American Legion honors veterans

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The “Battle Hymn of the Republic” ends, and two gray-haired men hold flags high and present the colors with dignity. So began the American Legion’s tribute to veterans Tuesday morning at the Memorial Building. A survivor of the Bataan Death March, the nephew of a survivor and the widows […]

Oct. 31 Honors

Diamond Sharp award winners The following airmen were recognized as Diamond Sharp award winners on Oct. 24. The Diamond Sharp award recognizes airmen who set an example for others to follow. • Staff Sgt. Scott Labonte, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron • Airman First Class Kevin Burger, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron • […]

Oct. 21 ENMU briefs

PNT staff Hall of Honors Gala to be held Homecoming 2008 marks the first ENMU Educators Hall of Honors Gala on Saturday. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom, with dinner served at 7 p.m. Free tickets will be mailed to honorees and special guests. For all other guests, the cost […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Honors

• Tech. Sgt. Charles Derflinger, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, received a commander’s coin on Oct. 7 during a weekly wing staff meeting. Sergeant Derflinger helped save 10-month old Eva Saiz’s life by relaying detailed medical information while a Clovis off-duty police officer and registered nurse performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation. • Patricia O’Leary, 27th Special […]

Oct. 3, 2008 Honors

AFSOC Unmanned Aerial System Sensor Operator of the Year Master Sgt. Greg Carrico, 3rd Special Operations Squadron, received the first-ever Air Force Special Operations Command Unmanned Aerial System Sensor Operator of the Year Award on Sept. 30. Diamond Sharp winners 27th Special Operations Aerospace Medicine Squadron • Senior Airman Carlos Guillen 27th Special Operations Security […]

Cannon airmen graduate academies

Kirtland Noncommissioned Officers Academy, Class 08-6 • Tech. Sgt. Brian Thompson, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, graduated from the Kirtland Non-commissioned Officers Academy, was a distinguished graduate and Commandant Award nominee. Senior NCO Academy • Air Commando Master Sgt. Douglas Crank, 27th Special Operations Maintenance Operations Squadron, graduated from the Air Force Senior Non-commissioned […]

Aug. 24, 2008 Elida School News

Honors Congratulations to Janice Taylor. She has been chosen to participate in the University of New Mexico/New Mexico State Universit Cooperative Pharmacy Program. Only 10 students in the state were selected to complete the pre-pharmacy coursework (64 semester hours over 2-3 years) at NMSU, and then enter the UNM College of Pharmacy

Honors: Sabrina McCarty

Sabrina McCarty of Clovis was a recent recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded by Cannon Air Force Base. More than 5,000 students applied for 600 scholarships, according to a release from Scholarships for Military Children. Applicants were required to maintain a 3.0 grade point average, participate in voluntary school and community activities, demonstrate leadership […]

Honors: Zachary Bowman

Zachary Bowman of Portales has received a bachelor of accountancy degree from Loyola University New Orleans. The degree was awarded during the university’s commencement ceremony May 10 in the Lousiana Superdome.

Police week honors those behind the shield

USAF photo: Beth Merchant Simulated “convicts” sit in jail after being “arrested” during the “Jail and Bail” at the Cannon Air Force Base Exchange May 15, one of the events held as part of National Police Week. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe, 27th SOW Public Affair CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The 27th Special […]

ENMU honors five faculty members

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Five Eastern New Mexico University faculty selected for Presidential Awards represent the university’s best, said ENMU President Steven Gamble. He presented awards during graduation Saturday to Kathy Durand, Donald Elder, Felipe Macias, John Olsen and Suzanne Swift. “They represent different disciplines, but they all do a great job for […]

10-28 Honors

Pearson Army National Guard Pvt. Seth G. Pearson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Pearson earned the distinction of honor graduate during his training. His nine weeks of training included ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Pearson […]

Sept. 9 Honors

Smith Greg Smith of Elida has recently won numerous honors at Angus cattle shows across the country. On Aug. 14 a bull he co-owns, G 13 Stand Out on reserve grand champion bull at the 2007 State Fair of West Virginia Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show in Lewisburg, W. Va. On Aug 18 his […]

RGH paramedic receives top honors from colleagues

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Unexpectedly thrown into a dangerous situation, Shawn Varnell reacted quickly without thought to his own safety. His actions earned him statewide honors at a recent professional gathering. An emergency room paramedic at Roosevelt General Hospital, Varnell was busy taking care of patients when the flashing lights of police units […]

Lt. governor to speak at ENMU commencement

Freedom Newspapers Diane Denish, New Mexico’s first woman lieutenant governor, will be the featured speaker at spring commencement at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday, May 13. Approximately 367 students will receive degrees during the commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. at Greyhound Arena. This will include the awarding of 285 bachelor’s degrees, 79 master’s degrees […]

Women’s History luncheons scheduled

27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Staff report As part of Women’s History Month activities, the Federal Women’s Program committee at Cannon will sponsor two luncheons at the 27th Logistics Readiness Squadron conference room, Bldg. 620. Todd Spencer, an investment representative from Clovis will be the guest speaker March 20 and discuss investment issues On March […]

Elliott among eight inducted into Hall of Honors

Freedom Newspapers Former Eastern New Mexico University head coach Bud Elliott and longtime area high school basketball coach Jimmy Joe Robinson were among eight inductees Saturday into ENMU’s Athletic Hall of Honors. Others inducted included Jennifer (Harrer) Buzard (softball), Betty Gayle Cooper-Ratliff (rodeo), Tommy Hightower (football), Stacey (Estlund) Vladimiroff (volleyball) and Michael Walton (football), and […]

Honors continue for Howard

PNT Staff The honors continue to pour in for Eastern New Mexico University senior linebacker. Howard, a first-team All-Lone Star Conference South choice in both 2003 and 2004, was named first-team NCAA Division II All-Southwest Region for the 2004 season this week by Don Hansen’s Football Gazette. Strong safety Adrian Quigley and free safety Ty […]