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 […]

Wayland Baptist tops Greyhounds

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Freedom New Mexico Catcher Brett Sheppard went 5-for-6, including a home run and a 10th-inning, go-ahead RBI single, lifting Wayland Baptist to an 11-8 victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Tuesday night at Greyhound Field. Sheppard hit a two-run homer in the first, his fifth of the season, and led a 21-hit attack for […]

Troops get soldier’s welcome

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By Tony Parra On a muggy and cool Saturday morning, Portales residents lined the sidewalks of Second Street to show their support for past and present members of the United States military. The “Welcome Home Troops Parade” meant a lot to Staff Sgt. Brett Bedinger of the 126th Military Police, who recently returned from Iraq. […]

Parade planned for returning local troops

By Tony Parra The idea started out as a way to welcome back Portales members of the 126th Military Police and soon it blossomed into a way of showing appreciation to all of those who have served in the military. That appreciation will come in the form of a “Welcome Home Troops” parade which will […]

Graduation a family affair for Smalls

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By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble summed up the graduation in way that you’d expect. “I think every one of our graduates has a unique and interesting story of how they arrived here today,” Gamble said in his closing statements. Though he meant all of the 220 receiving degrees from the […]