Labor of love

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer For the fifth year, a Portales couple used the Labor Day holiday to expand its friends and family. More than 20 people took advantage of the cool temperature for a Labor Day barbecue at Rotary Park, organized by Joe and Dia Kelting. “This is a family event,” Joe Kelting […]

Wedding: Parker/Cordova

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Brooke Shantelle Parker of Portales and Jerry Alexander Cordova of Portales were married May 24, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Portales. A reception was held at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The Rev. Ross Dunn performed the traditional Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Dianne Parker of […]

Blair honored for service to veterans, city

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Karl Terry Service to country was instilled in Joe Blair as a teenager aboard a warship in the U.S. Navy. That service didn’t rust after he was discharged — it just got sharper and more focused. Blair, who was born in 1925 in Portales, was recognized by the Portales City Council and a full house […]

City to honor Joe Blair

PNT Staff Report A community reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building to honor Joe Blair. Blair is being honored for his many contributions to the community, according to a news release. He was born and raised in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and […]

Joe’s Boot Shop to host fourth calf roping

By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent You can find events all over the country these days that consist of calf roping and only calf roping. Breaking apart from the traditional rodeo slate of competitions, much the same way bull riding has done, calf roping has carved out its own niche among cowboys looking to make some […]

2-13-08 Floyd News

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Wednesday — Trice Gray Thursday — Linda Essary; Phillip and Sharon Russell Friday — Leon and Waynell Nall Saturday — Joe Standefer Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Potluck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • […]

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• Hunters in Roosevelt County were reportedly having rotten luck in the first sandhill crane hunting season since 1918. Game officials speculated that not enough hunters knew the proper tactics. Hunters said the season was too late and the birds had left for warmer climes. • Joe Bilberry scored 20 points to lead the Floyd […]

Dora educator readies for deployment

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Family, friends, faculty and staff gathered Wednesday in the Dora Schools Auditorium to wish high school teacher Joe Fletcher well as he prepares to be deployed overseas. Fletcher, a major in the Army National Guard, has been called to serve a 400-day tour in either Afghanistan or Iraq. He […]

May 11, 1960

• Gov. John Burroughs received 2,399 votes in Roosevelt County during the Democratic Primary election, while his opponents Joe Bursey received 1,476 and Tom Holland received 146 votes. • Miss June Hahn was chosen as Girl of the Month by the North Portales 4-H Club. • The Thursday Drive-in special at Mac’s was a ham […]

Jan. 16, 1968

Visiting the News-Tribune plant Monday after school were members of Den 1, Pack 4, Cub Scouts. They all attend James School. Their leaders are Mrs. Bill Boone and Mrs. Joe Bunch. A member of the News-Tribune staff showed them the various machines and explained how they work. Boys in the group were Ron Faris, Darwin […]