Barber hangs up clippers after 56 years

By Tony Parra James “Babe” Morgan has hung up his clippers. After 56 years of working as a barber, he’s no longer sharing stories and weather reports with his customers. Morgan has been working for the last 16 years of his career at Herb’s Barbershop on south Main Street on the downtown square of Portales. […]

Jan. 9 Portales Junior High News

Welcome Back Principal Steve Harris welcomes students to the new semester and a great beginning of a new year. Faculty and staff attended training Monday and Tuesday and welcomed students to a cold Wednesday morning.   Career opportunities Thursday will find seventh grade students headed to Eastern New Mexico University to learn about different colleges […]

Trust God in the new year

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Do you dread a trip?  Do you imagine the worst, creating a scenario of all kinds of mishaps? When the phone rings in the middle of the night, do you think the worst before you even pick up the receiver? How about this one … envisioning all sorts of […]

Dog days can be harmful to family

By Bob Huber In the years when I was forming, I attracted several pet dogs of dubious persuasion. One of them was so ugly we named him “Gag.” It was actually my father who named the dog while deep in the throes of a terminal malady called Boozus Griefus, or as they say in medical […]

Christmas not about hype, but happiness

By Jim Lee We have another Christmas behind us. No more trying to remember Uncle Edgar’s favorite color for new suspenders or if your spouse’s grandma will take out her teeth at Christmas dinner and complain about the mixed nuts. Yesterday ended the panic, running out of tape at the last minute, and braving the […]

We should celebrate essence of Christmas today and everyday

On Christmas Day, like no other on the calendar, compassion and generosity resonate. Children are the center of our universe. Our bonds are celebrated. Hope lives. It is Christmas. This is the day the birth of Jesus is observed in Christian communities from Tucumcari to Portales and across the world. As told in the gospel […]

Dec. 22 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Ferrell and Louis Odom (55 years); Noel and Linda Rippee (37 years). Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The last day of school is today. This will be a half day, and school will dismiss at noon. School will resume on Jan. 4. In […]

Cannon puts training on display

By Mike Linn CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — As I walked toward the wounded with a medical bag in hand Friday, I couldn’t help but shudder at how badly one of the victims looked. Her eye was dangling out of its socket a good 6 inches (at least the makeup and fake eye made it […]

Holiday not without its hoaxes

By Bob Huber An independent survey this week showed that hidden in the dusty catacombs of my files are dozens of juicy Christmas stories I experienced as a young, insolvent reporter. But only one stands out as a reminder of how innocent I was in those days. (Some biased reports claim I was stupid.) That […]

Tolar explosion remembered

By David Irvin On a quiet day in eastern New Mexico, Nov. 30, 1944, a train of 81 cars was traveling west out of Clovis. One of the crew members had detected a hot box under a fuel oil tanker car and the engineer was slowing the train to a stop west of Melrose in […]

Thanksgiving has evolved with America

By Jim Lee I hope everybody had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and is back to sensible eating. I would gladly wager all of somebody else’s money that this holiday causes more creative excuses for out-and-out gluttony than any other occasion throughout the year. “Well, I sure didn’t expect to eat that much.” I’d call statements like […]

Nov. 21 Elida School News

Congratulations to Audrey Powell, a middle school teacher at Elida, for being honored in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Also, the school congratulates Powell for earning her M. Ed., a graduate degree for classroom educators. The school was proud and privileged to honor its veterans who live in Elida and […]

Nov. 21 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael There will be school on Monday. When the school bus delivers your students home on Tuesday, they will be out for the Thanksgiving holidays. They will not come back to school again until Nov. 30 for a regular daily schedule. This week This is children’s book week, so it would be nice […]

Turkey rodeo a precious Thanksgiving memory

By Bob Huber Now comes Thanksgiving Day with fond memories of family gatherings and succulent roast turkeys — you know, those buzzard-looking birds with Jurassic brains the size of peas and flapping wings strong enough to tear your head off. One particular event in my family’s history had to do with 200 of those nasty […]

Nov. 10 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Justin Whitecotton; Lewis Gregory; Darcee Chenault; Holly Chandler. Upcoming Events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Thanksgiving holidays for the school will be Nov. 24-28. Football The Floyd Broncos were victorious over Mountainair, 49-16. The undefeated Broncos will play for the state title against Melrose at […]

Nov. 7 Elida School News

Elida Municipal Schools celebrated Red Ribbon week, Oct 25-28, in style. On Monday it was wear red day with National Honors Society members handing out bracelets. A drug awareness movie was also shown to the students. On Tuesday it was dress your best day. Red ribbons were handed out and Officer Rosa of the Roosevelt […]

Oct. 31 Broad Horizons News

Broad Horizons has a variety of learning opportunities for students. One class that we are particularly proud of this week is the “Leadership Service Learners.” The students of this class have organized and are conducting several different types of fund raising drives to support service to the community. On Friday, they had a school wide […]

Cannon man dies playing on soccer field

By Mike Linn He was good at mimicry. He always opened the door for his coworkers. And he had a voracious appetite. But what coworkers with Cannon Air Force Base Public Affairs remember most about Airman 1st Class Brian Kane was his ability to put a smile on their faces — day in and day […]

Oct. 24 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • Picture retakes are Thursday. • The Junior Carnival has been moved from Friday to Saturday night. • Booster Club meets Nov. 1st. Athletics Football: Quarterfinals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced. FFA Floyd FFA Chapter Officers for 2004-05 are: President: Ricardo Navarrate Vice President: […]

Daylight savings leads to divorces

By Bob Huber You don’t hear much about it, but daylight-saving time is a major cause of divorce. I don’t know why the Legislature doesn’t do something about it. In our half century of marriage, my wife Marilyn always pooh-poohed that notion, because she said the battle of the sexes was impossible to win anyway. […]