Religion column: Put all trust in Lord

Have you ever given something to the Lord and then turned right around and took it back? You have given your total being to the Lord, but slowly and surely, a gnawing worry keeps a problem to creep back into your mind. I have to fight that thought and hold my ground. The enemy would […]

Anniversary — Jan. 8

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Burford Joe and Geraldine Burford of Pleasant Hill will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Pleasant Hill Fire Department. The celebration will be hosted by James Burford, Patricia and Bobby Peugh, Kathleen Reese and Nancy and Don Maxie. The couple was married Jan. 10, 1942, in […]

Their view: Payroll tax cut would spur economy

James Bostwick, state committee chairman for the New Mexico Farm Service Agency, offers this view on the payroll tax cut being extended:

Police still awaiting autopsy reports

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police still have not received autopsy reports for James McCulley, 48, of Portales, who was found dead in his girlfriend’s home July 4, said Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. However, Berry said nothing in preliminary results indicates foul play.

Portales school officials excited to start

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By Jennifer Neilson: PNT correspondent Enthusiasm is in the air as classes start today at Portales Most students will jump right into their routine for the year. James Elementary School will have testing by appointment this week and begin classes Aug. 23, according to Principal Mark Gormley. Testing at James will be for first and […]

Portales police still investigating death

The Portales Police Department is still classifying the death of a 48-year-old Portales man as suspicious. James McCulley, 48, was found dead by his 51-year-old girlfriend in her apartment around 5:15 p.m on July 4 in the 700 block of East Brazos Street. Police are continuing to classify the death as suspicious. Portales Police Deputy […]

Anniversaries —

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Sercey On March 4, James and Martha Sercey celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. When they met, James Franklin Sercey was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base and Martha Anna Drager was attending school in Bovina, Texas. It wasn’t long before they were happily married at the First Presbyterian Church on Pile Street in Clovis. Their […]

ENMU class up in the air

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Alisa Boswell The possibilities for a new course at Eastern New Mexico University are up in the air, literally and figuratively. Capt. James “Tripp” Johnson, a pilot at Cannon Air Force Base, is working on offering a non-credit skydiving course through the college’s Distance Learning program. Johnson, an instructor for the course, said he has […]

Their view: Good to see Portales celebrate Christmas openly

David James Stuckenberg of Portales offers this view on public displays of Christmas:

Their view: Politicians don’t know what’s best for nation

David James Stuckenberg of Portales offers this letter to “everyman:” In July, my family and I visited a small living history farm, just outside of Washington D.C.. After walking miles of hallways around the U.S. capital and bustling National Mall, the change in scenery was refreshing. While strolling the quiet trails by row crops, animals […]

Portales past: Nov. 14, 1955

Nov. 14, 1955: The Portales Daily News: Assistant District Attorney James C. Compton said he intended to file juvenile delinquency charges against a number of Clovis youths unless they start cleaning up the paint that was spread over the Portales High School building last week.

Short wins magistrate judge seat

Argen Duncan Republican Linda J. Short won the Roosevelt County magistrate judge position Tuesday with almost 77 percent of votes. Her opponent, Democrat James “Jim” W. Lee, had 1,018 of the 4,385 votes in the race. “I’m very happy,” Short said. Short plans to attend three weeks of new judges training starting Nov. 15 in […]

Weddings — Oct. 31

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Dorval [image #1, align=left, size=medium] August Parie of Portales and Nicholas Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. The bride is the daughter of Joseph Parie of Portales. The groom is the son of James Dorval of Chicopee, Mass., and Denise D’Angelantonio of Springfield, Mass. The maid of honor was […]

Perez withdraws from magistrate judge race

Argen Duncan In the magistrate judge race, Eastern New Mexico University police officer Charles Perez has withdrawn his candidacy and KENW News and Public Affairs Director for FM James “Jim” Lee has stepped into the contest. Both men are Democrats. Republican Linda Short is also running for magistrate judge in November. Perez withdrew Aug. 27, […]

Portales ceremony commemorates 9/11

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Jared Tucker Local leaders and business owners voiced their opinions about current governmental issues while honoring lives lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at an annual ceremony Friday in the James Polk Stone Community Bank parking lot in Portales. Portales Deputy Police Chief Lonnie Berry, one of two guest speakers at the ceremony, […]

9/11 memorial set for Friday

The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. Friday, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank President David Stone […]

Loyalty important at work

I think modern society has almost completely lost touch with the concept of loyalty. The most recent example of this was last weekend when basketball superstar LeBron James used free agency to leave the team and fans who had invested seven years in him at Cleveland, taking his talent to a loaded up team in […]

Zias soccer adds grad assistant

Freedom New Mexico James Hall, assistant director of coaching for the Durango (Colo.) Youth Soccer Association for the past 10 years, has been added to the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer staff as a graduate assistant. Hall was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer program at Fort Lewis College in Durango, helping the […]

Danger under the sun

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Clarence Plank Summer sun may be a pleasure but area cancer experts say safely enjoying the sun means taking proper precautions. There are an estimated two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. Most are considered to be sun-related, according to the American Cancer Society. James Townson, 66, of Melrose is one […]