Local News

Floyd News Upcoming events l The Lion’s Club will meet tonight at 7 in the Community Building. They will not meet the first Wednesday of July due to the holiday weekend. l Seniors will meet Thursday for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. l The Back Porch […]

6/29 Obituaries

John Steelman, 58 Services: 11 a.m. (EDT) Thursday at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington, W.Va. John Russell “JR” Steelman, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1951, in Huntington, to John “Jack” and Nada Parsons Steelman. He was preceded in death by his father; […]

Officials decline to release autopsy related to Cannon death

Freedom Newspapers The autopsy report for a female military dependent who died at Cannon Air Force Base last year has been completed, officials with the Office of the Medical Investigator said Tuesday. However, eight months after 20-year-old Kimberly Novak died, the investigation is still ongoing, military officials said. And Tuesday, both medical investigators and Air […]

New Mexico Secretary of Health, entourage discuss issues at La Casa

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Teen pregnancies, drug use and a lack of local mental health services were major concerns that New Mexico Secretary of Health, Michelle Lujan Grisham and an entourage, discussed at La Casa Family Health Center on Tuesday. The planned visit to Portales, as well as one held at the public […]

Youth summit impresses local teens

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer High school students from eastern New Mexico left a motivational speech from Liz Murray thinking they don’t have it that bad in their lives and they can overcome the obstacles in their way. Murray went from being homeless in the streets of New York City to Harvard University and […]

6/28 Obituaries

Julius Johnson Jr., 73 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis. Mr. Julius Jordan “Jay” Johnson Jr., 73, of Clovis, died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Yeso, to Julius and Vera Johnson. Johnson was a retired captain […]

Wheat yields double yearly average

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By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers The end of the wheat harvest is still two weeks away and one area elavator is already overflowing. Jimmy Schell, manager of the Friona Wheat Grower’s Grady station, said in an average year yields from the mostly dryland fields in northern Curry County average about 20 bushels per acre. But […]

ENMU News

Music professor awarded grant ENMU Communication Services A number of Eastern New Mexico University faculty have received internal grants from ENMU to further research projects. Dr. Tracy Carr, assistant professor of music, explains what she will do with her grant in the area of oboe and bassoon reed-making. “All serious double reed (oboe and bassoon) […]

Sales start slow, finish with bang

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By Tony Parra and Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers Fireworks stands operators are keeping an eye on sales as the July Fourth weekend approaches and fire department officials are keeping an eye on stand operators. “Usually it starts to pick up the closer we get to July Fourth,” Joy Griffith of Portales said. Griffith manages the […]

Eastern New Mexico strikes BRAC

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By David Irvin The arguments to save Cannon Air Force Base were compelling. And the base itself is impressive. So said Base Realignment and Closure commissioners in Clovis on Friday for a regional hearing. But commissioners also had words of caution for Cannon supporters: The nation has many outstanding bases, they said, and the decision […]