My turn: Hunger pangs lead to unique sayings

Helena Rodriguez When my sister Julie gets really hungry she says, “My big tripas are eating my little tripas.” This translates into, “My big gut is eating my little gut” or as my Uncle Paul’s wife, Roxanne, of Arkansas, says, “My belly button is about to munch on my spine.” Most of us know the […]

My turn: Fettuccine helps bonding with sister-in-law

Argen Duncan My sister-in-law, Ashley, and I seem to be developing a fettuccine tradition. Over the holidays the last two years, we’ve made chicken-vegetable fettuccine Alfredo together. It wasn’t planned either year. With Ashley and Eric being married less than a year and us living far apart and being busy, I’m still getting to know […]

Elida’s Best signs with Zias

C Reavis Best fulfilled a dream Tuesday when she signed a letter-of-intent to play basketball at Eastern New Mexico University. The Elida High senior is also keeping a promise she made to her older sister, Heidi Best, who died in 2007 in a motor vehicle accident. “I actually promised her, or it was the deal […]

Births — Sept. 19

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Tatum Everett Rivers Tatum was born Sept. 13, 2010, to Drew and Christina Tatum of Clovis, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He has one sister, Gracie Tatum. Grandparents are Edwin and Susan Tatum of Clovis; and William and Sung Yon Nielsen of Safety Harbor, Fla. Great-grandparents are Marion Steinmeyer […]

Portales past: Aug. 9, 1945

Aug. 9, 1945: A franchise to operate a city bus line in Portales had been granted to Lt. W.G. Howell and his sister, Mary Loch. Plans were under way to start operation as soon as permits were granted.

Braving Black Friday

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Three women in Clovis have donned variations of Santa hats early Black Friday for their traditional day of shopping for the past 10 years. Jennifer McKinney, her sister Carri Valverde and her mother Linda Jacquez wear the hats to take some stress out of the chaos on the first […]

Birth

Encinias Nikolas Ray Encinias was born Aug. 14, 2009, to Phillip and Mandy Encinias of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce. He has one sister, Faith Madison, 5. Grandparents are Rubel and Judith Encinias of Clovis; Judy Southern-Woods of Portales; and Max Baca of Portales.

Business feature: Sisters start business in memory of father

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Freedom New Mexico Debbie Strong and her sister Viki Crawford got into Curves for Women after their father died of cancer. They started getting interested in their health and their brother James Russell was looking for something that he could do at that time. “Russell had a job he was tired of, which is pretty […]

Dora roper eyes national event

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Jesse Clark of Dora has been waiting all year to get back into the national finals. After this weekend at the New Mexico High School Rodeo Finals in Clovis, he might have the chance. The rodeo runs through Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Clark has been […]

Photos chronicle lasting friendship

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Informed that her sister’s favorite NBA player is Kobe Bryant, Cleta Looney sticks her tongue out and issues a raspberry at Leta. Cleta, you see, watched every playoff game the Cleveland Cavaliers were in and her favorite, LeBron James, didn’t make it to the NBA Finals. Cleta Looney and […]