Annual Floyd Jamboree marking 60th anniversary

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Chek Rippee rehearses a song on the fiddle Sunday with the Floyd Jamboree Band. Rippee is a regular in the annual jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday at the high school gym. It’s a major […]

Gates notes contributions of military women

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The nation depends upon women, both military and civilian, at all levels of the Defense Department, from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan to the upper echelons of military command, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Gates traced the evolving role of women in the […]

Representative works as link between Cannon, ENMU

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico University’s Cannon Air Force Base Representative Julie Hobbs visits Cannon two days a week. She helps military students navigate tuition assistance paperwork among other things. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections Julie Hobbs is the Cannon Air Force Base representative for Eastern New Mexico University. She works with […]

Locations announced for Air Force weeks

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz has announced the dates and locations for the two Air Force Weeks to be held in 2010. The first Air Force Week will be held in New York City from Aug. 25th through the 29th, culminating with the two-day Coney Island […]

March 26 – March 28 Movie Schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Valentine’s Day, PG-13

March 26 – April 1 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Turkey pasta primavera Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Barbecue ribs and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: No menu information available

Sen. Jeff Bingaman reappointed to serve on Senate committee

Courtesy photo Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was reappointed to the Senate Armed Forces Committee March 9. He served on the committee from 1983 to 2000, then again in 2001 for a year. He left the panel when he joined the Senate Finance Committee. Bingaman was asked to re-join the panel to […]

March 26 – April 1 What's Happening

Friday Club membership social hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. 60th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Music Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd Schools. Information: Dave Nash, 478-2574.

Ticket feature: Opera tour stopping in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Santa Fe Opera’s spring tour, featuring soprano Jamie-Rose Guarrine and baritone Sean Anderson, will be in Clovis on April 20. With a free 7 p.m. performance for the public, the tour will perform at 1:15 p.m. for students at Town Hall at Clovis Community College. Words and Music, is a short, […]

My turn: Green chile adds flavor to culture

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer “What’s the fascination with green chile?” a co-worker asked. According to county natives: “Other than the fact it’s just plumb good, it’s good for you. And it’s tradition. Everything’s better with green chile on it, the way I see it.” — Rick Ledbetter, chile grower. “Green chile is our […]

Bovine STD topic of meeting

By Argen Duncan: PNt senior writer New state livestock rules prompted by a spreading reproductive disease in cattle will be outlined Monday at a special informational meeting. Called Trichomoniasis, the disease is becoming a problem for New Mexico beef producers. The meeting will cover the state of the disease in the area, management options and […]

Thursday morning briefing: Floyd girls, Clovis grads and no snow

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Be there Monday, the Floyd Lady Broncos officially get the prize. 8 a.m. at the Floyd High School, the Lady Bronco basketball team will be presented the official state championship trophy. Their win in New Mexico’s version of March Madness marked the first state championship […]

Cowboy wife’s ‘happily ever after’ not as romantic as in movies

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist The cowboy rides up horseback, leading a good-looking sorrel mare that’s his gift to you, and the two of you ride off into the sunset and live “happily ever after.” That’s the way it happens in the movies and the romantic novels. Excuse me. Here is a typical morning […]

Portales Past: March 31, 1950

March 31, 1950: The Yam theater was advertising two features — The “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickock” and a return showing of “Gungadin,” starring Cary Grant, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., and Joan Fontain.

Portales Past: March 30, 1910

March 30, 1910: C.V. Harris & Co. offered the following sale items: Ladies oxfords from $3 to $1.50, Stetson hats for $5, men’s pants from $3 to $1.07, ladies skirts from $7.50 to $3.50.

Portales Past: March 29, 1955

March 29, 1955: Mac’s Drive In encouraged customers to “Eat in your car as you are.” The day’s special: Fried chicken, radishes, green onions, potato salad, cole slaw and hot rolls for 49 cents.

Portales Past: March 28, 1945

March 28, 1945: Portales Drug Co. offered the following for sale: large tube of Lifebuoy shaving cream for 27 cents, deck of oversized playing cards for 45 cents, bottle of 100 Aspirin for 33 cents, package of 20 business envelopes for 4 cents.

Portales Past: March 27, 1960

March 27, 1960: Mountain States Telephone Co. and Roosevelt County Telephone Co-op began “extended area service” for county telephone users. It meant subscribers in Dora, Causey, Milnesand and Elida could call Portales (and vice versa) directly, without going through a toll operator. About 3,800 telephones were in use in the county.

Portales Past: March 26, 1945

March 26, 1945: Portales’ B.F. Bennett announced he’d pulled a 65-pound catfish from the Rio Grande river in Texas. Bennett said he and his unnamed partner spent 30 minutes landing the prize and both were “soaking wet” when the ordeal ended.

Portales Past: March 25, 1945

March 25, 1945: Clovis Army Air Field officials announced pilots flew 1,581 hours during the previous week — a record for B-29 bases. “The continuing increase in flying hours is ample proof of the devotion to duty and pride in organization that exists among all personnel of the field,” base Commander Col. Herbert Morgan Jr. […]