Local Brief

Veterans to place flags in cemetery on Saturday War veterans will be at the Portales City Cemetery at 9 a.m. on Saturday, placing flags on the gravesites of those who served in the military. Veterans are welcoming any Portales residents who want to help place flags. Tables will be placed at the Kilgore street entrance […]

VFW honors local veterans

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Frank Pena said that when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1970, he had an extensive network of family and friends that supported him and showed him appreciation. Others weren’t as lucky as Pena, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is taking this week to show […]

5/1 Local Briefs

Vietnam veteran event today Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515, has announced that a Vietnam Veterans Recognition event will be held at 2 p.m. today at Becky Sharp Auditorium on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University. This is one of hundreds nationwide, and overseas, being conducted by VFW members and Ladies Auxiliary members as […]

Nov. 21 Elida School News

Congratulations to Audrey Powell, a middle school teacher at Elida, for being honored in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Also, the school congratulates Powell for earning her M. Ed., a graduate degree for classroom educators. The school was proud and privileged to honor its veterans who live in Elida and […]

City, ENMU honor veterans

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By Tony Parra Many Portales residents spent their time on Thursday with their right hand over the left part of their chest staring at the American flag during ceremonies honoring United States veterans on Veteran’s Day. Veteran’s Day activities took place to commemorate the veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. The […]

Activities planned throughout area for veterans

By Tony Parra The theme of this week in Roosevelt County is in honor of the veterans who served in the United States military and many will take time to recognize them. The Native American Affairs department of Eastern New Mexico University will be presenting an ENMU Veteran’s Memorial Dedication at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday […]

Nov. 7 Elida School News

Elida Municipal Schools celebrated Red Ribbon week, Oct 25-28, in style. On Monday it was wear red day with National Honors Society members handing out bracelets. A drug awareness movie was also shown to the students. On Tuesday it was dress your best day. Red ribbons were handed out and Officer Rosa of the Roosevelt […]

Nov. 7 Portales Junior High News

Serious volleyball Students teamed up against the teachers for an interesting volleyball tournament Wednesday morning. A pair of student teams played with the winner of that playing a teacher team. The official score indicated that the students won seven of the eight games against teachers. More than one teacher blamed the referee for the scores. […]

A thank you to our military and veterans

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist I would like to say thank you to our military veterans. In a time of national crisis you have always given your all. Your lives have been interrupted. You have been separated from your loved ones. Who among us can know your pain, your loneliness and your willingness to […]

Labor Department services could change for Portales

By Tony Parra It is a possibility people from Portales looking for unemployment services will have to drive to Clovis starting Oct. 1. Eastern Area Workforce Development Board chairman Jimmie Shearer said the contract for Workforce Investment Act services was awarded to community colleges. Schearer said the WIA services were provided by the New Mexico […]

War veterans seeking help

By Tony Parra War veterans will be patrolling the local terrain during the weekend in a mission of remembrance. Veterans and members of the community will be placing miniature flags on the grave sites of those who served in protecting the country at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Organizers said they are looking for people who […]

Veteran’s clubs could be fined for liquor laws

Darrell Todd Maurina Johnny Washington has a warning for veteran’s groups: Dot your “i’s,” cross your “t’s,” or face major problems with state liquor and gaming regulators. Speaking at Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Veterans Council of Clovis, Washington said state veterans organizations and other private clubs have been forced to reexamine their activities following […]

Portales honors veterans

Tony Parra War veterans define Veterans Day as one of remembrance and appreciation to those who served our country in war. Portales will do its part with events commemorating veterans this week. American Legion will have its “Tribute to Veterans” beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The program will […]

Hats off to our veterans

Joan Clayton Tuesday has been designated Veterans Day. Words fail me as I try to express my gratitude to those who sacrificed so much. I think every day is a day to honor these heroes! Some soldier paid the price for me to have freedom in this beloved nation, that I might have “life, liberty […]

Buglers needed for veteran’s funerals

Staff and Wire Reports ALBUQUERQUE — A bugler will be available to play taps at the funerals of more veterans this year under a state plan. More than half of the roughly 1,400 burials last year at Santa Fe National Cemetery had no live bugler. A tape is often played at funerals at private cemeteries […]

Military report urges benefits to go most deserving

By Tom Philpott Why do the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs conduct separate, duplicative physical exams of veterans, one before and one after discharge? Why do these government health programs have separate purchasing systems when medical supply needs are nearly identical? Why are their medical record systems incompatible when the populations served overlap? […]

Gold star moms remember children lost on battlefield

By Darrell Todd Maurina Memorial Day exists primarily to remember deceased veterans, but since the end of World War I, veterans organizations have also sought to provide recognition and support to a special category of people on the “home front.” That category, “gold star mothers,” consists of mothers whose children have died while serving in […]

Portales honors fallen

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Light rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the people who turned out Monday morning for the memorial day ceremonies in Portales and Clovis. Portales American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe Blair said about 100 people turned out for the Memorial Day observance at the Portales Cemetery. Retired Methodist pastor Rev. Farrell […]

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 […]