Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attack

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Sharna Johnson A single tear gathered in his right eye and slowly trickled down his cheek, reaching his chin before his voice broke. “In about two and a half years we got those ships fixed — they were all out fighting again,” he said proudly, dabbing at his eye with a tissue. Manuel Thomas’ finger […]

Their view: Pearl Harbor omission insult to veterans

Pearl Harbor omission insult to veterans Portales’ Randy Dunson is upset Tuesday’s paper failed to commemorate the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. Here’s his letter to the editor:

Dec. 8, 1941

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Portales Daily News reported that despite the recent news of attacks and the newly declared war, the Christmas season would still officially open in Portales with a gathering of residents at the courthouse to sing Christmas carols. “We will have a difficult time in recapturing the […]

June 13, 1969

• Dennis and Pearl Diana Carlton were sentenced to the full term of 10 to 50 years in the state penitentiary for the murder of B & J pharmacist Elbert Muncy. • Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau starred in “The Odd Couple” showing at the Varsity Drive-In Theatre. Admission was $1 for adults and children were […]

Benefit concert at ENMU

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a free concert at 7p.m. Tuesday in Buchanon Hall of the Music Building. The concert is part of the annual Harmony for Humanity to honor Daniel Pearl. Pearl was a Wallstreet Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered in 2002 in Pakistan. […]

Obits 1-8

Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48 Walter Anthony “Tony” Thomasson Jr., 48, of Salt Lake City died Dec. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born on Aug. 4, 1955, in San Angelo, Texas, to Walter Anthony and Pearl Thomasson. He and his family moved to Aztec where he graduated from Aztec High School in […]