Credit unions angry over bailout tax

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Federal credit unions, including those serving millions of military patrons, are fighting to keep off their books nearly $5 billion in charges that regulators have assessed to bail out their largest “corporate” credit union. The U.S. Central Federal Credit Union was in danger of insolvency due to losses on mortgage-backed […]

Tough times for dairy farmers

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Area dairy farmers, like their counterparts around the nation, are struggling financially due to the global economic downturn. Alan Anderson of Anderson Dairy near Portales said milk prices are low and many dairies, including his, are locked into high-priced feed contracts set when predictions for milk prices were much […]

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Search the public officials database to find out more about your local officials, including their contact information, political party and districts of responsibility. Included are federal, state, county and city officials for communities within Quay, Curry and Roosevelt Counties.

Cummins donates to local food bank

PNT staff Cummins Natural Gas Engines in Clovis recently donated $37,000 to local organizations, including the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico’s back pack program. The food bank donates food to needy elementary students through the back pack program, according to the New Mexico Association of Food Banks Web site. Daniel Platt, the company’s community […]

Lawrence breaks record in OT win

Freedom New Mexico Junior forward Samantha Lawrence broke the school single-season record for goals with two on Sunday, including the match-winner about eight minutes into overtime to give Eastern New Mexico University’s women a 3-2 victory over Texas-Permian Basin at the ENMU soccer pitch. Lawrence scored her 11th and 12th goals of the season against […]

Ronald McDonald House marking 25th anniversary

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than 7,500 families have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of Amarillo since it opened in 1983, including several hundred from Clovis and Portales, according to House executive director Jan Reid. Several local McDonald’s will help the Amarillo chapter of the global charity celebrate its 25th anniversary on […]

Curry County fair bringing array of events

Freedom New Mexico file photo Curry County Fairgrounds Manager Susan Ferrell said carnival crews will assemble the carnival rides and games booths on Monday. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Ten things you should know about the 2008 Curry County Fair: 1. It starts Monday and lasts until Saturday. 2. The fair will have 26 […]

Probate Judge Candidate: Barbara George

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Name: Barbara A. George Age: 67 Occupation: Teen Court Coordinator Running for: Probate judge Party affiliation: Republican Elected offices held: I have been elected to various positions including: church clerk, NM HPER secretary, Delta Kappa Gamma, President; Teen Court State Quadrant Representative. What is your background? I graduated from Texas Tech University and had my […]

Military lessens stigma of mental health counseling

By Anita Doberman I asked my husband and some of his military friends whether they would seek mental health counseling. Ninety-nine percent, including hubby, answered with a resounding “no” — regardless of the issue.

Defendant’s ex-girlfriend, father take stand

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The prosecution continued its case Wednesday morning with testimony from five witnesses, including Edward Salas’ former girlfriend and a man who helped hide a gun authorities believe was involved in the shooting of a 10-year-old boy in 2005. Edward Salas is being tried for the first-degree murder of Carlos […]

2-3-08 Local Briefs

Library Friends to meet Heather Christensen, youth services librarian for the Portales Public Library, will present the program at the next regular meeting of the Friends of the Portales Public Library at noon on Thursday in the meeting room at the library, 218 South Avenue B. Christensen will be reporting on a number of efforts […]

Bush approves Cannon funds

Staff and wire reports President Bush on Tuesday signed an increase in the Pentagon’s non-war budget that includes funding for the purchase of five CV-22 Ospreys destined for Cannon Air Force Base, according to Air Force Special Operations officials. Authorized was $453.7 million for the Air Force purchase of V-22 Ospreys, and $238 million for […]

ENMU, Chamber ready to go nuts

Special to the PNT Eastern New Mexico University will host its annual Peanut Valley Festival Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Union Building. Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations, says this year’s fair will uphold past traditions and introduce new ones. “This is the first […]

Cannon Appreciation Day planned

Cannon Appreciation Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at Unity Park. The event, which is hosted by the Committee of 50 and the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, is open to all base personnel and their families. A free picnic lunch will be served, and prizes, including televisions and XBoxes, […]

Zia, Hound soccer looks to season

By Dave Wagner, Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team set a goal of making the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament a year ago, and the Zias accomplished that by finishing sixth. Now, picked for sixth again this season, they’re looking to get past the first round. “I think we’re hopefully getting […]

Americans have more freedom than others

Editorial Civil libertarians, including us, routinely assail the administration for its restrictions on our liberties in the war on terrorism. We sometimes overstate our complaints, charging that Bush & Co. have taken so many of our freedoms that we might as well be living in the old Soviet Union. Then we see a story that […]

The Mating Game

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A crescent moon shines above the pre-dawn eastern horizon as a passenger van pulls to a stop on a lonely ranch road near Milnesand. Inside are people from various parts of New Mexico and Texas who sacrificed a few hours of sleep to witness one of the stranger wonders […]

Black Friday only positive once per year

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Black Friday. In recent years, it’s come to mean the Friday after Thanksgiving. But the name itself seems pretty negative to me. With a wife who spent a good deal of her professional career in a family retail business I know full well how important the Christmas season is […]

Kabrick lifts Zias over NMHU

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers Linden Weese knows his Eastern New Mexico University women’s basketball team has work to do, but he believes the potential for good things is there. The Zias bolted to a 19-point first-half lead, saw it shrink to five, and then pulled away late for a 74-50 victory over New Mexico […]

ENMU football workouts boast numbers

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers The Eastern New Mexico University football team should have plenty of time to get ready for its first game. Around 140 players reported Wednesday for the start of preseason workouts, which begin today. School doesn’t start until Aug. 28, with the Greyhounds scheduled for a Thursday night season opener (Sept. […]