Portales policeman recognized

Freedom New Mexico Portales Police Officer Chris McCasland has received an award for saving a man’s life. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said McCasland received the award from the department Friday. In November, McCasland performed CPR on a young man in cardiac arrest while waiting for an ambulance to arrive. “We gave the award [...]

Press Release: Xcel Energy’s Tolk Station recognized by coal trade group

AMARILLO – The Powder River Basin Coal Users Group (PRBCUG) recently named Xcel Energy’s Tolk Generating Station near Muleshoe, Texas as its Plant of the Year, citing its safe operation, high reliability and environmental stewardship. Tolk was one of four power plants considered for this year’s annual award. PRBCUG is a trade group that promotes [...]

Press Release: Clovis, Portales recognized for beautification efforts

New Mexico Tourism Department officials today recognized 13 New Mexico communities and organizations for their efforts at local beautification at the New Mexico Clean & Beautiful Awards ceremony at the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. The purpose of the awards is to recognize communities and organizations for their efforts to make their communities cleaner, [...]

DA employees recognized

Freedom New Mexico Two employees with the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office have been recognized by the New Mexico District Attorney’s Association. Assistant District Attorney Ben Cross was recently named 2008 Community Prosecutor of the year for community service work in the area. Cross has directed the Abolish Chronic Truancy program for the district attorney’s [...]

Jan. 13 ENMU Faculty Briefs

ENMU staff recognized • Kenneth M. Henrie and Chris Taylor in the College of Business recently had their article “Use of Persuasion Knowledge by the Millennial Generation” accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal Young Consumers. •

Local Spanish band recognized

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Freedom New Mexico When Paul Cordova began performing with a few family members and friends at church carnivals in 2003, he had no idea his band would be named one of the top 15 bands in New Mexico. Groupo Cielo, which means heaven in Spanish, is a Clovis band made up of 10 area residents. [...]

Education feature: ENMU grad recognized

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer As much as J.W. Carmichael hates traveling, he hates publicity even more. But the Dora High School and Eastern New Mexico University graduate got a little of both, sprinkled with a pinch of recognition from Meharry’s Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. Meharry’s presented an honorary degree to the Xavier [...]

Meetings Watch: Portales school board

At their regular meeting Monday, the Portales Municipal School Board heard from officials and board members of La Casa Family Health Center in Portales regarding their recent discontinuation of services at Portales Schools. The board also heard a presentation of the 2004-2005 audit by Gayland Cowen of Roy Woodard & Associates. In other business the [...]

Banquet honors best

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds gathered Friday evening at the Clovis Civic Center to celebrate leadership, a centennial and the accomplishments of 2006 at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Dressed in their finest, area community and business leaders feasted on a smorgasbord of cheese provided by Southwest Cheese, ribeye steaks and decadent [...]