Positive thoughts keep negativity at bay

Joan Clayton I don’t know about you, but I am tired of hearing bad news. The media predicts doom and gloom. Negativity is spread everywhere and any day Chicken Little will say, “The sky is falling!” Let’s look for the good. Let’s learn to trust God and be happy. Someone has said, “Worry is the […]

Hail to Steinbrenner and other rambling thoughts

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Kevin Wilson Rambling thoughts while debating whether I should antagonize my editor when my baseball team beats his baseball team: • That free credit score website is having a national campaign for viewers to choose the site’s new “spokesband.” I watch and I can’t help but wonder the average credit score of these struggling bands. […]

Veterans share thoughts on Fourth of July

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Because it is the Fourth of July. The Portales News-Tribune asked several local veterans what Independence Day means to them. What follows are a variety of perspectives from five people who sacrificed and speak from heart-felt experience.

Vietnam veterans owed an apology

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Memorial Day weekend, my thoughts will go back to a friend from college — Clovis May. He was a mild-mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico. I don’t recall exactly what his major was, but probably range management or ag business. He was […]

Memorial Day is to honor those I am thankful for

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Memories flood my soul as I visit the graves of loved ones who have gone on before me. As far back as I can remember, thoughts of my grandfather remind me of his love for Jesus. My grandmother’s singing as she churned butter in the big crock with a dasher […]

Words of wisdom: Kindergartners share thoughts on school year

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Kindergarten provides the strong foundation for education, a Portales kindergarten teacher said. “That’s where they learn their alphabet so they can read, numbers so that they can count, social skills so that they can be good citizens,” Brown Early Childhood Center teacher Lynne Walker said. Fellow teacher Erin Mitchell […]

Thoughts key to shaping reality

By Clyde Davis: Freedom columnist The wind was blowing so hard that, opening the door to the facility I was entering, I literally thought it was locked; that was how hard I had to pull. As I deliberately practiced reshaping my thoughts, I formed the idea, “How exciting would it be if one were back […]

Vendors in place for Ag Expo

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By Karl Terry: PNT Correspondent Organizers of the 18th annual New Mexico Ag Expo hope the two-day event will give agriculture producers a chance to put thoughts of economic recession aside in favor of learning ways to improve their operations. The Ag Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at the […]

Everyone loses in NBC shakeup

By Kevin Wilson: PNT columnist I had two major thoughts this week, neither long enough for its own column, but combined enough to be way longer than necessary. Sorry. ••• As a long-time fan of late-night television, it’s troubling to see the mismanagement decimating the tradition of “The Tonight Show.” But nobody at NBC is […]

Wedding gift worth extra laughs

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I have nothing worth 500 words this week, but a few things worth about 150. Here are the thoughts I had while watching the Texas Rangers’ bullpen blow a lead Monday night: • I was killing time at a store a few days ago. I don’t want to name it […]