Gold Star plates new way to honor fallen family members

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Bob and Lucy Kassin will never forget their son Robert. In a few months, they’ll have a way to share his memory with the world. The Kassins, who have been in Clovis since 1990, are awaiting New Mexico’s new gold star family license plate, created to honor surviving members […]

March 29, 2009 Wedding

Brumfield Valerie Siau of Portales and Rick Brumfield of Dora were joined in marriage Feb. 14, 2009, at Central Christian Church. The Rev. Dave McVey performed the double ring ceremony. The bridegroom is the son of John Brumfield of Dora. Maid of honor was Jan Kent. Bestman was Cliff Everage. Ushers were Jack Dendy and […]

March 21, 2009 Legislature Roundup

The Santa Fe New Mexican Days remaining in session: Session ends at noon today From the Roundhouse to the Coliseum: An international peace organization has invited Gov. Bill Richardson to Rome to honor him for signing House Bill 285, which abolishes the death penalty. In a letter from Mario Marazziti, a spokesman for the Community […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Weddings

Johnson-Moreno Robinson Sandra Johnson-Moreno and Oscar H. Robinson, both of Portales, were joined in marriage Dec. 31, 2008, at the home of Rose and Gary Robbins. Rev. Galen Issaacs performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Tom W. and Mary Ann Johnson of Portales. The bridegroom is the son of […]

Political drama likely guest of honor in Santa Fe

By Steve Terrell: The Santa Fe New Mexican You have a lame-duck governor who was supposed to be leaving but then announced an abrupt change of plans, and an ambitious lieutenant governor, who was supposed to take the reigns but now has to be content presiding over the Senate. You have a leadership struggle brewing […]

Dec. 14, 2008 Portales Junior High News

Students on honor band Band Director Cindy Stone reports that Maria-Renee Lops, Kaleigh Johns, and Hannah Wagner earned spots on the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All-District Honor Band. Students competed against seventh-, eighth-, and ninth-grade musicians from even some 5A schools in the district. Wagner was second chair flute, Johns earned sixth chair […]

Elida School News Nov. 16

School observes Veterans Day On Veterans Day, the students and faculty of Elida Municipal Schools honored local veterans for serving our country. National Honor Society members gave words of thanks and appreciation for the veterans’ service, elementary students sang patriotic songs, and the cafeteria staff provided a chicken dinner.

City to honor Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer Leroy and Gaynelle Thomas have contributed countless hours over the years to the Portales community, but they don’t think what they’ve done is anything out of the ordinary. City officials disagree, and they’re recognizing the couple with a 6 p.m. reception Tuesday at the Memorial Building, followed by a […]

ENMU-Roswell Honor Roll

The following Portales-area students were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the spring 2008 semester:Brittney L. Burns, Vincent M. Gonzales, Eric R. Perry To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours.

Honors: Samantha Foshee

Samantha Foshee of Portales was named to the honor roll for the spring 2008 semester at Oklahoma Christian University. The honor roll includes students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Foshee is a sophomore physical education major.

City to honor Joe Blair

PNT Staff Report A community reception will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building to honor Joe Blair. Blair is being honored for his many contributions to the community, according to a news release. He was born and raised in Portales. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and […]

Cruickshank nabs LSC honor

Freedom New Mexico Sophomore Kristen Cruickshank of Glendale, Ariz., became the second consecutive Eastern New Mexico University player to receive Lone Star Conference South Division softball pitcher of the week honors Tuesday. Cruickshank, who is 4-2 for the season with a 1.26 earned run average, allowed eight hits and two runs — both unearned — […]

2-10-08 ENMU Honor Rolls

The honor roll for Eastern New Mexico University was recently released. Included in the 581 names on the list were numerous area students. To be eligible for the Dean’s Honor roll students must complete a minimum of 15 hours for the semester and maintain a 3.25 GPA. Area students are listed below by community. Dora […]

11-28 PJHS news

Students make All-District Honor Choir Choir Director Suzanne Cottrell took 15 students to Artesia Nov. 16 to perform in the All-District Honor Choir. Seventh grade students Lynne McDonald, Audriana Underhill, Monica Vicuna, Megan Sutton, Hannah Christensen, Emily Benavides and Samantha Sawyer joined eighth grade students, Kabrina Abyeta, Grady Beachum, Ryan Doolady, Ashley Holmes, Kim Manquero, […]

Wall of honor finally standing

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Two years of hard work is coming to fruition with the soon to be dedication of the “Wall of Honor” that recognizes Eastern New Mexico University students who have served in the armed forces. The dedication will take place at 11 a.m. Monday on the ENMU campus near the […]

11-11 Dora School News

Honor Society to hold induction Chapters of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will hold an induction on Thursday following the Elementary Veterans Day program that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Amelia Bilbrey, Megan Collins, Santana Chavez, Kendra Merrick and Kayla Cox will be conducting the ceremony. All parents and […]

U.S. made right move in awarding of medal

Editorial The Bush administration’s foreign policy is a mess, given its preference for war and bluster for dealing with adversaries in the Middle East. But the administration has pursued a reasonable policy toward China, still at least a nominally communist regime that has mixed authoritarian political rule with relatively free markets. The president has engaged […]

Pastors worthy of honor

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist Our pastors are vital to our spiritual well being. Pastors are the first ones called in a time of crisis. They sacrifice their time, often at the expense of their family, in order to minister to others. Just the pastor’s presence brings comfort and relief. They are on call 24/7 […]

Sept. 16 Honor

Martinez Sylvia Ann Martinez of Portales has graduated from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. with a doctor of philosophy degree.

September 11, 1986

• Mountain Bell announced that they would be discontinuing the time and temperature recordings in Portales due to lack of a local sponsor. • In honor of their 30th anniversary, Allsup’s advertised a 32 ounce Tallsup for 39 cents. • Members of the Floyd Quilting Club and their families gathered to can vegetables for the Jack […]