Weddings —

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Grossnicklaus Gabrielle Nicole Parra of Germantown, Md., and Aron Michael Grossnicklaus of Laurel, Md., were joined in marriage Sept. 9, 2011, at Stone Manor Country Club in Middleton, Md. The Rev. Michael Kelley performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Nancy Parra of Germantown, Pa. She is the granddaughter […]

My turn: Roosevelt County settlers’ legacy continues

Betty Williamson In 1908, a pioneer named John Gordon Greaves and his wife, Annie, arrived in south Roosevelt County in search of “health, land, hope and faith,” according to their son, Gordon Greaves, long-time editor of the Portales News-Tribune. Settling in a remote location six miles from the nearest windmill, they put down roots that […]

Engagements — Dec. 4

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Meador-Weinheimer John and Elizabeth Meador of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lizette Elizabeth Meador of Amarillo, to Paul Thomas Weinheimer of Groom, Texas, son of Pat and Maggie Weinheimer of Groom. The couple will exchange vows 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 2012, at St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church in Amarillo. […]

Sharing a legacy

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Alisa Boswell John Wall said he is honoring his mother’s request by selling her collection of more than 5,000 dolls. Irene Wall collected dolls from all over the world for more than 50 years, including porcelain dolls, Barbie, Cabbage Patch dolls, baby dolls and much more. “I was an only son and she collected them […]

Cuts to TRICARE Prime proposed

Tom Philpott Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has advised the 12-member Joint Select Committee on Debt Reduction to consider ending access to TRICARE Prime, the military’s popular managed care option, for working-age retirees and their families, to avoid spending cuts that would directly impact readiness. Unless at least seven of 12 super committee members agree on […]

Their view: Tax credit would benefit rural businesses

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on tax credits for rural businesses.

Birthdays — June 19

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Aranda John ‘Rey’ Aranda, 1, of Portales celebrated his birthday June 16. He has one brother, Aaron who is 3. His parents are Joel Aranda and Bianca Martinez, and his grandparents are Jonathan and Rachel Villa. Happy birthday we love you! — Submitted by Rachel Villa

My turn: Pope John Paul II made sainthood hip

The media is so focused on Prince William and his soon-to-be-princess Kate Middleton that some fear Friday’s royal wedding will steal thunder from Sunday’s much-anticipated beatification of Pope John Paul II in Rome. Before JPII was even laid to rest on April 8, 2005, crowds shouted “santo subito” (sainthood now). Sunday’s beatification makes JPII one […]

CCC appoints new president

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Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees Wednesday selected Becky Rowley to replace John Neibling as college president. Neibling is retiring in August after five years as president. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice president, was elected by a 5-0 vote. She was the only person considered for the job, said Board Chairman Charles Guthals. […]

Portales past: March 7, 1962

March 7, 1962: Portales News-Tribune: Playing at the Tower Theater: John Wayne starring in “The Comancheros.” Other stars were Stuart Whitman, Ima Balin, Nehemiah Persoff and Lee Marvin.

My turn: Pope John Paul II example of courage

Within minutes of The Vatican announcing the beatification of Pope John Paul II a few weeks ago, all hotel rooms in Rome and surrounding areas, were reportedly sold out and Vatican officials are expecting up to two million people to attend this historic event on May 1. JPII’s fast-track to sainthood by Pope Benedict XVI […]

Engagements —

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Sites-Head Amy Sites and Marshal Head will be married Dec. 19, 2010, at Muleshoe Methodist Church. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Deborah Sites of Portales. She is the granddaughter of the late John Sites and his wife, Norma of Roswell; and Carl and Mary Skrobrak of Dalhart, Texas. The prospective groom is […]

Portales past: Oct. 21, 1960

Oct. 21, 1960: Portales News-Tribune: Lt. Gov. Ed Mead, a Baptist deacon, wearing a Kennedy button on his lapel, was in Portales on a political missionary task that included not only the Democratic presidential nominee, but Gov. John Burroughs.

My Turn: Updating Lennon’s lyrics

If John Lennon could update “Imagine,” here are a few of my unlyrical suggestions: “Imagine respecting my beliefs, or non-beliefs, as much as you want me to respect yours.” “Imagine taking a leap of faith, with no critical thinking, to believe everything I told you about ancient, contradictory anecdotes—sans support from modern knowledge.” “Imagine not […]

Weddings — June 27

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Montiel [image #2, align= right, size= medium] Hannah Montiel of Portales and John A. Montiel of Portales were joined in marriage May 23, 2010 at The Memorial Building. The Rev. Brad Morgan performed the wedding ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia and Mike Etchepareborde of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Elvin T. […]

HAP aids military homeowners

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Like thousands of American homeowners, John and Susan, a Coast Guard couple, were slammed financially by the real estate crisis. They saw the value of the $150,000 house they bought in Texas in March 2006 plummet, starting in 2007. This month they will sell it for $125,000, well below the […]

Water talks reach boiling point

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico sjohnson@cnjonline.com State Engineer John D’Antonio says a temporary emergency permit granted to New Mexico American Water is merely a stop gap to prevent a water shortage this summer. During the one-year period, the water utility will be closely monitored and required to report its pumping activity, D’Antonio said during […]

Distributive justice not justice at all

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist For a long time, political philosophers were interested in identifying the nature of justice. It started with Socrates and lasted to when John Stuart Mill did his work, although by that time there had been talk of this thing called distributive justice. By now, most political theorists dwell […]

Fire chief leaving for new position with hospital

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer After nearly 21 years serving Portales and surrounding townships, Portales Fire Chief John Bridges is retiring to take on another role in helping the community. Tuesday night, Bridges’ intentions to retire Nov. 27 were announced at the city council meeting in City Hall. Bridges has accepted a position with […]

Beatles tribute band performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for a special performance, which kicks off the 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College. Yesterday will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. […]