Musk thistle expanding across region

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PNT Staff Report There are different weeds that are native to New Mexico, but some weeds like the musk thistle are trying to take over. The musk thistle is a tall plant with waxy dark green deeply lobed leaves with spines. The leaves can appear to be white to silver-gray. Michael Roberts, a U.S. Department […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Dec. 17 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries Wednesday: Jeff and Jenny Essary (14 years) Tuesday: Kyla Gray Upcoming Events Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m., and games begin at 7 p.m. Final exams at the school will be Dec. 16-18. There will be no school […]

It’s Their Job: Birl Gray

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Birl Gray Job: RV Park Owner Background: Birl Gray worked for Southwestern Public Service for 23 years before retiring. He now owns and operates Wagon Wheel RV Park where it costs $18 a night to stay in a recreational vehicle. Time on job: 20 years Q. Describe what your […]

Floyd track ready for state

PNT Staff Report The Floyd Lady Broncos wrapped up their district season Saturday with a second place finish at the district meet in Melrose. Ten girls and two boys from the Floyd Varsity Track team are headed to state.  Alexis Benoit, Jessica Christensen, Bree Ann Lancaster, Medeline Love, Elena Mendoza, Christina Tenerio, Tanna Whitecotton, and […]

Lady Broncos take team title in Tatum event

PNT staff TATUM — Floyd’s girls ran away to the team title on Saturday in the Tatum Relays, beating out six other teams. The Lady Bronchos won 10 events, including two relays. Their eight individual wins included three for junior Jordan Paul, two each for senior Kelli Johnson and freshman Kelsi Gray and one for […]

Scrapbooking: Hobby to preserve family memories

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a scrapbook is probably worth a million. Just ask Mandi Parks and Kyla Gray. Parks and Gray are among a handful of local Creative Memories consultants who go the extra mile to preserve their family memories through scrapbooking — a collection […]

Duct tape clearly a part of American history

By Kevin Wilson On Saturday, life changed for nearly 350 people who graduated from Eastern New Mexico University. It took somebody else’s graduation gift to make me realize the impending change one company is unleashing on our world. While attending a post-graduation celebration for some acquaintances, I noticed that one graduation gift was wrapped differently […]

Obits Aug. 10

Alice Ackerman, 87 Mrs. Alice Ackerman, 87, a former resident of Portales, died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2003, at Copper Queen Community Hospital in Bisbee, Ariz. She was born Nov. 4, 1915, in a farm house near Roosevelt, Okla., to Ida and Clarence Hill. Along with her brothers and sisters, she endured the Depression after the […]