Antique tractor parade expo tradition

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Herb Newberry of Portales rides his father’s tractor, fixed up for the antique tractor parade Tuesday at the annual Roosevelt County Ag Expo. Newberry said the tractor was used before his dad bought it in the 50s. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The antique tractor parade at the Roosevelt […]

Classic car nostalgia draws me in

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist I love to look at classic and antique cars and street rods. I’ve never made the commitment to love one, however. For the last few nights I’ve been watching Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction on SPEED and the cars and the prices they command boggle my mind. Yeah, it’s the same auction […]

Tractor collection hits auction block

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Wayne Martin has displayed his collection of tractors on his property about a mile from city limits on U.S. 70 for nearly 40 years. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer County efforts to clean up the entrances to the city has compelled Curry County farmer Wayne Martin to part with […]

Going green

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Patrick Kircher, left, Roosevelt County agriculture extension agent, and Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, hang a sponsor banner on the gate of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Friday. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately […]

Pioneer Days parade helps the city celebrate its 100th anniversary

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses Saturday in the Pioneer Days parade on Main Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Lifelong Clovis resident Misty Albright never misses a Pioneer Days parade. With this year being the centennial celebration, her family was out in full force Saturday to cheer on […]

Day Trip: Plainview, Texas, display honors cattle drive

Courtesy photo One of 48 decorated cow statues in Plainview, Texas, hitches a ride in a color-coordinated vehicle. In addition to the painted bovines, the town also offers a variety of shops. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers For a different twist on a cattle drive, head on over to Plainview, Texas, and take a drive […]

Tractor gets pink paint job to raise cancer awareness

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Shelia Smith of Roswell drives her pink 1955 Farmall tractor in the parade at the New Mexico Ag Expo Tuesday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled among the antique tractors on display at the 15th annual New Mexico Ag Expo was a 1955 Farmall 400 tractor belonging to Connie […]

Day Trip: Plainview, Texas, display honors cattle drive

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One of 48 decorated cow statues in Plainview, Texas, hitches a ride in a color-coordinated vehicle. In addition to the painted bovines, the town also offers a variety of shops. (Courtesy photo) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers For a different twist on a cattle drive, head on over to Plainview, Texas, and take a drive […]

Reporter’s notebook: Muleshoe shop hosting antique show

Carolyn’s Christmas Creations in Muleshoe is hosting its second annual Antique Road Show on Saturday. It is not the popular PBS show, but an event is patterned after it. The event will begin at 9 a.m. (MDT) and features Chuck Braden, a federally certified personal property appraiser from Parker Braden Auctions in Carlsbad. “We will […]

Antiques offer link to past – Store owners tout charater of older items.

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Prisicilla Gonzalez and her mother, Lidia, look at an antique vase displayed by a vendor on Main State. CNJ staff photo: By Marlena Hartz: CNJ STAFF WRITER It is easy to miss the table entirely. An assortment of cups and saucers litter its top. Shelves full of dusty books and colorful knickknacks tower over it. […]

Keith Terry, Keith

Keith Terry Services: Have been held. Keith Terry, 64, of Portales, died Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his home. He was born on Nov. 19, 1940, in Portales, to Musette and Bob Terry. He married Judy Cummingson on Aug. 27, 1958, in Farwell. He lived his entire life in and around Portales. He was a […]

Melrose hosting Old-timer’s Celebration

By William Thompson Melrose will hold its annual Old-Timer’s Celebration today and Saturday and Mayor Ray Hester said he expects 300 to 400 people will take part in the festivities. “The old-timer’s celebration has been going on for 25 years or more,” said Hester. “It’s a way for us to honor the old-timers here in […]

Wetkowski, Robert

Robert Wetkowski Services: Private family services will be held. Mr. Robert D. Wetkowski, 77, of Portales, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. He was born on March 3, 1927, in Dearborn, Mich. He grew up in Dearborn, where he attended school. He began restoring antique and classic automobiles at an […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming

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By Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of 1st Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade […]