Fire destroys sorghum, hay on ranch east of Portales

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Fire destroyed an estimated $800,000 worth of ground hay and sorghum this afternoon on a ranch east of Portales. According to Wes Fraze, son-in-law of the W Diamond Heifer Ranch owner, R.L. Rogers, the fire began when a contracted worker was grinding the hay and sorghum. Fraze said the worker believed a rock had gotten […]

Lodging awards announced

Courtesy photo Cherill Hamilton Maintenance worker Jarrell Willams was recognized by Cannon Lodging as the Employee of the Quarter.

My turn: French art bold choice

People say to write about what you know. In 2000, however, when I, a single mom, and a former bachelor-swinging co-worker of mine had to decide who would cover the grand-opening of a new children’s museum in Abilene, Texas, and who would cover a prestigious French Impressionist art exhibit (I knew nothing about French art), […]

Veteran receives CHS diploma

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Korean War veteran Troy Howard, right, received Clovis High School diplomas for himself and his brother May 21 during commencement, wearing his Air Force uniform from the 1950s. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers, left, said it was an honor to recognize the Howard twins. Liliana Castillo After 54 years, being […]

Food at the speed of life: Recipe made for one

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Cooking for one and not a leftover fan? Check this out. My mother, Marianna, said her co-worker Denice talked about the meal she’d thrown together the night before. Mom tried the idea, tweaking ingredients to suit her taste. She says it turns out well and is easy to fix. You can try different seasoning or […]

County conducting poll worker training

PNT staff Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins will conduct poll worker training today and Thursday in the county courthouse courtroom. The public is allowed to observe. Also, early voting ends at 6 p.m. Saturday. Voters may cast ballots from noon to 8 p.m. at the Portales Public Library or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at […]

Former EPCOG worker gets 10 years for embezzling

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — Calling Lori Howard a “crook,” District Judge Teddy Hartley sentenced the 40-year-old former Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG) employee to 10 years in prison Wednesday after she admitted stealing $145,000 in tornado victim relief money. Howard pleaded guilty to 72 counts of embezzlement and fraud and […]

Day at poll station good for laughs

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist I served as a poll worker on last year’s election day and again last week. Last year, of course, we were voting for president and a bunch of other offices and initiatives. Last week was strictly local. We had to be at the polling place at 6 a.m. to get […]

France proving guarantees from government risky

Freedom Newspapers French students, joined in some instances by union members, have been rioting in the streets for more than a week. Is this simply a rite of spring in la republique, where street demonstrations against the establishment that often turn violent are something of a national tradition? The answer in part is yes. But […]