Leaving you with these last remaining thoughts

Joan Clayton

Change can sometimes be hard. We get used to the way things are and we want to keep the old and the familiar. But God uses change in our lives to help us grow and mature and to be able to adapt and to learn life lessons that he reveals to us through change. Our […]

Inspired search turned up movie gold mine

Alisa Boswell

A conversation I had at work recently about 1950s and 1960s movies inspired me to do a search on YouTube regarding certain genres from that era. What I found was a gold mine of full-length movies ranging from the late 1930s to the early 1960s and titled play lists, such as the Mystery Murder Suspense […]

Events calendar — Feb. 21

Today 5th Annual High Plains Men’s Conference — 6:30 p.m., Meet and Greet. Victory Life Church Coffee House. Information: Church Office: 356-4901 Leonard Stanton: 760-1116 Eastern Athletic Club’s 4th Annual All You Can Eat Crab Fest — Seating 1: 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seating 2: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Yam Theater. Information: 562-2153 […]

Police blotter — Feb. 21

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Wednesday • 12:23 a.m.: Officer requested, 1500 block of South Avenue H. • 1:19 a.m.: Domestic, 400 block of South Avenue A. • 6:51 a.m.: Ambulance requested, 700 block of West Third Street. • 7:04 a.m.: Prisoner transport, 100 block of Airport Road. • 7:36 a.m.: […]

Meet the … Poll workers enjoy meeting new people

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The Portales City Council municipal elections will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 4 at the Memorial Building, but for the ones working the polls they have to devote their whole day to it. The poll workers of the municipal election are asked to work on election […]

That’s a wrap, folks

Courtesy photo: Clayton Barber gives a demonstration on fire resistant clothing at the New Mexico Ag Expo, one of several seminars hosted at the two-day event.

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com Ag Expo organizers said this year’s seminars garnered good feedback from attendees. In its 22nd year, the New Mexico Ag Expo brought new trends and kept old traditions to cater to the agricultural communities of New Mexico and west Texas. The two-day event wrapped up Wednesday at the […]

Capital outlay package sent to governor

CMI staff In the final few minutes of the New Mexico Legislative session, lawmakers sent Gov. Susana Martinez a $233 million capital outlay package, just before adjournment — 12:01 p.m. for the House of Representatives, 12:11 p.m. for the Senate. The session was to end noon Thursday. Martinez has until March 12 to sign or […]

Meetings watch — Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority met Thursday morning at Clovis City Hall. • The authority received an audit report from Hinkle and Landers of Albuquerque for the year ending June 2013. The agency reported no findings in the audit. • The authority discussed a $4 million award from the state water trust board […]

Thank you for bringing us a little heaven

Almost 21 years ago, Joan Clayton marched into the Portales News-Tribune offices and pitched an idea for an inspirational column. She’d write it weekly, she said, for free. “I don’t write for money,” friends have heard her say many times since then. “I write for Jesus.” Then-Publisher Lone Beasley did not know Clayton at the […]

Rights are to be asserted, defended

Often when I hear people speak of “rights” they seem to be saying rights are something others are required to respect. Or even give them. The truth is rights are something you need to assert. They are nothing if you don’t defend them from all threats. A right is something you don’t need to ask […]

Portales City League basketball results — Feb. 15

Senior League BOYS Mavericks 29, Clippers 1 Scorers — Mavericks, Gomez 8, Jones 6, Long 5, Hernandez 4, Rawdon 2, Tivis 2. Clippers, Ramos 1. Dora 46, Nuggets 21 Scorers — Dora, WGutierrez 14, Fuller 14, Padgett 10, Wall 2, Urioste 2. Nuggets, Belden 6, Nixon 6, Ramos 4, Garcia 3, Carisales 2. Suns 30, […]

PHS basketball capsules — Feb. 21

BOYS Portales (13-11, 2-1 District 4-3A at Ruidoso (9-15, 1-2) When: 7 p.m. today Radio: KSEL-FM 105.9. Last meeting: Portales held on late for a 39-35 victory over the Warriors on Feb. 7 at the RAC. Last time out: Both teams played at Lovington, with the Rams winning 59-53 on Tuesday and the Warriors absorbing […]

New Mexico fishing report  — Feb. 19

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Charette Lakes: Closed for the season. Cimarron […]

Events calendar — Feb. 20

Today Step aerobics — 4 p.m., Portales Recreation Center. Information: 356-8598. Preschool Storytime — 6 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Dan Greathouse Book Signing and Presentation — 4:30 p.m., Portales Public Library. Information: 356-3940. Guest Soprano Recital — 7 p.m. Buchanan Hall. Tamara Wilson will be performing. Information: Kathi Fraze at 575-562-2377. Will Banister […]

Police blotter — Feb. 20

Portales police, sheriff, and fire call logs: Caller reported: Tuesday • 2:39 a.m.: Alarm activation, 300 block of South Roosevelt Road R. • 3:50 a.m.: Traffic stop, 19th Street and Avenue H. • 5:33 a.m.: Deputy request, RCSO. • 5:50 a.m.: Traffic stop, First Street and Avenue A. • 6:31 a.m.: Traffic stop, First Street […]

There was time when people celebrated water

On Cacahuate Road between Portales and Muleshoe, a few miles east of the state line, is a simple marker in the corner of a field. The metal plaque, put up by the Texas State Historical Survey Committee, encourages the curious to look 500 yards south across an open vista to what in 1909 was the […]

Training to fetch

LILLIAN BOWE: Portales News-Tribune
Kyle Dillard has one of his dogs herd the sheep to him on Wednesday at Idsinga Pavilion. This male border collie is still in training.

By Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com Twister, a 1-year-old border collie, with the help of his owner, Kyle Dillard of Milnesand, herded six sheep into a pen at the Idsinga Pavilion on Wednesday at the New Mexico Ag Expo. Dillard breeds, raises and trains border collies for herding cattle and other livestock. Dillard presented […]

DFA hosts Dairyman’s lunch at Ag Expo

Lillian Bowe PNT staff writer lbowe@pntonline.com The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) hosted the Dairyman’s lunch at the New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday with more than 50 dairy farmers in attendance. Lunch was served to the dairymen as Peter Vitaliano, vice president of economic policy and market research of National Milk Producers Federation, gave […]

Rec center facelift proposed

By Christina Calloway PNT senior writer ccalloway@pntonline.com City Councilor Matt Hunton is looking to give the Portales Recreation Center a major facelift by expanding it and adding a variety of features. Hunton shared his ideas with his fellow councilors at their Tuesday meeting, asking them to explore the different options he provided. “If this is […]

Sex crimes investigation continues

By Robin Fornoff CMI PROJECTS EDITOR rfornoff@cnjonline.com Almost 10 months ago, Melrose schools Superintendent Jamie Widner heard rumors one of two coaches now under investigation for sex crimes might be having inappropriate contact with a student. Widner said Wednesday that he decided to counsel the coach last April rather than report him to law enforcement […]