Carter, Super 8, Fort family honored by ENMU

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer A story of helping others after tragedy and contributions of time, effort and money make the recipients of this year’s Eastern New Mexico Foundation awards stand out. Late ENMU Regent and businessman Alva C. Carter Sr. is posthumously receiving the Volunteer of the Year award, while Super 8 motel […]

ENMU alumni to be honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Two Portales residents, two teachers and a state senator stand to receive awards from the Eastern New Mexico Alumni Association at the ENMU Foundation 34th Annual Breakfast during homecoming Saturday. Sunland Inc. CEO Jimmie Shearer and late communicative disorders instructor Shirley Gail Ferguson will be given Distinguished Service Awards. […]

Portales veteran to be honored

Courtesy photo Lloyd Smith, 22, in uniform at Christmas a few months before heading overseas to fight in Vietnam. By Eric Butler: Cannon Connections At 88, Myrtie Smith isn’t apt to just jump up and take any cross-country trip. Given the honor about to be bestowed on her fallen hero of a son, she just […]

Fallen Clovis Vietnam soldier honored with memorial

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer At 88, Myrtie Smith isn’t apt to just jump up and take any cross-country trip. Given the honor about to be bestowed on her fallen hero of a son, she just might. One incentive for making the voyage to Georgia is she’ll get a chance to see her son’s […]

Portales historian honored

By Ruth Burns: FNM correspondent Rose Powers White has been chosen to be honored by a Historic Marker for her tireless dedication to preserving the history of the early days on the plains of Eastern New Mexico. Rosalie Pierce Powers was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1894 to Neville and Stephen Powers. She […]

Melrose student honored

PNT Staff Report Caleb Dodd of Melrose has been chosen as one of 50 participants in the National FFA Organization 2009 New Century Farmer Program. Dodd is an Eastern New Mexico University student majoring in general agriculture. He plans to work on his family’s farm after college and expand operations using technology. This year’s New […]

Cannon airmen honored at annual awards dinner

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The 27th Special Operations Wing’s top airmen and civilians were recognized at the annual awards dinner at The Landing on Feb. 21. Receiving awards were: •

Feb. 20, 1962

Locally raised James H. Smith was honored with a cash award for “sustained superior performance” by the Air Force Systems Space Division at Edwards AFB, Calif.,

Feb. 4, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Army Capt. Augustine “Gus” Garcia, of Portales, was honored at a ceremony at Fort Bliss for “gallantry in action in Vietnam,” after he returned wounded from a tour of duty. He was presented with the Bronze Star medal with the First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Silver Star.

Falcons quarterback honored by Sporting News

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan Air Force Falcon quarterback Tim Jefferson looks for a receiver during a 38-24 loss to the Brigham Young University Cougars at Falcon Stadium in Colorado on Nov. 15. Jefferson was named the Mountain West Conference’s freshman of the year by Sporting U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force Academy freshman […]

Cannon airmen honored

Cannon airmen selected for meritorious promotion, effective Dec. 5 under the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program are: • MSgt. Mary Conner, 27th Special Operations Wing Services Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Marc Richard, 27th Special Operations Support Squadron — Cannon Air Force Base

Elida School News Nov. 9

Upcoming Events All veterans and their spouses are invited to a Veterans Day lunch in the school cafeteria at noon Tuesday. Veterans will be recognized and honored for their service to our country. School picture retakes will on Nov. 18.

Scott to be honored for service to N.M. bases

Hanson Scott By Kevin Wilson, Cannon Connections Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of […]

Gen. Scott honored for advocacy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of Defense […]

Blair honored for service to veterans, city

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Karl Terry Service to country was instilled in Joe Blair as a teenager aboard a warship in the U.S. Navy. That service didn’t rust after he was discharged — it just got sharper and more focused. Blair, who was born in 1925 in Portales, was recognized by the Portales City Council and a full house […]

It’s all about the right taste

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When it comes to developing new products, local peanut and candy manufacturers rely on outside help. Sunland Peanuts was honored by Better Homes and Gardens last year with a top ranking for its natural creamy Valencia peanut butter, but Sunland also produces multiple flavors of the peanut product. “We […]

Shafer honored on retirement

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A banner proclaimed Donald (D.K.) Shafer as “The working man’s advocate.” Lots of testimony at his retirement reception Monday at the Memorial Building bore that statement out. Fellow councilors, friends and family gathered at the Memorial Building to wish the former Portales mayor and city councilman well on his […]

Artists honored during National Women’s History Month

To honor the originality, beauty, imagination, and multiple dimensions of women’s lives, the National Women’s History Project has chosen “Women’s Art: Women’s Vision” as the 2008 theme for National Women’s History Month in March. To ensure that a diversity of art and artists are represented, the 2008 honorees were selected based on their art, their […]

Veterans should be honored, as they honored us

Freedom New Mexico As we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans, those same veterans should be thankful for the efforts of Raymond Weeks. A World War II veteran, Weeks organized “National Veterans Day” on Nov. 11 — then the designated date for Armistice Day — in 1947 in Birmingham, Ala. Weeks’ […]

October 28, 1970

• Mrs Morris (Doris) Wood, was honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Portales Educators Association. She had been a fifth grade teacher at Steiner Elementary for 13 years. • According to the official weather equipment at Eastern New Mexico university, the first freeze of the 1970 Winter season was recorded. Temperatures plummeted […]