CCC students present award-winning production

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico A semester of rehearsing, coupled with a play powerful enough to solidify Director Christy Mendoza’s decision to have a career in theater, has led to an award-winning performance of “Buried Child” by Clovis Community College students. In a story ripe with symbolism, three generations of an American family and […]

October 16, 1958

• More than $7,000 was raised for the Christmas Decorations Campaign Fund by members of the community. • The Floyd Future Farmers of America chapter received one of the top honors of the organization during the national convention held in Kansas City. The award is given only to top chapters in the nation for their work […]

Alumni group lauded

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eastern New Mexico University has succeeded lately where other state higher education institutes have come up short. Another manifestation of that success was demonstrated this week when it was announced the ENMU Foundation had reached its fundraising goal last year, the best year in its 32-year history. Foundation President […]

Studies in Greek add spice

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer It might be all Greek to some, but for one Portales resident the study of an ancient language is opening up the Bible in a new way. Devoting time and energy to the study of Biblical Greek earned Portales resident Clinton Hill the Zondervan Greek Award at Eastern New […]

July 17, 1977

• Twelve rail cars hauling potash and one car hauling anhydrous ammonia derailed at the Elida Crossing in front of the Worley Mills Elevator. • Mr. and Mrs. ernest Propes received the Yard of the Month award for July. The award was presented by the Portales Garden Club. • A two pound package of Lynden Farm French […]

Gomez wins NMAA coach of the year

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Former Portales Lady Ram basketball coach Brenda Gomez has been elected by the New Mexico Activities Association as New Mexico girls basketball Coach of the Year for 2006-2007. Gomez also earned the election in 2001 and says earning it in her last year as Portales girls basketball coach is […]

June 27, 1976

• Portales High School basketball team members Gail Cozzens and Penny Sanders earned the two highest honors at the Eastern New Mexico Sunshine Basketball Camp. Cozzens was named “Miss Basketball” the overall award for the camps top player, while Sanders received the “Miss Congeniality’ award. • Long white potatoes were on sale at Parkway Super […]

Year’s pioneer named

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers T.Z. Duncan, who came to Roosevelt County in 1936, was named Pioneer of the Year during a reception held Friday evening at the Memorial Building in Portales. Local musician Chris Harrell kicked off the festivities with a medley of songs that celebrated the pioneer spirit of nominees Duncan and Irene […]

Dora students take state title

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rising to the challenge of continuing a tradition, students from the Dora chapter of Future Farmers of America won the Sweepstakes Award during the annual state contest recently held in Las Cruces. Walking away with the sweepstakes award was a huge accomplishment for the Dora teams. Twenty-three students qualified […]

Cannon rewarded for safety record

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base rose to the top of the Air Force in four award categories for the 2006 Air Force Safety Awards. Recognized for having the best flight safety program, Cannon received the Colombian Trophy last week. The award acknowledges the group with the lowest mishap rate, according to Cannon Public Affairs. […]

April 4, 1965

Joe Thompson was awarded the “Most Courteous Employee in Portales” award for the month of March. Thompson has been employed at the Slater Bros. for 17 years and was “surprised by the award,” he said. Pet of Carnation milk in the tall cans was on sale at Grady’s Food Market for 8 cans for $1.00.

Floyd names Citizen of the Year

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer A strong passion and love for music, along with his howdy neighbor attitude describe Dave Nash, the 2007 Floyd Citizen of the Year. “I was ultimately surprised. I couldn’t believe it,” Nash said. Not expecting to receive the award, Nash stated that when the information about the recipient was […]

March 30, 1982

The public information program conducted by Mental Health Resources, Inc. received a first place award at the 1982 annual meeting of the national Council of Community Mental Health Centers. Maurice Miller chairmen of the national awards committee and 1982 president of the NCCMHC, presented the awards plaque to Chuck Fleming, MHR’s executive director and Carolyn […]

Buffalo’s Sid Black honored at state

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer For more than a quarter century he has argued on behalf of Melrose student-athletes to be honored for their actions in and out of their participation in sports, and now, in the twilight of his career, longtime Melrose athletic director Sid Black is the one getting recognition. Black was […]

The winners are…

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Oscar night always promises at least one awkward speech, one winner you expected, and many you didn’t. The days before promise piles of Oscar picks columns from people who spend careers watching movies. Kevin Wilson and Greg Price spend their paychecks on movies. Price watched all five Rocky movies in one sitting before going to […]

Cannon’s finest take awards at 27 FW Annual Awards Ceremony

2nd Lt. George Tobias “2006 was a monumental year for the men and women of the 27th Fighter Wing,” Capt. Rebecca Garcia, 27th FW Public Affairs chief told the audience at the 2007 Annual Awards Banquet. The ceremony, held at The Landing, paid tribute to men and women, both Airmen and civilians, for outstanding leadership […]

Banquet honors best

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds gathered Friday evening at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate leadership, a centennial and the accomplishments of 2006 at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Dressed in their finest, area community and business leaders feasted on a smorgasbord of cheese provided by Southwest Cheese, ribeye steaks and decadent […]

Oasis Park receives award

By Casey Peacock Recently honored with the “Exemplary Park” award, Oasis State Park will host the 16th annual “Kids Fishing Clinic” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Honored at an awards banquet in October, Oasis received the award based upon the park’s overall performance and commitment to providing a quality place for visitors […]

Cannon ‘Doc’ top Air Force flight surgeon

Janet Taylor-Birkey It wasn’t until George Buse was about 13 years old that he knew a career in medicine was in his future. His love of sports and reading opened up not only hobbies, but a rewarding career. “I was involved in martial arts and through that, through the training, I developed an interest in […]

Reeds nominated for pioneer award

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Weldon and Vernell Reed have resided in Floyd since 1951, where they bought land and settled into the farming lifestyle. They raised four children and grew crops such as cotton, peanuts and wheat. However, after finances on the farm became tight they decided to attend college. Weldon Reed said […]