Kenna native wins welding award

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kenna native Rod Lambirth’s welding techniques are now award winning. Lambirth took two top awards in March for his welding at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association competition in Tulsa. Lambirth won a silver award in the driveway gates category and a bronze award for interior railings ferrous […]

Grant keeps business in Portales

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Tina Hughes was considering relocating the family business to Clovis but decided to stay in Portales thanks to an economic development grant. Hughes and her husband Craig owned Craig Hughes Trailers and Craig Hughes Welding at the intersection of N.M. 467 and U.S. 70. After Craig Hughes died two […]

June 4, 2006 Weddings

Sparks/Ashby Brittany D. Sparks of Portales and J.T. Ashby of Tulsa, Okla., were joined in marriage May 27, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Fort Sumner. The Rev. Coy Brewer performed the wedding. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Cynthia Sparks of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of Don and Donna […]

Welding class a hot item at CCC

By Marlena Hartz Behind red and yellow plastic curtains, away from the carpeted halls of the campus, Clovis Community College welding students work diligently in their lab. As orange sparks spew like water from their torches, future welders hone their skills daily, using electricity to fuse metal together. “The first time I picked up a […]