Messenger bags not synonymous with man purses

By Kevin Wilson: FNNM Columnist Out in the west Texas town of El Paso, I saw my friend Shannon, who’s a girl. It’s a bad song, but it’s a true story. We went out to bowl, we went out for walks, we went out to see her friends. All throughout, we took photos and wrote […]

Local students extend support

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University students and faculty are showing sympathy and support to those affected by last week’s tragedy at Virginia Tech University by signing a giant card to the university. While watching the news, Jeff Blake felt compelled to do something that would show support for the victims […]

New guidelines for ID card now in effect for everyone

Janet Taylor-Birkey At least one document must have a photo Effective immediately, all personnel being issued common access cards and other identification cards, including for dependents, retirees and Reservists, must present two forms of identification. At least one of the two IDs must have a photograph, according to new guidelines from the Department of Defense […]

Checks checking out as payment option

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When the tuition bill rolls around each semester at Eastern New Mexico University, Roma Vivas throws down her Discover card even though she has the money on hand. Several times a week, the U.S. Postal Service is a backdoor ATM when customers buy a 39-cent stamp, pay with a debit […]

Checks may be thing of the past

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’m terrible when it comes to my health, but it’s mainly a personal failing of negating positive efforts. I have a multi-vitamin every day, for instance, but neglect to wash it down with water because I’ve still got a Dr Pepper in the fridge. I’m not the same way with […]

Area fire departments seeing red

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor State requirements calling for higher levels of firefighter certification for reimbursement on wildland fires have area fire departments poised to jump from the frying pan into the fire. Local fire departments recently learned that their agreements with New Mexico State Forestry will be canceled in the next 90 days […]

Greeting card shopping proves stressful

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Columnist I had to go to a friend’s wedding recently, and it made me evaluate things in my life — such as, do I have decent prospects for a wedding of my own someday, and do I have decent pants to wear for such an event? The answers are no, […]

Las Vegas game comes to The Landing

Yolanda Romero Tonight players will have the opportunity to take their chances at a $300 prize in a Texas Hold’em Tournament at The Landing. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m. A disc jockey will perform at 9 p.m. in the Pit. The basics of the game are […]

Just swipe it and get on with it

The science fiction dream of a cash-free society is pretty much here these days. The little debit cards we all carry and the online bill paying software have even made checks nearly obsolete. Nearly, but not quite. There are still a couple of places in my life where I can’t swipe and enter my secret […]

Some of us are like TV characters

By Kevin Wilson My birthday is a little less than two months away. I’m just letting you know now, because I’ve never been an easy person to shop for. If you don’t believe me, I invite you to come along to my family Christmas vacations, which I’ll admit I haven’t always got to do on […]

Pin number theft causes concern

By Andy Jackson: Freedom Newspapers Linda Mathews tried to buy a sandwich Wednesday, but instead watched, hungry, as her Visa debit card was taken from her and cut into pieces. After her pin number was stolen, Access Bank in Clovis ordered that her card be taken, she said. Access Bank officials said Mathews’ experience isn’t […]

Beware what passes through the mailbox

Helena Rodriquez How stupid do they think I am? That’s what I ask myself when I get these annoying $5 or $10 checks in the mail from credit card companies, when I get e-mails saying I’ve won dinners at restaurants or gift certificates from department stores. And then there’s the e-mail I got this week […]

New prescription discount card available to all county residents

By Tony Parra The Roosevelt CountyRX Prescription Discount Card is now available for everyone, but it may not be an alternative for those who have health plan coverage. The prescription drug card is free, does not require the user to pay for insurance or an annual fee, no income requirements and no age requirements. Charlene […]

“War on Christmas” an overreaching description

By Kevin Wilson There are a few things that have been crossing my mind lately. Some thoughts are larger than others, but none were large enough to dedicate an entire 500 words to. • Neither side is completely right in this “Happy Holidays” argument. The reason merchants say “Happy Holidays” is because it’s easier than […]

Security forces deals with rash of mutilated ID cards

27th Security Forces Squadron Have you ever wondered why the Security Forces Squadron require you to take your military identification (ID) out of your wallet when you enter the installation? Security forces entry controllers are ensuring every member entering the installation possesses a current and valid identification card. By taking physical control of the ID, […]

Bush wins four more years

The Associated Press WASHINGTON – After a long night of poll watching and an hour or two of sleep, President Bush was back in the Oval Office Wednesday when he got the call he was waiting for: John Kerry was on the line to concede. Bush planned to address the nation in midafternoon. The president […]

Oct. 17 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Report Card night is Thursday. • Picture retakes are Oct. 28. • The junior Carnival will be Oct. 29. Athletics Football: Saturday, Junior High and Varsity, Floyd versus Melrose at Floyd. 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. Report card night Thursday will be Report Card night. School will let out at […]

Council declines credit card for official

Mike Linn Citing the state’s stringent rules regarding charge cards for city officials, the Portales City Council opted to decline the city manager a credit card at Tuesday night’s meeting. City Attorney Steven Doerr suggested City Manager Gerald Depo work on the reimbursement system for expenses tallied on business trips, which the council — and […]