Horse part of family and fair history

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The Orcutts can’t imagine being without Leroy, their horse, and neither can the people who attend the Roosevelt County Fair for many years. Leroy, a 26-year-old Gotland (breed of horse), is to the Roosevelt County Fair what the Bald Eagle is to the United States. He’s a symbol of the […]

Elida and Floyd School News

Elida School News Two new teachers have joined Elida Schools: Mrs. Rita Small and Mrs. Dianne Kemp. Mrs. Rita Small is from Portales, New Mexico and is married to Mr. Wayne Small. They have three children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Mrs. Small previously taught in Clovis for seven years, six of which she […]

8-28 Public Record

The following dispositions were recently filed in magistrate court: Jesus Nunez, 40, pleaded guilty to battery and is ordered serve a six-month suspended sentence, serve six months of supervised probation and pay $67 in fines. Daniel Cano, 18, pleaded guilty to driving on suspension and speeding and is ordered to serve a 60-day deferred sentence […]

8-28 Obituaries

Mildred Prince, 90 Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel Mrs. Mildred Prince, 90, of Portales died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1915, in Tucumcari to Lily Mae and Virgil V. Simmerly. She grew up in Missouri and Tucumcari, where she graduated from high school […]

8-28 Anniversaries, Engagements, Births, Organizations

Anniversaries McMillan John and Winona McMillan of Fort Sumner will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 4, 2005, at 2-4 p.m at Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church in Fort Sumner. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple was married Sept. 3, 1955 in Lubbock. They have two children and five […]

Homemade breads and patterns coming up

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on grilling, making homemade yeast breads, and pattern fitting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Vicki Douglas is with […]

England product learns about life in Portales

Complied by Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Your name: Melissa Hammar Your job: Food service at McDonalds Your age (and Birth Date):25 years old, 11-16-79 Your hometown: I was born in Omaha, New England. Your family: I have two sons, Darin and Joey, and my boyfriend James Smith. Your hobbies and groups you are involved with, […]

Brooks leads life without selfish needs

Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Name: Iva Brooks Died: July 24, 2005 Born: June 15, 1918 Preceded in death by: Her parents; three brothers, Thomas and Arva King and J.W. Waller; a sister, Marjorie Thomas; and her husband. Survived by: A son, Robert Brooks (and wife, Linda Beth) of Tijeras; a daughter , Linda Custer (Roy) […]

Cannon survival gives region time to find new mission

Freedom Newspapers It wasn’t the sonic boom we wanted to hear resounding Friday through the maze of rings that make up the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. But undoubtedly its occupants heard the loud BRAC cheer given to misguided Department of Defense and Air Force leaders who lost their fight to close two key airbases, our […]

See what the stars have in store for your kids

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist Don’t fret over those expensive items you bought for your kid as he entered school this fall. You should instead smack your forehead and cry, “I shudda bought a Student Horoscope!” Allow me to explain. The 2005 Old Newsman’s Horoscope is hot off the presses, and it’s just what your kid […]

America provides the ‘Home of the Free’ to the brave

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Since childhood I have been fascinated with politics. As a high school sophomore I worked on John Kennedy’s campaign. I was only a kid, of course, and I just did whatever the local organization needed me to do. I learned a lot. I saw our presidential candidate in person when he […]

BRAC Reactions

What they’re saying “For the majority of people, it’s just a slow death.” — Gene Weber, an Air Force retiree, on BRAC’s decision to keep Cannon open, but move its planes and personnel “I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University 20 years ago. I hope and pray Cannon is not closed. I have not forgotten […]

Prep Capsule

Muleshoe 35, Friona 0 Records: Muleshoe 1-0, Friona 0-1 Difference: Brady Black scored twice for Muleshoe in a 21-point second quarter. Difference makers: Junior Brant Hamilton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and senior Brady Black rushed for 130 yards and three scores. By the numbers: Nine Mules caught passes, led by Caleb Heinrich […]

Saved – for now

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Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers The federal debate that traced a course for Cannon Air Force Base was like the entire Base Closure and Realignment process — a lesson in patience and pendulation. The Commission early Friday afternoon did settle on a plan to spare Cannon from the BRAC list for closure — sort of. The […]

Rapid City jubilant over Ellsworth vote

Chet Brokaw: The Associated Press RAPID CITY, S.D. — Two dozen people leaped to their feet, cheered and applauded early Friday when a federal commission voted to save Ellsworth Air Force Base from closure. “That’s a load off,” Pennington County Commissioner Ken Davis said. “This is about the most fantastic day for South Dakota in […]

Commission shakes up Pentagon proposal

Liz Sidoti: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — In two setbacks for the Pentagon, the base-closing commission crafted its own shake-up of the Air National Guard on Friday after voting to keep open Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota. The nine-member panel endorsed the concept of restructuring the Air Guard but did not accept Defense […]

Clovis citizens’ eyes focused on BRAC hearing

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Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Clovis was silent as federal deliberations over Cannon Air Force Base trudged into the early afternoon Friday. Traffic seem to crawl and faces turned blank as the town awaited the fate of its base, the only link to the Virginia proceedings, for many, television. “This is like Super Bowl Sunday,” […]

Enclave means Cannon has bought time

Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The word rang out over and over during federal deliberations over the fate of Cannon Air Force Base: enclave. It is the word Base Closure and Realignment Commissioner Samuel Skinner used to keep the base open. In his Cannon amendment, Skinner suggested the base enclave — slowly diminish its capacities […]

Saved for Now

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Marlena Hartz :Freedom Newspapers The federal debate that traced a course for Cannon Air Force Base was like the entire Base Closure and Realignment process — a lesson in patience and pendulation. The Commission early Friday afternoon did settle on a plan to spare Cannon from the BRAC list for closure — sort of. The […]

Cats lose home opener on the road

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Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers LAS CRUCES — The Clovis Wildcats bent — a lot — on Friday night, and they finally broke. Playing with their backs to the wall much of the way, the Cats hung tough before Mayfield broke though in the final moments for a season-opening 7-0 victory at the Field of Dreams. […]