March 29, 1965

Collin Columbus Hilliard, 54, died shortly after a sudden

2-10-08 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met in Clovis for lunch at Dakota Steakhouse. The group adjourned to the home of G.C. and Jan Ross for the meeting. Janelle Foster was co-hostess. President Jan Ross opened the meeting. Jane Hilliard assisted the president in […]

Origin of pledge hand salute unknown

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Almost immediately after the Legislature adopted the salute to the New Mexico flag, school children and public meetings immediately began making the pledge part of their day. Most organizations, including public school classrooms, say the pledge with the right hand outstretched and the palm upward. Members of the Ellen […]

Legislature salutes pledge writers

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Nearly a half century after a Portales organization recognized the need for New Mexico to have a salute to the state flag, the 2008 New Mexico Legislature will recognize members of the organization from that era this week. Members of the Ellen W. Jones chapter of the United Daughters […]

Lecture series will continue

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Despite the loss of a legend, the 31st annual Jack Williamson Lectureship series will continue on in memory of the Eastern New Mexico University professor and pioneering science fiction author. This year’s lectureship theme will be “From Metal Man to Stonehenge Gate: 79 Years of Science Fiction,” according to […]

United Daughters of the Confederacy remember history

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Women of the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the local area chapter in Portales on Friday. The chapter is comprised of women from eastern New Mexico. The members who met on Friday to celebrate the 100 years of the local chapter traveled from Ruidoso, […]

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 […]

Hilliard takes pride in county’s history

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of four stories about the Pioneer of the Year nominees who will be recognized during this year’s Heritage Days. Jane Elizabeth Mauk Hilliard comes from a long line of community volunteers and leaders and not only devotes financial support to […]

Unveiling history

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Mike Linn About a dozen local church members on Thursday afternoon opened two boxes placed in a church cornerstone 75 years ago, with hopes of learning a little of the church’s history. Unfortunately, that history met resistance from mother nature. The information contained in one of the boxes was damp and caked in mud, making […]

PWC played part in state history

Patricia Cooper As the Portales Woman’s Club celebrates its 100th anniversary today, it will look back at the many different club members over the years that contributed to the club’s rich history, particularly the former members who played a part in New Mexico history. Many members of PWC were also members of the Ellen W. […]