12-8-07 Empty stocking fund

Today’s focus: “Ms. L” Household members: 5 Children: 2 Special circumstances: “Ms. L’s” bills amount to too much to provide a good Christmas for her children. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have gifts under the tree at Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 6T. Girls pants size 6T. Boys shirt size 6T. Boys […]

Northeastern State women turn back Zias

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Lindsey Sams went 6-for-8 from the field and scored 19 points, leading four Northeastern State starters in double figures as the RiverHawks posted a 77-67 victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night in a Lone Star Conference women’s crossover game. Northeastern State (3-5) built a 20-point […]

Greyhounds fall in overtime

Freedom New Mexico TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Junior guard Ricky Branham hit a go-ahead 3-pointer early in overtime and Northeastern State pulled away for a 77-68 Lone Star Conference men’s crossover victory over Eastern New Mexico University Thursday night. The Greyhounds (2-6), losing their fifth game in a row, dug themselves out of a 17-point, first-half […]

Group expresses displeasure over zoning proposal

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of predominantly county residents within a possible extraterritorial zone being studied told city of Portales and Roosevelt County officials in no uncertain terms they weren’t interested in the idea. An ad-hoc group has been studying the idea of extraterritorial zoning for the last few months and Thursday […]

Christ’s birthday should be celebrated

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Imagine that Jesus had never been born, or that King Herod had succeeded in his heinous plot. The thought makes me shudder. If Jesus had never been born, there would be no absolutes, no restraints, no hope … and where there is no hope, there is only desolation. A world […]

Official: Fundraiser good fun for good cause

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Holiday spirits are sure to be lifted, swirled, sniffed and tasted as the wine flows Saturday night in Portales to benefit the Portales MainStreet Program. Plenty of wine, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment will be served at the annual Portales Winter Wine Fest Saturday at 7 p.m. at the […]

Empty Stocking Fund: Mr. P

Today’s focus: “Mr. P” Household members: 4 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. P” is a single father who was just awarded custody of his child. His holiday hopes: For his child to have have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls clothing size 10/12. Girls shoe size 3. Toys list: Sponge Bob The Empty Stocking Fund […]

It’s their job: Michelle Miller

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Name: Michelle Miller Job: Part-time fiber optic sales representative at Yucca Telecom Time on job: Two years Background: Miller has lived in Portales her whole life and currently attends Eastern New Mexico University. She’s worked at a snow cone stand and also at The Buckle in the mall in Clovis in the past. Job description: […]

Journey through life internal trip

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to […]

Attack against Iran would’ve been stupid

Editorial An obvious question arises in the wake of a new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran’s nuclear program. The report judges “with high confidence that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program.” If the 2005 NIE assessed “with high confidence that Iran currently is determined to develop nuclear weapons” was so wrong, how […]