Tough punishment taught me lessons

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Remember being sent to the principal’s office when you were in school? If you don’t then you came along after the days of corporal punishment in public schools because the sting of a wooden paddle will be seared into your memory if you grew up in that time. Even if […]

Election topics used for classroom lessons

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The buildup to November’s historic election is providing invaluable lessons for area students, according to school officials. “(The election) has a lot of hands-on value to (students),” PHS government teacher Mark Gallegos said. “They can actually see that there are some (issues) that are directly related to them.” Gallegos […]

Yesterday’s children’s shows taught moral lessons

By Judy Brandon As I sat the other night and watched the lineup of shows on television, my mind went back to “The Howdy Doody Show.” As a kid, I was a big Howdy Doody fan. Buffalo Bob began every show with a question: “Kids, what time is it?” And the children would eagerly respond: […]

Immigration issue becomes personal

By Anita Doberman This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the usual spaces […]

Summer is a time to sink or swim

It’s the first day of swimming lessons. In my house, the commotion starts at 6 a.m., when my three older girls wake up ready to go, never mind that lessons don’t start for another three hours. They can’t contain their excitement and demand to put on their bathing suits immediately. “No,” my 4-year-old yells, holding […]

Being happy today takes care of tomorrow

By Joan Clayton Do you live in the yesterdays of regrets? Do you ever wish you could go back and remove that hasty remark or that loss of temper? I have, and I’ve learned many lessons. I’ve had to ask forgiveness again and again. Maybe it was a result of teaching school for 31 years. […]

Local News

Floyd News Upcoming events l The Lion’s Club will meet tonight at 7 in the Community Building. They will not meet the first Wednesday of July due to the holiday weekend. l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. l The Back Porch […]

6/22 Local News

Dora News Some of our wheat farmers have their crop combined and very little if any damaging hail. I have not heard of anyone losing wheat or young crops because of hail, only to homes and buildings mostly in the Redlake area, out west of Dora. There has been no rain or anything the past […]

Pool back in business for summer

By Tony Parra As May ends and June begins, the Portales City Pool is filled with children enjoying the start of summer. The swimming pool has been open since Thursday and many children have started going to the swimming pool. Tessa Smith, assistant director, said it was slow for the first few days when it […]

Century of horsemanship involved in business

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: The following is a part of an ongoing series of stories about local business owners who have been with their respective businesses for five years or longer. Ray and Wendy Toombs are owners of the Abrazos Adventure horseback riding school and between them have 100 years of horse experience. They […]