TriWest wounded warrior support site earns silver award

By Scott Celley: TriWest Healthcare Alliance

Cannon to announce Family of Year

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Britta and Maj. Kevin Martin and their children, 3-year-old Jensen, bottom left, and 5-year-old Devynn, were named Family of the Year at Cannon Air Force Base last year. Britta and Kevin said they appreciated the award but they don’t do anything Air Force families shouldn’t do normally. By Argen Duncan: […]

Nominees sought for Air Force Sergeants Association Pitsenbarger Award

Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Sergeants Association officials here are seeking nominations for the 2010 Pitsenbarger Award. The annual AFSA Pitsenbarger Award recognizes an Air Force enlisted servicemember who has performed a heroic act, on or off duty, that result in saving a life or preventing […]

Press Release: Portales nurse earns top award

Carol Morgan, RN, nurse manager for the New Mexico Department of Health in Portales, received the Excellence in Public Health/Community/School Nursing award, presented by ITT Technical Institute at the 2009 Nursing Excellence Awards.

Nov. 17, 1963

C.R. Nelson received the first Superior Accomplishment Award ever presented to a local employee from Postmaster Bill Foster, according to the Portales News-Tribune. A $100 cash bonus goes with the award. Nelson has been a postal employee for 28 years.

Business receives award

Freedom New Mexico Plains Farm and Ranch of Portales has received a Golden Achievement Award from Golden Acres Genetics seed company, according to a news release from the company. The annual awards recognize Golden Acres “resellers” who made significant contributions to the yearly sales effort. In the press release, Golden Acres President Lou Buice praised […]

City awards local volunteer citizenship award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Frankye King of Portales has had her hand in many service projects over the years, from organizing turkey dinners to raising money for eyeglasses to dressing as a witch and giving children snacks out of her steaming caldron. Now, the City of Portales is honoring her with the Excellence […]

Nominees sought for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center recognition programs section officials here are requesting nominations for the 2010 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. Nominations are due to AFPC by April 22, 2010. There are three categories for award: […]

Wind farm receives state health and safety award

Freedom New Mexico NextEra Energy Resources, located near Fort Sumner, was recognized Friday as the state’s eighth company to achieve Zia Star Voluntary Protection Program status, according to a news release from the New Mexico Environment Department. The program recognizes companies with exemplary health and safety management systems that maintain injury and illness rates below […]

Aug. 18 ENMU Briefs

LSC honors ENMU athletic training staff The athletic training staff at Eastern New Mexico University was recognized by peers with aLone Star Conference Athletic Training Staff of the Year award for the 2008-09 academic year. The staff claimed the athletic training award for the South Division, which consists of ENMU and seven other institutions in […]

Portales author wins award

Freedom New Mexico Darynda Jones of Portales has received a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart award for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript for her story “First Grave on the Right.” Jones received the award last Saturday in Washington, D.C. “It’s very surreal,” she said. “I never thought it would final in the first place.” Jones […]

Attorney wins award

PNT Staff Report Randy Knudson of Doerr & Knudson PA in Portales has been chosen to receive the Distinguished Bar Service Award-Lawyer from the State Bar of New Mexico.The award recognizes valuable service and contributions to the legal profession over a significant period of time, according to a news release from the State Bar. Knudson […]

Scrapbooking garners Cannon employee award

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James R. Bell Debbie Baldwin, 27th Special Operations Medical Dental Group, was recognized by the Society of American Indian Government Employees for her efforts in documenting Native American cultural events. By La Dona Beevers: 27th SOW Public Affairs A scrapbook highlighting Native American heritage was pivotal in earning an employee […]

Council to vote on Main Street traffic

Freedom New Mexico The Portales City Council is set to vote today on whether to make Main Street two ways between First and Second streets and to recognize and award Water and Wastewater Department employees. The council meets at 7 p.m.

Local dairywoman honored for charity work

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A Roosevelt County woman is the winner of a prestigious state agricultural award for her work helping several area children’s homes. Michelle Heavyside is the winner of the “Diamonds in the Rough” award presented once every two years by Women in Agriculture Leadership. The award was presented during ceremonies […]

March 20, 1982

Academy Award-nominated “Reds,” starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton, and “Great White” were showing at the Tower Theater.

March 6, Honors

February’s Diamond Sharp Award winners were: • Senior Airman Lester Powell, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron • Airman 1st Class Michael Sheppard, 27th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron • Airman 1st Class Jacob Tackett, 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron. The airmen received their awards on Feb. 27 at the Pecos Trail Dining Facility for […]

Security forces airman awarded at Air Force level

U.S. Air Force courtesy photo Staff Sgt. Brett Pragle, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron, is the Air Force’s 2008 Outstanding Security Forces Support Staff Airman of the Year. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs A security forces airman was recently recognized at the Air Force level with the Outstanding Security […]

Feb. 6 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for the month of January were: • Airman 1st Class Ivy Jackson, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Airman 1st Class Andrew McClellan, 27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron • Staff Sgt. Crystal Fabian, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron. The airmen received their awards on Jan. 30 at the […]

Local volunteer wins top chamber award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A longtime Habitat for Humanity volunteer received the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s top award for the year, and a local family won recognition for improving property. Joyce Davis, who is active in many service projects, was named the 2009 Workhorse of the Year at the Chamber’s annual banquet […]