Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

By Anita Tedaldi: Cannon Connections columnist M y 6-year-old daughter Anna

Small acts of kindness better than slogans

Freedom New Mexico My 6-year-old daughter Anna rolled on the ground screaming and clutching her stomach as my other children pulled on my arm, covered their eyes and cried. She screamed that the pain in her tummy was too much to take. I tried to touch her, she rolled away, threw up and passed out. […]

Anniversaries

Chambers Charles and Evelyn Chambers of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 30 at the First United Methodist Church in Portales, 200 S. Ave., C. The celebration will be hosted by their son, Craig Chambers, and their daughter, Tonya Linton. The couple was married May 31, 1959, […]

Family opted not to seek death penalty for daughter’s sake

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico “She usually found what she thought to be the underdog of things… I’m sure she would have defended the guy and his actions.” And that was Elizabeth in a nutshell. Her dark hair, big brown eyes and huge smile were those of a tough advocate who would jump to […]

April 5, 2009 Engagements

Mitchell-White Lynda Mitchell of Tyler, Texas announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Rebekah Ann Mitchell of Portales to Weston J. White of Portales, son of Calvin and Lynda White of Grady. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 23, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Portales. A reception will […]

Family raises funds to keep home

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With a Portales man dying of pancreatic cancer and in danger of losing his house, his daughter and another relative are raising money to help. Joe Linthicum, a 52-year-old lifelong Portales resident, is dying of pancreatic cancer. He was in chronic pain for two years, since a surgery to […]

Being overly cautious mother’s job

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

Adolescence growing time for entire family

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist My oldest daughter, age eight,

Daughter’s obesity shocking

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist It’s official. My 2-year-old daughter, “Bubu,”

Cell phone not anyone else’s business

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist A 6-year-old girl on my daughter’s swim team has a cell phone, which she proudly showcases to everyone who is willing to look. She’ll even allow you to play with her games, if you look admiringly at her toy. This has created a negative buzz among other parents, who think […]

School dress code policy will go unchanged

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Municipal School Board voted Monday to retain the school dress code as written. During the September school board meeting, Superintendent Randy Fowler said the board would review the policy in response to a parent complaint. Nkoshe Seales had asked the board to revise its policy on piercings […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Engagements

Fair-Chamberlin Roxie Pritchett and Darren Elrod announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Sandra Lynn Fair, of Portales to Christopher George Chamberlin of Portales, son of Dr. Richard and Louise Chamberlin of Socorro. The ceremony will be held Oct. 18, 2008, at the Clovis Civic Center. The bride elect is a 2005 graduate […]

Engagement: Curnutt/Marez

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Rodney and Tina Curnutt of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Jessica Curnutt of Portales, to Joshua M. Marez, son of Jacob and Elly Marez of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 10:30 a.m. June 24, 2008, at the Sunken Garden in Hillcrest Park, Clovis. A reception will follow at […]

Engagement: Luce/Parsons

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Dennis and Donna Luce of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, De’Ann Luce of Portales, to Chance Parsons of Portales, son of Curtis and Sandra Parsons. The couple will exchange vows July 19, 2008, at First Baptist Church of Portales. A reception will follow at the Portales Country Club. The […]

Television, in moderation, OK for kids

By Anita Doberman My 20-month-old daughter clearly knows Sponge Bob Squarepants (“Bub-bob”) and can sing the song well enough that even non-family members recognize it. She is also more than familiar with Dora and Diego; I think she expects them to come over for a visit any minute now. A few years ago, in the […]

Engagement: Sullivan/Berry

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Meagan Sullivan of Portales and Brian Berry of Portales announce their approaching marriage. The couple will exchange vows May 31, 2008, at Riverside Country Club in Carlsbad. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Marilyn Sullivan of Carlsbad. The prospective groom is the son of Lonnie Berry of Portales and Kathy Tesch of Albuquerque.

Engagement: Pettigrew/Osburn

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Kit and Ann Pettigrew of Dora announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, D’Shawn Pettigrew of Portales to Kerry Osburn of Clovis, son of Randy and Cindy Osburn. The couple will exchange vows at 7:30 p.m. July 19, 2008, at 1917 Sycamore. A reception will follow at the same address. The bride-elect is a 2005 […]

Melton Wedding

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Jimmy and Ramona Melton were joined in marriage on March 14, 2008 in Santa Fe. The couple have a son, Dylan Serna. Attending the bride was her sister-in-law, Leigh Ann Tarango. Brad Knowlton, brother-in-law to the groom stood as best man. Wesley Knowlton and Trenton Knowlton, nephews of the groom, were ring bearers. The bride […]

Special video gets surprise reaction

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction. We received the DVD through a program called “United Through Reading.” The deployed military member visits a USO center and the staff records him […]