Parade honors those in military service

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The idea started out as a way to welcome back Portales members of the 126th Military Police. Soon it blossomed into a way of showing appreciation to all of those who have served in the military. That appreciation will come in the form of a “Welcome Home Troops” parade March […]

Portales soldiers cross paths while serving in Iraq

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Portales residents, left to right, Darren Hooker, Walter Carr, Brett Bedinger and James Montgomery pose for a photo while serving in Iraq. (Courtesy photo) By Marc Schoder: Freedom Newspapers Six men from Portales have more than 6,100 miles separating them from home. Though they are serving their country in Iraq, they now have reason to […]

Bedinger, Ken

Ken Bedinger Services: Have been held. Ken Bedinger, 60, of Portales died Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was born on June 3, 1943, in Portales to Lillie and Andrew E. Bedinger. His family moved to Portales in 1960 and he graduated from Portales High School in 1961. In 1962, he joined the […]