Family describes victim as loner

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico He lived in the same town but family rarely heard from him. Maybe it was his mother’s death when he was 11, or it might have been something else.

Police arrest mother of buried 3-year-old

The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — Police said Thursday that the mother of a 3-year-old boy found buried at a playground told investigators she suffocated him, had second thoughts and brought him back to life, then changed her mind and suffocated him again. Police Chief Ray Schultz said Tiffany Toribio, 23, told officers that she and […]

My mom didn’t need a script

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Anytime a hard-working mother has a dilemma to deal with all they really need to remember is the acronym WWJD. The acronym I’m thinking of here is what would June (Cleaver) do.

Celebrating life

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico When she speaks about her mother the picture is someone larger than life. Her voice is empowered by admiration. She speaks of joy, faith, and love. Bonita Knox doesn’t see her mother’s battle with cancer as a loss. She sees it as a release and the realization of an […]

No shortcuts to love

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist My husband looked forward to Sunday lunch at Mother’s house. He longed to eat her light, crusty, piping-hot rolls. Try as I might, I could never duplicate Mother’s homemade rolls. I used the same recipe, but they never turned out right.

Roosevelt County mother sentenced to 18 years imprisonment

Freedom New Mexico A Roosevelt County woman convicted of first-degree child abuse was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison. Alicia Dean, 32, was given the maximum sentence under law, said District Attorney Matt Chandler. “Because it is a first degree felony, there is a mandatory 18 year sentence,” Chandler said. “She would have to […]

More to whistling than passing time

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Do you whistle while you work? I like to whistle when I paint but my mother looks nothing like Whistler’s Mother. I can’t paint pictures but I can paint walls. I also like to whistle when I do housework. It irritates my wife to think I’m actually enjoying chores. But […]

Clovis man pleads guilty to first-degree murder

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Just as the jury was about to be seated Monday and opening arguments were set to begin, Albert Ramirez decided to plead guilty and accepted the maximum sentence for the first-degree murder of his mother’s boyfriend. Ramirez, 20, will serve life in prison and forfeited his right to an […]

Jan. 18, 1948

A 41-year-old mother of Roosevelt County gave birth to her 15th child in a farmhouse near Bethel. The doctor attending the mother reported that her previous children were all in good health.

Overseas service members send overseas holiday greetings

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Though her friends have seen or heard Master Sgt. David Kline greet his mother on the radio and television, Bess Kline hasn’t seen or heard from her son in the almost four months since he was sent to Iraq. So in the last few days Kline has been scanning […]

Dry cleaner’s mother worked in the business

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By Blake Downs: PNT Staff Writer

Self preservation: Some are residents can their own fruits and vegetables

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lillie Belle Toombs likes to know what goes into her canned food. Toombs, who lives in the Pep community, cans her vegetables and fruits each year in October. She said she was taught by her mother when she was 17 years old. “It’s become a tradition. I like to […]

Mother, wife, twin did things her way

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Charlene Seales never met a stranger. She preferred hugs over handshakes and believed everybody should be a twin. She was also remembered by family members as the biggest source of energy and support in their lives —whether it was the distinct voice of support in athletics or the quiet […]

Mother protests school district policy on piercings

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Kierra Seales wants to be allowed to wear a clear, plastic stud in her pierced lip at school — something that is against the Portales Municipal Schools’ current dress code. The plastic stud keeps her piercing open while at school, she said. According to her mother, Nkoshe Seales, the […]

Mother of escapee arrested

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico On Wednesday, the mother of a jail escapee made a public plea for her son to turn himself in to authorities. On Thursday, she was arrested on charges of harboring or aiding a felon. Officials said Hester England has seen and talked with her son and a second escapee […]

Mother of escapee wants safe ending

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The mother of an escaped inmate from the Curry County Adult Detention Center said Monday she is hoping her son will turn himself in to authorities. Melody Carter of Hale Center, Texas, said she is worried about the safety of her 19-year-old son, Larry McClendon, who escaped along with […]

Free to good home

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Mother of four dies in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 22-year-old Clovis mother of four died in a single-vehicle crash Friday on U.S. Highway 60 east of Vaughn, according to state police. Suzanne M. Urioste died at the scene of the crash around noon, Sgt. Jason Waller said. Urioste’s 2-year-old daughter was flown to an Albuquerque hospital with skull fractures. Her […]

Breastfeeding best left to mother’s judgement

By Anita Doberman I am not a show-your-boob-while-you-breastfeed type of mom. But I respect anyone’s personal style, full view, partial view or no view at all. The way a mom decides to breastfeed her child is her own business and not mine to judge. This said, I was extremely surprised when, while discretely breastfeeding my […]

Donation spurs growth in single mother program

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A gift from a Portales couple could end up providing a transition home for struggling single mothers and their families. Through a gift annuity arrangement, Bill and Shirley Wahlman of Portales donated a complete six-apartment complex to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home last summer. The couple are both […]