Melrose student honored

PNT Staff Report Caleb Dodd of Melrose has been chosen as one of 50 participants in the National FFA Organization 2009 New Century Farmer Program. Dodd is an Eastern New Mexico University student majoring in general agriculture. He plans to work on his family’s farm after college and expand operations using technology. This year’s New […]

Feb. 20, 1962

Locally raised James H. Smith was honored with a cash award for “sustained superior performance” by the Air Force Systems Space Division at Edwards AFB, Calif.,

Feb. 4, 1971

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Army Capt. Augustine “Gus” Garcia, of Portales, was honored at a ceremony at Fort Bliss for “gallantry in action in Vietnam,” after he returned wounded from a tour of duty. He was presented with the Bronze Star medal with the First Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Silver Star.

Elida School News Nov. 9

Upcoming Events All veterans and their spouses are invited to a Veterans Day lunch in the school cafeteria at noon Tuesday. Veterans will be recognized and honored for their service to our country. School picture retakes will on Nov. 18.

Gen. Scott honored for advocacy

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Military supporters around New Mexico say they couldn’t succeed without the efforts of Hanson Scott. Scott insists it’s a mutual partnership. “What we’ve had is a team working together in the state,” said Scott, who was named the Public Sector Official of the Year by the Association of Defense […]

Blair honored for service to veterans, city

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Karl Terry Service to country was instilled in Joe Blair as a teenager aboard a warship in the U.S. Navy. That service didn’t rust after he was discharged — it just got sharper and more focused. Blair, who was born in 1925 in Portales, was recognized by the Portales City Council and a full house […]

It’s all about the right taste

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer When it comes to developing new products, local peanut and candy manufacturers rely on outside help. Sunland Peanuts was honored by Better Homes and Gardens last year with a top ranking for its natural creamy Valencia peanut butter, but Sunland also produces multiple flavors of the peanut product. “We […]

Shafer honored on retirement

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A banner proclaimed Donald (D.K.) Shafer as “The working man’s advocate.” Lots of testimony at his retirement reception Monday at the Memorial Building bore that statement out. Fellow councilors, friends and family gathered at the Memorial Building to wish the former Portales mayor and city councilman well on his […]

Veterans should be honored, as they honored us

Freedom New Mexico As we all owe a debt of gratitude to our nation’s veterans, those same veterans should be thankful for the efforts of Raymond Weeks. A World War II veteran, Weeks organized “National Veterans Day” on Nov. 11 — then the designated date for Armistice Day — in 1947 in Birmingham, Ala. Weeks’ […]

October 28, 1970

• Mrs Morris (Doris) Wood, was honored as Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Portales Educators Association. She had been a fifth grade teacher at Steiner Elementary for 13 years. • According to the official weather equipment at Eastern New Mexico university, the first freeze of the 1970 Winter season was recorded. Temperatures plummeted […]