Zias post shutout

Freedom New Mexico WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Junior midfielder Danielle Thurman scored in the first 18 seconds and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team posted a 2-0 Lone Star Conference soccer win on Friday. Junior goalkeeper Sierra Cardenas added to her school record with her ninth shutout, making five saves in goal. Thurman’s goal […]

RiverHawks post soccer sweep over ENMU

Freedom New Mexico Josue Garcia scored the deciding goal in the 78th minute on Sunday, and Northeastern State edged Eastern New Mexico University 4-3 in Lone Star Conference men’s soccer at the ENMU pitch. The RiverHawks completed a sweep of the LSC doubleheader after edging ENMU 2-1 in overtime in the women’s matchup. Freshman midfielder […]

Officials tout Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With more than 260,000 students attending about 6,000 colleges and universities this fall under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, officials are continuing an active outreach effort to ensure current military members and veterans don’t miss out on the new program’s education benefits. Participation is up significantly from […]

Cardinals post win over Zias

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Freshman Amber Guenther scored a pair of goals Friday and Incarnate Word kept Eastern New Mexico University winless in Lone Star Conference women’s soccer play with a 4-1 victory. Guenther put the Cardinals (7-3-2, 5-1-0 LSC) in front just over nine minutes into the match when she scored off […]

Portales past: Oct. 17, 1960

Oct. 17, 1960: Portales News-Tribune: Ray Sena Jr., nephew of Sen. Dennis Chavez, was visiting his parents here on a stopover between assignments in Beirut, Lebanan, and a new post in the American Embassy in Dacca, East Pakistan. Sena had been with the State Department for 12 years.

Nobel Prize goes to deserving recipient

Freedom New Mexico The Nobel Prize for Literature has of late been awarded all too often to obscure novelists whose purported resistance to authority and mere fashion consisted of embracing a safe and fashionable brand of academically approved leftism combined with a modest talent. In the process, what Washington Post literary critic Marie Arana called […]

Memorial Day events planned

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Memorial Day observances are planned across the region to honor fallen soldiers. Among organizations planning ceremonies Monday in Portales are the American Legion Post 31 in Portales, United Daughters of the Confederacy chapters from Portales and Clovis and Sons of the Confederate Veterans. American Legion Post 31 Commander Joe […]

More bases to post job vacancies on USAJOBS

By April Rowden: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Eight additional locations will begin using USAJOBS.gov on May 24 to advertise vacancies to current Air Force employees. Charleston Air Force Base, S.C.; McGuire AFB, N.J.; McChord AFB, Wash.; Langley AFB, Va.; Elmendorf AFB, Alaska; Andersen AFB, Guam; and the […]

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Post office not extending hours on tax day

Freedom New Mexico This is it. Today’s the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes. You have until midnight. Local post offices are not extending hours Thursday for tax day but will stamp anything received in boxes located outside facilities before midnight Thursday with the required April 15 postmark. Closing hours: Portales’ West First […]

Local veterans aid airmen overseas

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Courtesy photo: Senior Master Sgt. Patrick Hudson, USAF, U.S. Forces Korea Airmen at Yongsan Army Garrison in Seoul, South Korea had two dryers for 40 people until Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3280 in Clovis donated $500 for the airmen to purchase two new dryers. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections When airmen around him in […]

Portales house fire put out

PNT Staff Reports Portales firefighters extinguished a burning garage on Taos Court in the U.S. Air Force 801 housing area Friday night. Battalion Chief Lance Hill said the occupants of the house were home but able to escape and no one was injured. About 11 p.m., investigators were still trying to determine the cause of […]

Mail newspaper deliveries change

Due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its required implementation locally by the U.S. Postal Service, the Portales and Clovis post offices no longer can provide same-day mailed service of the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. We were told that since the local post offices are not 24-hour business mail entry units, the […]

Podcast addresses post-deployment stress

American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Servicemembers and their families can get help coping with post-deployment stress through a new series of podcasts profiling the personal stories of those who have lived it. “Combat brings individuals face-to-face with the harshest demands imaginable. In fact, it’s impossible to be unaffected by these experiences. Stress reactions, family […]

Salvation Army gifted with gold, for second time

Cannon Connections photo: Tony Bullocks Maj. Tammy Ray of the Clovis Salvation Army proudly displays the gold and silver coins that someone deposited in one of their kettles Friday. The coins may have an estimated value of about $10,000.00. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure […]

Salvation Army receives more gold donations

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer During her daily six-hour post at Walgreen’s, Cindy Mendoza makes sure to say hello, goodbye and “Merry Christmas” to everyone — whether they put anything in the Salvation Army kettle or just walk on by. “I’m a people person,” Mendoza said. “I like interacting with the people.” But she […]

Transfer of Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits easier with new virtual application

By 1st Lt. Gina Vaccaro McKeen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — A new module in the virtual Military Personnel Flight that will simplify the process of transferring Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to dependents is set to launch this month. The new vMPF module will check an airman’s eligibility […]

Female veterans face unique issues

By Anna Crook: Guest columnist The recent tragedy at the Fort Hood Army Post in Texas reminds us just how much we value and appreciate the men and women who bravely serve our nation. This Army post houses soldiers who have returned from deployment in the Middle East and others who will travel to combat […]

Cancer fundraising dinner set at VFW post

Freedom New Mexico The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 3015 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a cancer fundraiser and Halloween Feast 7 p.m. today at the post. A $6 donation will be collected at the door. The menu is spaghetti with meat sauce, chicken alfredo, garlic bread and salad. Auctions and raffles will be held during […]

VA officals contacting veteran-students about new GI Bill

American Forces Press Service Representatives of the Department of Veterans Affairs here will be telephoning veterans across the country to explain their education benefits under the new Post-911 GI Bill and ensure beneficiaries are able to receive payments due them. “The Post-9/11 GI Bill is one of our highest priorities,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs […]