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 […]

‘In the military’ means belonging to special fraternity

By Col. Peggy Poore The other week, I had the pleasure of attending Cannon’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer Induction Ceremony. Like many of the other official functions I’ve attended, this event included a short ceremony that paid special tribute to our prisoners of war (POW) and missing in action (MIA) service members. As I stand for […]

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 […]

CAFB holding change of command ceremony

Darrell Maurina Cannon Air Force Base personnel will mark a transition between commanders with a change of command ceremony at 3 p.m. today. The incoming commander, Col. John Posner, was most recently stationed at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. The next assignment for the outgoing commander, Col. Robert Yates, will be to a different […]

Cheese plant breaks ground

Jack King Gov. Bill Richardson, city and county officials and company officers will attend a groundbreaking ceremony at 2:30 p.m. today at the site of the Southwest Cheese Plant at 1141 County Road 4. The Clovis High School drum line also will be present to play for those attending the ceremony. Chamber of Commerce executive […]

Day of the Dead to honor former students

Mike Linn By Mike Linn PNT Managing Editor Mike_Linn@link.freedom.com Those who knew Eric Hodgest say they don’t need his picture to see his face. Or to remember his smile. Or even his charm. Still, Hodgest’s photo, along with memorabilia of three other Eastern New Mexico University students, will be displayed on an altar today in […]

Community honors the fallen

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Mike Linn People in every generation have a day they will never forget. This was the message Eastern New Mexico University President Dr. Steve Gamble presented to ENMU students and faculty on 9/11’s two-year anniversary during a 20-minute ceremony at noon near the campus fountain. For Gamble it was Nov. 22, 1963, the day John […]

ENMU to honor victims, heroes

PNT Staff Students and faculty will gather at noon on Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus fountain. The memorial service is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office and will include a tentative Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet fly-over and a […]

Cities prepare to salute returning troops

Gary Mitchell One of the best reasons to be stationed at Cannon Air Force Base might be typified by what’s taking place June 21 in Clovis, Air Force officials say. “Our airmen feel very honored to live in this part of the country in America — that the local communities would want to throw a […]

Area cities to honor fallen

By Gary Mitchell and Darrell Todd Maurina Joe Blair, commander of Portales American Legion Post 31, says many people have forgotten the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. “Memorial Day is for deceased loved ones, Veterans Day is for the living veterans,” Blair said. “Memorial Day was actually established in 1868 to honor Civil […]

Eastern graduates class of 2003

By Janet Bresenham JD Brown beamed with joy as he clutched his Eastern New Mexico University diploma Saturday and greeted a proud circle of relatives and friends at Greyhound Arena. “It feels great,” said Brown, who received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture. “It’s about time. Eastern was wonderful. My instructors were amazing, and […]