Oct. 1, 2008 Military Digest

Navy Ball VFW Post 3280 will be celebrating the U.S. Navy Birthday Ball at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 at VFW Post 3280, 200 W. Grand Ave. Cost is $25 per person and $40 per couple. A dinner choice of steak or chicken is available. Information: Vernon Luce. 693-5433.

Military moms at risk for post-partum depression

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist I recently received a touching letter

Post-partum depression often requires treatment

By Anita Doberman I recently received a touching letter from a woman struggling with post-partum depression. She mentioned that some days she can’t wait for night to come so that she can close her eyes again and not feel. This young military wife, who just had her first son while her husband is in Iraq […]

Zias post two wins in California tourney

Freedom New Mexico SEASIDE, Calif. — The Eastern New Mexico University volleyball team picked up its first two wins of the season Friday in the Cal State-Monterey Bay Tournament. The Zias (2-4) swept William Jessup in the first match of the day and beat Cal-State Stanislaus 3-1 later. Senior Vanessa Wilcox recorded nine kills — […]

Post Office Portales’ first New Deal

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Thomas Garcia Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about New Deal/WPA projects in Roosevelt County marking the 75th anniversary of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plan to pull America out of the Great Depression. The United States Post Office in Portales is one of several buildings in Roosevelt County that was […]

Would-be robber leaves post office empty-handed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A would-be robber left a Clovis post office Wednesday frustrated and empty-handed in an apparent case of miscommunication. According to a police report released Friday, a man approached a clerk at the post office on Gidding Street and handed her a bag, telling her to read the note inside. […]

Romance not the cowboy way

By Glenda Price Cowboys are romantic, they say. Uh-huh. Every one I know can get downright eloquent when discussing a new baby calf, his favorite using horse or his best cow dog. We females find that quite attractive. But what about us? My theory is they like human female companionship, but they just don’t know […]

Local VFW pays tribute to veteran’s memory

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Elida rancher Tommy McGee passed away in October 2004 at age 87, but his name will live on, thanks to a decision made by his friends at the Portales post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. According to VFW Post 9515 senior vice commander Duward Moon, it was a […]

Airman's center slated for 2009

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Special Operations Wing Public Affairs Change is afoot here as plans for a new dining facility (DFAC)/Airman’s Center have been drawn up with groundbreaking for the 18-month project planned for early next year. The new DFAC/Airman’s center is slated to be completed in the summer of 2009. The new facility […]

Community set to honor veterans

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Ceremonies will be held across the community over the next few days to honor those veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. Veterans Day is Sunday and the federal holiday is observed Monday. At 10 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Building, a program will be held to honor […]

Portales boys rout Ruidoso

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By Mickey Winfield Freedom newspapers The Portales Rams earned a big early lead and survived an intense physical District 4-3A game, to dominate the Ruidoso Warriors Tuesday night at Portales High School 60-45. Senior post Todd McBroom scored 11 of his game-best 17 points in the third period, as the Rams extended a 14-point halftime […]

New Year’s closings

Closed at noon Friday, reopening Tuesday • 9th Judicial District Court Closed Monday, reopening Tuesday • City offices • County offices • Post office • All banks • Municipal court • All federal offices Closed until Jan. 3 • Eastern New Mexico University • All area schools 

Veterans day events planned

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Joe Blair, commander of American Legion Post 31 in Portales, keeps a good buddy up front in his thoughts each Veterans Day by always making sure there is a flag placed on his grave. Without naming the comrade, Blair said they were good friends, about the same age, who […]

City remembers its fallen

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A group of Portales residents assembled in the bright sun at the Portales Cemetery Monday to remember the country’s fallen soldiers with a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 31. With the lawn before them displaying white crosses representing the dead from each war America has been […]

Some gave their all

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Clovis and Portales residents will take a moment to honor fallen military veterans Memorial Day. American Legion Post No. 31 in Portales is having an honor ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Portales Cemetery. Chief Master Sgt. Ray M. Clark of Cannon Air Force Base will be the […]

Veterans council seeks to mark veteran graves

Freedom Newspapers The Joint Veterans Council of Curry and Roosevelt counties will place approximately 2,300 American flags on veterans’ graves this weekend. But each year, council volunteers miss veterans’ graves because there is nothing to indicate veteran status. All veteran organizations have bronze markers that can be purchased to mark veterans’ graves. VFW Post 9515 […]

Reforms should establish small government

Freedom Newspapers To paraphrase Lord Acton, Big Government corrupts, and absolute Big Government corrupts absolutely. In the case of former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, R-Calif., who pleaded guilty Monday to accepting $2.4 million in bribes from defense companies, the corruption was reported to have included Persian carpets, silver candelabras, a Rolls-Royce, antique furniture, travel and […]

Portales offers plenty of Veterans Day Events

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer There is no shortage of events commemorating U.S. military veterans for the Portales area this week and into the weekend. The American Legion Post 31 and the American Legion Auxilary Unit 31 members are sponsoring “A Tribute to Veterans” program beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the Memorial Building […]

Serving his fellow veterans: Moon still working hard as recruiter for local VFW post

Karl Terry:PNT Managing Editor Deward Moon is the kind of guy you might want around if you had to fix dinner for 30 or 40. But what the Portales veteran wants most is to be the kind of guy his fellow veterans can depend on for anything. Friday afternoon he was where he is most […]

VFW honors local veterans

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Frank Pena said that when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1970, he had an extensive network of family and friends that supported him and showed him appreciation. Others weren’t as lucky as Pena, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is taking this week to show […]