My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back […]

Shipmates sought for reunion

Freedom New Mexico The U.S.S. Columbus Veterans Association is seeking shipmates. U.S. Navy and Marine personnel who served on the U.S.S. Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the U.S.S. Columbus (SSN-762) are invited, according to information from the association. A reunion is planned for Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 at Best Western Albany Airport Inn in […]

Press release: Shooting suspect surrenders at border

COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers working at the Columbus port of entry Monday took custody of a man being sought on homicide charges in New Mexico. CBP officers arrested 36-year-old Fernando Lopez Villegas of Portales at approximately 12:05 p.m. after he entered the U.S. from Mexico to surrender to […]

Veterans Association seeks members

Freedom New Mexico The USS Columbus Veterans Association is inviting shipmates who served on the USS Columbus CA-74/CG-12 from 1944-1976 and the USS Columbus (SSN-762) past and present to share memories and mingle. A reunion is set for Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at Holiday Inn Select in Nashville, Tenn. Information: Allen R. HOpe at […]

March 29, 1965

Collin Columbus Hilliard, 54, died shortly after a sudden

March 25, 1943

Thirty-two carloads of peanuts were shipped from the warehouse in Portales, according to Taylor McCasland, Bonded Warehouseman for New Mexico and West Texas. Seventeen of the cars were shipped to Columbus, Ga., and 15 were shipped to Stephensville, Texas, for candying and peanut butter purposes. McCasland did not know how much the government received for […]

Elida School News Oct. 12

No school MondaySchool will not be in session Monday in observance of Columbus Day. 4-H club to meetElida 4-H will meet Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. in Mrs. Criswell’s room. All members will need to enroll for the new 4-H year and select new projects. 4-H officers will be elected. Student helping hurricane victims Anna […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood Newbury and baked fish buffet. 5 p.m. Oktoberfest buffet. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun buffet. Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey buffet. Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet. Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Fried chicken. Wednesday: Barbecue beef. […]

Area schools, banks observe Columbus Day

PNT Staff Area schools will recognize Columbus Day by canceling classes on Monday, while City Hall, the public library and the Roosevelt County Courthouse will remain open. Along with schools, local banks and the post office will also be closed. Officials at City Hall said there is no Columbus Day memorial or ceremony planned. Columbus […]