Our people: Walks without fear

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Pep resident Gail Keener was one of a group of Victory Life Church members who came together to create the Portales Dream Center. The church’s pastor at the time gathered a group to create the center which he had seen in action in Oklahoma. She has been volunteering her time three days a week at […]

Commentary: Why we wear the uniform…it’s all about service

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By Chief Master Sgt. Matthew Caruso Command Chief: 27th Special Operations Command I would first like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Col. Clark for selecting me to serve as your new command chief here at Cannon and the 27th Special Operations Wing. This is a dream come true for my wife Becky […]

Local bands dream big

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Alisa Boswell Musical talent is not a scarce thing in the Clovis and Portales areas. Many local musicians have the ambition to go all the way to stardom with their musical talents and considering the recent accomplishments of some, they might do just that. One local country music talent with such a passion is Will […]

Students performing ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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Fairies, royalty, Old English and a play within a play — Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has all of that, and Portales High School students are performing it. The play opened last night, and performances are scheduled today (Sunday) and Monday. “It’s about the course of true love and all the bumps on the way […]

ENMU students filiming ‘Star Wars’ based movie

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University students Rick Bardwell and Victor Smith are digital cinema arts majors who have a dream of making a “Star Wars” movie. They are in the process of casting for major and minor parts in the movie they plan to start filming in the summer. “One […]

United Way, Comcast to build office space for Dream Center

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The United Way of Eastern New Mexico and Comcast are teaming up to help build office space for the Portales Dream Center on April 24. It is part the United Way’s Day of Caring and Comcast’s Cares Day, which the organizations rotate between Clovis and Portales each year. Christina […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Living the dream

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Web site of the day http://popwellhomestead.blogspot.com A Clovis resident living the dream says her blog is about establishing a homestead in eastern New Mexico. Question of the day So how did your candidate do in the election? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Name […]

Dream Center being rebuilt

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PNT Staff Report The Portales Dream Center is in the process of being rebuilt after high winds blew the roof off last March. Victory Life Church and the Dream Center board decided it would be better to build another facility than to replace the roof. “We decided to build a new building and we’re still […]

It’s their job: Video clerk lands dream job

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Richard O’Hare is a video clerk at Landall’s Box Office What is your background? I was born and raised here in Portales. Time on the job? On the 15th it will be seven months. What does your job entail? I help keep the masses entertained. I file movies and video games. I restock them and […]

Sense of entitlement killing dream

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Now and then one hears or reads reference to “the American Dream,” as if there were just one such thing. What is uniquely American is just that Americans are supposed to be free to dream their own dreams, pursue their own happiness as they understand it. Very loosely, […]

Texas dream becomes reality

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a road […]

Getting to know: Retiree devotes time to Dream Center

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Gail Keener, 68, is a resident of Pep who regularly drives 25 miles to Portales for work with the Dream Center. The main task for that charitable group right now is to erect a new building for itself, at 222 N. Main. The old structure’s roof was torn off by high winds in April. The […]

Dream Center loses roof in high winds

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Portales Dream Center will be closed temporarily after high winds peeled the sheet-metal roof off the building Monday afternoon. Dream Center volunteer Gail Keener said the center will be closed about a week until a temporary cover is in place. The inner ceiling remains intact, she said. Keener […]

Dream Center needs donations

PNT Staff Report The Portales Dream Center is looking for donations of household items, furniture and clothes because its supply of these items is depleted.People can drop off items at the center, at 222 N. Main, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday. To make other arrangments, call

MLK's dream: A reality

By Capt. Tyler Moore: 27th SOW Equal Opportunity Director As we observe Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday on Jan. 19, the very next day America will write a new chapter in her history with the inauguration of Barack Obama as its 44th President of the United States. In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave […]

Homecoming causes nervousness

Tonya Fennell I’ve been having a recurring dream lately. In the dream, I am walking around Cannon Air Force Base surrounded by women crying tears of happiness, children jumping with joy and airmen giving sharp salutes. Everywhere I look, Air Force wives are hugging and kissing their husbands. But, I just stand there searching the […]

From stripes to brassBy Capt. Rebecca Garcia

After attending ROTC in college, Cadet Martinez-Paez learned that he would not be able to become an officer until his U.S. citizenship was finalized. This would take five years unless he enlisted to speed the process. Capt. Rebecca Garcia Jonathan Martinez-Paez had what many would consider a successful career and a promising future. He had […]

Democratic plan calls for even more government control

Editorial They have a dream — to put more of your life under the control of government. They’re the Democratic Leadership Council, the springboard for Bill Clinton’s presidential bid in 1992 and a power center for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. The DLC bills itself as a group of moderate Democrats trying to steer a […]

Dreams in photos inspire us all

By Helena Rodriquez My friend Bernard likes to look at Chevy porn. When I queried him recently about a stack of magazines piling up in his closet, he referred to these car magazines as his “Chevy porn.” It’s no secret he is into Chevys. He even has pinups of his beloved Chevys all over his […]

King left practical message of hope

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.” — Martin Luther King Jr. When it comes to historical figures, people often feel either a need to embrace them entirely, ignoring or denying contradictory or troubling things that they said or did. The other, mirror-image […]