Focus on financial freedom

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Rogers resident Kerry Victor says he’s been successful in helping people get out of debt and manage money better and the course he teaches is back for its third run in Portales to prove it. Victor is bringing Financial Peace University, a 13-week money handling program, to Emmanuel Baptist […]

Local news briefs

Maj. John Johnson took command of the 27th Maintenance Operation Squadron in a change of command ceremony today at Hangar 133. He replaces Maj. David Nicholson whose next assignment will be at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Johnson is a prior enlisted Marine who accepted an inter-service transfer to the Air Force. He graduated from Officer Training […]

Organization key to reaching financial success

By Janet Taylor-Birkey It’s the time of year when people think about getting their finances in shape. According to Dave Ramsey, the average enlisted person will have $750,000 go through their hands in a 20- year career. It’s important to know what is going on with that money. When was the last time you looked […]

Sweet charity realigns

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers The Friends of Cannon Families helps airmen bridge financial gaps when needs arise, yet this year the group found its own coffers lacking. That is when a Clovis businessman concocted a plan to sweeten the pot. During a spring meeting of the committee for the Combined Federal Campaign Fund, Greg […]

The battle for your buck

Janet Taylor-Birkey (Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part series about Airmen and their money.) Vulnerabilities often result from financial storms While the phrase, “It’s only money” is commonly used, Airmen and other military members may face a special vulnerability when it comes to dealing with their finances. Benefits such as medical and […]

Wal-Mart once again paying price for its success

Editorial Who would have thought that one of the nation’s most successful firms, renowned for helping consumers by offering low prices and decent jobs, would become a lightning rod for so many disgruntled people? Once again, during hearings this week at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in Washington, D.C., we see that mere mention of […]

Learn how to curb those cards

Janet Taylor-Birkey The average American will spend about $763 for holiday shopping according to the USA Today. Typically, if a credit card is used, it will take approximately 36 months to pay off those seasons greetings. Holiday spending is inviting, but often digs a hole that is almost impossible from which to climb out. But […]

Katrina’s economic impact far-reaching — and still evolving

Brad Foss: The Associated Press Hurricane Katrina’s economic toll continues to mount — its cost evident in near-record energy prices, snarled shipping traffic, lost jobs and wrecked businesses. But nearly two weeks after landfall, its impact is shaping up as one of extremes. There are many losers, most notably the 400,000 who have lost their […]

Base chapel offers financial peace

By Capt. (Chaplain) Mark McKellen If you are in debt and are having trouble making ends meet, what do you do? Get another credit card? How about attending a program called Financial Peace University? FPU was founded by Dave Ramsey who was a multi-millionaire in his mid-20’s while working in the real estate business. His […]

Former water entities relieved of financial ties

Freedom Newspapers A deadline to end financial responsibility for the four entities officially withdrawn from the Ute pipeline project was established at Wednesday’s Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority meeting in Melrose. The four entities that withdrew earlier this year — Quay County, Tucumcari, Logan and San Jon — will not be responsible for any […]

ENMU – Extended Learning

Extended Learning For information on any of these classes, contact the Office of Extended Learning at 562-2165, 800-367-3886 or 800-537-5376 (N.M. only). The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m., Quay Hall, Room 106. Retirement Planning: Let Preston Pratt, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. help you plan […]

Rolan takes time to complete degree

By David Arkin: PNT Correspondent Lenna Rolan doesn’t think it’s a real good idea for her to pursue a master’s degree. She’s just not sure when she would ever finish it. You have to understand, it took her 26 semesters to get her undergraduate degree. It’s not that Rolan had trouble in class – in […]

Program lets people walk in financial peace

Gary Mitchell FARWELL — Through Financial Peace University, the average family eliminates $5,300 in debt while saving $2,700, according to its founder, Dave Ramsey. “Financial Peace University is a series of 13 biblically based, life-changing personal finance lessons,” Ramsey said. “The course shows people how to apply proven, common-sense principles in their ‘real world’ that […]

Freedom agrees to partnership

By MARY ANN MILBOURN Freedom News Service IRVINE, Calif. — Freedom Communications Inc., parent of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement with two East Coast investment firms to raise funds to allow shareholders who want out of the family-owned company to cash […]

Officials seek funds for Ute water plan

Jack King The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority will prepare an authorization request for Congress seeking federal money for the project by Aug. 13, even though a financial study showing how its members will pay for the project has not been completed. The board of the water authority, which is planning a Ute Reservoir […]

New Mexico Christian Academy will close this year for lack of funds

Mike Linn Citing overwhelming financial struggles, officials at the New Mexico Christian Academy on Tuesday decided the K-12 school would not be open this school year. Sherill Wofford, the school’s principal, said the academy may be open in the fall of 2004 if school officials can raise at least $350,000 to build a new school […]

New Mexico Christian Academy struggles to stay open

Mike Linn Christy Fields has been attending New Mexico Christian Academy for eight years, built strong relationships with friends she doesn’t want to see diminish if the school if forced to close for financial reasons. The 15-year-old Portales resident has Wigner’s Disease, which weakens the immune system, preventing her from attending a larger school, family […]