Labor Day origin mystery

It’s Labor Day weekend — the unofficial end of summer. I’m not ready to give up summer but I’m sure ready for the thermometer to start acting like it’s fall. Most of my life I’ve never had Labor Day or its bookend holiday Memorial Day off work. In the newspaper business we’ve always been expected […]

Cannon Youth Center presents: Moolah Mystery Dinner

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Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Brandy Clay, from the Youth Center, gives flowers to the cast after the performance. Liliana Castillo The Cannon Youth Center’s Drama Club served up a mystery for their first performance in front of an audience May 20. The Moolah Mystery Dinner Theater included dinner and, three-fourths the way through, a break […]

Hollywood career still possibility

It is a mystery to me how a New Mexico state legislator sleeps at night. That is not a reference to guilty consciences over lobbyist favors — although certainly there may be some of that — but rather the sheer weight of seemingly impossible decisions. Should we continue investing millions in the Spaceport near T […]

Group to perform murder mystery radio show

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer “Mr. Marco is murdered!” That’s the line from the 1943 radio drama “Murder on the Circus Train” from a series called “The Ellery Queen Mysteries,” being performed by a group of Portales and Clovis residents for the Clovis Music Festival. People can listen on the radio or watch the […]

Family mystery may never be solved

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Clifford Webber’s badly decomposed body was discovered on Tuesday morning in an abandoned home on Clovis’ West 14th Street. Police soon arrested his girlfriend and charged her with stabbing him in the chest. But Webber’s death is not the only one on his family members’ minds today. It has […]

Local Brief Oct. 7

PNT Staff Report The third annual High Plains Quilt Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 17-18 at the Memorial Building. Organizers say they expect about 200 entries. In addition to quilts, vendors will display products, and seminars and demonstrations will be offered. Amy Armenta, local quilter and artist, will teach the double […]

Another man’s treasure

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, public auctions draw crowds. Eastern New Mexico University’s surplus auction Saturday attracted more than 175 potential buyers with registered numbers and twice that many or more onlookers gathered in a parking lot amid rows of castoff equipment. […]

Local Briefs, March 30, 2008

DHS Drama Club on stageThe Dora High School Drama Club will present a mystery thriller, “The Beating Heart,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Dora School Auditorium.The play’s plot revolves around a photograph of a young woman who lived during the Civil War. A modern-day college history major travels to the woman’s last home to […]