Graves led life of variety

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: David Graves Born: June 28, 1940 Died: Nov. 24, 2004 Preceded in death by: his parents; and a stepson, Teddie Radcliff. Survived by: his wife Delma; a son, Jeff (and wife, Stacy) and their children, Timber and Wyatt; two stepdaughters, Janie Mock of Clayton and Beverly Creighton (Donald) of […]

Personalities Plus: Homero Aguirre

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Your name: Homero Aguirre Your age: 41; Feb. 11, 1964 Your hometown: Des Moines, N.M. Occupation: Custodian for the Portales Public Schools/Owner of Authentic Auto Your family: Terri (wife), my two boys; Kaleb (16) and Brandon (11) Your hobbies: I enjoy riding motorcycles. I also coach city league basketball and baseball. What do you think […]

Freedom is God

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist “Breezy, our new horse, checked out the boundaries in his pasture.  He wanted to know the limits of his new home and  I like to think he also wanted to know that he was safely enclosed in his “space” and that he was secure in Emmitt’s love and care.  I […]

School board president cares about spirituality, children

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Your name: Inez Rodriguez Job: Housewife and President of the School Board Age: 54, June 28, 1950 Hometown: Portales Your Family: Teofilo (husband), Olivia, T.J., and Mark Hobbies: I am one of the worship leaders at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, I teach catechism, Vice President of the (EPCA). What do you like about Portales? “There […]

Personalities Plus — Jolie Foster

Your job: Work at Southside Storage Your birthday: Oct. 22, 1974 Your family: Mark (husband), Mason (6), Monte (4) Your hobbies: Reading What do you think of Portales? “We’ve had no tsunamis and it has a lot of friendly people.” What do you visualize your life being like in 10 years? “I don’t look down […]

Keep our military in mind

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Every generation has heard about the “good old days,” but I remember a time when our lives were governed by The Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught the difference between right and wrong and to take responsibilities for our actions. Until we come to grips […]

Secret to long life lies in a trophy

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]

Greg Brown Life Story

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Greg Brown gave his life to the people that he met, becoming a beacon of friendship to them. His life ended on a sad note but it was his love for people that has left behind a legacy in the hearts of those that were affected by the purity of […]

Live a blessed life every day

By Joan Clayton: PNT Columnist Time is too precious to waste. Children grow up and leave the nest. Our grandparents and parents grow older and are gone. Did we make the moments count? Time spent worrying about tomorrow or regretting yesterday drains our life of the “now.” The gift of life is squandered and wasted […]

Page had greatest love for children

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Sherry Page had the heart of a nurse, she gave life to everyone that entered her path making them feel unique and significant. “She enriched the lives of others because she treated all people the same,” said Eric Page, Sherry’s husband. “She had time for people and she knew how […]

Ihde a big name with cancer research

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dr. Daniel C. Ihde was a medical scientist that was nationally important in cancer research. He died Dec. 9, 2004, after a long illness. Ihde was a private person but his attitude towards life added knowledge to the medical field changing the face of medical history while extending the lives […]

Time is God’s gift for you

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Each day is a gift made just for you. It is from the heart of God.   If I empty my burdens and give them to God in my nightly prayers I awaken with a brand new day filled with wonders. “This is the day that the LORD has […]

Former sheriff served others throughout life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Jesse Evetts was a kind and considerate man that lived his life serving others whether in work or deeds. He died on Dec. 23, 2004. He worked in law enforcement for a few years and in 1950, he became the sheriff for Roosevelt County and held two terms. He entered […]

Trust God in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you dread a trip?  Do you imagine the worst, creating a scenario of all kinds of mishaps? When the phone rings in the middle of the night, do you think the worst before you even pick up the receiver? How about this one … envisioning all sorts of […]

Shafer believed in living busy life

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bea Shafer lived life to the fullest, not allowing negativity to strain a personality which brought laughter and joy to those closest to her. She lived life on the go traveling, playing cards and dancing. Bea Shafer died on Dec. 17, 2004. Douglas L. Shafer, Bea’s husband, said his wife […]

We should celebrate essence of Christmas today and everyday

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

Meadors enjoyed finer things

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent J. E. Meadors enjoyed the finer things of life. A carpenter by trade, he made candlesticks, cabinets and homes — but his most important treasures were those built through friendship. Family members said he lived by the belief that helping people was more important than focusing on yourself. Meadors grew […]

It’s time to embrace my calling

By Helena Rodriguez I’ve felt like Jonah fleeing from Ninevah the better part of my newspaper career. In the process, I’ve made more than a few waves and, in my ignorance, I’ve allowed that Great Whale of Stubbornness to swallow me. But no more. This week marks my two-year anniversary of quitting my last “real” […]

Stevens fills “superhero” role as mother

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Compiled by Laurie Stone Your name: Pam Stevens Your job: Secretary/ Education Director at Southside Church of Christ Your age (date of birth): 44 — Sept. 9, 1960 Your hometown: Roswell. Your family: Husband, Terry 44; Daughter, Carlee 14; Sons, Lane ,16, Shelby, 13 and Colton, 11. What do you think of Portales? “I love […]

Do you have your gift from God?

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist A special memory of my first Christmas as a newly wed still warms my heart today. We lived in Eastern University’s “Vetville.” Vetville (rows of army barracks converted to apartments) housed married veterans for $25.00 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on […]