Hounds land 11 on all-LSC North first team

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico had 11 first-team selections and two individual award winners recognized Wednesday when the annual Lone Star Conference North Division football awards were announced by LSC officials. ENMU had the most first-teamers with five offensive and six defensive selections including Co-Offensive Back of the Year Wes Wood and Defensive Back […]

Press release: Wilkinson selected for weekly LSC soccer award

PORTALES, N.M.— Freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson (Lewes, East Sussex, England/Sussex Downs 6th form college) has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Greyhounds victory over West Texas A&M, last week. Wilkinson netted the game-winning goal with 2:44 remaining in a 2-1 win over […]

Spirit of Hope award nominees sought

Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2011 Spirit of Hope Award. The award recognizes a military member, civilian or an organization that epitomizes the values of Bob Hope: duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Each major command, field […]

Xcel coal plant wins award

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Liliana Castillo Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station opened its doors to nearly 100 people for tours Tuesday after it was named the Plant of the Year by a national coal trade group early this year. The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group recognized the power plant, located near Muleshoe, citing its safe operations, high reliability and […]

For whom the (hand)bell tolls

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Argen Duncan A Portales man has been honored for his contributions during more than 30 years of handbell ringing and handbell choir directing. Bill Wood has received the 2010 Ring of Fame award from Area 11 of the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers. He said he was honored in June but learned of the […]

Obama announces return of SAVE Award

By Jim Garamone: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants federal employees to submit their ideas for eliminating government waste and saving American taxpayers’ money as part of the 2010 SAVE Award program. Obama made the announcement in a video on the White House website July 8. “If you see a way […]

June 18 Honors

Diamond Sharp Award winners for May were announced. Receiving recognition were: Airman First Class Jorden Archer, 27th Special Operations Force Support Squadron; Airman First Class Alexander Skidgel, 16th Special Operations Squadron; Staff Sgt. Rasheem Cephas, 27th Comptrollers Squadron and Staff Sgt. Desiree Anderson, 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron. The awards are sponsored by first […]

Fifth-grade teacher wins award

By Linda Long: PNT Correspondent Becky Duran, a fifth-grade teacher at Valencia Elementary School, has received the Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award last week. Valencia Principal Michael Terry recommended Duran for the award. “I recommended her in about February or March,” Terry said. ““Ms. Duran works with students […]

District attorney recognized for support of National Guard and Reserve

Cannon Connections staff District Attorney Matt Chandler was recently recognized for his support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve military services. The Seven Seals Award is the highest award given by the Washington Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, according to a press release. Since taking office in 2004, […]

ENMU’s Lee wins top volunteer award

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University FM News Director James “Jim” Lee received the New Mexico Volunteer of the Year award on April 16 for his work. The award was given to Lee for his efforts working with the Roosevelt County Teen Court program the past eight years. Lee said the […]

Kenna native wins welding award

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kenna native Rod Lambirth’s welding techniques are now award winning. Lambirth took two top awards in March for his welding at the National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association competition in Tulsa. Lambirth won a silver award in the driveway gates category and a bronze award for interior railings ferrous […]

Steiner teacher wins Golden Apple Award

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By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer Portales has another Golden Apple Teacher. Marea Smith, a first-grade teacher at Steiner Elementary School, has won the 2010 Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She learned of her selection March 3, and is scheduled to receive the award April 16 in Albuquerque. “It’s pretty exciting. I do […]

Portales firefighter honored

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales firefighter Dathan Culpepper was named Firefighter of the Year in eastern New Mexico. Culpepper was presented the award Saturday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles fireman and law enforcement appreciation awards banquet in Clovis. He said the announcement of his award was a complete surprise. “It’s a good […]

PRMC receives DoD recognition

Cannon Connections staff Plains Regional Medical Center was one of 17 employers in the state nominated by New Mexico Guard and Reserve service members to receive the 2010 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom award, according to a news release. Nominated employers demonstrated support by providing continued benefits, differential pay and family assistance, the release […]

United Way of Eastern New Mexico honors Nancy Taylor for volunteer work

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer cal food bank, Nancy Taylor received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico annual banquet Thursday night. The event at Eastern New Mexico University also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the local United Way organization, recognized current and past contributors and looked toward the […]

Dora news

Student wins Gold Key award Karen Cone, English teacher, announces that Dora eighth grader, Katie Bickley, has earned recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2010. Of 154,000 submissions, only 1,111 earned Gold Keys this year.

National Public Service Award nominations sought

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Awards and decorations officials at the Air Force Personnel Center are seeking nominations for the 2011 National Public Service Award. The National Public Service Award recognizes individuals with agency-wide responsibility who exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment over a sustained period of […]

ENMU earns state emergency certification

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cplank@pntonline.com Eastern New Mexico University is the first university in the state to earn a National Incident Management System compliance certification. It means the university is prepared to handle a variety of emergencies, according to ENMU President Steven Gamble, who confirmed the award Tuesday. “We will be better prepared to handle things that are out […]

First person: Food bank director awarded for volunteer service

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Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Band of Eastern New Mexico, was recently presented the 2009 public service award by the New Mexico Aging and Long-term Services Department during the New Mexico Conference of Aging. And the award goes to…: When I found out I was to receive the award, I was humbled and […]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]