Portales citizens remember pope, example he set

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Many in Portales who followed the teachings of John Paul II and the Catholic Church believe two things on the day of his death. First, the pope is continuing his life in heaven. Second, their lives must continue on Earth. Saturday services at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales […]

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 […]

Let the joy bells ring

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Today is all you have. Make the most of it. Say “I love you” to someone dear. This opportunity may be gone tomorrow. Please don’t wait until “this or that happens” to be happy. If you cannot be happy now…this breath breathing, heart beating moment then when will you […]

Feelings on reaching the century mark

By Jim Lee It really doesn’t seem possible, but this is my 100th column on this page. Next month will mark two years of doing this. It feels like I did the first one just a few weeks ago. Thank you for reading what I have to say. And thank you for your comments. Probably […]

Keep our military in mind

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Every generation has heard about the “good old days,” but I remember a time when our lives were governed by The Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught the difference between right and wrong and to take responsibilities for our actions. Until we come to grips […]

Greg Brown Life Story

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Greg Brown gave his life to the people that he met, becoming a beacon of friendship to them. His life ended on a sad note but it was his love for people that has left behind a legacy in the hearts of those that were affected by the purity of […]

Stuart Ingle 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. A move is afoot in Santa Fe to change the way in which millions of your tax dollars are spent on badly needed […]

It’s time to help out neighbors in need

As the 2004 United Way campaign wraps up in the next two weeks, what matters most is your support. It is needed to achieve this year’s goal of $60,000. Helping does not require individuals to give large amounts. Every penny, every dollar adds up. In Portales, pledges from Southwest Canners, Eastern New Mexico University, the […]

Filming could come to Portales

By Tony Parra Hollywood has its eye on Portales again. Mayor Orlando Ortega said he toured the city on Friday with film scouts for a $70 million drama called “Every Word is True.” The movie is based on Truman Capote’s experiences researching his book, “In Cold Blood,” which tells the story of murder in Kansas […]

Chase the blues away

By Joan Clayton Do you ever feel defeated, depressed or just plain hopeless?  I think we all do at times. That’s when to rise up on the offensive. If I had my life to live over again, one thing I surely would do.. find the good in every circumstance. Believe it or not, there are […]

Hospital wall pays tribute to Sept. 11 victims

By Kevin Wilson Among many others, one of Exie Starr’s duties at Roosevelt General Hospital is to update a hallway bulletin board each month. As September came around, Starr searched through her heart and mind, and the choice was easy even after three years. A wall to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 […]

Remember grandparents on Sunday

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Grandparents are special blessings. Some of my most treasured memories are those of “Granny and Granddaddy.” Their influence upon my life remains today. Granny’s singing filled every facet of her life. She sang while cooking, gardening, churning butter, quilting, rocking her grandchildren and much more. She sang praises to […]

Dad managed to keep this daughter happy

By Alexis Domme: Guest columnist Something I’ll always appreciate about my dad is that he will drop whatever he is doing to make his daughters happy.  When I was in eighth grade, my soccer team discovered our coach had quit. This was halfway through the season and the league basically said, “Too bad.” We were […]

Life is delicious

By Joan Clayton When our youngest son graduated from high school, he walked across the stage, stopped and gave his Dad, the high school principal, a giant bear hug. The crowd cheered and I cried.  Lane made life “delicious.” My husband says I have Christmas every day, but one Christmas is forever engraved upon my heart. […]

June 9 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Winifred West, Dink Miller, Felecia Harvey. Anniversaries: Lewis and Bertha Gregory (61 years);. Upcoming Events • City Council will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building. • School Board will meet Monday at 7pm at the school. Swimming Lessons The Floyd session for swimming lessons at the […]

Power naps have a purpose

By Helena Rodriguez My one and only nephew, Bobby Stoppel of Albuquerque, introduced me to a phrase called “power napping” when he visited recently. I’d never heard of a “power nap,” but since it came from Bobby, I figured it was a cool new concept sweeping America by storm like Krispy Kreme donuts and reality […]

Spring has sprung and winter sales have begun

Helena Rodriguez You know what tomorrow is, right? Yes, it’s Saturday. Yes, it’s also the first day of spring break. Hurrah! Surah! Surah! Saturday is also the first official day of spring, and you know what that means. It’s time to take down the Christmas tree. Time to get up on the roof and take […]

500 columns deserves celebration

Bob Huber Today celebrates an historic event as memorable as the first three-day federal holiday or the research paper by a German professor named Waldseemuller who snubbed the myth of Christopher Columbus and declared Newark, N.J., was discovered by Amerigo Vespucci, thus labeling us “Damned Yankees” forever. What I’m talking about, without running up flags […]

Students support democratic presidential candidate

PNT Staff Six Eastern New Mexico University students helped Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean set a Guinness World Record on Monday night. In a Campus Union Building room decorated with Dean posters and stickers, students listened to one of 3,577 phone lines nationwide in Dean’s record-setting conference call. Dean answered questions on everything from global […]

Portales youth prepares for national tournament

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By Kevin Wilson Kalee Haragan is still two years away from following in her sister’s footsteps with Portales High School tennis. For now, she’s making her own path. Haragan, 12, is competing this weekend in the Grand Prix Playoff in New Braunfels, Texas, a national tournament of the United States Professional Tennis Association. The tournament […]