Langston chosen as top pioneer

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By Tony Parra Dewey Langston walked into the Memorial Building auditorium on Friday evenng and walked out the winner of the 2004 Pioneer of the Year Award. “It’s quiet humbling,” Langston said, “especially when you think of the people who were recognized and have been recognized with the award.” The measure of what Langston meant […]

Millers both nominated for award

By Tony Parra W.F. and Bettie Miller have been a staple in the community and they have been chosen as Pioneer of the Year award candidates. The award will be given at 5 p.m. tonight at the Memorial Building to headline the start of Heritage Days. Bettie said combined, the two have lived in Portales […]

Knox a lifer for Portales

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of profiles on nominees for the Pioneer of the Year award. Harold Knox graduated from Portales High School in 1933 and experienced just about all Portales has to offer since his birth in 1915. He experienced a surprise when he found out he […]

Carr helped keep county agriculture going

By Tony Parra Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories profiling the nominee’s for this year’s Roosevelt County Pioneer of the Year. Jack Carr moved to Portales when he was a teen-ager in 1930 and spent a large part of his time helping out farmers and ranchers in Roosevelt County. On […]

Scholars honored at awards ceremony

Michelle Seeber “Hoss” Bichsel, a 22-year-old senior at Eastern New Mexico University, was one of several students who won two or more scholarships Tuesday at the college’s Scholarship and Awards Ceremony held at the Campus Union Ballroom. Bischel’s scholarships were the Malott Music Scholarship for $600 and the Donald V. Paschke Young Singer Award for […]

Cannon youth recognized by state official at townhall meeting

Jack King Two Cannon Air Force Base youths received Congressional Award bronze medals Monday from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall, N.M., during a townhall meeting in the Clovis-Carver Public Library’s North Annex. Patrick Adams and Collin Randall each completed 100 hours of volunteer service, 50 hours of personal development, 50 hours of physical fitness training and […]

James teacher honored with annual award

Tony Parra For the second year in a row, a James Elementary teacher has won the Newspapers In Education Teacher of the Year Award. Alfreda Sigala, a second-grade bilingual teacher at James Elementary School, won the award for the Portales area. Sigala said she has been working as a James Elementary teacher for four years. […]

Cannon awarded for nation’s best maintenance

Freedom Newspapers The 27th Fighter Wing Maintenance Group at Cannon Air Force Base has won the 2003 Daedalian award, Air Combat Command announced in a news release Tuesday morning. “Winning this award is the culmination of a year-long effort by 1,800 of the finest maintainers in the Air Force,” said Col. Mark Atkinson, 27th Maintenance […]

Chamber banquet honors community

Tony Parra Award winners announced at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce annual banquet have two things in common — they’re all successful and they all attribute that success to their community. Robert Encinas, Dennis Edwards and Thom Moore spent the night in the spotlight at the Memorial Building. Encinas, owner of Robert’s Television and […]

Cannon maintainance contends for top award

Darrell Maurina By Darrell Todd Maurina Freedom Newspapers Darrell_Maurina@link.freedom.com Cannon Air Force Base is a finalist for a top Air Force award — the best maintenance group in Air Combat Command. A team of inspectors visited the base last week to decide whether Cannon should be recognized. According to Col. Mark Atkinson, 27th Maintenance Group […]