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Club notes — June 19

Encanto Garden Club Encanto Garden Club met June 8 in Melrose at the homes of members Jeanne Augenstein and Lori Frazure. Friends and neighbors accompanied the Master Gardeners through the raised vegetable beds, ground covers, flowers and bushes. Winding paths showcased various plants, which survive and thrive in this harsh southeastern New Mexico climate. Refreshments […]

Late harvest still possible

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer With the middle of the growing season here, plants need plenty of water, and there’s still time to plant vegetables for a late harvest, according to local garden experts. “At this juncture, the thing to stay on top of is the water,” said Patrick Kircher, Roosevelt County extension agent. […]

Pot plants found at Clovis home

Freedom New Mexico A search for a man wanted on drug charges resulted in an arrest and the discovery of more than 100 marijuana plants growing in the backyard of home in Clovis. The Curry County Sheriff’s Office said investigators had received a tip that Jarrod Martin, 25, was staying at the home. They found […]

Police arrest man on warrants, seize 42 marijuana plants

PNT Staff Report Portales Police arrested one man and seized 42 marijuana plants growing at a Portales residence Saturday, according to a news release. Robert Hawkins, 37, of Portales was arrested on outstanding warrants from Curry County for aggravated battery, aggravated burglary, failure to appear and phone harassment after police received information he was staying […]

New Mexico foods have ‘Old World’ influence

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico author traced the path of now common foods across the Americas and from the Old World to the New World during a presentation Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. William Dunmire of Placitas based his talk on his book, “Gardens of New Spain.” His wife, Vangie, […]

Moving new experience for military wife

Jennifer Laurent I am going on an adventure. Actually, it would be more accurate to say that my husband is PCSing and I, along with our two cats and five house plants, will be making the 1,400-mile journey to Beale Air Force Base with him. Recently he came home from work and told me that […]

Lady Bird Johnson leaves behind ladylike legacy

Editorial We join Texans — and Americans — everywhere in mourning the loss of a great lady, Lady Bird Johnson, who died Wednesday at age 94 at her Austin, Texas, home. Johnson, as much as anyone, embodied the legendary Southern charm and Texas hospitality with her warm, genteel demeanor. That outward calm belied a strength […]

Police: Marijuana plants seized

Freedom Newspapers Marijuana plants with an approximate street value of $51,200 were confiscated from a Clovis house Friday afternoon by police and drug task force agents, according to officials. No arrests were made at the scene and no suspects were at home at the time of the search, the Clovis Police Department said in a […]

Folk healing still evident

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The art of Mexican folk healing is still evident in today’s culture, said Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, student affairs vice president at the University of New Mexico, during a seminar he presented Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Part of the Hispanic culture, curanderismo is a form of folk healing […]

Peanut growers get lessons

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer In the midst of concrete and asphalt in the city of Portales there is the essence of nature and eastern New Mexico agriculture — a peanut field. The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service has a demonstration plot off of the Floyd highway, just east of La Casa […]

Expansion complete for local plant

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Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Pete Domenici will be guest speakers at Tuesday’s open house celebrating of Abengoa Corp.’s expansion project. The expansion will double the plant’s ethanol production from 15 to 30 million gallons a year, according to officials. Richardson and Domenici, R-N.M., who have expressed concerns over the […]

Innocence creates wordly beauty

By Baxter Black I remember the first time I ever went to Florida. It was in the cow country around Wachula that I first saw Palmetto. Copses of palm trees, cypress and yellow pine stood like islands in a sea of green grass. Hammocks, the locals called the “islands,” were carpeted with low-lying exotic-looking jagged-leafed plants. From […]

Government needs to focus on cleaner energy

By Jim Constantopoulos: Guest columnist It is becoming increasingly clear that if industries in the Southwest are to survive, something must be done to hold down energy costs. Of all fuels, natural gas requires the most immediate attention, because wholesale gas prices have tripled in the past four years. The key reason is that 90 […]

It’s important to have pride and plants

By Jim Lee Plants hate me. When I watch those leaves, buds, and stalks (in other people’s yards) bobbing and swaying in the breeze and those emerging blossoms basking in the Portales sunshine, I see much more than meets the eyeball. Yes, I know what they’re doing. I can see through all that supposedly innocent […]

Students learn xeriscaping on-line

Helena Rodriguez People who want to learn to xeriscape their lawns for themselves may want to head to the electronics store instead of the garden store. An on-line class at Eastern New Mexico University this fall will permit participants to learn to xeriscape by simply going to Netscape or other Internet programs. Students can earn […]

Jesus whispers, “Hold Steady”

By Joan Clayton My plants take a beating with these hot windy days. At noon they curl up their leaves and wilt. All of my work and energy wasted, I think. I made plans in early April about my garden. I gave my flower beds tender care by planting, watering, and fertilizing. The plants thrived […]

Change on horizon for ethanol plant

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Kevin Wilson The Portales business known until recently as High Plains Ethanol could be expanding due to a government proposal and future probability. High Plains Ethanol was renamed Abengoa Bioenergy Corporation in April, one of many changes that should be coming to the company over the next few years. The government proposal, a provision of […]