Cannon change of command ceremony scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A change of command ceremony for the 27th Special Operations Wing is scheduled for 10:27 a.m. today at Cannon Air Force Base. Base officials said Col. Stephen Clark will assume command of the 27th SOW from the current commander, Col. Timothy Leahy, whose next assignment will be special assistant to the commander, […]

Obama ready to tackle tasks that await him

Freedom New Mexico Perhaps befitting the times, it was a sober, almost subdued speech, capping a ceremony that was serious and sober. President Obama called for “a new era of responsibility — a recognition, on the part of every American, that we have duties to ourselves, our nation, and the world.” In recognition of the […]

Events Calendar Sept. 10

Thursday 9-11 Memorial Ceremony — 7:30 a.m. Portales National Bank parking lot Portales Farmers Market — 5 p.m. First Street and Avenue B United Way of Eastern New Mexico Block Party — 5 to 7 p.m. United Way, 215 Main, Clovis. Friday United Way Campaign Kick-off — 7:30-9 a.m. on the square. Free doughnuts, canned […]

Portales seniors graduate

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer It was a ceremony that commemorated the end of high school and the beginning of a new chapter in the lives of the Portales High Schools’ Class of 2008. The seniors sat patiently Friday night in Greyhound Arena as they heard the speeches and received their diplomas. Just two […]

Boan/West Wedding

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Olivia Lorraine Boan and Casey B. West, both of Clovis, were joined in marriage January 26, 2008 in Fort Sumner. Judge Buddy Hall performed the outdoor ceremony at the groom’s parents house. The bride is the daughter of Katherine and Gary Riedel of Portales, and Andy Boan of Leesville, S.C. The bridegroom is the son […]

Cole/Mosier Wedding

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Cole/Mosier Caley Cole of Portales and Todd Mosier of Portales were joined in marriage April 26, 2008, at the home of Gayle and Sharon Cissell in Portales.John Scott Aubuchont performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Claude and Jacque Cole of Portales. She is the granddaughter of Bill and Janie Cole of […]

Program helps families plan life roadmap

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Businesses have strategic plans, mission statements, goal and objectives. And now many Portales families who have been participating in a Family Leadership Institute have created their own family action plans called Roadmaps to Success. The Family Leadership Institute, sponsored by the Portales Municipal School District, began in November with […]

Friends, family remember homicide victims

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Paula Rodriguez, of Clovis, fought through her tears as she recited a poem of loss and mourning Monday evening at the Clovis-Carver Library’s North Annex. With the help of counselor Charlotte Farkas, she managed to push out words from the poem, “If Tears Can Build a Stairway.” “No farewell […]

Portales tapped to host conference

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter Portales will get its first taste hosting the New Mexico Association of Family and Consumer Sciences’ annual conference, scheduled for April 2008. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Smithsonian exhibit: Key Ingredients: America by Food that will be on display at Eastern New Mexico University from […]

County fair winds down

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter In front of a packed house, the hard work paid off for several 4-H and FFA members as they received awards during the Junior Livestock Awards ceremony on Friday night. During the awards ceremony, Elida FFA member Ryan Best picked up six buckles, four of which were for showmanship. […]

Portales remembers fallen warriors

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By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer A respectful silence fell over the crowd as members of the American Legion Post 31 raised the American flag to half mast in honor of those who have given the utmost sacrifice for the United States. The raising of the flag was a small part of the 61st Memorial […]

CAFB dedicates Bataan memorial

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle […]

Some gave their all

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen military veterans Memorial Day. American Legion Post No. 31 in Portales is having an honor ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Portales Cemetery. Chief Master Sgt. Ray M. Clark of Cannon Air Force Base will be the […]

Class of 2006 graduates at Floyd

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer An emotionally charged commencement ceremony filled with moments of saddness and moments of joy took place Saturday at Floyd High School. The group of students came together one last time as the senior class of FHS to receive their diplomas and the right to be called a high school graduate. […]

Maypole tradition marks 77th year

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Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Imagine being able to step into a fairytale and feel like a princess with the beautiful dress, the perfect hair and having all eyes on you. For Portales High School senior, Kacee Lovato, and everyone who participated in Thursday’s Maypole at PHS, that fairy tale seemed to come true. “It’s […]

County high schools gear-up for graduation

Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Spring is definitely here and that means high school graduation ceremonies are just around the corner. Yet again, it is that time of year when invitations are mailed, families gather and high school seniors walk down the aisle and receive their diplomas. Roosevelt County schools Dora, Elida, and Floyd will […]

CCC’s 20th commencement graduates 110 students

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers For Philippa Holmes, the evening was monumental and emotional. Holmes received her diploma Friday evening during the 20th Clovis Community College commencement ceremony. Friday was her first experience ever donning a cap and gown for a graduation ceremony. Originally from Newbury, England, Holmes said graduation ceremonies are rare in […]

Lt. governor to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

City employee receives overdue medals

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Years before Tom “Mack” Tucker was working for the city of Portales in its parks and recreational areas, he was fighting for the United States in Vietnam. More than 35 years after he finished five tours in Vietnam, Tucker was honored for his service with a Purple Heart and […]

Scholars honored at awards ceremony

Michelle Seeber “Hoss” Bichsel, a 22-year-old senior at Eastern New Mexico University, was one of several students who won two or more scholarships Tuesday at the college’s Scholarship and Awards Ceremony held at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bischel’s scholarships were the Malott Music Scholarship for $600 and the Donald V. Paschke Young Singer Award for […]