China takes Olympic fakery to sad extremes

Freedom Communications There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and expressive […]

Sanchez takes 7th in tourney, clubs pay price

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer A broken driver on the first day didn’t stop him, and a broken three-wood on the last day certainly didn’t stop him. Portales Ram golfer Donavin Sanchez pushed through the two unlucky events, and took seventh place in the 2008 Texas Oklahoma Junior Golf Tournament this week in Wichita […]

Fathers deserve children’s recognition, love

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor It seems mothers get all the praise and Dad takes the rap if he’s not perfect these days. It seems that fathers need to have more going for them than simply being the strong, silent provider these days, even if that did work for my dad and many of […]

Kingsville takes final game of series Sunday

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Texas A&M-Kingsville baseball coach Russell Stockton was relieved not to have been swept. After losing the first three games of their Lone Star Conference series with Eastern New Mexico, the Javelinas managed to squeak out a 3-2 win in Sunday’s finale at Greyhound Field. Stockton said the Javs (14-14, […]

Some children wise beyond their years

By Anita Doberman: Columnist I try to focus on living in the moment and not get fixated on results. I attempt to do this with my children, my husband and in all areas of my life. I often fall short of my good intentions and measure myself against others’ accomplishments and successes. And while it’s […]

Daylight-saving golf

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PNT Staff Report Zach Smith from Dora takes advantage ot the extra daylight hours and brushes up on his golf swing at the Portales Country Club Tuesday evening.

Chilies a hot item for sale

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Amy Jacoby inhaled the sweet, pungent odor of roasted chilies. As she lifted a hand to her swollen, pregnant belly, a small smile of satisfaction appeared on her face. “I love the smell of green chilies,” she said. The 22-year-old Clovis resident and her mother, Teresa Jacoby, stood patiently in […]

Rams retool defense

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor It’s obvious during a trip to the campus of Portales High School that a lot of renovation has happened, and plans for an expanded football weight room show that renovation is continuing. The renovation is applying to more than just buildings, though, as the Ram defense is renovating itself […]

Sept. 8 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a little more rain on Saturday night, so it was a Godsend on the fresh green wheat sprigs emerging from mother earth. It sure was nice on the seeds that are being sown now in other fields. It would be nice if could all be done in a day when […]