October 19, 1986

• The Portales Junior High School cheerleaders brought home the first place trophy for their performance at the Eastern New Mexico Cheerleading Competition. Team members Brandi Amundson and Donna Rogers were selected as “Shining Stars” during the competition. • A one pound box of Zesta crackers was on sale at Parkway Supermarket for 98 cents […]

April 17, 1972

• Portales youth Alvin Corbin, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Corbin, witnessed the launching of Apollo XVI at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Corbin was attending the Florida Institute of Technology. • L.L. Brown sixth grade students Carol Jordon and Kathy Hardt were the grand champion winners of the L.L. Brown Science Fair. Their project was a study […]

Positive thinking really takes practice

Anita Doberman: Guest Columist I recently finished a great book by author Susan Jeffers called “Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway.” I don’t usually read self-help books, but enjoyed Jeffers’ book, and found her description of “the chatter box” very applicable to my life. The chatter box is a person’s negative and habitual voice […]

Residents buy bargain groceries through charity

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By William Thompson About 200 Portales residents went to First Baptist Church Saturday to take advantage of a new charity program, initiated locally, that provides low cost groceries to anyone who wants to participate. The Angel Food Ministries, a Georgia based non-profit, where the local program orginates, claims on its Web site the average retail […]

Marijuana bricks found in couple’s automobile

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Police arrested a Clovis couple Friday during a traffic stop near Texico and seized more than 56 pounds of marijuana, according to a release from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office. A Region V Drug Task Force Agent investigated Ricky Martinez, 40, of Clovis for six weeks through a confidential informant, […]

Pay attention or Sandra Bullock awaits

Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor It was a bittersweet Tuesday at my mailbox. After turning the key to my postal unit as I do most afternoons, I opened the door to reveal a pair of DVD shipments. The first was the final season of Homicide: Life on the Street on DVD, meaning three years of […]

Movie makers needs to get a clue

By Kevin Wilson: PNT managing editor The 24-hour news cycle gives us a lot of recurring themes, and one undeniable theme is the decline of the American moviegoer. I saw it myself recently when I took in a matinee of the new disappointment called Star Wars and was joined by about seven people in a […]

Soap box derby set

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Back in 1960, 14-year-old speedster Larry Erwin fastened his Soap Box Derby car together with Elmer’s glue — and earned a trip to the national finals at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio. Although his victory was in his hometown of Owensboro, Ky. — where he said his car is on […]

Restaurant owner tries to serve communities

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Editor’s Note: This story is part of a recurring series about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Tom and Gail Martin, owners of the Taco Box in Portales and Clovis, have been in the restaurant business for over three decades. Gail […]

Chandler: Kids affected too many times by meth labs

By David Irvin Yellow space suits, high-powered rifles and your parents screaming as some stranger drags them away. The methamphetamine bust as seen by the child on the inside, officials say, is a frightening thing. But according to statistics from the New Mexico State Police, this unfortunate drama is fairly common. When a methamphetamine lab […]