American Legion to honor Bataan Death March survivors

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Argen Duncan For the 64th year in a row, the local American Legion is honoring those who have served with their annual Veterans Day service. The event is open to the public. American Legion Post 31 and Auxiliary Unit 31 make a special effort to honor the area’s two surviving Bataan Death March survivors and […]

Ticket feature: American Idol finalist taking stage in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico American Idol hit Melinda Doolittle takes the stage Saturday in Clovis. With a voice described as big and soulful, the sixth season finalist of the popular TV show is performing as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. As a child, Doolittle was tone-deaf and was asked by a choir teacher […]

ENMU kicking off Native American Heritage Month

Native American Heritage Month is not only a chance to learn about Native Americans and their culture, but it also helps young Native Americans to reconnect with their heritage. Director of Native American Affairs Jacob Lee said Native American Heritage Month has been going on at ENMU for 10 years. “The reason for this whole […]

Club notes — Oct. 17

Daughters of the American Revolution The El Portal Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, met Oct. 9 at the Miles Anthropological Museum at ENMU in Portales with Cori Snobble and Pam Wallace as hostesses. The program was presented by John Montgomery, professor of anthropology at ENMU and director of Blackwater Draw Museum. Miles […]

Club notes — Oct. 10

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American Legion Auxiliary On Oct. 2, the 4th District of the American Legion Auxiliary held its fall district meeting. The purpose of the district meeting is for the units in each of the districts to give their reports on what each unit has been doing since the last Spring District meeting. Department (state) officers and […]

My Turn: Watermelon not for me

Watermelon seems to be one of the best-loved parts of American summers. Which is why it seems odd that I’ve never cared for watermelon. I’ve met few people with a similar opinion. Nonetheless, I have good memories of the summer fruit. When I was a kid, Dad saved seeds from a watermelon he found particularly […]

Taxpayers not taken into consideration

Freedom New Mexico We suspect that if Congress had asked, American taxpayers would have emphatically explained they don’t want to pay to bail out failing companies. Nevertheless, Congress approved $700 billion in late 2008, ostensibly to stabilize the financial system by injecting tax money into banks and other financial institutions. Most Americans, it seems likely, […]

ENMU briefs — July 28

AAUW meeting on campus The American Association of University Women-New Mexico summer Leadership team meeting is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Building. Information: Patrice Caldwell at 562-2315, Mary Ayala at 562-2421 or Betty Johnson at 562-4399.

Little League District 3 tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Zia 8, Roosevelt 7 Friday Game 2: American 21, Zia 10, 6 innings Saturday Game 3: Zia 4, Roosevelt 2 Monday Game 4: Zia at American, 7 p.m. Wednesday Game 5: Game 4 loser at Game 4 winner, if necessary, 7 p.m.

Danger under the sun

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Clarence Plank Summer sun may be a pleasure but area cancer experts say safely enjoying the sun means taking proper precautions. There are an estimated two million cases of skin cancer diagnosed yearly in the U.S. Most are considered to be sun-related, according to the American Cancer Society. James Townson, 66, of Melrose is one […]

District 3 Little League Tournament brackets

Little League District 3 Tournaments 9-10 Wednesday Game 1: Roosevelt at Zia, 7 p.m. Friday Game 2: Game 1 winner at American, 7 p.m. Saturday Game 3: Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser at Roosevelt, 7 p.m. Monday Game 4: Game 3 winner at Game 2 winner, 7 p.m. July 14 Game 5: Game […]

Officials dish about Fourth of July menus

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Jared Tucker The Independence Day weekend is here which means the patio table is set, the American Flag is flying proudly in the front yard, and it’s time to fire up that grill. So what are area officials and residents throwing on the grill this year? Clovis Fire Chief Ray Westerman said he likes a […]

ENMU’s Mitchell preseason All-America choice

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University cornerback Rodney Mitchell has been selected an NCAA Division II preseason All-American by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell, from Sarasota, Fla., will be a senior at ENMU this fall. He was one of two Lone Star Conference players chosen for Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports preseason […]

Residents honor fallen soldiers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales residents remembered the fallen Monday. The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the local American Legion post held separate Memorial Day ceremonies at the Portales Cemetery. The UDC ceremony began with the dedication of a headstone for Confederate veteran George W. Wood. “We are grateful for the records […]

Press release: Infant, child CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross together with Presbyterian Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis and the generous support of United Way of Eastern New Mexico is offering monthly Infant & Child CPR classes for new parents and caregivers. Red Cross Infant/Child CPR classes focus on teaching cardiac and breathing emergency skills for infants & and children […]

Memorial Day events planned

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

Students learn about cultures through dance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students entertained and taught their families about the history of the dances Wednesday at James Elementary School as part of Festival Primavera. Some 55 students performed regional dances from Mexico as a part of the dual language program at the school. The students covered Mexican, American and other national […]

Volunteer profile: Glen McCoy

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Name: Glen McCoy Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Eastern New Mexico University professor Volunteers with: Habitat for Humanity, Portales Meals on Wheels, Council of Professors Emeritus, Planning and Zoning Committee, American Heart Association, Babe Ruth League Baseball, Portales Kiwanis Club. Why he does it: “Throughout my life, other people have helped my family and I in […]

First car memories still fresh

By Kar Terry: Local columnist As a red-blooded American male I have no problem recalling the vehicles I’ve owned in my lifetime. Recently, as a part of an exercise in a Bible study, the class was asked to tell everyone what vehicle they first drove. The guys all quickly named off their first car, some […]

Club profile: Daughters of the American Revolution

• Name: Daughters of the American Revolution • What they’re about: Their mission is to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Their motto is God, home and country. • Members: 40 members locally. • Meetings: 10 a.m., Second Saturday of each month, location varies. • Membership requirements: Members must be 18 or older. Have to […]