Parenting choice pays off for Goolsby

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Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Peggy Goolsby Job: Manager of Landall’s Box Office Age (and birth date): 58 years old, Nov. 14, 1946. Hometown: I was born in Portales and went to school in Floyd. Family: My daughter; Lexie Myers, son-in-law; Kevin Myers who owns Myers Electric in Clovis, my son, Landall, my […]

Services lists five steps to quality child care

27th Services Squadron Quality child care can make a big difference in the future of your child. Choosing quality care, gives children a head start on a strong mind, body, and spirit and a better chance to become a more productive adult. Here are some general points about choosing quality care. 1. Look — Does […]

Portales residents can help battle meth epidemic

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Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Methamphetamine is described by law enforcement as the biggest social crisis in America today. Thursday at the Portales Chamber of Commerce’s quarterly luncheon, attendees learned more about the problem and a few easy ways to deter it in the community. Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales Police Department described the […]

City celebrates Hispanic culture

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Mexican culture was in full display in the city of Portales in the eastern plains of New Mexico on Sunday with the “Dia de las Familias” fiesta. The music was on display with rap and Tejano music. People said they enjoyed the food, carne asada and rice. A look […]

Spirituality leads Redic through life

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Complied by Laurie Stone Your name: Eric E. Redic. Your job: Pastor of Portales, Clovis, and Tucumcari Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Your age (and Birth Date): 47 years old. 7/06/1958 . Your hometown: Albuquerque. Your family: Wife Wendy; three dogs, Caleb, Trinity and Smokey; a bird, Little Tweet, and the brotherhood of all mankind. Your hobbies […]

Lubbock corn field transformed into 12-acre agricultural maze

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Complied by Mike Jimenez: Freedom Newspapers Lose yourself, and maybe even your family in Lubbock beginning this weekend and running through Nov. 26. The original “Corn-field Maze” is once again ready for families and anyone with an interest in trying their best to get through 12 acres of twists and turns combined with pathways and […]

Agency tour depicts life of foster child

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A gust of wind blew through the rooms of the abandoned Clovis house, twisting and turning the photos that hung from fishing line above the doorway. Youth pastor Daniel Gleaton held one still with his hand. He didn’t really need to, though. The photos were merely blueprints for the house […]

Local groups plan efforts to help hurricane victims

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The residents of Eastern New Mexico are responding to pleas for help from the south, in the wake of demolished neighborhoods in a horrified New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina hit states along the Gulf Coast earlier this week. Spearheading relief efforts are unlikely team-ups of professionals such as New Mexico […]

Brooks leads life without selfish needs

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Iva Brooks Died: July 24, 2005 Born: June 15, 1918 Preceded in death by: Her parents; three brothers, Thomas and Arva King and J.W. Waller; a sister, Marjorie Thomas; and her husband. Survived by: A son, Robert Brooks (and wife, Linda Beth) of Tijeras; a daughter , Linda Custer (Roy) […]

Keep children’s safety in mind near school bus stops

School bus safety should be a concern for all. Amn. Thomas Trower It’s time for kids to be out at the bus stops again. While standing at the bus stop might not seem like a hazardous activity, according to an 8th Air Force safety message, each year throughout the United States many children are injured […]

Cannon Airmen bring leadership skills to the football field

Melanie Salazar Football begins at an early age for some eastern New Mexico children, as Clovis’ PlayInc. is kicking off its summer football league this week for children ages 3 to 12. But it’s not only the kids who will be filling their remaining summer days with first downs and tackles. Many Cannon Airmen will […]

Fair to feature exhibits, carnival

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Kids’ eyes will light up today as the carnival rides will be at full-throttle for the first day of the Roosevelt County Fair. County residents can begin getting on the carnival rides, starting at 5 p.m. at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The Murphy Brothers Expo ,with the help of […]

Tiffin created own pathway through life

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Curtis Tiffin Born: March 25, 1925 Died: Aug. 8, 2005 Preceded in death by: his parents, and a brother, Carroll T. Tiffin and a sister, Thelma Starkey. Survived by: His wife; two sons, Ted (wife Debbie Anne) Tiffin and Time A. Debbie Ellen) Tiffin of Fort Worth, Texas; four daughters […]

Wall enjoyes small town life in Portales

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Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Your name: Tina Marie Wall Your job: Victory Life Coffee House. Your age (and birth date): 41, June 22, 1964. Your hometown: Shelby County, Tennennesse  Your family: Husband James Wall, employed at MTS. Three children Derrick, Justin, and Jonathan. Two grandchildren; Braydon (2) and one soon to arrive. Your […]

Family Child Care program provides safe, secure environment

27th Services Squadron Air Force certified Family Child Care (FCC) providers operate child care businesses in their homes and provide a nurturing and loving environment for children. Each provider can care for up to six children with only two children under the age of two. This small grouping allows providers the opportunity to spend individual […]

Committee exploring skatepark move

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Recreation Board Committee on Thursday unanimously approved the Portales Recreation Center parking lot as the new site for the city’s skatepark. A proposal with design and costs still needs to be presented before the Portales City Council for final approval. Members of the Portales Skatepark Organization agreed with the […]

Roosevelt County prepares for local fair

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County residents will be able to enjoy the livestock shows and arts and crafts on display at the fair beginning on Tuesday, but much of the work behind the scenes has already been done. The Roosevelt County Fair begins Tuesday and ends Aug. 27. Roosevelt County 4-H Agent Patrick […]

8/18 Obituaries

Elwanda Mieas, 70 Services: Memorial services are planned in Lubbock. Elwanda Williams Mieas, 70, of Lubbock, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at University Medical Center in Lubbock. She was born on Jan. 6, 1935, in Portales, to Clifton and Ineta Williams. She lived in Clovis a number of years and worked for a lawyer and […]

Cowboy remembered as kindhearted

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Frank Garcia was the type of person that produced results. He was a firm cowboy at heart. He lived many years of his life looking in the face of wild and untamed horses and with resiliency, he untapped the ability within those horses through disciplined training. According to family members, Garcia […]

Youth services offers free, reduced price meals for child care programs

New Mexico State Editor’s Note: The following information is required to be released by the State of New Mexico Cannon Family Child Care, Child Development Centers and the Youth Center are announcing the availability of free and reduced meals to the children enrolled in either of the family child care programs. All children in attendance […]