A teary goodbye here is a joyous hello in heaven

Joan Clayton “Someone is waiting for someone to leave or someone to arrive,” I thought. We were in an airport terminal. I looked around at the teary faces of people waiting to say the last goodbye. I also watched those happy expectant people waiting to hug with a “hello” for a loved one. “How much […]

Rodriguez loved unconditionally

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Adriana Rodriguez was born with Spine Bifida. She gave a strong witness that every life has a meaningful purpose. According to family and friends, she had a gift that reached into the heart of people revealing their own self worth. Adriana Rodriguez died at the age of 20 due to a […]

Meth law permissive, not restrictive

Letters to the Editor I believe the article in Friday’s paper (”City approves meth law/Commission votes 6-2 in favor of law restricting sale of some medicines”) missed the mark. New Mexico state law limits purchases of meth precursors to two packages, not to exceed six grams in any seven-day period. That’s restrictive. The new Clovis […]

We are products of our words

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist It’s been said, “What you said yesterday is what you are living today.” In other words, we are a product of our words. Words have power, positive or negative. It is awesome and sobering to realize you and I have within us the potential for building or destroying, and we […]

Critics need to employ standard of liberty

By Tibor Machan: PNT columnist No one is more prone to criticize the various levels and branches of the U.S. government than I am. My complaints, however, tend to focus on how our political institutions have departed from the best ideas on which the country was founded. When you read most prominent mainstream newspapers and […]

Jewelry store set for golden anniversary

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of stories about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. The owners of Woody’s Jewelry, Danny and Chris Woodward, will be celebrating their business’s 50th anniversary in March. The Woodwards have brought eloquence to […]

Search ongoing for Alamogordo woman

By Tony Parra The search continues for a missing Alamogordo woman who went for a walk and never returned on Sept. 24. David Lynn said his wife, 55-year-old Vicky Lynn, takes medication to battle her depression, but he said he wasn’t sure if she took her medication on that morning. “I feel powerless,” David Lynn […]

Getting kids to clean room requires creativity

By Helena Rodriguez How clean is your house? That’s a scary question to ask someone, even a good friend, during a casual conversation. “How’s your day?” and “What do you think about the weather?” These are valid conversation topics. But talk about what lies behind someone’s closed doors and inside their closets and you just […]

Paiz continues family tradition with business

By Laurie Stone This story is part of a News-Tribune weekly feature on business owners who have been at their respective business for five years or more. The Paiz family has been feeding Portales for almost two decades at JJ’s Jumbo Burgers. Pete Paiz is continuing that tradition, as he has run the restaurant for […]

Allen enjoyed life with large family

By Laurie Stone According to Elberta Allen, she was the perfect child and she said good-bye to the world on the perfect day. On May 22,1929, Elberta was born on a farm in Portales, the seventh born of 18 children (seven boys, 11 girls). Elberta’s Christian belief was that seven meant perfection, therefore making her […]