9-11 activities limited to bank ceremony

By Tony Parra The third annual 9-11 memorial commemorating the loss of Americans through a terrorist attack will be held at the Portales National Bank parking lot at 7:30 a.m. on Friday. “The biggest reason is to show we will never forget the men and women who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks,” Leo [...]

July 4 Obituaries

Guy R. Coleman, 56 Mr. Guy R. Coleman, 56, of Portales, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 18, 1947, in San Antonio, Texas, to Thyra Lee and A.J. “Jack” Coleman. He spent his early childhood in San Antonio, Texas. He then moved to Portales and [...]

Speaker glad for military advances

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By Kevin Wilson Daniel Zablotsky believes in thanking veterans of American armed forces, but not just on the holidays. Zablotsky, the speaker at Amerian Legion Post No. 31’s annual Memorial Day service, used his time to thank veterans who helped pave the way for the medical and technological breakthroughs that wouldn’t have been possible without [...]

Memorial Day time to remember those who died for us

By Joan Clayton Memorial Day brings reflections, honoring and remembering those who have gone on before us. The importance of younger generations knowing and appreciating the principles that has made America great cannot be measured. As a child during World War II, I vividly remember the symbols of pain and sacrifice. My grandmother lived by [...]

Obits Feb 12

Edith Mae Akers, 93 Edith Mae Akers, 93, of Clovis, a seamstress, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2004, at Laurel Plains Healthcare in Clovis. She was born on Nov. 8, 1910, in Dora, Nolan County, Texas, to George R. and Willie Bloxom Sagely. She married William L. Akers on Oct. 17, 1931, in Clovis. She was [...]

Obits 1-11

Nan Louise Bennett, 85 Nan Louise Bennett, 85, died Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Mrs. Bennett was born March 29, 1918, in Muleshoe to James and Julia Clarke Smith. She married William R. Bennett Jr. in 1956 in Clovis. During WWII she ran the printing press in the government [...]

Churches to serve free Thanksgiving dinner

Helena Rodriguez Central Christian and St. Helen Catholic Church have joined forces to host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building. Organizers say the traditional Thanksgiving meal is not only being served for the needy and home-bound. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, [...]

Richardson, ENMU begins Navajo tribute

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Mike Linn FORT SUMNER — Gov. Bill Richardson and other state officials broke ground on a Bosque Redondo Memorial for the Navajo and Mescalero Indian Tribes on Wednesday morning, more than a century after American military officials forced 8,500 Navajos to relocate here from their homelands. The history department at Eastern New Mexico University has [...]

Obits 9/12

Elsie Reid, 71 Mrs. Elsie Reid, 71, of Clovis, a retired federal employee, died Monday, Sept. 8, 2003, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on June 28, 1932, in Littlefield, Texas, to J.C. Sr. and Adelia Howard. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, family members said. She was preceded [...]

ENMU to honor victims, heroes

PNT Staff Students and faculty will gather at noon on Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus fountain. The memorial service is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office and will include a tentative Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet fly-over and a [...]