Families remember loved ones

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day was set aside for the people who lost loved ones in war. Carol Nash of Clovis carries the legacy of an uncle who died in World War II at Okinawa, Japan. Nash, her mother and other family members have collected all the letters that Roy Melvin Johnston […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Library Books

The following books area available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: Dark of NightBy: Suzanne BrockmannOperative James Nash has performed ultra-covert “Black Ops” for The Agency, a lethal, shadowy, government outfit.

Floyd names Citizen of the Year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A strong passion and love for music, along with his howdy neighbor attitude describe Dave Nash, the 2007 Floyd Citizen of the Year. “I was ultimately surprised. I couldn’t believe it,” Nash said. Not expecting to receive the award, Nash stated that when the information about the recipient was […]

Jamboree showcases local artists

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Soon the sounds of fiddles, guitars, drums and singing will fill the air in Floyd as the 57th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree gets under way at the Floyd Schools gym. Hosted by the Floyd Lions Club, the jamboree will begin Wednesday, and performances will be held every night […]

Floyd fun day is planned

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer When the Nov. 30 fire roared through the community of Floyd, neighbors and friends rallied together to help one another out and save their community in the ensuing blaze. On Saturday, the Floyd Lions Club will host a community fun day to say thank you to those who helped […]

Rosin up the bow, it’s jamboree time

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By Jesse Wolfersberger The 56th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree begins today and this year’s event will rely on the same formula that has made it popular for the past half century: Good food, a little comedy, and talented country musicians. At 81-years-old, Panny Bigler is the oldest member of the Floyd Lions Club and […]

Jamboree helps in many ways

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By William P. Thompson The Floyd Lions Club’s 56th annual Country Jamboree this week features more than 40 musicians and performers. Proceeds from the $5 per person admission will go back into the Floyd community and beyond as Lions Club members have various charitable projects in the works. Dave Nash, a Lions Club member for […]

9-11 Obituaries

Leon Nash Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheeler Mortuary Chapel in Portales. Mr. Leon Palmer Nash, 94, of Clovis died Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born April 2, 1911, in Floyd to James Postell and Ida Bell (Dorsey) Nash. He attended school in Floyd, graduating in 1928. He […]

Moderator has own history in spelling bee

By Lesli Radford Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as a San Jon student in 1957. Then when she became a first-grade teacher at now-defunct Eugene Fields School in Clovis, her principal asked her to help out by pronouncing words for contestants. […]

Pickers keep up with passion for music

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — David Nash insists that there’s a different story behind every member of the Floyd Backporch Pickers. The evidence supports him. There’s the former business owner that admits he’s still a little too shy to talk to everyone, the 60-year-old man who just took up an instrument in December and the […]