Memorial planned for Clovis soldier

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Clovis family of a soldier slain in combat in Afghanistan has planned a local memorial service Sunday. Full military honors including a flag presentation to the family and a 21-gun salute will be provided by the Cannon Honor Guard, according to Cannon Air Force Base officials. Bethaney Beach, Kassin’s […]

Obituaries for June 29, 2006

A memorial service for Mattye McKnight Bobbitt, who died Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, in Artesia, will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Portales. Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

County preps to celebrate heritage

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County will celebrate the 22nd Annual Heritage Days on June 16-18 in the Portales City Park which will include live music, craft booths and plenty of activities. “It’s going to be a fun day in the park,” said Ken Huffman, director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. […]

CAFB dedicates Bataan memorial

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base held a dedication ceremony Tuesday for a memorial to the U.S. soldiers involved in the Bataan Death March during World War II. In April 1942, 75,000 U.S. and Filipino POWs were forced by Japanese troops to march 65 miles to Camp O’Donnell after the Battle […]

World War II bomber revived as ‘living memorial’

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a San Antonio junkyard, the B-25 Pacific Prowler idled, bird nests and cobwebs cluttering her insides. That was until Jim Terry rescued her. Three years ago, the retired Air Force pilot restored the famous World War II bomber, built in August 1944. “It was a ghost,” said Terry, a […]

Memorial Day a time to honor our fallen heroes

27th Fighter Wing On Memorial Day we pause to remember all who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation, the fallen warriors who never came home to their families and friends. Liberty is a precious gift whose benefits we all enjoy, but too often give little thought to its price. Memorial Day is the one […]

Gate-to-Gate run set

Janet Taylor-Birkey A Gate-to-Gate run will be held May 25 to commemorate Memorial Day. All Cannon ID holders are welcome to join the run which begins at 7:15 a.m. at Unity Park. “This is going to be a neat event because each walker [or] runner will carry a carnation and place it on the memorial […]

Bosque holds artisans’ festival

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By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Eleanore Nestlerode captures nature on strands of yarn. In an open-air studio, against a desert backdrop of mesquite and amber, she dunks long coils of cloudy yarn into steaming pots of water. Plucked from their baths, they reveal a spectrum of sunny yellows, poppy reds and indigo blues. The […]

Commodities distribution Thursday

PNT Staff Commodities will be distributed beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. For more information, contact 356-2005.

Community continues tradition

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For countless American generations, Thanksgiving has been known as a time of feasting and sharing. For the last three years, the Portales community has also been able to work in a little bit of cooperation. The Memorial Building, for the third year, played host to a free Thanksgiving dinner during […]

Tredway Obituary (10-30-2005)

Dayna Danyel Tredway Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grady High School gym. Dayna Danyel Tredway, 17, of Clovis died Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, in rural Curry County. She was born June 20, 1988, in Clovis to Johnny and Fern Jenkins Tredway. She was a student at Grady High School. She was on the yearbook […]

Sept. 25 Obituaries

Florence Sherman Services: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Westminister Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Florence Preston Sherman, 96, of Clovis, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at Laurel Ridge Healthcare in Clovis. She was born June 7, 1909, to Melbourne and Louise Wooding Preston in New Haven, Conn. She married Frank W. Sherman Jr. on Sept. […]

Citizens visit the Pentagon to commemorate 9/11 attacks, honor victims

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Rebecca Carroll: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — To Carol Anne Giza, the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, violated everyone in America. “We all felt their pain and still feel their pain,” said Giza, 67, of Lancaster, N.Y., who was among 1,500 people to participate Saturday in the first walk-in tours of the site where a […]

Memorial set for Friday

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer In the wake of a Hurricane Katrina, Portales residents will take time to remember those who were killed in another tragedy — Sept. 11, 2001. There will be a city-wide memorial held at 7:30 a.m. on Friday at the Portales National Bank parking lot. On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked […]

6/29 Obituaries

John Steelman, 58 Services: 11 a.m. (EDT) Thursday at Klingel Carpenter Mortuary in Huntington, W.Va. John Russell “JR” Steelman, 53, of Huntington, W.Va., died Saturday, June 25, 2005, at his home. He was born on Oct. 20, 1951, in Huntington, to John “Jack” and Nada Parsons Steelman. He was preceded in death by his father; […]

6/5 Obituaries

Lelda Roberts, 83 Services: Have been held. Lelda Roberts, 83, of Oklahoma City, died Friday, May 27, 2005, at her home. She was born on Aug. 15, 1921, in Boswell, Okla., to Hugh and Ruth Baxter Pickens. She married W.P. “Bill” Roberts on Nov. 17, 1946. After attending Southeastern Oklahoma College, she began working for […]

Ceremony set for Saturday

Freedom Newspapers The forced relocation of the Navajo and Apache people to the Bosque Redondo, a crumbling internment camp located in Fort Sumner, began in 1862. The grueling 350-mile march is now known as the Navajo Long Walk. A host of dignitaries will gather at the historical site Saturday for the Bosque Redondo Memorial opening […]

Memorial Day a time to remember, respect

As eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle reflect this Memorial Day upon the sacrifice made by those who died in the nation’s armed forces, finding a place in memory for the prisoners of war and those missing in action is in order. Just 10 days ago, the U.S. Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office […]

Menus

Free Lunch Menu Call 356-5463 for information. Monday: Memorial Day, no meal served. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, roll, fries, fresh fruit and milk. Wednesday: Hamburger or cheese burger, chips, lett/tom, onion, fresh fruit and milk. Thursday: Frito pie, corn, fresh fruit, little Debbie and milk. Friday: Pizza, salad w/dressing, fresh fruit, frozen fruit bar and milk. […]

Community urged to remember soldiers

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Veterans want members of the Portales community to celebrate Memorial Day and help remember those who gave their lives for Americans’ freedoms. The American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9515 will each conduct activities during the weekend in commemoration of those who served in the military. The […]