Plant of the century

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This pair of Century plants in the Kirby Tally yard on Yucca Drive recently bloomed. The blooming occurs infrequently but when it does the stalks shoot up 10-14 feet in a short time. Tally says that they’ve had other Century plants bloom but this is the first time they’ve had two at one time. He […]

County’s first responders get bee training

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Thomas Garcia Roosevelt County law enforcement and emergency personnel have a new worry when responding to area homes — Africanized honey bees. Dealing with the aggressive and potentially deadly insects, which have been reported in the area since 2005, was the subject of a first responders seminar Thursday at Jake Lopez Community Center. Fire department […]

Music festival back at Oasis

PNT Staff Report The Oasis State Park staff is preparing for the third annual Old Tyme Music concert. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the playground area at Oasis State Park. The funds raised by the concert go directly to the Friends of Oasis and are used for improvements at the park. The […]

County hospital district reports profit

PNT Staff Report The Roosevelt County Special Hospital District reported a profit of $346,690

Events Calendar May 30, 2008

SaturdayOld Tyme Music Festival — 7 p.m. Oasis State Park MondayBoard of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third through sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh through ninth grade. TuesdayRoosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 […]

Religion Calendar May 30, 2008

Today20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart along U.S. Highway 70. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food and donations for Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and Portales Dream Center. Information: Roberto Mancusi, organizer, at 356-3106, and Rev. Jeff Symonds at First United […]

Children fly on wings of love

“Los ninos son como los pajaritos … tu ensenas volar … cuando ellos aprenden, estan listos y vuelan!” A beautiful mother of one of my students spoke these inspiring words in Spanish to me. We were discussing the end of school and how quickly the year had passed. “The children are like little birds. You […]

Talk of dialogue with dictators is just politics

Freedom New Mexico Can it be that elections tend to bring out whatever latent stupidity candidates and their supporters may harbor, or that they induce people to say stupid and simplistic things in the belief that voters respond only to the stupid and simplistic? What inspires such dire reflection at this moment is the increasingly […]

Humans are programmed for riding

Humans like to ride. They climb onto anything that can move and “go for a ride.” Even inveterate “hikers” catch a ride to the trailhead, the faster the better. It begins when we’re little, with tricycles, and really never ends. The milk cow was one of my favorite rides when I was young. While her […]

Feds open grassland for haying, grazing

Staff and Wire Reports The federal government is making it cheaper for ranchers to use about 209,000 acres of protected land in Curry County for grazing and haying this year. Federal Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer said Tuesday that high crop prices and tight food supplies have increased the demand for farm land. The livestock industry […]