Former newspaper carriers share recollections

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Freedom New Mexico Developer Charles Wade, 77, bills himself the oldest paperboy in Clovis, but that honor may go to Robert Johnson, 80, who has him by a couple of years. The two are among the many former newspaper carriers responding to our call to recount their stories from the bygone days when kids slinging […]

Weddings —

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Prestage Shelley Prestage and Michael Prestage of Clovis were married Dec. 11, 2010, at Highland Baptist Church. The Rev. Garlan performed the wedding ceremony. The maid of honor was their daughter, Rachel Prestage. The bestman was their son, Michael A. Prestage. The flowergirl was their granddaughter, Annika Hernandez. The couple will reside in Clovis.

Medal of Honor awarded to soldier

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor today to the first living servicemember to receive the distinction for service in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. During a White House ceremony, the commander in chief of what he called “the finest military that the world has […]

Tree for heroes

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Master Sgt. Vaughn Chesters looks over ornaments on the Our Heroes’ Tree at the Cannon library. Liliana Castillo Families at Cannon Air Force Base have a chance to publicly honor a veteran or active duty military member at the Cannon Library on the Our Heroes’ Tree. Military families can make […]

Press release: Edwards garners LSC weekly honor

RICHARDSON, TEXAS — Junior forward Aaron Edwards (Long Beach, Calif. / Gardena HS/San Bernardino Valley College) from the Eastern New Mexico University men’s basketball team has been selected as the Lone Star Conference South Division Defensive Player of the Week for his strong play in the Greyhounds’ season-opening victory against Northern New Mexico, last weekend. […]

Veteran title honor to hold

Clyde Davis I placed it up there on Facebook and got some comments — many weren’t positive, considering what I put up wasn’t particularly contentious. It was simply a Veterans Day posting. Whereas many say to the veteran,”Thank you for serving,” I thought it might make sense to say, at least from one veteran, “Thank […]

Their view: Senator thanks New Mexico veterans

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., issued the following statement in honor of our nation’s veterans: Each Veterans Day is a solemn occasion when we, as a nation, reflect and show gratitude to those who have served or are currently serving in our military and the families who support them. I’d especially like to thank New […]

Clovis, Portales groups to honor veterans

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Alisa Boswell Several events are happening in Clovis and Portales this week to honor veterans. Today at Eastern New Mexico University, students and faculty will be donating supplies, letters and thank you cards with care packages being sent to servicemembers in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to Nikki Howard of Academic Affairs, the university has been […]

American Legion to honor Bataan Death March survivors

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Argen Duncan For the 64th year in a row, the local American Legion is honoring those who have served with their annual Veterans Day service. The event is open to the public. American Legion Post 31 and Auxiliary Unit 31 make a special effort to honor the area’s two surviving Bataan Death March survivors and […]

Nov. 9 —

Students to honor vets Elida students and staff will honor area veterans for their service to our country on Wednesday. A brief program followed by lunch will take place in the school cafeteria beginning at 11:45 a.m.

Former Elida coach to be inducted into NMHU’s Hall of Honor

By Melanie Dabovich-Roberts Special to the PNT Bob Dabovich of Raton, a former Elida coach, will be inducted Thursday into New Mexico Highlands University’s H-Club Hall of Honor Dabovich, who played college basketball and baseball at NMHU in the mid-1960s to early 70s, is one of six former student-athletes who will be honored by the […]

ENMU frosh earns weekly LSC soccer honor

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University freshman midfielder Andy Wilkinson has been selected as the Lone Star Conference Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for his performance last week in the Greyhounds’ 2-1 victory over West Texas A&M. Wilkinson, who is from East Sussex, England, netted the game-winning goal with 2:44 […]

Weddings — Sept. 19

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Jamerson Micah Lauren Mayfield of Texico and Cody Don Jamerson of Friona were married July 29, 2010, at Gallery Fifteen in Texico. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Marti Mayfield of Texico. The groom is the son of Rick and D’Lynn Jamerson of Friona. Bridesmaids were Morgan Mayfield and McKenzi Mayfield. The maid […]

ENMU’s Mitchell earns third All-America honor

Freedom New MexicoEastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team presea Eastern New Mexico senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell of Sarasota, Fla., has been selected a second-team preseason All-America by D2Football.com. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and […]

Press release: Hounds’ Mitchell garners third preseason honor

PORTALES, N.M.— Senior cornerback Rodney Mitchell (Sarasota, Fla./Palmetto HS/NMMI) from the Eastern New Mexico University football team has been selected Preseason Second Team D2Football.com All-American. The honor marked the third preseason All-American selection for Mitchell, after being named by The Sporting News and Lindy’s Sports. Mitchell was one of two Lone Star Conference defensive backs […]

Honor rolls — Aug. 8

The following honor rolls were inadvertently left out of Freedom New Mexico’s most recent special edition:

Memorial Day is to honor those I am thankful for

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Memories flood my soul as I visit the graves of loved ones who have gone on before me. As far back as I can remember, thoughts of my grandfather remind me of his love for Jesus. My grandmother’s singing as she churned butter in the big crock with a dasher […]

Medal of Honor recipients launch PSAs

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a time when suicides among service members continue to rise, America’s Medal of Honor recipients are launching a public service campaign urging today’s military to seek help for post-traumatic stress. The campaign, called “Medal of Honor — Speak Out!,” features nearly 30 video testimonials by recipients who […]

University to honor Capt. Kermit Evans

Courtesy photo Air Force Capt. Kermit O. Evans Sr., a 31-year-old Hollandale, Miss. native and 2000 chemical engineering graduate died in 2006 when the helicopter in which he was traveling made an emergency water landing in Al Anbar Province. From Mississippi State University-University Relations At a 2 p.m. ceremony June 1, the G.V. “Sonny” Montgomery […]