even has pinups of his beloved Chevys all over his […]

Praying for others builds a hedge of protection

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about a lady who saw a beautiful bald eagle soaring above a lake. He spotted his prey in the water below and swooped down into the water. The eagle sank its talons deep into the fish, but the fish, being far too heavy, caused the eagle to sink […]

Lists: People, places, things

PNT Staff Irene Jasso, a substitute teacher and an associate at Bealls, said the three things she did this year which Santa would consider naughty are: * Lost my wedding band that my husband bought me after being married 30 years * Eaten way too much at work gatherings * Griped at my fellow employees. […]

After 127 years, ideals of freedom continue

This week will mark the 127th anniversary of the birth of the founder of Freedom Communications, Raymond Cyrus Hoiles. Freedom is the parent company of 70 daily and weekly newspapers across the nation, including the Portales News-Tribune and eight television stations. It is the nation’s 13th largest newspaper and broadcast company. The Irvine, California-based company […]

Dunn’s integrity helped lead others

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Robert Dunn Born: June 7, 1924 Died: Sept. 19, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents,; three brothers, W. D. “Dude” Dunn, W. T. “Tam” Dunn and Louis Dunn; two sisters, Violet Harris and Julia Ruth Forgay; a stepdaughter, Ovella Estes; and by his first wife, Maurine. Survived by: his […]

Dever lived simple life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Alvin “Al” Dever lived a simple life. He did not live luxuriously but loved his community, of Elida, as if they were his own family members. This made him the epitome of wealth in love and respect to those that shared in his life. According to family members, Dever was a […]

Fault-finding words can hurt feelings

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “I really wanted this shoe leather on my boots,” he grumbled. That ruffled my feathers. My husband could have said, “You really cooked this piece of ham well.”  Helping him work in the yard was his fault! I thought. When I saw him sharpen a cutting knife and then attack that […]

Helping people a trademark for Wilson

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Carl Earl Wilson was an influential example of how one man’s life reached a nation of people through his own passions for literacy and service. Wilson worked at the Community Service Center volunteering between 54 to 100 hours a week as a tutor depending on how many students he had. […]

Blessings can come from encouragement

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My day had not gone well. Everything that could go wrong seemed to do just that. The children had trouble grasping the regrouping process in math. Several students had been absent and needed my attention for make up work. Others worked on projects while I sorted out supplies required for […]

May 4 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a smitten of something white on buildings east of Rogers Monday morning. It definitely was nippy, even all day. There was no measurable moisture that I know of but sure beat the breezy days we’ve had lately. Commodities The commodities are supposed to come in on May 18. This is […]

Registered nurse dedicated 30 years for others

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dora Natalie Olmsted was a woman of precision that viewed life as being precious as she dedicated three decades of her career to the medical field caring for others as a nurse. According to family members, Olmsted was just as nurturing outside of her profession as she was to those […]

Thompson remembered for pleasant demeanor

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jimmy Lee Thompson was faced with numerous difficulties throughout his life, especially after returning from the Army National Guard in the early 60’s, but regardless of his circumstances, it was his attitude towards others that marked him as a man of valor. He died on March 14, 2005, of liver […]

Former sheriff served others throughout life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jesse Evetts was a kind and considerate man that lived his life serving others whether in work or deeds. He died on Dec. 23, 2004. He worked in law enforcement for a few years and in 1950, he became the sheriff for Roosevelt County and held two terms. He entered […]

Jan. 5 Dora/South County News

By Charlie Carmichael This area has all been blessed with beautiful weather all through the double holiday weekends and in between. Most were happy to have a white Christmas and then have the weather clear up quickly so the kids could get outside to enjoy their new remote controlled toys and ride their bikes and […]

Dec. 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Cold, breezy and nice harvesting days all last week. If it stays that way all this week, the farmers should be getting in good shape as far as gathering it all in is concerned. Now it’s time to see if the wet season did any damage to the quality of the product […]

Zahn had fun approach to life, family

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dorothy Zahn was a woman that loved to live. With a fun demeanor, she attracted others with her temperament of friendliness and availability. Zahn was actively involved in her children’s lives as a volunteer chaperone. Debbie Welch, Zahn’s daughter, said she felt fortunate to have a mother like Zahn. “On […]

Oct. 13 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 17-23: Alyssa Bargas, Chris Merrick, Tommy McKinney and Shannon Wilson. Festival The Fall Festival will be held at the Elida school gym Saturday, starting around 6 p.m. There will be food and games for all. Come out and share a pleasant evening together. Volleyball Thursday, all teams will play […]

Paying tribute to our pastors

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist October is Clergy Appreciation Month and I join with many others in honoring our spiritual leaders. First, let me say there aren’t enough words to express my gratitude for the many, many selfless acts you do for others. You are vital to my spiritual being. I realize you are […]