God’s light defeats darkness

By Joan Clayton Once again Oct. 31 comes around. It is not my favorite time. I call it a “celebration of fear.” I don’t like to be scared, even as a joke. Fear is not of God. It is an evil force. “God did not give us a spirit that makes us afraid, but a […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with his blanket,” said his mother, Monique Garcia. “When you’d go to the grocery store, he’d say hi to everybody,” said Rachel Garcia, Thomas’ grandmother. The […]

Vee established as festival fan favorite

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Though not a direct product of Clovis’ Norman Petty Studios himself, Bobby Vee has certainly become a favorite of Clovis Music Festival organizers in recent years. A regular performer at the annual event, Vee has entertained fans with his own top ten hits like “Take Good Care Of My Baby” […]

Geocaching develops into annual Heritage Days event

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer A Portales resident has turned one of his favorite hobbies — geocaching — into an annual event during Heritage Days. What is geocaching? It is not the latest eco-friendly fuel source or conservation practice; it is part treasure hunt and part mystery solving. “Think of it as a high-tech […]

Taboo subjects always game for discussion

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Two things I always get in trouble for discussing too passionately are sports and politics. I never learn. l My favorite episode of “Cheers” prominently involves the Boston Celtics, as former Celtic great Kevin McHale loses his on-court focus due to a bar-room conversation about the number of bolts […]

First person: Globetrotter promotes team appearance

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been thrilling basketball fans with their antics and ball-handling ability for decades, will hit the court Monday at Greyhound Arena in Portales. The PNT put the full-court press on one of four Globetrotters players known as Advance Ambassadors after a game of pickup basketball […]

Portales students give thanks

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The Portales News Tribune spent time on Monday visiting area schools and asking students a few questions about Thanksgiving. Here is what they had to say about the upcoming holiday: Bercy Musonera Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood Center Q. What is something that you are thankful for? A. My school Adrianna Naylor Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood […]

Nov. 13, 2007 Local Briefs

Book week events taking place Children’s Book Week is taking place this week at the Portales Public Library. Books and Babies will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday for Mother Goose rhymes and songs. Preschool storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. This week’s theme is favorite stories, and children will be able […]

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

Summer days centered around TV

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Hispanic comedian George Lopez jokes about abuelitas who keep track of time by the order of their favorite TV programs. For example, abuelita says, “When Judge Judy is over, that’s when I take my medicine.” The summer days of my childhood also operated around TV time for many years. I […]