Dec. 1 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week. If you want your special dates in the news, please let me know. Upcoming events • Floyd Lions Club will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Building. • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a […]

Nov. 28 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The Christmas Program will be Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. • The school board will meet Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Basketball • Tuesday: JV and varsity girls and boys at San Jon, 4 p.m. • Thursday through Saturday: Varsity girls and boys, Orange & Black Tournament at Clayton […]

Handbells mark holiday tradition

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By Kevin Wilson Before she began conducting the Eastern New Mexico Handbell Festival, Valerie Stephenson asked how many audience members were there to watch a relative — in other words, as she quipped soon after, how many would be in trouble had they not attended. A little more than an hour later, Stephenson said the […]

Chamber prepares for annual banquet

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Chamber officials are looking forward to their annual banquet which will have a “southwestern flare” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Portales High School cafeteria. Pat Willis, Roosevelt County Chamber manager, is helping to organize the banquet and said it will be a southwestern decor this year. There […]

Stanfield to perform next Saturday in Farwell

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Jana Stanfield will bring her music with meaning to West Texas and Eastern New Mexico residents at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in Farwell, Texas, according to concert coordinators and sponsors. Stanfield, an Eastern New Mexico University and Clovis High School graduate, will be singing […]

Teen gets closer to God in trailer

By Laurie Stone Some adventures in music take people across the planet. Scott Handy’s took him to his family’s back yard. Handy cut and produced his first album, “Think Twice,” in a trailer behind his parent’s house which is where he lives and produces his music. The 14-foot-by-56-foot mobile home trailer was added to Bob […]

Pickers keep up with passion for music

By Kevin Wilson FLOYD — David Nash insists that there’s a different story behind every member of the Floyd Backporch Pickers. The evidence supports him. There’s the former business owner that admits he’s still a little too shy to talk to everyone, the 60-year-old man who just took up an instrument in December and the […]

Dinner sometimes more than a meal

By Jim Lee Once in a while, my wife Saundra and I decide to go out to dinner, usually on a Friday evening. As far as the food itself is concerned, I’m happy with a cheeseburger (chicken fried steak if I’m in a mood for something extravagant). Going out on the town isn’t just a […]

Christian music concert set for Wednesday

By Tony Parra The Christian Music Show on Wednesday at the Roosevelt County Fair will give musicians an opportunity to fine-tune their skills year-round. The Christian Music Show will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday on the concrete slab, before D. J. Chaser is scheduled to play music at 8 p.m. Steve Davis, the […]

Music creates new experiences

By Helena Rodriguez How many of you out there in newspaper land can say you’ve enjoyed both classical and conjunto music — on the same night? The music of famous symphonic composers and contemporary Tejano musicians? The smooth brass and strings of a philharmonic — and the rumbling, accordion-fueled sound of a Tex-Mex band? That’s […]