Small schools prepare for school year

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Argen Duncan By Argen Duncan PNT senior writer aduncan@pntonline.com With school in Dora, Elida and Floyd starting Wednesday, school employees and students are looking ahead into the new academic year. “I’ve just really enjoyed my time at Elida, and I plan to make the best of this last year,” said Elida High School incoming senior […]

Vote on education program needed soon

Freedom New Mexico Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary (a position that shouldn’t exist at the federal level, but is hardly likely to be abolished), has been somewhat less the tool of the education establishment and teachers unions than might have been expected. He has pushed for higher standards in testing regimens and more […]

Baxter Black featured speaker at chamber banquet

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Baxter Black, the “self-described cowboy poet, ex-veterinarian and sorry team roper,” is set to bring laughs and his Western rural theme to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet. Tickets go on sale Monday. Chamber Director Sharon King said this year is the organization’s 85th anniversary, so planners […]

ENMU designated as 'military friendly'

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico By Argen Duncan PNT Senior Writer argen_duncan@link.freedom.com In services for military members, their spouses and veterans, Eastern New Mexico University is among the top 15 percent of post-secondary schools in the nation, according to the magazine G.I. Jobs. The magazine has given ENMU the “Military Friendly School” designation. “At […]

Back to drawing board for downtown parking

Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Roosevelt County Commission voted Tuesday to re-install 230 linear feet of parking on the Second Street side of the County Courthouse parking lot. Commissioners approved the change on a 4-1 vote. Commissioner Gene Creighton cast the dissenting vote. Creighton said he believed 80 percent of county citizens are against […]

Commissioners back off parking issue

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Roosevelt County Commission voted 3-2 today to delay any decisions about Courthouse parking until a stoplight is installed at Main and Second streets. Commissioners Gene Creighton, David Sanders and Paul Grider voted for the motion to delay. Commissioners Jake Lopez and Bill Cathey voted against the it. Recent […]

City flag contest winner selected

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PNT staff Portales News-Tribune senior writer Argen Duncan’s entry has been chosen as the winning one for a centennial flag design contest sponsored by the city. The design depicts a horizon-straddling sun beaming its rays over land made up of alternating strips of brown and green. “The furrows are for agriculture and the green is […]

March 19, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that T. Z. Duncan, Vernon Watson, Jack Copeland, H. H. Parker and Howard Gardner were nominated for the Causey School Board. They were the only five nominated five hours before the deadline.

Year’s pioneer named

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician Chris Harrell kicked off the festivities with a medley of songs that celebrated the pioneer spirit of nominees Duncan and Irene […]

Duncan receives Pioneer of the Year nomination

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Since Thanksgiving Day 1936, T.Z. Duncan has called Roosevelt County home. Duncan and his wife moved to the area after marrying in 1935 and began a lifelong career on the farm. For 34 years, the couple was involved in the dairy business. They started out milking by hand and […]

Local funeral home adds crematorium

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Muffley Funeral Home of Clovis is expanding its business with the construction of a new crematorium, which will be called High Plains Crematorium. According to longtime employee Kevin Duncan, the crematorium will be the first of its kind in the area. Owner Russell Muffley, who has been in the funeral business […]

July 6 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There was a Hitt-Duncan family reunion in the Dora Community Building last Saturday. Leon Hitt got it all arranged and there were 116 registered for the day. The Wagon Wheel Cafe catering service brought the food out from Portales and served it at noon. Several of those present were raised in the […]

Floyd superintended resigns

By Kevin Wilson The Floyd school board thought enough of the job Wayne McCullar was doing as superintendent that they unanimously approved a contract for next year at Monday night’s board meeting. McCullar thought about his family, though, and turned in his resignation, effective after the end of the school year. McCullar, reached via e-mail, […]

Jan. 12 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael The crops in this area are all out so far as I know and the wheat is looking good, and some are grazing cattle on a few fields. Good news Layton Belcher is home now from the hospital. There are good reports on almost everyone who has been on our prayer list […]

Aug. 25 Dora News

By Charlie Carmichael There has been more moisture again this week in our area. The underground moisture should be getting about replenished to normal. Pastor Family Arrives Bro. Butch and Elaine Schneider and son, Garret, have arrived and are settled in the Dora Baptist parsonage. He gave a sermon and conducted a short business meeting […]