Local color shows in sayings

My wife thinks I just like to embarrass her in public but it’s probably just the way I was raised. We were out of town in a restaurant recently and while we waited on our food I was busy looking around at all the vintage decorations. You know the type popular in restaurants these days, [...]

Our people: Healing souls

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Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to Clovis six years ago after planning to retire in Arizona. She even bought a house there. But she felt uncomfortable. She [...]

Portales Past: July 30, 1950

July 30, 1950: Newspaper color comics included “Joe Palooka,” “Boots,” “Red Ryder” and “Alley Oop.”

New Freedom boss brings ‘wealth of experience’

By Mary Ann Milbourn By Mary Ann Milbourn Freedom Communications Freedom Communications Inc. has named Mitchell Stern, the former chairman and chief executive of Fox Television Stations Inc., as CEO of the Irvine, Calif.-based media company. Freedom owns the Portales News-Tribune, Clovis News Journal and Quay County Sun. “We are very pleased that Mitch has [...]

Our people: Good to be King

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Bio • Name: Sharon King • Birthday: December 23, 1953 • Hometown: Portales • Profession: Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce executive director and Portales mayor

Our people: Call of duty

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Bio • Name: Kevin and Tammy Ray • Birthday: Kevin: Nov. 4, 1964 Tammy: Dec. 9, 1965 • Profession: Salvation Army Corps Officers • Family: We’ve been married 20 years. Children Caleb, 13, Sara, 15 and Joshua, 19, who is married to Hali. They have a son named Jackson, 1.

My turn: Color makes the cowboy

By Wendel Sloan: PNT columnist I learned a lot about natty attire by watching my cousin, Wendel “The Anglo Mariachi Cowboy,” model at a recent Hispanic fashion show in Portales. He wore green half-boots from Payless and bargain-bin, bright-purple JC Penney jeans from Clovis’ North Plains Mall. The pink-rose motif cowboy shirt came from Joe’s [...]

Our people: Family matters

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Bio • Name: Harold Edwards • Birthday: March 12, 1969 • Hometown: Fort Sumner • Profession: New Mexico State Police patrolman • Family: Wife Colleen of 18 years, Jesse, 23, Heidi, 18, and Amber, 16

Our people: Teacher of the Year

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Bio Name: Drew Hatley Birthday: September 20, 1984 Hometown: Clovis Profession: Assistant baseball coach, football coach and World History teacher Family: My wife Christal and I have been married for three years. We don’t have kids but we have a golden retriever named Allie Gator.

Our people: Nurse found her calling early

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Name: Rhonda Sparks Profession: Director of health services for Clovis Municipal Schools Birthdate: Nov. 30, 1961 Hometown: Grants, New Mexico Family: Sons Brandon, 22, and Craig, 15, and daughter Mariah, 17 Rhonda Sparks is also known as Mama Sparks. It all started when her oldest son’s friends started calling her Mama Sparks. The nickname trickled [...]