Nelson coming for May concert

By Tony Parra Eastern New Mexico University officials have announced that country music legend Willie Nelson will be in concert on the ENMU campus six weeks from today. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on May 11 in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building on the ENMU campus. Tickets will be on sale […]

Jamboree off and running

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and […]

Jamboree hosts a variety of performers from eight to 70 something.

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer There will be fiddlers, a trick-rope expert, country music, gospel music, an enchilada dinner, cowboy poets and comedians as more than 30 performers will participate in 55th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. The Grand Old Opry-style show started tonight in Floyd and runs through Sunday afternoon. Eight-year-old Amy […]

March 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Stephanie Lee, Eddie Lee, Brittney Burns. Upcoming Events • Spring Break is this week. School will resume on Monday. Lions Club The 55th Annual Floyd Lion’s Club Jamboree is Thursday through Sunday. Thursday evening will be classic country music, Friday and Saturday will be contemporary country, and Sunday will be […]

Floyd County Jamboree set for 55th go-round

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for the 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree this week. The Floyd Country Jamboree will take place over a four-day span beginning with the first show at 7 p.m. on Thursday. […]

ENMU in negotiation for Willie Nelson concert

By Tony Parra Country legend Willie Nelson may just be going “On The Road Again” and make his way down to Portales for a concert at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU officials confirmed that university representatives are in negotiations with the country singer to perform in Portales. “Officially we haven’t released anything,” Jeff Blake, program […]

March 2 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Dena Davis; Dave Nash. Upcoming events • Lions Club will meet tonight at 7. • There will be a fire meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. • City Council will meet Tuesday at […]

Keep our military in mind

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Every generation has heard about the “good old days,” but I remember a time when our lives were governed by The Ten Commandments, good judgment and common sense. We were taught the difference between right and wrong and to take responsibilities for our actions. Until we come to grips […]

Secret to long life lies in a trophy

By Helena Rodriguez Want to live longer? Eat healthy, exercise, don’t smoke and, oh yeah, win an Oscar. It’s that simple. I mean how hard can it be to get cast in a major movie and be chosen out of other big screen stars for a golden statuette? In 2001, a study appeared in the […]

Jan. 12 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Harvey; Jake Buzard; Chet Chenault; Don Beard. Anniversaries: There are no anniversaries this week. Please contact me if you want to have your special day listed. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther […]

Jan. 5 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Birthdays Last week: Casey Buzard. This week: Jill Thompson; Char Rector. Anniversaries Last week: Dinky and Mitzi Miller (22 years); Upcoming events • The Lions Club will meet Wednesday night at the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Fire Department will also meet on Thursday […]

Dec. 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Cold, breezy and nice harvesting days all last week. If it stays that way all this week, the farmers should be getting in good shape as far as gathering it all in is concerned. Now it’s time to see if the wet season did any damage to the quality of the product […]

Residents thankful for various things

PNT Staff Thursday’s free Thanksgiving meal at the Memorial Building brought young and old, workers and students, and many other different people. A few people at the meal were asked what they were thankful for on the holiday, and their responses were varied as well. Anton Iliuk, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, didn’t […]

Politics teachers reflect on four more years

By David Irvin Sen. John Kerry gave a moving concession speech Wednesday, pleading that President Bush work toward national healing and unity in his next term. An hour later Bush said something quite similar, promising to work for the respect of those who didn’t vote for him. However, some area professors are skeptical Bush will […]

Oct. 31 Letters to the Editor

Council supports Bond B Education Bond Issue B is one of those opportunities that come before us supporting our efforts to continue to improve our community. Eastern New Mexico University is a tremendous economic and quality-of-life asset to Portales and Roosevelt County. ENMU employs 700 citizens and offers educational opportunities for almost 4,000 students yearly […]

Dinner sometimes more than a meal

By Jim Lee Once in a while, my wife Saundra and I decide to go out to dinner, usually on a Friday evening. As far as the food itself is concerned, I’m happy with a cheeseburger (chicken fried steak if I’m in a mood for something extravagant). Going out on the town isn’t just a […]

Sept. 8 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Rose Hill Ranch There is usually an annual Rose Hill Ranch Gospel Meeting in the Milnesand area, however, due to the extended dry weather they have not had it for the past two years. So, since the Lord has blessed us with good rains and things are so green there should be […]

New additions bolster cross country teams

By Dave Wagner Joel McMullen thought his first Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team would be respectable. If everything falls into place, the Greyhounds could be more than that. Kenyans Kennedy Baiywo (pronounced “bi-E-woe”) and Felix Boyt, nephews of former ENMU cross country and track standout Mike Boyt, arrived on campus Friday and […]

Project: Reader Reaction, July 7

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked: “So the transfer of power is complete in Iraq. When will the violence in that country end?” Some responses: “IT IS HARD TO even imagine that the violence will come to an end. True what America did for Iraq was much needed, however the extreme members of the […]

Archibeque wins at Sun Country

By Rick White Not much bigger than the average Callaway driver, pint-sized Portales golfer Will Archibeque is adjusting to playing with the big boys. Riding back-to-back birdies on the back nine, Archibeque fired a 4-over-par 75 en route to his first Sun Country Junior PGA 18-hole tournament title Wednesday at Clovis Municipal Golf Course. In […]