No shame in being a ‘Digital Mom’

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist My sister-in-law loves to remind me that she can’t possibly imagine what it must be like to stay home with the kids. She makes a point to stress that in her son’s school district there are only professional women and therefore she isn’t familiar with the stay at home mom […]

Business feature: Disc jockey says love of music required

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Jose Quezada says anyone can play music, but to be a disc jockey you have to love music. Quezada has been a DJ for 15 years, since his sister got him involved playing music for her friends in college. “She would take me along and I would play for […]

Portales man charged in stabbing

Freedom New Mexico A 25-year Portales man was charged Thursday in connection with a stabbing last week in the 800 block of South Avenue B. Jose Zapata is charged with aggravated battery and parole violation, according to Capt. Lonnie Berry of the Portales PD. He is being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on […]

Campos named to leadership post

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release. The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

MS fundraiser to be held Saturday

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The second annual fundraiser for multiple sclerosis will be held at 10 a.m. April 26 at Clovis Community College. Proceeds will help with educational programs, financial support for patients with MS and research, said April Brownlee, walk coordinator for the Panhandle Division of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She […]

Clovis police investigate stabbing incident

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico A 9-year-old Clovis boy attempted to stab a 7-year-old neighbor with a steak knife Monday while his 11-year-old sister held the victim down, according to police. The victim’s wounds were superficial and her mother opted to treat them at home, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney, spokesman for the Clovis […]

Emergency causes neighborhood excitement

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom Newspapers I have learned I am terrible in an emergency. Well, at least one that involves me. Recently I realized we were more than halfway through my husband’s deployment and nothing all that terrible had happened. The lawnmower hadn’t broken, the sewer had not backed up and neither of our cats […]

County fair winds down

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Roosevelt County Youth bring home fair awards

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Children can feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. […]

Hog story one for the record books

Karl Terry, Portales News-Tribune Managing Editor Have you seen Hogzilla II, a.k.a. Monster Pig? I’m not talking about the latest horror thriller — though I guess that’s on the horizon — I’m talking about the feral hog reportedly weighing in at 1,051 pounds killed by an 11-year-old boy in Alabama with a pistol last month. […]

Friends, family remember area woman fondly

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer When Keri Bechthold’s older sister, Kelly, needed a car, Keri freely handed the keys to her own vehicle over to her sibling rather than trading it in. When her mom’s best friend, Susan Chambliss, was home alone, Keri would go to her house and invite her to a movie. […]

Taming talking tough task for New Year

By Anita Doberman: Local Columnist I am a big talker. I love to speak my mind. When I get in a discussion with someone, I can go on for a while, especially if I feel strongly about an issue. My easygoing husband, knowing me as well as he does, senses when I am about to […]

Obituaries for May 5, 2006

Constance Ealy Jones Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church. Constance Ealy Jones, 95, of Clovis died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1911, in Caldwell County, Texas, to Walter Edward Lawler and Mary Lona Field Lawler. She owned and operated Ealy Furniture for 67 years […]

Muleshoe accident kills mother and son

By Sharna Johnson A week away from her 23rd birthday, Jennifer Olivares was excited about her approaching marriage and hoping to have another child — this one a girl. Olivares and her oldest son, Alejandro “A.J” Lomas Jr., 4, were killed about 8:30 p.m. (CDT) Monday just outside of Muleshoe when the vehicle they were […]

Obituaries 3/4/06

Donnie Ray Stroup Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Tatum Cemetery. Donnie Ray Stroup, 65, died Thursday, March 2, 2006, at his sister’s home in Elida. He was born Feb. 28, 1941, in Portales to Audrey and Robbie Lee Stroup. A lifelong resident of Roosevelt and Curry counties, he lived with his parents until they […]

Fascination with nuns may be ‘Nunsense’

By Helena Rodriquez I know of at least one person more organized than me when it comes to Christmas: Sister Margaret. I received my first Christmas card for the season from Sister Margaret the week right after Thanksgiving. I immediately pictured Sister Margaret, in spite of her small frame and kind face, whipping everything into […]

Thomas looks to God for guidance

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Tamika Thomas   Age/Birth Date: 21, May 7, 1984   Hometown: Amarillo, Texas   Occupation: I’m a full time student and I work in African American Affairs at ENMU.   Family: Lon Thomas (Dad), Connie Thomas (Mom), LaTrell (sister), DeShawn (sister), LaToia (sister), Lon Jr. (Brother).   Hobbies/Involvement: […]

Oct. 22, 2005

Victoria “Vicky” Pinson Victoria “Vicky” Pinson, 68, of Vaughn died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis following an illness. She was born April 26, 1937, to the home of Cleofes and Elvira Duran Rael. She attended schools in Vaughn. She worked as a cook for the various restaurants in Vaughn […]

It was a dark and stormy night for moving

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Their are a few careers where relocation from time to time is almost a given. Military people, clergy, school teachers and journalists are among those. Much to my wife’s chagrin I have qualified in the last category for most of our married life. Because of that, we’ve made quite a […]