Cannon honored for excellence

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base was honored as the top base among Air Combat Command installations for the second straight year, according to an Air Force press release. Cannon was named as the command-level winner of the 2006 Commander-in-Chief Installation Excellence Award on Friday in a ceremony at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. […]

Dairies receive Green Zia award

Tony Garner: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Environment Department has honored three local dairies for progressive efforts at streamlining and managing waste. The Do-Rene Dairy and the Rajen Dairy, both of Curry County, and the Milagro Dairy of Roosevelt County received Green Zia commitment awards for their efforts. The award signifies a commitment to the […]

10/15 Local Briefs

Cannon, Arizona bases finalists for award Cannon Air Force Base and the Davis-Mothan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., are the finalists for the Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to Capt. Andre Kok, of Cannon’s public affairs. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most […]

Cannon receives ‘green’ award from state

Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base will be recognized Thursday by the New Mexico Environment Department for efforts at preventing pollution. Cannon representatives will be presented with a Green Zia Award by Environment Secretary Ron Curry and Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, according to an NMED press release. The ceremony will be held from noon to […]

Markham receives congeniality award

ALBUQUERQUE — Desiree Markham, 2004-2005 Roosevelt County Fair Queen, received the congeniality award Sept. 25 during the state fair queen contest at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The State Fair Queen for 2006 is Amanda Mae LaPrelle of Sandoval County. The 20-year-old is the daughter of James and Jan LaPrelle of Placitas. She is a junior […]

Hilliard has strong, helping presence in community

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Jane Elizabeth Mauk Hilliard was chosen the 2005 Pioneer of the Year on Friday in the Memorial Building. “I’m so very honored to have this beautiful plaque in recognition of the small part I have had in this community,” Hilliard said. “I do want to express my appreciation for […]

Award nominee survived despite many hardships

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of four stories about Pioneer of the Year Nominees. Ellen Marcus came to Portales in 1928 with her husband F.M. Marcus and the young couple went through the Great Depression as farmers and raised their children at a time when […]

Smith, Self win PHS awards

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By Kevin Wilson Chris Smith’s senior year at Portales High School was in all probability going to go down as a frustrating one, as injuries took their toll during the football, basketball and track seasons. “The year was one of the worst years, as far as I was concerned,” said Smith. Smith’s year took a […]

Administrators hand out awards and farwells

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School students made the first of many memorable walks on Monday to accept academic awards for their scholastic work. For the high school seniors, it was the first of many walks they will be making on the final week of their high school career. Seniors will also […]

Lewis named NIE Teacher of the Year

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Leslie Lewis, who teaches at Portales Junior High and Broad Horizons Educational Center, won the Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award for Roosevelt County. Lewis teaches a Taking Charge and Life Skills class for seventh- and eighth-graders at the PJHS and Anatomy and Physiology at BHEC. Lewis […]

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers

Leslie_Radford@link.freedom.com Col. Lisa Firmin remembers when she joined the United States Air Force 25 years ago. It was a time when there were not many advantages to being a woman in the military. But she has been an instigator in changing those conditions. Her efforts over the years have altered what the military has to […]

James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the […]

Children learn from lockin

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By Tony Parra Martin Luther King Jr. said he had a dream that one day “all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing” in the speech he gave on Aug. 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in […]

Ihde a big name with cancer research

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Dr. Daniel C. Ihde was a medical scientist that was nationally important in cancer research. He died Dec. 9, 2004, after a long illness. Ihde was a private person but his attitude towards life added knowledge to the medical field changing the face of medical history while extending the lives […]

Dec. 19 Elida School News

This will be our last news until we return from Christmas break on Jan. 3. The first week back to school will include EPAC Jan. 4-8. During Christmas break the varsity boys and girls will travel to Lovington on Monday. Also, the JV and Varsity girls will be playing in the Goddard Tournament Dec. 27-29. […]

ENMU professor wins annual state award

PNT Staff An Eastern New Mexico University marketing professor known for his laid-back approach is the school’s fourth honoree as New Mexico Professor of the Year in the last nine years. Dale Davis, a professor at ENMU since 1982, attended an awards luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., in honor of state winners, as well as […]

Couple honored by AARP

By Tova Fruchtman It all started with a prescription drug forum in Portales. As liaison to the state office for the non-profit organization AARP, George Lees attended the planning meeting. That is where he first saw Millie Goslin. Through the meetings and the planning a relationship evolved that soon turned to love. “There was sort […]

Chamber pays tribute to members

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By Tony Parra Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce officials took the time to recognize those who have worked hard in the progress of Portales during the chamber banquet on Tuesday evening. It’s been a year which has seen many businesses expand and open. New stores such as Dollar General, American Eagle Tattoo, Buena Vista Realty […]

Chamber prepares for annual banquet

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt County Chamber officials are looking forward to their annual banquet which will have a “southwestern flare” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Portales High School cafeteria. Pat Willis, Roosevelt County Chamber manager, is helping to organize the banquet and said it will be a southwestern decor this year. There […]

CAFB captures award for air combat command

PNT Staff Cannon Air Force Base has won the Commander-in-Chief’s 2005 Installation Excellence Award for Air Combat Command, according to a Cannon news release. The award recognizes efforts of airmen at Department of Defense installations who have most efficiently used their resources to support the mission, the release said. The award comes with $100,000 to […]