The stars shine bright in Bardstown, Ky.: Take the whole family on a great getaway to see Thomas the Tank Engine and more

Civil war reenactment

Kathy Witt This summer, Thomas the Tank Engine and Sir Topham Hatt will join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion – and Toto, too – in Bardstown, Ky., a small town known far and wide as “The Bourbon Capital of the World” owing to its preeminent spot on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Liquid gold […]

In times of fear, put trust in Lord

The March spring winds roared like the proverbial lion, but that’s how it is in eastern New Mexico. My husband was in Oklahoma to help our middle son build a barn. It became my job to feed Lady, a beautiful sorrel mare that seemed more like a person than a horse. Twice a day I […]

Floyd businessman named Citizen of Year

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Alisa Boswell Jimmy Tivis, a 62-year resident of Floyd and owner of Tivis Dairy Supply, was named Citizen of the Year on Saturday at the Floyd Lion’s Club Country Jamboree. Highlights noted by Lion’s Club members when presenting the award were his 20 years as a Lion’s Club member and his heavy involvement with the […]

Veteran recalls Air Force training days

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo George Speck helped ground troops during his time in the Vietnam War by targeting enemy troops long enough for bombers to make their run when troops were under enemy fire. George Speck, 77, of Portales, retired from the Air Force in 1972 as a major. He is involved in the […]

Group working to preserve Portales Spring

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Lion’s Club is working to preserve Portales Spring, namesake of the city located on private land off N.M. 88 (Arch Highway). The Portales Lions are negotiating a lease with the landowner and plan to fence the site. There are also plans to build an observation landing for viewing […]

Panjshir PRT unites airmen, soldiers

By Staff Sgt. Zachary Wilson: AFCENT Combat Camera Team FORWARD OPERATING BASE LION, Afghanistan — A team of nearly 80 individuals, including 25 airmen and 12 soldiers, come together to perform a critical mission in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Province. All of the servicemembers come from different walks of life, but now come together to help the […]

God will shelter us through life’s storms

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist The March spring winds roared like the proverbial lion, but that’s how it is in eastern New Mexico. My husband had gone to Oklahoma to help our middle son build a barn. It became my job to feed Lady, a beautiful sorrel mare that seemed more like a person than […]

Sept. 11 remembrances planned

• In remembrance of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a ceremony will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Portales National Bank. • The Portales Lion’s Club has also added Sept. 11 to their normal schedule of flags that are placed throughout town. The flags will be placed in remembrance […]

Standing your ground worth the fight

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist She came out of nowhere, this little game hen, and bravely took up residence in our back yard. She knew that “Bear,” my husband’s big Rottweiler, was there. Despite the dog’s menacing bark and vicious demeanor, the little hen took her chances. Several times we came to the rescue by […]

Summer adventures are coming to an end

Bob Huber When I was a kid, the end of July was a time of the jitters. Summer was waning, and already I could hear the forlorn tolling of school bells. I mentioned that fact to my friend Smooth Heine one morning as we smoked grape leaves in snakeweed pipes behind his father’s barn. “It […]