My turn: Nature opens up my eyes to life

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Even for those who live lives of integrity, the end is unkind. Some say that everything happens for a reason, but that brings little comfort to those in autumnal sunset. Along the way new life and small pleasures — friends, food, music, nature — make the passage seem worthwhile and purposeful. After a long, harsh […]

My turn: Must find out what happened to office fish

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About three weeks ago, I had a week where everything that could go wrong was going wrong. My coworkers saw me frustrated more than once and may have seen me expressing it at times. With my well-known love for toys, Victoria Garrett acted as morale booster and gave me a small grow-your-own fish tank. This […]

Pleasant words restore the soul

I read a fable about a man who was near death and he wanted to make everything right before he died. He went to the king and asked what he must do. The king told him to put a big bag of goose feathers at the doorstep of everyone he had ever harmed with words. […]

Letter to the editor: Tax cuts only add to federal debt

Tax cuts only add to federal debt How outrageous conservatives are. They stood on principal refusing to negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, wanting the nation to default on its debt in the name of reducing entitlements while preserving the status quo for the wealthy and corporations. Now that the predicted has happened and our […]

Building Resilience: Crafting your child’s character

McClatchy-Tribune Don’t spoil your children. How we’d love to give our children everything they want_they’re so darned cute! But adults who expect everything instantly and on their terms, who feel that they’re entitled to anything they desire, are not so cute _ may I say detestable? Here are some thoughts to consider. — Don’t worry […]

Animals contain surprises

The high-powered quarter horse mare had been to the breeding barn, and was bred to an outstanding stallion. Everything seemed fine. Maybe not. She colicked, and they ended up taking her to the veterinarian. He got that problem solved, and while he was at it he checked, and pronounced her “open,” no baby in there. […]

Sometimes food bites back

Sharna Johnson Hunger and need change everything — even those rules we believe to be black and white. It’s a thought I arrived at this week while talking with a friend. “You know, I’ve been meaning to tell you, you’re mean,” he said jokingly. He proceeded to point out he was struck by the thought […]

Hounds start practice

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Kevin Wilson The heat was about the only thing Mark Ribaudo would have changed about Saturday. The Eastern New Mexico University coach was happy with just about everything else that transpired during the two-and-a-half hours of practice to lead off the upcoming football campaign, which will be his sixth as head coach. “The older guys […]

Portales man aids in rescue of family during flood

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Argen Duncan A family with ties to Portales lost almost everything they owned in a flash flood, but the father rescued a 2-year-old girl as disaster struck New Braunfels, Texas. Harlan Carroll, a construction superintendent and road grader operator, and his family were visiting New Braunfels for a vacation and business trip and staying in […]

It’s their job: Consuelo Garcia

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Dental assistant Consuelo Garcia, left, works at the office of Peter L. Thompson in Portales. She said she likes everything about her job. Patients become part of the family, and taking care of family and giving them great smiles is awesome, Garcia said.

I’ve discovered a gem in TV land

By Thomas Garcia: Guest columnist With everything on TV these days — from reality TV to game shows, special interests, food programs and sports and news — it’s hard not to find something to watch. While I enjoy episodes of “NCIS” and “24” and “Man vs. Food” along with “Adult Swim” programs, I often find […]

Dec. 29, 1949

The Jazz Age reminiscent “You’re My Everything,” starring Dan Daily and Anne Boxter, and “White Heat” featuring James Cagney, Virginia Mayo and Edmund O’Brien was showing in the Tower Theatre.

Peanut Valley Festival continues today

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Dozens of booths filled with everything from purses and jewelry to pottery and artwork line the lobby and ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Outside, vendors cook up kettle corn, barbecue, bratwurst and funnel cakes, and serve up shaved ice and cotton candy. It’s all part […]

Q&A: Former Hound revisits Eastern memories

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Former Greyhound Michael Sinclair had his number 72 ENMU jersey retired during halftime of Wednesday’s ENMU men’s game. Sinclair played at Eastern from 1987 through 1990. He went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL, 11 for the Seattle Seahawks and his final year in 2002 with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sinclair was selected to […]

Thomas looks to God for guidance

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Tamika Thomas   Age/Birth Date: 21, May 7, 1984   Hometown: Amarillo, Texas   Occupation: I’m a full time student and I work in African American Affairs at ENMU.   Family: Lon Thomas (Dad), Connie Thomas (Mom), LaTrell (sister), DeShawn (sister), LaToia (sister), Lon Jr. (Brother).   Hobbies/Involvement: […]

Christmas not about hype, but happiness

By Jim Lee We have another Christmas behind us. No more trying to remember Uncle Edgar’s favorite color for new suspenders or if your spouse’s grandma will take out her teeth at Christmas dinner and complain about the mixed nuts. Yesterday ended the panic, running out of tape at the last minute, and braving the […]

April 28 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Farmers are getting peanut and cotton seed ready to plant as soon as the ground warms up enough. The corn that was planted a week or so ago should be up by now and will be showing across the plowed beds soon. Commodities trip I took the commodities to the Country Junction […]

Updated True Value almost twice as large

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Tony Parra The building used to be Shop n Save, and then it was Furr’s grocery store. Now Max Merrick, owner of True Value Trader Horn, has filled the building off of University Drive and Avenue D with everything from tile to lumber to tool sets fit for weekend mechanics. Merrick relocated True Value on […]

ENMU campus busy preparing for semester

Tony Parra Students and parents broke the stillness of the Eastern New Mexico University campus on Thursday and it carried into the weekend. Students spent the last few days moving into the dormitories and registering for classes which begin on Monday. ENMU has also added 14 new faculty members. “It’s too early to tell how […]