Don’t underestimate power of encouragement

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My students loved for me to tell this story: “A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they […]

Feb. 14, 1956

Two Clovis boys who robbed Portales Hardware two weeks before finally confessed the full story of the robbery to Clovis and Portales officers and led them to the majority of the missing merchandise. They had stored guns they stole in the wall behind a refrigerator at their home.

Jan. 16, 1975

Code names don’t tell real story

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico columnist Sanity is why I want to be in the White House. Monday afternoon, I found out the Secret Service has tagged the family of President-elect Barack Obama with codenames, all beginning with “R.” I don’t think I particularly like Barack Obama’s actual codename of “Renegade.” If you take […]

Escapees’ story on TV Saturday

Freedom New Mexico After a week’s delay, the Fox television show “America’s Most Wanted” will air an in-depth segment featuring the August 24 escape of eight Curry County inmates on Saturday, according to show producer Jenna Naranjo. Naranjo said the episode will focus on the escape of the inmates and profiles of the four men […]

People always make our fair a success

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fair Board President Tim Allison stopped his chores in the dairy and beef barn Friday night to chase me down as I strolled through with camera at the ready. He said he appreciated the coverage the PNT had given the fair but I think more importantly he wanted to […]

George Causey: High plains pioneer

By Ruth Burns: Special to the CNJ No story of the High Plains would be complete without mentioning T.L. “George” Causey, for whom Causey was named. Causey was a rancher, freighter, and most famously, a buffalo hunter. It was his heavy wagons and ox teams hauling the hides to market that made the Portales Road […]

Inner peace comes from faith in God

By Joan Clayton I heard a story about an artist who wanted to create a painting that depicted “perfect peace.” If I were to think about painting a picture of perfect peace, I would probably think of a man in a boat fishing on a placid lake with not one ripple on the water. Yet […]

Rams advance to state baseball semifinal

The Portales Rams baseball team came back from an early 4-run deficit to defeat Sandia Prep 16-9 Wednesday. The win propels them into a semifinal game against the winner of Hope Christian and St. Michaels on Thursday. Ram senior Tom Sullivan hit, not one, but two homeruns in the seventh inning to spark an 8-run […]

Pursuit to land “Suit” complete

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico In Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” six men see something they want and find a way to get it. It’s a similar situation for Clovis Community College. Its cultural arts program wanted the show, and landed it for 7 p.m. Friday. Marshall Auditorium hosts the free show. […]

2-12-08 ENMU Briefs

Faculty / Alumni • Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed ENMU grad Brian O’Neill as the new executive director of the New Mexico Sports Authority. O’Neill had been serving as the authority’s deputy director since July 2006. Before going to work for the Sports Authority, O’Neill was an assistant coach for the University of New Mexico […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Library Books

The following books are now available at the Public Library: The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco Traci and her best friend Marilyn were both in Miss Wichelman’s fifth grade class — a good thing, since the two were inseparable. Miss Wichelman was one of those teachers who brought out the best in her students. Her […]

Memorable experiences

Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections Eight months ago I wrote my first column for the inaugural edition of the Cannon Connections. Since then, I have filled this space with my thoughts and opinions on being an Air Force wife. Some were well-received while others were met with disapproval. A column on military wives whining netted me […]

Jan. 6, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available from the Portales Public Library: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Childhood Illnesses By Leslie Young, MD This new book by a recognized M.D. with his own pediatric office debunks myths and offers you a trusted reference for recognizing and troubleshooting common childhood illnesses. This helpful guide covers newborns to adolescents […]

Dec. 2 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Municipal Library: Minerva Louise on Christmas Eve By Janet Morgan Stoeke Minerva Louise — that absurd but loveable chicken — experiences her first Christmas, in this amusing picture book. When Santa visits the farm, she mistakes him for a farmer, and follows him around offering ridiculous suggestions. […]

Ceremony honors veterans

By Col. Babette Lenfant: 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —Veterans Day, as Cannon Airmen took a well-deserved day off, Ranchvale Elementary School students held a ceremony to honor America’s veterans. Many parents of the children attended the White Table Ceremony as Rachel Wood read the story “America’s White Table”, […]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, providing a lyrical and poetic voice to the fascinating and inspiring story of Harriet Tubman and how she became […]

Groups offer support, share experiences

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series on methamphetamine, a manmade chemical, and its growing impact on local communities. At the southeast corner of Portales Cemetery is a granite headstone with a letter titled, “My Sad Story,” embedded on the surface for visitors and passers-by to read. […]

Documentary to focus on hope

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Cancer survivor Kevin Gardels is working to turn his experience with cancer into one that will help others struggling with the disease. “It changes your outlook if you have some kind of hope and empathy,” Gardels said. Gardels, who is pursuing a masters degree in religion at Eastern New […]

Movie theaters bring out worst in people

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I learned from an early age that every story worth telling needs a beginning, a conflict and an end. Now, the story of my summers. There’s the beginning, when I’m talking with my dad about all of the movies I want to see. There’s the end, where I’m instead making […]