Oct. 28, 1985

An announcement in the Portales News-Tribune said: “Monday: VFW Post 3299 will have bingo, 7:30 p.m., Post Home, two miles on Clovis Highway. Public invited.”

Zias post fourth consecutive shutout

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A letdown wasn’t a fear, or an option, in the Zias’ minds. Two days after upsetting rival West Texas A&M to open Lone Star Conference play, Eastern New Mexico picked up right where it left off, pushing its shutout streak to four in a 3-0 victory over New Mexico […]

Post-9/11 GI Bill guidance released

By Maj. Beth Kelley Horine: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials here provided updates to the field recently on the Air Force implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The updates, effective Aug. 1, include guidance on how eligible airmen can choose to transfer part […]

City officials hopeful grassroots effort can save post office

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis city commissioner is hopeful that a public effort can save the Gidding Street post office like it helped save Cannon Air Force Base. In the days following the second public meeting about the post office, which the U.S. Postal Service wishes to close for financial reasons, Commissioner […]

Roosevelt County 11-12s post 2nd win

Freedom New Mexico SANTA FE — The Roosevelt County All-Stars whacked five home runs and advanced to the winners bracket semifinals of state 11-12 Little League competition on Saturday, cruising past Espanola Valley 11-4. Roosevelt County, which beat Gallup 11-1 in its opener on Friday, will take on either Cobre or Albuquerque Roadrunner in a […]

GI Bill transfer full of questions

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Users of one of the most popular features of the Post-9/11 GI Bill — the option to transfer benefits to family members — will find a few quirks in how Congress designed the transfer provisions as they take effect in August. For example, spouses of active duty members who hope […]

Century-old St. Vrain post office closes

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Freedom New Mexico The 102-year-old St. Vrain Post Office has closed. Bonnie Robinson of Melrose, who ran the post office for the past seven months, said her last day of sales was Tuesday. Customers began receiving their mail in a cluster box across St. Vrain’s Main Street on Monday. “We’re all sad that it’s closing,” […]

Fatal wreck near Portales

Freedom New Mexico One person died and a mother and two children were injured in an automobile collision just before 9 p.m. Thursday night on U.S. 70 northeast of Portales. State Police Sgt. Clint Varnell said a small pickup truck appeared to have t-boned a small car. The driver of the car was killed, Varnell […]

Post 9/11 GI Bill applicants rising

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The Obama administration is taking steps to reconcile ambitious campaign promises with real world budget challenges on two key issues for veterans: advance funding for VA health care and expansion of concurrent receipt for disabled retirees. Some progress on both fronts is promised this year even if the administration and […]

May 4, 1936

The Portales Post Office sent out a bulletin warning about misleading

Proposed Post-9/11 GI Bill rules explained

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — With Department of Veterans Affairs representatives ready to begin accepting sign-ups for the Post-9/11 GI Bill May 1, Defense Department officials are working to get word out on the proposed policy regarding the bill’s transferability provisions to help servicemembers decide if the new benefit is right […]

27th SOW command post remodeled

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class James Bell Master Sgt. Bobbi Jo Stumpf, 27th Special Operations Wing Command Post, zip-ties together loose cords in one of the rooms of the recently renovated Command Post. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs As construction continues unabated around base, there is an area in a […]

Hounds post first series win at Kingsville

Freedom New Mexico KINGSVILLE, Texas — Struggling senior right-hander Tyler Doughty pitched five strong innings in relief and Eastern New Mexico University used a four-run, sixth-inning rally to beat Texas A&M-Kingsville 5-4 and sweep Saturday’s Lone Star Conference baseball doubleheader. In the seven-inning opener, junior first baseman Seth Clabaugh homered and drove in three runs […]

Feb. 25, 1981

Thirty Portales residents, mostly elderly, showed up for a Planning Commission meeting to hear a discussion of a request by the Amvets to use a building on South Avenue C as a private club to sell liquor, but were told that the veterans association was reconsidering because of the controversy over the site. Residents complained […]

Zias post sweep in home opener

Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Junior pitcher-first baseman Kristen Cruickshank belted her seventh homer in seven games as Eastern New Mexico University completed a sweep of Texas-Permian Basin Thursday with a 12-1 rout at Zia Softball Field. In the first game, the Zias did all their scoring in the second inning, capped by a two-run […]

Zias post wins over two foes

Freedom New Mexico SAN ANTONIO — Second baseman Rebecca Quinones hit a run-scoring single to left with one out in the bottom of the eighth as Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team outlasted Saint Leo 4-3 Friday in the St. Mary’s Classic. ENMU (2-2) also won earlier on Friday, edging Incarnate Word 9-7, also in […]

Greyhounds post back-to-back shutouts

Freedom New Mexico MIDLAND, Texas — On Sunday, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team needed a near-miracle to pull out a split in season-opening the UT-Permian Basin Classic. Monday’s games? The Greyhounds would like to bottle the formula. Four ENMU pitchers combined to throw two shutouts as the Greyhounds beat New Mexico Highlands 7-0 […]

GI Bill affected by financial crisis

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The worldwide financial crisis has hit private colleges hard enough that relatively few are likely to participate in the Post-9/11 GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” initiative when it begins this fall, says Keith M. Wilson, director of education service for the Veterans Benefits Administration. Under the Yellow Ribbon program, private colleges […]

American Legion plans Veterans Day observance

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer American Legion Post 31 will hold its 62nd annual Veterans Day observance beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building. Members of the American Legion’s honor guard, who perform the flag ceremony for Veterans Day, say it’s important to remember veterans. “The veterans who are really putting something […]

Bronchos post win over Zias with late goal

Freedom New Mexico EDMOND, Okla. — Sophomore Ashton Morris scored in traffic with less than 9 1/2 minutes left Friday, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The win was the 26th in a row in conference play for the four-time LSC […]