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 fought in 26 battles, receiving 13 battle stars.

Blair was the Portales city clerk from 1947-1948. He owned and operated B&B Radio & TV Lab for 36 years. Blair is a member of the Portales Masonic Lodge #26 AF&AM, Portales American Legion, NRA, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is the co-founder and captain of the Roosevelt County Sheriff Reserve and has presented the American flag at 152 veteran’s funerals. Blair is a Roosevelt County Historian and has written two books: “Recollections” and “The Good Old Days.”

The event is open to the public.

Following the reception, the regularly scheduled Portales City Council meeting will be held in the meeting room at the Memorial Building.
Information: 356-6662.