Portales resident recognized as paramedic of year

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Alisa Boswell When Portales resident Floyd Hancock, a lieutenant at the Portales Fire Department, saw Battalion Chief Lance Hill was calling him, he thought the worst. “When he first called,” Hancock said with a laugh, “I thought, ‘What did I forget?’” When he answered, he found out he was chosen as the area’s best paramedic. [...]

Fire damages attic

PNT staff A fire caused minimal damage to the attic of an unoccupied house Tuesday, according to Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Lance Hill. Hill said no one was injured. Traffic was blocked for less than an hour around the 700 block of Second Street. Hill said people working on the house noticed smoke and [...]

Judge rules against former Melrose police chief

District Judge Drew Tatum has granted a request by the Village of Melrose for summary judgment in a complaint filed by former Police Chief Michael Trammell against the village and Mayor Lance Pyle. In effect, Trammell’s complaint of wrongful termination was tossed out by Tatum, at least in respect to Melrose. The State of New [...]

March 6, 1955

“Broken Lance,” starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters, Richard Widmark and Katy Jurado was showing with the new “CinemaScope” at the Tower Theatre.

10-12 Local Briefs

PNT staff Church holding garage sale The Floyd Baptist Church will hold a very large garage sale Friday and Saturday to benefit the Lance Fletcher family. Lance is an 8-year-old Dora student who is being treated for osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, at St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis, Tenn. The church asks [...]

Dora school rallies to support Lance Fletcher

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer DORA — Nearly all Dora school students, most of the teachers and several parents donned lime green “Hopping for Lance” T-shirts on Monday afternoon for a fun run. Proceeds from the hour-long run will benefit Lance Fletcher, a third-grade student at Dora who has osteosarcoma, a type of bone [...]

Local Briefs Sept. 5

PNT Staff Report Fletcher fund established A fund has been established at the Portales National Bank to benefit Dora School student Lance Fletcher, according to bank officials.Fletcher is receiving cancer treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Cash or check donations can be made at either branch of the Portales National Bank: [...]

God watches over those he loves

Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Remember the day you enclosed your tiny baby’s hand into yours? Remember holding that toddler’s hand when he or she took their first steps? Remember the first day of school when you had to let go? Remember that teenager driving for the first time? I well remember that. Remember the day [...]

Children are just on loan

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Home Tours bring memories of our house tour when the boys were small. Emmitt had just built our first house and we had three little boys, Mark 6, Lance 4 and Lane 3 months. We all felt honored when asked to have our home included on the tour. The [...]

April 28 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael I noticed some wheat has come up and the fields are green since the recent rains on the Rogers road. It is amazing sometime how a field will blow and it is sort of a shock when the Lord sends showers and the seeds sprout and come up. Churches The Dora Church [...]