Fundraiser earns children chat with former NFL player

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer For students at Lindsey Middle School in Portales, a talk Friday with a former NFL player topped off a month-long fundraiser that netted $1,400 for a charity. The sixth-graders raised the money for A Journey for 9/11, the organization former New York Giants defensive end George Martin started to […]

Organization works to save, relocate prairie dogs

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Prairie dogs aren’t exactly held in the highest regard by those who make a living off the land. In fact, many local farmers, ranchers and developers view the small mammal mostly as a pest to be rid of. Joann Haddock of Lorenzo, Texas and her partner Susan Hubby of […]

CASA seeking volunteers

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

Garage sale to benefit youth

A garage sale to help the family of Kacee Lovato, who died in a car wreck earlier this year, start an organization to help youth is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 14 at 1115 S. Abilene St. The non-profit organization, Focused and Full of Hope: The Kacee Lovato Foundation, will offer Eastern […]

United Way far from goal

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico is well over $225,000 short of its fundraising goal for Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a news release from the organization. So far, according to the release, individuals, business owners and corporations have donated or pledged $401,404 to United Way. That’s 64 percent of the […]

High school seniors check out ENMU

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer After information sessions, three teenage girls moved through the crowd at the organization fair, stopping to pick up information or talk to college instructors. Before it’s even lunchtime, they’ve learned more about what Eastern New Mexico University has for them. Lake Arthur High School seniors Mary Jane Salcido, Elisa […]

Organization devotes time to veterans

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Airman 1st Class Timothy Lopez, 27th Special Operations Component Maintenance Squadron, takes a walk with retired soldier William Conrad, during a visit to the Thomas E. Creek Veteran Medical Center in Amarillo, Texas on Aug. 28. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs History lies […]

Local Briefs Aug. 20, 2008

Ortega elected Municipal League VP Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega Jr. was elected vice president of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s annual conference in Clovis, according to a NMML press release. He previously served as treasurer. Las Cruces Councilor Dolores Conner was elected president and Barb Wiard, mayor pro tem of […]

United Way extending deadline

Freedom New Mexico The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were […]

Charitable organization $160,000 short of goal

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is about $160,000 short of reaching its goal for its 2007-2008 pledge year, according to a news release from the organization. The non-profit organization has pledged to collect about $565,000 this year, according United Way Executive Director Erin Burch in September during a block party to kick off […]

Administration’s harsh words juvenile

Editorial The Bush administration announced last week it officially considers the Iranian Revolutionary Guards of being a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction, and the “elite” Quds Force within the Guards of being a sponsor of terrorism. This is the first time a military force of a foreign country has been designated as a terrorist […]

Habitat for Humanity starts sixth local home

By Tony Gutierrez, Freedom Newspapers Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday morning while her two daughters watched. The house at 1621 Cameo St. is being built by Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry counties. It is the volunteer organization’s second house in Clovis and sixth in the area since […]

Boy Scouts celebrate 100 years of tradition

Editorial There are few images of helping strangers as familiar as a young man helping an elderly woman cross a street. And when we envision such an act of kindness, the young man is usually wearing a Boy Scout uniform. One of the tenets of the Boy Scouts is to do a good deed every […]

Bicycling bunch befriends city during benefit

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By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers After a 90-plus mile ride on bicycles in the sweltering sun, members of the Journey of Hope made their way to the Roosevelt County Courthouse square on Monday afternoon for a friendship visit with area citizens who have disabilities. Journey of Hope is a 4,000-mile, 64-day cross-country trip that involves […]

General added to growth team

Freedom Newspapers Retired Gen. Hanson Scott of Albuquerque has been appointed by Gov. Bill Richardson to a subcommittee formed to explore growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a city of Clovis press release. Hanson will serve as one of two state representatives on the Local […]

Group prepares for future

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers An infant organization formed to ease the transition to a new mission at Cannon Air Force Base met for the first time Thursday. The Local Growth Management Organization — consisting of hand-picked community members — discussed the road ahead with their governing body, the Local Growth Management Committee. “We’ve […]

U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan won’t be missed

Editorial We hardly expected Kofi Annan’s last public speech as Secretary-General of the United Nations to be an introspective summing-up of the manifold failures and weakness of the organization he headed for 10 years and of his abject failure — nay, resistance — to any semblance of reform in one of the most unaccountable organizations […]

Guv appoints local realtor to growth organization

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate broker Gayla Brumfield of Clovis was chosen by the governor last month to serve on a volunteer organization to consider growth issues that may arise with the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base, according to a spokesperson for the governor, Jon Goldstein. The […]

Committee committed to local growth

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A local committee formed to address growth issues associated with Cannon Air Force Base’s new mission hammered out bylaws and organization framework Wednesday. Comprised of representatives of the cities of Clovis and Portales and Curry and Roosevelt counties, the Local Growth Management Committee also agreed to advertise for members […]

Local Growth Management Committee sets framework for volunteer organization

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Framework for a volunteer organization and its oversight group was sketched Wednesday at a Local Growth Management Committee meeting. The yet-to-be-formed volunteer organization will advise the Local Growth Management Committee regarding growth development and the availability of federal funding for the new mission at Cannon Air Force Base. The […]