Tarantulas turning up across state

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Every year about this time male desert tarantulas emerge from burrows and crevices in search of a perfect mate. About the size of a human hand — counting their eight long, hairy legs, they traverse roads and fields in a mad dash to reproduce. “They’re basically pretty harmless. They’ll mate, […]

Area seniors look forward to graduation

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The final countdown has begun as area seniors prepare for graduation ceremonies that are set to take place over the coming weekend. Originally not a believer of the old adage that time flies …, Elida senior Tanner Burrows has learned that it actually does as he prepares to graduate […]

Sept. 9 Obituaries

Petra Lucero, 75 Petra Lucero, 75, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on July 29, 1929, in Las Vegas, N.M., to Aurielo and Piedad Gonzales Martinez. She was a licensed practical nurse and a member at Santa Clara Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, George […]