Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King dies at age 85

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Former New Mexico Gov. Bruce King was a back-slapping, hand-pumping, old-fashioned politician, equally at home on the ranch or in the Roundhouse. His death, at 85, marks the end of an era in New Mexico politics. King was with family members at his ranch in Stanley when he died […]

PRMC changes visitation policy

Plains Regional Medical Center announced a new visitation policy Friday, citing efforts to help stop the spread of flu. Visitors must be at least 15 years old and all visitors will be limited to two per patient at any one time. Here are some exceptions to the age requirement for visitors age 14 or under: […]

Competitive equals

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By Clarence Plank All sports have a high level of competitive play a player must achieve, be it baseball, football or softball. The age old question: Man vs. woman, which is more competitive? Men’s or women’s softball? Several competitors at the 26th annual Plateau Wireless Custom Classic softball tournament — a nearly around-the-clock event this […]

Senior olympics

Four Roosevelt County residents captured individual gold medals at the state Senior Olympics Summer Games held in Las Cruces at the end of May. Armando Payen, 59, was a winner in eight-ball billiards while Jim Brumfield, 74, was second in his age division at the 100-meter run. Tim Bienvenu, 55, meanwhile, was first in an […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced to maximum for home invasion

Clovis, NM ~ Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced today that Joel Zertuche, age 19, was sentenced to 12 years in the Department of Corrections.

Dora student working toward national roping finals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dora native Jesse Clark took first place in the 19 and under age group at the recent annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial and hopes to use the momentum to get to the high school national finals. Clark made the list of eight ropers on April […]

Sometimes less can be more

By Sharna Johnson: FNM Columnist Perhaps I have become a minimalist in my old age or some transformation has overtaken me that I have yet to identify. But I have claimed a new home. I was born and raised on the East Coast. My father was an explorer of sorts, with little concern for comfort […]

Senior Olympics opens event

This year only, New Mexico Senior Olympics is open to all state residents age 50 and up with no pre-qualifying needed. The organization is also introducing online registration at www.nmseniorolympics.org. Registration deadline is May 6. This year’s New Mexico Senior Olympics is May 27-31 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Competitions include track, […]

Officials: Better retirement deserved

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Reserve and National Guard members deserve a better retirement plan, one that pays an annuity earlier than age 60 at least for those willing to serve longer than 20 years. That’s what Reserve leaders have told Congress. Reservists might deserve extended health care coverage too, also in recognition of their […]

Seniors should adjust driving habits

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Drivers age 50 and older have to contend with decreasing faculties as they age, but they can compensate to safely stay on the road. People in the age group may deal with any combination of decreased hearing or vision, longer reaction time or changes in physical strength and psychology. […]

Portales woman has long history in singing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer From the Democratic National Convention to a retirement home, and from fourth grade to age 96, a Portales woman has kept singing. Emily D’Agostino sang “La Golondrina” or “The Swallow” in Spanish on Wednesday evening at Beehive Homes, a Portales retirement center where she lives. The song recalled her […]

Room changes featured on upcoming show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating different looks in a room, promoting the Feng Shui environment in the home and making an activity center for any age of child will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” Tuesday at noon and Saturday at 2 p.m. Lacy Roberts is the visual coordinator for Haverty’s […]

Dec. 29, 1949

The Jazz Age reminiscent “You’re My Everything,” starring Dan Daily and Anne Boxter, and “White Heat” featuring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmund O’Brien was showing in the Tower Theatre.

Just because science can, doesn’t mean science should

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist A few days ago the Hindustan Times reported that Rajo Devi, a 70 year old Indian woman gave birth to a baby girl, becoming the world’s oldest woman to birth a child. Ms. Devi and her husband, age 72, used in vitro fertilization. The fact that a woman older than […]

12-9 Local briefs

Senior fitness event setNew Mexico Senior Olympics, Inc. is conducting a TREK health education event free for residents age 50 and up 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 3, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Keeping Corner by Kashmira ShethFrom her engagement at age 2 to her wedding at age 9, young Leela’s future has been clearly mapped. But that vision changes drastically when at age 12 — just months before she moves in with her husband’s family — she […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Mark Paternoster

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Name: Mark Paternoster Age: 61 Occupation: District court bailiff Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Democrat Elected offices held: none What is your background? After living and working in Albuquerque for over 20 years, my wife and I moved our family to Portales in 1988. Here, I have worked at a local title company and […]

Collins unopposed for clerk

The following is the first in a series of profiles on candidates in the June Primary. Name: Janet CollinsAge: 54

Age, experience vary

By Eric Butler: FNM correspondent CLOVIS — It didn’t take long to figure out that Friday’s calf roping at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena would be quite different than most sports events in one respect. About two contestants, to be precise. The fourth annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping began with what is numbered […]

Immigration issue becomes personal

By Anita Doberman This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the usual spaces […]