Feb. 23 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Beautiful days are here right now, but don’t go planting your garden just yet. Our farmers, however, are enjoying the moisture and are preparing for a good year of farming. New baby Johnny and Jennifer Inge are the parents of a new son. He has been named Gentry Taylor. He weighed 7 […]

Feb. 23 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Jeff Essary. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Lions Club will meet next Wednesday at 7 p.m. Lions Club Applications and essays for the musical instrument giveaway the Lions Club is sponsoring must be turned in by March 1. Applications are available at the […]

Banquet kicks off Ag Expo

By Tony Parra Trent Loos’ message on Monday night at the banquet launching the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo was clear: Stand up for the life of a farmer and rancher. Loos refers to himself as an agriculture activist and said he spoke at 30 states last year. He urged audience members to teach […]

Theaters get renovations

By David Irvin By David Irvin Freedom Newspapers David_Irvin@link.freedom.com An expansion project at Allen Theaters in the North Plains Mall that was delayed more than two months by heavy rain this fall is nearing completion. Russell Allen, general manager of Allen Theaters, said the projected opening date for the new-look complex that will feature three […]

Former airman remembers way things used to be

By Keith Pannell CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — During his four-year stay at Cannon Air Force Base, Billy Overby witnessed a lot of change. He was there when Cannon’s fighter squadrons switched from F-86s to F-100s in 1955. He was also present when Clovis Air Force Base changed its name to Cannon Air Force Base. […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Club uses chili to help children

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By Kevin Wilson Dave Russell thinks he’s got a patent on his hands. Russell, a Kiwanis club member in his first experience with the group’s annual chili supper fund-raiser, explained his findings. “You take the bowl, put in the chili,” Russell said while demonstrating, “then put a tortilla on top of the bowl” to keep […]

Q&A: Keith Gardner

Keith Gardner is halfway done with what he calls an “eye-opening” experience. Gardner, a freshman member of the state House of Representatives, represents District 66, which includes Roosevelt, Chavez, Eddy and Lea Counties. He’s proud that the House hasn’t raised taxes yet, realizes that every issue has two sides and wants the legislative branch to […]

City officials look to future with comprehensive plan

By Tony Parra The future of Portales is not set in stone, but it is set in paper and Mayor Orlando Ortega and city councilors will have a chance to adopt the comprehensive plan of Portales’ future on March 1. The comprehensive plan shows in what direction the leaders of Portales want the community to […]