Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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Courtesy Photo Senior Airman Emanuel Daniels, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron, sings the national anthem at the memorial breakfast. Cannon Air Force Base The Cultural Observance Committee at Cannon Air Force Base hosted a breakfast Tuesday at the Landing in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, which is Jan. 17.

Nov. 4 Birthday

Tollett Sammie Tollett of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Victory Life Church, 801 W. 18th St. in Portales. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Sammie was born Nov. 10, 1927 in Rogers. He has four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The celebration is open […]

9-23 Birthday

Shafer Douglas Shafer of Portales will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Portales Memorial Building. The celebration will be hosted by his family. Shafer was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Dora. He has three children. The celebration is open to friends and relatives.

August 9, 1982

• Relatives of Tillie Carlson hosted a birthday dinner and reception at the Portales Inn in honor of her 100th birthday. • A workday was held at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds in preparation of the upcoming Roosevelt County Fair. • “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” was playing at the Tower Twin.

Julio: Popular month, name in family

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Before the month is over, I must write about how popular the name Julio is in my family. My dad is named Julio. His favorite uncle was named Julio and he has cousins named Julio. Many males born in July on my father’s side of the family are named Julio. […]

Procrastination has its benefits

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer I’m writing about procrastination this week because I haven’t gotten around to researching other topics. I didn’t use to be a procrastinator, but lately, I’ve been thinking about becoming one. I just haven’t decided yet. I was going to write about the new Taco Bell commercial, the one with […]

Feb. 8, 1978

Friends and relatives gathered Sunday in the Frank Greathouse home to share a traditional turkey dinner and birthday cake with Frank Greathouse, Sr., on his 85th birthday. Those coming from Texas were Mr. amd Mrs. Randy Mason, Tammi and Gwendolyn, Midland; Mr. amd Mrs. Kevin Dickson and Cody; Mr. amd Mrs. Jim Wilkerson; Paul Dickson, […]

Greeting card shopping proves stressful

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I had to go to a friend’s wedding recently, and it made me evaluate things in my life — such as, do I have decent prospects for a wedding of my own someday, and do I have decent pants to wear for such an event? The answers are no, […]

Elida woman celebrates 100th birthday

By Tony Parra Family and friends said Doris Wall was always active in business and organizations and maybe that’s what kept her healthy enough to reach her 100th birthday Monday. Family and friends gathered at Heartland Continuing Care Center Monday for birthday festivities for Doris Wall of Elida. Wall was born May 29, 1906 on […]

I’m an April fool by birth

By Karl Terry There’s something about me a lot of readers don’t know. I’m an April Fool. By that I mean I was born on April Fools’ Day. It’s true, I really was born on April 1 and I’ve had every practical joke in the book played on me. Growing up, my family was always […]

May 18 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael The moisture on Saturday night and Sunday morning was really a blessing to all. There was about half an inch over the area, some a little over and no complaints about that. Farming There is some cotton up in the Garrison area on Hershell and Weldon’s places and it is all planted […]

3/20 Anniversary, Birthday

Anniversary Turner Leflar and Johnnie Mae Turner celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary Feb. 19 at their home in Portales. Forty-three friends and family members joined them for a brisket lunch. Leflar Turner and Johnnie Mae Newman were married Feb. 19, 1955 at the home of Dorsey and Edith Nash at Floyd. Their children are Kevin […]

Dec. 22 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael Cold, breezy and nice harvesting days all last week. If it stays that way all this week, the farmers should be getting in good shape as far as gathering it all in is concerned. Now it’s time to see if the wet season did any damage to the quality of the product […]

May 19 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week! If you have a birthday or anniversary and would like for it to be in the Floyd news, please contact me. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6 p.m. • The Floyd High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 […]

Mom’s days of being the tax lady are finally over

Helena Rodriguez Just when I had come to think the only things definite in life are death, taxes, long lines at Wal-Mart, Dick Clark, American Idol, the Dallas Cowboys making the Super Bowl at least once a decade and Mom being firmly planted on the couch doing taxes for other people up until Midnight on […]

A true American story is hard to come by

Jim Lee Well, here we are in the second half of 2003. It just doesn’t seem possible. It feels like New Year’s Day happened around last week, and now we’re closer to 2004 than 2002. It makes me stop and realize that, other than just one day, birthdays are always less than a year away. […]

South County News

Charlie Carmichael Area farmers are all busy in some way from planting overdo repairing or replacing sprinklers that were recently destroyed in area storms. The Corbins at Arch have their windows all replaced and are getting other repairs done. I’ve not heard of others besides the Davis family east of Arch who were as badly […]