May 4 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a smitten of something white on buildings east of Rogers Monday morning. It definitely was nippy, even all day. There was no measurable moisture that I know of but sure beat the breezy days we’ve had lately. Commodities The commodities are supposed to come in on May 18. This is […]

Program provides gun locks

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Parents in Roosevelt County have free at their disposal gun locks to help protect children from accidental shootings. The Project Safe van made a stop in Portales on Thursday and gave away 800 gunlocks to law enforcement officials — 500 to the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department and 300 to […]

Seminar explores online sex crimes

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Sexual predators eyeing young children no longer need a crowbar and a window to get into a child’s room. All they need is a computer. Organizers of the Ensuring Children’s Online Protection held a seminar for Portales residents in the Pecos Room on the Eastern New Mexico University campus […]

D.A. says Internet is not the babysitter

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there who […]

Personalities Plus: Renae Hipp

Your name: Renae Hipp. Your job: Social worker at Portales Municipal Schools . Your age (and Birth Date): 39; April 17, 1965. Your hometown: Gillette, Wyo. Occupation: Social worker. Your family: Husband; Jamie. Four children; JD, Kelly, Keri and Davis. Your Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: My hobbies are reading, decorating, […]

Children offer many memories

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist The closing of another school year brings back many thoughts filed in my mental book of memories. The simple trust and faith of children are traits I need everyday. When facing obstacles in my life, I think of the problem from the children’s perspective. “We have to go on […]

CASA seeks help

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Court Appointed Special Advocates from Clovis and Portales are trying to combat the child abuse in Roosevelt County with the help of volunteers. April is considered National Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month. There are more than 380 children abused or neglected in Curry and Roosevelt Counties. Workers and […]

Americans should err on side of life

By Richard Bradfute: Guest columnist After 15 years in what doctors call a “persistent vegetative state,” Terri Schiavo had her feeding tube removed recently, essentially inflicting her death by dehydration (or starvation) because she lacks the ability to drink and/or eat for herself. I have an experience with one such as Schiavo. I went to […]

Mentors needed for local program

By Marlena Hartz: PNT Correspondent Charles Murrell has been all over the world and never made a friendship quite like the one he has with Kendall Christinson. Christinson, too, has seen many places. While his travels are a result of his mother’s change of employment, and Murrell’s are a result of service in the Air […]

Enthusiasm makes for happy living

By Joan Clayton; PNT columnist Don’t you like to be around enthusiastic people?  My teaching career of teaching little children brought me 25 little cherubs filled with enthusiasm every day for 31 years. They greeted me with hugs saying, “What are we going to learn today?” They passed their zest for life on to me […]

March 9 obituaries

Kurtis L. Danforth , 42 Services: 4 p.m. (EST) Friday at the Erie Trackside Restaurant, Front Street, Port Jervis, N.Y. Kurtis L. Danforth, 42, of Matamoras, Pa., died Sunday, March 6, 2005, at Ocala Hospital in Ocala, Fla. He was born Dec. 25, 1962, in Portales to Gerald and Diana Caywood Danforth. He owned Danforth […]

Levin content with librarian role

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Your name: Stephanie Levin Your job: Youth Services Librarian Your age: 36; Aug. 4, 1968 Your hometown: Roy, Utah Your family: Brian (husband), Rachel (4), and Megan (6 mo.) Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I really enjoy reading, cooking and working on projects. What do you think of Portales? “Portales […]

Club uses chili to help children

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By Kevin Wilson Dave Russell thinks he’s got a patent on his hands. Russell, a Kiwanis club member in his first experience with the group’s annual chili supper fund-raiser, explained his findings. “You take the bowl, put in the chili,” Russell said while demonstrating, “then put a tortilla on top of the bowl” to keep […]

School board president cares about spirituality, children

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Your name: Inez Rodriguez Job: Housewife and President of the School Board Age: 54, June 28, 1950 Hometown: Portales Your Family: Teofilo (husband), Olivia, T.J., and Mark Hobbies: I am one of the worship leaders at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, I teach catechism, Vice President of the (EPCA). What do you like about Portales? “There […]

Personalities Plus — Jolie Foster

Your job: Work at Southside Storage Your birthday: Oct. 22, 1974 Your family: Mark (husband), Mason (6), Monte (4) Your hobbies: Reading What do you think of Portales? “We’ve had no tsunamis and it has a lot of friendly people.” What do you visualize your life being like in 10 years? “I don’t look down […]

Raising a family takes lots of work

By Helena Rodriguez Raising kids is part joy and part guerrilla warfare, according to actor Ed Asner. As the parent of a teenager, I couldn’t agree more. Now here’s my take on raising children: Raising a kid is yourself at that age coming back to haunt you — it’s a mix of what you lacked […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Gay Kernan guest column

Editor’s note: The Portales News-Tribune asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. The pre-kindergarten initiative presented by the governor and lieutenant governor has been trumpeted as a solution to many of the problems we face […]

MLK a day to reflect on where we’ve been, where we’re going

By Helena Rodriguez My friend Evelyn Rising is a feisty girl. She’s a classy dresser. She’s intelligent and headstrong and yet sensitive to people’s needs. Evelyn is a counselor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Evelyn, by the way, is black. Some of you may know her. She spoke the past two years during Juneteenth […]

Portales police prepare to take prints

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent The Portales Police Department, in cooperation with James Elementary School, is starting a a new fingerprinting program for children in the second grade. “We decided to do the children of that age group because of our Adopt-A-Cop program,” said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. The plans are to fingerprint 250 […]