Deployments: Making the best of the situation

Janet Birkey Marc Abel is part of a different group of military spouses – a male who will make permanent change of station moves, but doesn’t deploy. As an Airman’s husband, he is the one left behind to handle the everyday stuff and figure out how to make a satisfying life that can be both […]

Bentley guilty in Clovis murder

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis jury on Thursday found Jimmy Bentley guilty of second-degree murder for the Christmas Eve shooting death of an Oklahoma photo salesman. The announcement capped a four-day trial in the 9th Judicial District Court in which prosecutors argued Bentley’s shooting of Joseph Phillips, 48, outside a Clovis hotel was […]

Schools to hold clinics

By Casey L. Peacock: Special to the PNT Rural schools in the Roosevelt County will be holding Child Find Clinics to help screen children from birth to 5 years for any developmental delays. The clinics are free of charge and provide help for parents who may have concerns about their child’s development. The clinics will […]

Animal control a busy business in Portales

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer While taking a walk through the Portales Animal Control shelter, one might find it difficult to look into the faces of the animals which occupy the few cages the shelter provides, knowing those animals could possibly face the last resort option of being euthanized. The officers at the animal control […]

Prankster shows up

By Bob Huber: Freedom Newspapers Columnist Those of us who worked the news side of the Denver Post became concerned when Downhill Updyke stopped inventing elaborate practical jokes. When we asked him about it, he said he was just getting too old to play games. Pranks in those days were common in the city room, […]

Airman’s Attic a treasure trove of deals

Janet Taylor-Birkey The Airman’s Attic, in Building 1249 on Arcadia Ave., carries just the kind of things one might expect to find on a treasure hunt. While there probably will not be antiques and such, someone may find the item they’ve been looking for and at a price that is too good to pass up, […]

Fearless predictions for 2006

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer I had considered dedicating this space of newspaper real estate to what I resolve to do in 2006. Suffice it to say, I decided not to take that path, figuring that I would once again break every resolution about my health, social habits and everything else. In fact, it […]

Officials optimistic after visit with Cannon evaluation group

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspaper Matters of military value were dwarfed by matters of a more personal nature Thursday at a meeting between Clovis and Portales officials and the Air Force team sent to gather data about Cannon Air Force Base and surrounding communities. The focus was on people. “Personally, I think we will be able […]

Signs that you may be over the hill

Bob Huber: Humor Columnist I was rocking my chair last week when it dawned on me that I might be over the hill — a hair-raising experience for someone as young and vibrant as I am. So I called my daughters to confirm my youthful status: “What brought this on?” they asked. “Well, things are […]

Getting involved leads to superior supervision

Master Sgt. John Skaggs For those in a position to supervise, how many of you really know your subordinates? Do you know if your Airmen have a family? If they do, how many children do they have? Where do your subordinates live and what are their off-duty interests? With whom do they normally spend their […]

What really matters? I can’t remember

Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sometimes I forget things. Wait a minute, I should correct that statement. After all, I need to be specific and accurate here — if I can remember how to do that. I rarely have difficulty remembering things from a long time ago, or other things that don’t really matter. The real […]

4/3 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. • There will be no school Friday. • School Board will meet April 11 at 7 p.m. Seniors Any senior interested in applying for one of three $750 scholarships from the Floyd Lions Club needs to have all paperwork turned in to Rossi Terry […]

Sunken Garden needing repair

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots is in need of major repair. Built as part of a nationwide park beautification project after World War I, one of the stone walls of the Sunken Garden at Hillcrest Park collapsed about two years ago. […]

March 27 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • Booster Club will meet April 6 at 6 p.m. • School Board will meet April 11 at 7 p.m. • State Future Farmers of America competitions are this week in Las Cruces. Athletics Baseball: Our first home game will be April 6 against Santa Rosa at 4p.m. Track: High School Boys and […]

March 20 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • Spring Break is this week. School will resume March 28. Jamboree The 55th Annual Floyd Lion’s Club Jamboree will be Thursday through Sunday in the old Gym. Thursday evening will be classic country music, Friday and Saturday will be contemporary country, and Sunday will be gospel music. Also: • Booster Club is […]

Newspapers help educate

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for […]

Quilters pick up tips from seminar

By Tony Parra Quilters were able to find out ways to repair their quilts or find out the best solution for a worn out or torn quilt during the Repair Old Quilts Demonstration at the 13th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo on Wednesday. Lamoin Gentle had helpers hold up different examples of quilts in bad […]

Class allows residents to make dinosaur dig

By Ryan Lengerich It didn’t look like much. Michael Wood dug and scraped at the Quay County soil. He searched for bones — prehistoric bones — though he wasn’t sure exactly what they looked like. And then he saw something embedded in a whiskey bottle-sized boulder. “I’m looking at this and I really don’t know […]

Aug. 11 South County News

By Charlie Carmichael Electrical storms accompanied the clouds in the South County area last week. It has succeeded in striking another house the past week. Mavis Carmichael said it was so loud it woke her up and she smelled smoke but didn’t find a thing so she went back to bed. Then Weldon smelled it […]

April 28 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays this week: Houston Lee; Brad Lee Upcoming Events • There will be no school Friday for an ELS day • 4-H will meet Monday at 7pm in the Community Building Back Porch Pickers The Floyd Back Porch Pickers will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is […]