Nation founded on correct principles

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist It saddens my heart and hurts my spirit whenever I hear God’s word minimized, demeaned, ridiculed or profaned. The Bible is God’s blueprint for mankind. It is the instructor’s manual. A life and a country based on biblical principles enjoy God’s blessings. Jeremiah 36 tells how the Lord had given […]

Summer reading program to start

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A world of reading and adventure await area children as the annual Portales Public Library’s summer reading program “Camp Read A-lot” begins on Monday. The seven-week program will kick off with registration and a jumping house that will be in front of the library from 10 a.m. to noon, […]

ENMU participates in literacy program

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer R.M. James Elementary students had a special storytime Monday with members of the mens basketball team from Eastern New Mexico University. Members of the Greyhound basketball squad participated in the annual literacy program sponsored annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches by reading to the students. The national […]

Writer’s works, ideas will never die

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales and Eastern New Mexico University lost a favorite son, true pioneer and a genuinely nice person with the passing of Jack Williamson on Friday. I was humbled by the responsibility of writing about the death of such a prolific writer and great mind in the Portales News-Tribune. The […]

Portales observes Literacy Day

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Literacy Day was celebrated Friday as volunteers from the Portales Altrusa Club and Eastern New Mexico University’s Zia basketball team visited Portales schools and childcare centers to read to the students. According to a press release from the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, the day has been set aside […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Club Notes

Altrusa International, Inc. of Portales met Aug. 14, in the Sandia Room at the ENMU Campus Union Building with 23 members and six guests present. Beverly Bennett, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies. Jo Nell Brooks gave the Altrusa Accent on “The Importance of Teachers.” Vaunceil Turnbough, secretary, read the […]

Media should focus on nice stories

By Baxter Black: Freedom Newspapers Sometimes I think I live in a different country than the ones I read about in the newspapers or hear on the radio and TV. For instance, I was in Sacramento, Calif., recently. It is not the same California you read about in the letters to the editor in the […]

Base agencies can help you read a contract’s fine print

Master Sgt. Lester Luker Everyone has heard the phrase about needing to “read the fine print” before signing a contract. But what exactly is the “fine print”? The American Heritage Dictionary defines “fine print” as the portion of a document, especially a contract, that contains qualifications or restrictions in small type or obscure language. It […]

A love of books

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By William P. Thompson Denise Burnett, director of the Portales Public Library, walked into the library 20 years ago and found a home. She started out in the children’s section and by 1991 she was in charge of the entire library. ”When I first walked into the library and noticed all those books and the […]

Club Notes, Honors (Dec. 18)

Club Notes East Valley View East Valley View Club met at Golden Acres Center Wednesday for its Christmas luncheon and party. Rose Johns opened the meeting by calling for the minutes and treasurer’s report which were read and approved. Several Christmas poems were read. Helen Jones read the story of Silent Night. Then the group […]

Honors, Club Notes (Nov. 13)

Honors ACREE Acree heads to National 4-H Congress Julia Acree, 17, of Portales has been selected to attend the National 4-H Congress Nov. 25-29 in Atlanta, Ga. She is one of 14 selected from New Mexico to attend. Acree, a member of the Arch 4-H Club, was selected in July based on work she did […]

Local family promotes plan to read Bible in a year

Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer The Bible can look like a huge and intimidating book to open. A local ministry believes they have the answer to not only get families reading the Bible together, but to read it in a year. Under their Read the Bible in One Year Plan, an average family, person or […]

5/29 Engagements, Anniversary, Organizations

Engagements Scott/Golden Danny and Ginger Scott of Artesia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Anessa Scott of Portales to Casey Golden, of Portales, son of Lon and Karen Golden of Cliff. The couple will exchange vows June 11, 2005 at 2 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Artesia with the reception […]

After more than 50 years, Cannon has become ‘us’

By David Stevens: Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Editor This is personal. We know the economic impact: Twenty-something percent of our communities’ jobs are tied directly to Cannon Air Force Base and hundreds of millions of dollars go through there every year, much of it circulating through our restaurants and car dealerships and flower shops […]

Raising a family takes lots of work

By Helena Rodriguez Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare, according to actor Ed Asner. As the parent of a teenager, I couldn’t agree more. Now here’s my take on raising children: Raising a kid is yourself at that age coming back to haunt you — it’s a mix of what you lacked […]

How to pamper yourself: Let me count the ways

By Helena Rodriguez Eating peanut butter straight from the jar, spending a whole day in bed and taking a scented bath by candlelight are just a few ways we can pamper ourselves. With today’s hectic lifestyles, we can all use a little pampering now and then, and we should take a little time to indulge […]

County people hope to fight illiteracy

By Tony Parra The Portales councilors proclaimed Thursday as ‘Literacy Day’ for Portales and it brought awareness to one of the issues facing Roosevelt County residents. Currently, 25 percent of people in Roosevelt County are illiterate, according to statistics from the Roosevelt Literacy Council. Roosevelt County has 21 percent of the adults reading at Level […]

Sept. 12 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly School pictures are scheduled for Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Order forms went home with students this week. Parents, please return the order form with payment to the office by Friday. We will be having an athletics fundraiser in the very near future — be watching for details. Arts programs Students at […]

Classics not getting share of readers

By Mike Linn Unlike most women her age, 18-year-old Virginia Lee loves reading the literary works of some of the world’s most renown authors. The Clovis High School graduate began reading Leo Tolstoy’s classic, “Anna Karenina,” about three weeks ago and said she should finish the novel within a day or two. “I think it’s […]

Here’s to getting booked this summer

By Helena Rodriguez I hope your kid gets booked this summer like I did before I started high school in a not-so-distant past. After all, there’s not much to do around here and it won’t hurt your kids to get into some adventures or misadventures this summer. I’m talking, of course, about reading. Summer is […]