Memorial Day event slated

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Members of the American Legion Post 31 will honor fallen veterans and their families during the 61st annual Memorial Day service at 10:30 a.m. Monday under the flagpole at the Portales Cemetery. The memorial service will last from 45 minutes to an hour, said post commander Joe Blair. “They (veterans) [...]

In midst of turmoil, Tony Blair exhibits grace, dignity

Editorial British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he leaves behind [...]

Abducted girl rescued in Clovis

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers A missing 10-year-old Texhoma, Okla., girl was found safe Friday afternoon in Clovis, according to authorities who were still seeking her abductor. Marissa Marie Graham was able to escape when her abductor stopped at the Allsup’s convenience store on Mabry Drive, according to Clovis Police Chief Dan Blair. Police said [...]

Veterans day events planned

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Joe Blair, commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, keeps a good buddy up front in his thoughts each Veterans Day by always making sure there is a flag placed on his grave. Without naming the comrade, Blair said they were good friends, about the same age, who [...]

Clovis man killed in shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis police are investigating the death of a 19-year-old city man who was shot in the head Monday afternoon near his residence. Amos Soliz was found shortly before 2 p.m. in the front yard at 817 Sheldon St. with a single gun shot wound, Lt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis [...]

9-11 history still evolving

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Five years after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the event Americans call 9/11 is still affecting people’s lives. According to local historians, the event is probably still in search of its place and perspective in history. “It really made us aware that we [...]

Roosevelt County Fair celebrates 100 years of fun

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer With a century of county fairs under its belt, the Roosevelt County Fair is planning a big centennial edition of the county tradition. The fair begins Wednesday with a special 100th-year anniversary party on Friday. “We’ll be doing some history and facts of former fairs,” Michelle Lamb said. “Around [...]

Portales offers plenty of Veterans Day Events

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There is no shortage of events commemorating U.S. military veterans for the Portales area this week and into the weekend. The American Legion Post 31 and the American Legion Auxilary Unit 31 members are sponsoring “A Tribute to Veterans” program beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the Memorial Building [...]

Community urged to remember soldiers

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Veterans want members of the Portales community to celebrate Memorial Day and help remember those who gave their lives for Americans’ freedoms. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 will each conduct activities during the weekend in commemoration of those who served in the military. The [...]

City, ENMU honor veterans

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By Tony Parra Many Portales residents spent their time on Thursday with their right hand over the left part of their chest staring at the American flag during ceremonies honoring United States veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day activities took place to commemorate the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. The [...]