Airman recognized for exceptional work

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Cannon Air Force Base Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran recently received the Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award at the Special Operations Com-mand Level. The recognition honors his work maintaining munitions. By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Tech Sgt. Chris Cochran spends his days around explosives. Cochran, who has been stationed at […]

Sunland wins marketing award

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Working for peanuts has earned a Portales company top honors. Peanut processor Sunland Inc. is the New Mexico Department of Agriculture’s New Mexico Agriculture Marketer for 2008. The company received the honor earlier this month. “The importance of it is just the recognition by the New Mexico Department of […]

Cannon family honored

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Liliana Moreno Col. Timothy Leahy, 27th SOW commander, center, presents Maj. Kevin Martin, who was nominated by the 73rd SOS, and his family with the Cannon 2008 Military Family of the Year award on Dec. 9. Cannon established the award to recognize outstanding families that support not only each other, but […]

27th SOG recognized

By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 27th Special Operations Group earned the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award recently for the period from Oct. 1, 2006 to Sept. 30, 2008. The wear of the award is authorized for any airman who, during any portion of the award period, was assigned to […]

Oct. 31 Honors

Diamond Sharp award winners The following airmen were recognized as Diamond Sharp award winners on Oct. 24. The Diamond Sharp award recognizes airmen who set an example for others to follow. • Staff Sgt. Scott Labonte, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron • Airman First Class Kevin Burger, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • […]

Oct. 21 ENMU faculty briefs

PNT staff Music professor recognized Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, received a 2008-2009 ASCAPlus Award in recognition of performances of his music that have taken place this past year. The award is given annually to composers whose works are judged by an independent panel and based upon the value of each writer’s catalog of […]

Nurse nominated for award

PNT Staff Report Tawnya Burton, a registered nurse and clinical coordinator for SANE of the 9th Judicial District, has been nominated for the New Mexico Nursing Excellence award sponsored by the Center for New Mexico Nursing Excellence Clinical Teaching Institute in Albuquerque, according to a news release from Roosevelt General Hospital. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner […]

Portales doctor garners award

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Dr. Lonnie Alexander of Portales was named the 2008 Family Physician of the Year by his peers. He received the award during the New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians’ annual family medicine seminar in Taos. Alexander, a family practitioner with a specialized emphasis in obstetrics and gynecology, has been […]

Local Briefs July 30, 2008

Bank receives MainStreet award First Community Bank of Portales received a community award from the New Mexico MainStreet program at its annual awards program Saturday in Raton, according to a press release. First Community Bank is among 12 statewide recipients of the award. The program serves 21 affiliated communities in New Mexico. Open meetings/records seminar […]

Portales teens score shooting points

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Two Portales high school students earned high point honors in the annual Youth Hunters Education Challenge state shooting competition last month in Raton. Garrett Lee, 15, won the overall high point individual award and Landon O’Rear, 17, won the high point individual award for the rifle competition in the […]

Portales receives beautification award

PNT Staff Report Portales was recognized by the state Friday for its beautification efforts, according to a press release from the New Mexico Tourism Department. Presented by New Mexico First Lady Barbara Richardson, the city of Portales received a silver award at the New Mexico Clean and Beautiful annual awards for its efforts during the […]

ENMU to award 355 diplomas Saturday

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer As Eastern New Mexico University hands out 355 college diplomas during its 110th annual commencement on Saturday, the largest number of degrees will be in business administration, elementary education and master’s in education. Approximately 31 graduates will have completed bachelors degrees in business administration, followed by 26 in elementary […]

Leahy headlines Chamber banquet

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Tickets are available through Friday for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet which is slated for 6 p.m. April 24 at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall. Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, will be the keynote speaker. […]

AFSOC announces 2008 services award winners

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command has announced the winners of the 2008 Services Awards, which recognize individuals and teams for excellence and ingenuity in their field. The following AFSOC winners will be submitted for competition at the Air Force level: Arts and Crafts Program of the Year — Hurlburt Field Arts […]

Chorale director is winner of Golden Apple Award

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Caught by surprise on Wednesday and left completely speechless and teary-eyed, Portales High School chorale director, Franklin Smith, was named a Golden Apple Award recipient.

Top engineer credits team for success

Air Force recognition can be awarded as a unit or individual selection. But most people who win individual awards will credit their units for making them shine. This is the case for Lt. Col. Ivette O’Brien. O’Brien recently received the Air Force Field-Grade Base Bioenvironmental Engineer of the Year award for her work in fiscal […]

Airman Leadership School announces graduates

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. —Congratulations to the 22 Airman Leadership School Class 2008-C students who graduated Feb. 7. John L. Levitow Award Winner Senior Airman Travis Harper, 712th Maintenance Squadron (Provisional) Distinguished Graduate Senior Airman John Castle, 27th Special Operation Support Squadron Academic Achievement Award Winner Senior Airman Clayton Winger, 27th […]

Mayor honored at banquet

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about the successes of the last year. He attributed successes of the past year and his 12 years as mayor to community involvement and to the support of his family. The Clovis/Curry County Chamber […]

Couple named ‘Good Samericans’

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition […]

Clovis couple wins inaugural Samerican award

By Gabriel Monte Phil and Babette Lenfant and their three sons were driving home last month when they spotted a woman on the side of U.S. 60/84. The Lenfants pulled over on pitch-black highway to help the woman, who was stranded after a tire blowout. Their act of charity earned them recognition Thursday from Clovis […]