Life’s music surrounds everyone

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I wonder how many of us dance our way through life but never hear the music? Life has “a music” about it and if not heard, it isn’t appreciated. God gives his children guidance and they “hear the music.” Peace and encouragement comes with it. Your life is strengthened […]

Defense attacks witnesses’ character

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Defense attorney James Klipstine Jr. spent much of Thursday attempting to chip away at the credibility of a parade of prosecution witnesses in the first-degree murder trial of a 31-year-old Clovis man. Testimony began with the cross-examination of the prosecution’s key witness, Daniel Garcia, who testified Wednesday he and defendant […]

Jan. 26, 1960

President Floyd D. Golden of Eastern New Mexico University was speaker Monday noon at the meeting of the Altrusa Club and told of some of his experiences last October when he spent the month in the Soviet Union together with 30 other educators of the United States. He urged the women to value more sacredly […]

Weather prediction not difficult

By Bob Huber: PNT Columnist You’d think America’s scientists would have better things to do than conduct fruitless research into global warming and the expanding universe. Instead they should tackle problems vital to the nation’s welfare, such as when to stop mowing our lawns. A few years ago my attention became focused on cutting grass […]

Movie theaters not ideal situation

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’m an economist and an idealist when it comes to explaining why I love movies but hate going to theaters. For most movies, I reason, it’s more convenient to wait a few months and pay $20 to own the DVD and watch it at home any time than pay $15 […]

Elida woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Tony Parra Family and friends said Doris Wall was always active in business and organizations and maybe that’s what kept her healthy enough to reach her 100th birthday Monday. Family and friends gathered at Heartland Continuing Care Center Monday for birthday festivities for Doris Wall of Elida. Wall was born May 29, 1906 on […]

Smile; We still have cookies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Most weeks, I’ve got a great idea that I can bore my readers about for at least 500 words. That being said, this isn’t one of those weeks. Instead, this is a week of four really good ideas that are just below the mark of deserving their own column. Enjoy: […]

Interesting job and children spice Hardin’s life

Compiled by Mike Jimenez Name: Charlene Hardin Job: Roosevelt County Manager Age: 34 Hometown: Cliff Family: Tommy (spouse), Byron (12-year-old son), Courtney (5-year-old daughter) Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think Portales is a great town. The small town atmosphere and people make it a great place to raise a family.” Q. […]

Personal history, family shape fireman’s vision

PNT Staff Name: Ryan “Earl” Fleming Age: 23 Job: Portales Fire Department Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Community Involvement: When I was in high school, I did a lot of volunteer work for my church. Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I love living in a small town. Big cities are so impersonal, but everyone […]

Portales City Clerk: Knowledge is power

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Compiled by Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Name: Joan Martinez-Terry Age: 56 Hometown: Portales Your family: Ray Terry (husband), Manuel, Joe, Gail (children) Jarek Ham and Bobby Terry (grandchildren) Community Involvement: Member of Rosevelt County Democratic Women, Friends for Democracy Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “I think its a wonderful place to live […]

Ward working hard toward career and family

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Q. What do you think of Portales? A. “It’s quiet and slow paced. Very dry and flat. Different from Oregon.” Q. Tell us about your parents: A. Father is deceased and Mother lives in Oregon Q. How have your children influenced your life? A. “They make me want to […]

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: […]

Native enjoys Portales family life

Personality Plus Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Bio: Name: Scott A. Davis (359-1205 or 356-4077) Job: General Manager of Valley Furniture Inc. Age/Birthdate: 44/Aug. 25, 1961 Hometown: Portales Family: wife; Janet, children; Jordan,8, Austin, 6, McKinzie, 3. Hobbies/Involvement: I’m a member of the Church of Christ on Brazos Street. I’m a member of The […]

Nice people keep native Romanian in Portales

Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Anca Traian Job: ACH (Automated Clearinghouse) Coordinator Age: (and Birth Date): 27 years old, 12/09/1977 Hometown: Galati, Romania Family: I am the only child, I know I am spoiled. As a child, I was so bad and I cried so loud that my parents were scared and decided […]

Oct. 2 Personalities Plus

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Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent BIO Name: Tim Russell. Job: Manager of Super Save. Age: 43, July 8,1962. Hometown: Cimarron. Family: Dena (wife), Hollie,19; Montana,16; Dallas, 13); Phoenix, 11; Aliyah, 3 months. Hobbies and groups you are involved with, volunteer work: I enjoy reading the stock market and at times I invest. What do […]

Parenting choice pays off for Goolsby

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Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Peggy Goolsby Job: Manager of Landall’s Box Office Age (and birth date): 58 years old, Nov. 14, 1946. Hometown: I was born in Portales and went to school in Floyd. Family: My daughter; Lexie Myers, son-in-law; Kevin Myers who owns Myers Electric in Clovis, my son, Landall, my […]

Spirituality leads Redic through life

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Complied by Laurie Stone Your name: Eric E. Redic. Your job: Pastor of Portales, Clovis, and Tucumcari Seventh-Day Adventist Churches. Your age (and Birth Date): 47 years old. 7/06/1958 . Your hometown: Albuquerque. Your family: Wife Wendy; three dogs, Caleb, Trinity and Smokey; a bird, Little Tweet, and the brotherhood of all mankind. Your hobbies […]

Wall enjoyes small town life in Portales

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Compiled by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Your name: Tina Marie Wall Your job: Victory Life Coffee House. Your age (and birth date): 41, June 22, 1964. Your hometown: Shelby County, Tennennesse  Your family: Husband James Wall, employed at MTS. Three children Derrick, Justin, and Jonathan. Two grandchildren; Braydon (2) and one soon to arrive. Your […]

Mitchell knows no other home

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Your name: B.J. Mitchell. Your job: History Teacher and coach at Portales Junior High. Your age (and Birth Date): 26 years old; March 5, 1979. Your hometown: Portales. Occupation: I teach U.S. history and reading and I coach eighth-grade football, basketball, and track. Your family: Wife: Erin, Son: Brent, daughter on the way in July […]

Ideas I have had for columns

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Here at the Bureau of Very Important Essentials, we’re often asked where in the world we get ideas for our columns. So, allow me to come out of the closet today and tell you. After long, arduous, scholarly hours in front of a computer, I steal them. Still, that routine […]