Falcons top Army in slugfest

Defense Department photo: Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley U.S. Air Force Academy quarterback Tim Jefferson keeps the football and attempts to run for the first down in their 16-7 defeat of the U.S. Military Academy on Nov. 1 at West Point, N.Y. By Maj. Don Kerr: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs […]

Airmen graduate NCO Academy

27th SOW Public Affairs Office The following airmen recently graduated from the NCO Academy at Kirtland Air Force Base: • Tech. Sgt. Brian Allison, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron • Tech. Sgt. George Cobb, 27th Special Operations Medical Support Squadron • Tech. Sgt. Ernesto Otero, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Tech. Sgt. […]

Falcons topple New Mexico 23-10

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USAF photo: Dennis Rogers U.S. Air Force Academy freshman quarterback Tim Jefferson options to freshman tailback Asher Clark. By Maj. Brett Ashworth: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force survived a first quarter marred by turnovers and a strong New Mexico running game to pull out a 23-10 […]

Navy holds off Air Force Falcons

USAF photo: Mike Kaplan U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Ty Paffett runs for yardage during the Falcons Oct. 4 loss to the Navy Midshipmen, 33-27, at the Academy in Colorado. Air Force News Service U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force came up short on Oct. 4 in their quest to reclaim the […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

Local Briefs Sept. 7, 2008

Udall to host Academy Day at PHS U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be hosting Academy Day at Portales High School from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday. The purpose of the event is to inform high school students and their families about U.S. service academies. Among the academies represented will be the U.S. Air Force Academy and […]

Portales doctor garners award

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT Staff Writer Dr. Lonnie Alexander of Portales was named the 2008 Family Physician of the Year by his peers. He received the award during the New Mexico Academy of Family Physicians’ annual family medicine seminar in Taos. Alexander, a family practitioner with a specialized emphasis in obstetrics and gynecology, has been […]

Academy won’t fix shortage of government workers

Editorial The big brains were meeting at Princeton earlier this month, mulling strategies for getting more of America’s best and brightest to choose government service as a career. We didn’t attend, so we can’t be sure our thoughts on the subject weren’t touched on, but one solution seems obvious enough to us: remove the stigma […]

Military service source of pride

Anita Doberman What is the purpose of an education? And more specifically, an elite education? I ask this question in light of an editorial written by a young college student attending Columbia University (my alma mater) and published in the Columbia Spectator, the college newspaper. I encourage you to read it at http://www.columbiaspectator.com/forward/emailref/26470. I had […]

With or without education, military service highest goal

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist What is the purpose of an education? And more specifically, an elite education? I ask this question in light of an editorial written by a young college student attending Columbia University (my alma mater) and published in the Columbia Spectator, the college newspaper. I encourage you to read it at […]

Public service academy completely unnecessary

Editorial Move over, Air Force Academy. Make way, Annapolis. Watch out, West Point. If some in Congress get their way, there soon might be a National Public Service Academy, styled loosely (probably very loosely) on these older institutions, that will take America’s best and brightest and mold them into the federal uber-bureaucrats of the future. […]

Hill trying to catch a wave at Navy

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers Former Portales Lady Ram Morgan Hill still studies and shoots hoops, but everything else in her world has dramatically changed. Morgan is a freshman at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. — and like any new arrival, she’s still trying to adjust. “This is anything but normal,” Hill said. […]

Jan. 19, 1960

Jack Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Hensley of Portales, who is attending the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City, has won a cash prize of $100 for an exhibit of his classroom work. The school, which was established in 1825, has a midterm exhibit the last two weeks in January […]

PHS set to graduate 170

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By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Approximately 170 students will graduate from Portales High School and about 10 from Broad Horizons on Friday, but for 80 percent of these students, their education won’t end there. “We have a high percentage, probably about 80 percent, who say they are going to college, a vocational or two-year […]

Locals have their own take on Oscar

By Jean Verlich Hollywood’s biggest night of the year is tonight when the Academy Awards are presented. But Hollywood insiders are predicting low ratings for the ABC broadcast because four of five best-picture nominees did not have the benefit of a big studio’s big marketing budget. It’s a mixed bag for area movie buffs, some […]

Academy’s prayer rules create long, drawn-out battle

Freedom Newspapers Two new developments in the clash over religious expression at the Air Force Academy probably bear mentioning. Neither suggests the controversy will be ending anytime soon. The Senate last week approved, by a 99-0 vote, a measure that will leave decisions regarding the appropriateness of voluntary, nondenominational prayers at school functions to the […]

Hill to sign with Navy

Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer With the expectations on her and the Portales High basketball team she plays for, there is a good chance one month from now that basketball practice will be the hardest work Morgan Hill does all day as a Portales High senior. A year from now, basketball practice might be the […]

Lady Rams struggle at Clovis Invitational

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Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent If the Clovis High volleyball team can become as consistent as Kim Perkins’ serve, this just might be a pretty good year for the Wildcats. Clovis and Portales were among 16 teams in the field when the annual Clovis Invitational volleyball tournament began on Friday. The host ‘Cats won their four-team […]

Bush defends base closings, says money should be spent on war

The Associated Press By Jennifer Loven ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Speaking out for the first time in favor of controversial base closings, President Bush said Friday the nation is wasting billions of dollars on unnecessary military facilities and needs the money for the war on terrorism. Bush, who faces opposition from many states to shutting down […]

Family spreads word of God through drama, history

By Helena Rodriguez “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33 By Helena Rodriguez FREEDOM NEWSPAPERS helena_rodriguez@link.freedom.com PORTALES — The dramatic faith presentations of Matthew 6:33 Academy, Inc., are big on visuals, with vibrant colors and oversized props, but low on […]