Clovis league seeking memorial

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer CLOVIS — Brenda Depperman is working a softball memorial to honor her mother, Carol Depperman, who worked to start the Clovis women’s league years ago. Carol and few other women campaigned to get the softball league going back in the early 1970s in Clovis by talking to Guy Leeder […]

Council will consider raising Memorial Building fees

PNT Staff Report A well known building in Portales takes center stage at city council Tuesday. The meeting is at 7 p.m. A revision of policies and fees for the Memorial Building is up for consideration. City Clerk, Joan Martinez-Terry said she doesn’t know how old the original fees for the building are and staff […]

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 […]

Memorial day events remember the fallen

Cannon Connections photo: Sharna Johnson Members of the Cannon Air Force Base rifle drill team conduct a rifle volley in honor of fallen service members Monday during a Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections staff Warm morning sun and a gentle breeze greeted the group that gathered […]

Each soldier’s sacrifice always admirable

Freedom New Mexico Sentiment exists for changing the day Memorial Day is observed back to the traditional date of May 30 — it was changed in 1968 to the last Monday in May to give us another three-day weekend. Ironically, May 30 was chosen as the date in 1866 to celebrate Decoration Day, when the […]

Memorial day events, closings

The following are closed Monday for Memorial Day: A listing of Memorial Day activities: Sunday • 8 a.m. — VFW and American Legion members will be spreading out flags at area cemeteries Monday • 9 a.m. — United Daughters of the Confederacy observance, United Daughters of the Confederacy Circle, Portales Cemetery • 10 a.m. — […]

Press release: Stepped up enforcement for Memorial Day

Santa Fe—Holiday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico. Travelers on I-10 and I-40 will see an intensive traffic safety effort for the Memorial Day Weekend. Police officers will be patrolling both Interstates from border to border. New Mexico officers also join law enforcement from Texas and […]

May 22 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Chicken pot pie and baked fried fish Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: Baked chicken and salisbury steak Wednesday: Carved roast beef and glazed ham Thursday: Fried chicken and kielbasa The Drop Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp chef salad Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: Spaghetti and meatballs Wednesday: Southwestern […]

World No Tobacco Day, encourages quitting

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the men and women who gave their lives in service to their country.Just after Memorial Day is Sunday, May 31, which is World No Tobacco Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization. The Department of Defense […]

Quilt show set for weekend

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Anyone who enjoys quilts will likely find something of interest at the third annual High Plains Quilt Festival. Organizers say nearly 200 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building. Classes and seminars will be offered, and several vendors will offer fabric and other quilt-related […]

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 […]

49th Douglas Stone Memorial Tournament results

Championship Flight1. Howl/Bergman

Local Briefs Aug. 10, 2008

Hunter course scheduled New Mexico Hunter Education has scheduled a hunter education course from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Memorial Building, 200 E. Seventh St., Portales, according to a press release. Anyone under the age of 18 must successfully complete this course before applying for a special hunt or purchasing […]

July 27, 2008 Reunions

The Greathouse clans held their 52nd get-together at the Memorial Building in Portales July 13. There were three clans representing with 37 people attending. During visitation, scrapbooks were viewed and family histories were exchanged followed by a potluck dinner with invocation by Bill Strong. The business meeting was called to order by President Regina Adbill. […]

Caprock Quilters present memorial quilts

CAFB Photo: Airman 1st Class Danielle Martin Connie and Rodney Bachman from Garden City Kan., hold up one of the quilts made in their son’s memory by the Caprock Quilters during a presentation June 20. By Greg Allen, 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs With more than 400 quilts made in four years to honor […]

Leahy speaks at Memorial Day observance

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Cannon Connections: Karl Terry Col. Timothy Leahy, commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, speaks during the 62nd annual Memorial Day observance in Portales. By Helena Rodriguez, Cannon Connections Freedom does not come without sacrifice and those who have sacrificed their lives shall never be forgotten. Those were the words […]

Portales marks Memorial Day

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Freedom does not come without sacrifice and those who have sacrificed their lives shall never be forgotten. Those were the words of Col. Timothy Leahy, Commander of the 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base, as he spoke during the Memorial Day program on Monday at Portales […]

Memorial Day observance set for Monday

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Myrtie Smith has not missed a single Memorial Day program in Portales since her son, Lloyd E. Smith, was killed during the Vietnam War in 1967 at the age of 22. “Lloyd was in the 173rd Airborne. They dropped out of a mountain and the Viet Kong were already […]

Editorial: Take a moment to remember on Memorial Day

Robert Green Ingersoll served in the Union army during the Civil War. As a veteran, he knew and appreciated the sacrifice his brothers in arms made for their country. Ingersoll, who died in 1899, had this to say about fallen veterans: “These heroes are dead. They died for liberty — they died for us. They […]

Memorial Day a time to reflect

By Joan Clayton My memories bring blessings on Memorial Day. My great-grandparents left me a legacy filled with love, faith and fortitude. As a child, I remember them coming down the antique stairs on their golden wedding day. She and Grandpa Lowe renewed their vows, and I wondered why they wanted to get married again. […]