Organizers say they’re pleased with Ag Expo turnout

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan John Baker of Friona carries his Australian kelpie puppy into the ring during the working dog clinic Wednesday at the New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Baker said he comes to the expo every year. Argen Duncan The New Mexico Ag Expo ended Wednesday with an average [...]

Portales resident Karl Terry named Roosevelt chamber director

Argen Duncan Portales native Karl Terry is the new executive director at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Terry, former Portales News-Tribune managing editor, officially starts work Monday, although outgoing director Sharon King is expected to stay on until the end of February. “Out of all the candidates, Karl had the most overall experience, and [...]

Stability worth more than riches

A recent CNJ article about living in the Depression brought back memories of my grandfather, Karl D. Williams. He was a metallurgical engineer and division director with the Navy Department in Washington who began his 38-year government career in 1911. By the mid-1920s he was well known for his work with various alloys used in [...]

Christmas Eve present tradition worth passing

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Christmas Eve gift! It’s a simple phrase that’s been uttered on Dec. 24 by my family as long as I can remember. In fact I’m not sure anyone knows when it all started. That makes it a family Christmas tradition. I’m sure if someone in my family or anyone else [...]

2/4 Births

Byrd Jerry and Laurie Byrd of Clovis are the parents of a boy on June 29, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Kendal Don Byrd has one sister, Emily, 2. Grandparents are Don and Sheryl Reid and Karl and Barbara Kos, all of Clovis and Eddie and Sue Byrd of Abilene, Texas. Great-grandparents [...]

World could use injection of sense

By Ned Cantwell It may get a little stuffy in here, so patience, please. If a kid has to pee, a kid has to pee. Here’s the problem. Standards-based testing is now under way in New Mexico. Some school officials are wringing their hands over the restroom break issue. The tests last 50 to 60 [...]

Heard, Charlton

Charlton Heard Services: Have been held. Charlton Heard, 61, of Littlefield, Texas, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2004, in Charleston, S.C. He was born on Oct. 25, 1942, in Muleshoe to William Carl and Mattie Vaughn Heard. He was employed for the past 13 years as a ginner for the Amherst Cooperative Gin. Survivors include a [...]