It’s Their Job: Halee Goff

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PNT Correspondent Blake Downs It’s their job: Halee Goff Job: Designer at Butterfly Floral Gifts Background: Goff graduated last May from ENMU with a degree in religion and psychology.Time on job: Seven months What does your job entail? I put the arrangements together after the orders are placed. I also do a little bit of […]

Floyd quilting group shares stitch in time

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Seated in a circle, focusing on the quilt they are hand stitching, the ladies of the Floyd Quilters group continue a 35-year tradition that has been the foundation upon which a strong and lasting circle of friendship and camaraderie have been built. The group was started in 1971 by […]

Colorful quilting

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By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Full of color and rich with history, dozens of quilts are being displayed this weekend at the High Plains Quilt Festival at the Memorial Building in Portales. Festival chairwoman Elizabeth Lawrence said turnout for the event has been good. Vendors are also reporting that they are happy with the […]

Local country fans excited for Nelson concert

By Tony Parra People of all ages from Portales are eagerly awaiting the arrival of country music legend Willie Nelson to Portales. Nelson will be in concert on Wednesday at the Campus Union Ballroom of Eastern New Mexico University. The event begins at 7:30 p.m. with Billy Joe Shaver as the opening act. Promoters and […]

Area cities share cheese plant stories

Darrell Todd Maurina Cheese production plants in two eastern New Mexico cities have had major economic impacts on those communities, according to business and city officials in those communities. The plants provided a major source of new employment to Lovington, which is trying to diversify an economy largely based on oil and natural gas, and […]