Greatest Father’s Day will be for eternity

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist My granddaughters, Traci 7, and Kallie 4, looked out the window and ran through the house shouting: “Daddy’s home! Daddy’s home!” When Daddy came through the door, he had to brace himself for two happy little girls running to their daddy’s arms. He picked them up as they almost […]

Being Julio’s daughter is enough

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist Many people mistake me for my mom, but not many have said over the years that I resemble my dad. With that said though, most people do know me as “Julio’s daughter.” I’m proud to be Julio’s daughter, the daughter of a baker, the daughter of a “musico,” the daughter […]

Reeds nominated for pioneer award

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Weldon and Vernell Reed have resided in Floyd since 1951, where they bought land and settled into the farming lifestyle. They raised four children and grew crops such as cotton, peanuts and wheat. However, after finances on the farm became tight they decided to attend college. Weldon Reed said […]

Gay marriage draws political lines

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Cynthia Diaz of Portales doesn’t understand why same-sex marriages are an issue. “I just don’t think that there should be any reason why they can’t get married,” she said. “I mean they’re not hurting anybody.” Diaz said she has homosexual friends and of those she said many would like […]

Local oil wells reactivated

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Orbit Petroleum recently activated seven more oil and gas wells in the southern tip of Roosevelt County, bringing their total number of active wells to 35, according to a company press release. The Oklahoma City-based company has plans to re-activate an additional 25 wells in what is known as […]

Car clubs ready to shine

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By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer This weekend’s Heritage Days boasts a number of events, including the annual car show at the Portales City Park. The event is hosted by the Sun Country and Eastern New Mexico Antique Auto car clubs. All classes of cars will be lined up at the Portales City Park Saturday […]

Bryant among nominees for pioneer award

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By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer One of the main events of Roosevelt County’s Heritage Days celebration is the announcement of the Pioneer of the Year Award during Friday’s reception dinner in the Memorial Building at 5 p.m. The nominees for the award are selected for being 75 years or older, living in the county […]

Abstinence program could be continued at Lindsey

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials said they would rather deliver the message about sexual abstinence to Portales students before students get it from their peers. Terry Theti of the Roosevelt County Health Council said she hopes an abstinence program introduced to Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders and fifth- and sixth-graders in Elida, Dora and […]

Novak hearing ends

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The prosecution and defense agreed on one thing at the conclusion of an evidentiary hearing to determine if a Cannon Air Force Base airman should stand trial for murder in connection with his wife’s death: the case hinges on circumstantial evidence. Defense attorney Maj. Shawn Vandenberg told the hearing investigator […]

Local leaders in Washington to pitch Ute Project

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Representatives of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority traveled to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to lay groundwork for the expedition of the Ute Water Project. Years in the planning, the project would pump water for residential use from Ute Reservoir, near Logan, to eastern New Mexico communities via a […]

Bellamy Brothers to headline Dairy Fest

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer The first Dairy Fest will be held at the Curry County Fairgrounds in Clovis from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, with games and activities to educate the community about dairy products. Topping the night off will be a performance by country duo the Bellamy Brothers. […]

Concerts

Freedom Newspapers June 23 — Beck, Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque 24 — Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds July 2 — Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band, Sandia Resorts and Casino Albuquerque, 883-7800 4 — Ozzfest 2006, featuring System of A Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, 246-8742 August 10 — Los Lonely Boy, Sandia Resorts and […]

Day trips

Freedom Newspapers American Museum of Agriculture, Lubbock — The museum strives to tell the story of American agriculture. Info: (806) 239-5796 American Wind Power Center, Lubbock — Collection of historic windmills in the world with more than 90 windmills dating back from the 1870s. Info: (806) 747-8734 Art Gallery in the South Plains College Library, […]

Things to do

Freedom Newspapers June 16-18 — 22nd annual Heritage Days, Portales City Park, live music, food, art, car show, Portales 23-25 — Badlands Motorcycle Rally, Clovis Civic Center 24 — Dairyfest, featuring the Bellamy Brothers, Curry County Fairgrounds 24 — Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza, Potter Park, Clovis July 4 — Smoke on the Water fireworks, Greene Acres […]

Station pleased with annual auction

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Sheryl Borden, director of marketing for KENW-TV and producer of the station’s tele-auction, is pleased this year’s seven-day tele-auction met its fund-raising goals. Borden said the station raised about $65,000 this year, utilizing 2,000 items for sale. “The auction started out a little slow during the first three days,” […]

Elida native nominated for pioneer honor

By Michael Harrell: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three stories about nominees for the Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year. Heritage Days is a celebration of tradition, descent and of course, heritage. To kick off the three days of celebration an important decision is made: The winner […]

Agent testifies in airman hearing

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Airman Edward Novak II told emergency responders he found his wife dead in an upstairs bathroom with her head inside the toilet, according to testimony Tuesday from an agent with Cannon Air Force Base’ Office of Special Investigations. Special Agent Kelley Siler also said Novak told emergency responders the toilet […]

Liason: Special Ops unit only one to inquire about Cannon

Freedom Newspapers The Air Force Special Operations Command is the only agency that has submitted a proposal for the use of Cannon Air Force Base, according to Lt. Col. Gary Jones of Cannon. Despite the lone proposal, “no decision has been made,” in regards to the future of Cannon at this time, said Jones, who […]

Geocaching event a staple of weekend events

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer The fourth annual Nomad Cachers Allowed at the Oasis, a Geocache event, will be held Saturday at Oasis State Park as a part of Roosevelt County’s Heritage Days festivities. Event organizer Doug Lynch said Geocaching is basically a high-tech scavenger hunt using GPS devices. He said participants need to […]

June 14, 2006 Elida News

By Roberta Burkstaller: PNT Correspondent Pope new director at CSC Amanda Pope is the new director of the Community Services Center in Portales. Anyone in Elida interested in CSC’s volunteer program can call her at 356-8576 or stop in and talk with her at 1100 Community Way in Portales. Hull called to San Jon Rev. […]