Thursday morning briefing: Showing off, hot chili and a taste of honey

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Showing off Catabration — also known as parent night — is 5 p.m. 6 p.m. today at the Clovis High School Freshman Academy. It’s a parent night to showcase the students work. Hot chili The Portales Kiwanis Club’s 49th annual Chili Dinner is 5 […]

Portales past: Aug. 22, 1950

Aug. 22, 1950: Anyone lost a hive of bees? Mrs. Herbert Smith, 423 S. Main St., was hoping the owner would come by her house and claim the honey makers.

Arkansas shooting suspect jailed

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A man accused of shooting of an Arkansas police officer is being held in Tucumcari today on a $1 million bond after police say he turned himself in at San Jon port of entry. Tristan Honey, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark. surrendered to New Mexico Port of Entry Officer […]

Designer shows how to make wedding shower center pieces

By Sheryl Borden: Local columnist Information on working with fat quarters, making centerpieces, and sewing antique appliqué pillowcases will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Kimberly Jolly, owner of the Fat Quarter Shop, explains that a fat quarter is a piece of fabric cut […]

July 15, 1977

• Portales resident Larry Key showed off some of the sunflowers that he had planted at his home on South Avenue H. Some of the sunflowers had reached heights of 12 feet and were 12 inches in diameter. • Members of the Portales Altrusa Club were preparing to host a picnic for neighboring clubs from […]

Bee species spreading

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Late in June, Jene Evans was doing yardwork at her home south of Kenna when a hum changed everything. “I kept hearing this humming noise, the way electricity lines will hum. It just got louder and more intense,” Evans said. “The air was just black with bees where my patio […]

Advice: Don’t get a bee in your bonnet

Jim Lee: Local Columnist Have the evil killer bees arrived at last in Roosevelt County? Is it time to panic? Shall we call in the National Guard? First of all, they are not “killer” bees. The recent attack near Causey and Lingo was from Africanized honey bees, not “killer” bees. Second, it is never time […]

Africanized bees confirmed in Roosevelt County

By Marc Schoder Africanized honey bees have been identified in Roosevelt County, according to a release from the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service. “The colony was discovered in the wall of a house in the Causey-Lingo area,” said Bill Moyer, a local beekeeper. The bees attacked residents of the home, Moyer said, in […]

Home-schooled students win big at science fair

Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Home-schooled students from Portales were some of the top winners in the 2005 New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro on April 9. Megan Speshock and Alexandra Zablotsky each won awards for their science fair projects in the junior division. The junior division is for grades 5-8 and the […]

Dog survives amazing ordeal

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By Kevin Wilson By Kevin Wilson PNT Managing Editor Kevin_Wilson@link.freedom.com Honey Bear is a pretty unassuming dog at first sight. After the tan-brown Chinese Shar-pei has taken a sniff of a guest in Mike Davidson’s home, she’ll retreat to her dog bed. A second look reveals a red underside, where she had surgery to remove […]

Obits Jan. 14

Honey Ruth Sturgeon Services: 3 p.m. Saturday at Mountain View Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 1718 N. Atkinson Street in Roswell. Honey Ruth Sturgeon, 55, of Roswell died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004, at a health care facility in Roswell. She was born on March 8, 1948, on a ranch near Tucumcari to David H. and Verna […]

Summer solstice has a deeper meaning

Jim Lee Saturday was the first day of summer and the summer solstice. We’ve been having summer weather for at least a month, so I don’t know why summer is supposedly just starting up. We got more hours of daylight than any other day of the year, but I don’t understand why I need the […]