Their view: Don’t place blame on Blue Cross

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. The group promotes prosperity for New Mexico based on principles of limited government, economic freedom and individual responsibility. Here’s what Gessing had to say about health care in a recent column:

Virtual visit to old home stirs memories

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist THE OLD HOME PLACE My brother called recently… “The old home place is for sale,” he said. The old home place. Now wouldn’t that be something to have? But it’s back east and I’m here in New Mexico. Do you feel that way about the place where you grew up? […]

Politics have no place in education

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist The New York Times reports that according to a ruling by a federal judge “a Mississippi school board was grossly discriminatory and mean-spirited when it told Constance McMillen that she could not attend her high school prom with her girlfriend.” According to the court, “Ms. McMillen’s constitutional rights […]

Southwest Cheese takes top honors

Freedom New Mexico Southwest Cheese in Clovis is once again world class. Southwest Cheese took home gold, silver and bronze medals Thursday at the 2010 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. The first place, or gold medal, was garnered in the colby cheese category. Southwest Cheese also took second in the colby category for […]

My turn: Even non-chef has kitchen lore to share

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I love good food, but I have neither the time nor the patience to spend a jillion hours in the kitchen. I also want to be able to eat good food without it going straight to my hips, so to speak, but moderate indulgence has its place. And that […]

Programs in place to attract, retain Hispanic students

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico A national trend of growing Hispanic student populations hasn’t escaped eastern New Mexico’s institutions of higher learning. Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University are offering programs and services designed to appeal and retain their growing Hispanic student population. A recent national survey of 176 institutions noted 55 […]

Baskett: Super Bowl is ‘business trip’

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Hank Baskett was counting on being in the very place he is today — Miami, site of Super Bowl XLIV. He just figured he’d be in Sunday’s game wearing Eagles green, and not Colts blue. “I felt like we were going to the Super Bowl in Philadelphia,” Baskett said. […]

Elida woman inducted to 4-H Hall of Fame

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Glenda Parrish Anthony of Elida was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame earlier this month for working at something she just might enjoy more than anything. Anthony was among 13 given a place of honor Dec. 15 for their service to the program. Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist […]

Nov. 18, 1968

The annual Chamber of Commerce banquet, to take place at 7 o’clock this evening in the ballroom of the Campus Union Building at ENMU, will feature Dr. Grover E. Murray, president of Texas Tech at Lubbock, as the principal speaker, according to the Portales News-Tribune.

Hospital auxiliary news

The Oct. 21 meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary took place in the Conference Room at RGH with President Sid Phillips presiding. A thank-you letter from Home Health Care for providing a walker for their use for patients was read. Discussions of several items for purchase were introduced, some were tabled, and actions were […]

U.S. too caught up in entitlement

By Glenda Price: FNM columnist The time: Early June, 1870 The place: Raton Pass, the segment of the Santa Fe Trail that goes over the mountain from Colorado into New Mexico. The Scene: A group of covered wagons stopped at the bottom of the mountain on the Colorado side. The men are unhitching the teams […]

Children source of inspiration

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist My kids inspire me to be a better person. They test my patience, they make me laugh, they make me cry, they humble me. I can always do better for them. My daughter Anna has a special place in my heart. One that includes uneven bars, a beam, a bouncy […]

Business feature: Business seeks to ease selling process

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Boysetta Beggs and her daughter Kyleen Willis have added a little flair to the Portales Square with Crafty Creations. The crafts store is a place where people can rent a booth and sell their creations. People don’t have to worry about being there to sell their items because Willis and Beggs do that for them. […]

Risk pays off for Farwell barrel rider

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Of the dozens of competitors on the first night of the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, one resident of Farwell was sure sitting pretty after taking a risk over a year ago. Cassie Moseley, 27, finished the 2008 season at fourth place year-end standings in barrel racing. Entering the Professional […]

Dora student working toward national roping finals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Dora native Jesse Clark took first place in the 19 and under age group at the recent annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping Colt Cluck Memorial and hopes to use the momentum to get to the high school national finals. Clark made the list of eight ropers on April […]

Portales robotics team tops state competition

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales High School robotics team took first place Wednesday at the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement competition in Albuquerque. Portales has been competing in robotics for three years, with some success. Last month the team finished in second place in robotics in the MESA regional. Robotics teacher Jack […]

April 12, 2009 Dora news

FFA takes second place in sweepstakes Congratulations are in order for FFA sponsor Kit Pettigrew and the Dora FFA teams, for their placings at State FFA last week.

March 29, 2009 PJHS news

Students headed to state science fair Four PJHS students earned honors at the recent science fair competition at Eastern New Mexico University. Coby Carter was awarded second place in the junior division for his Transportation in Energy project. Haley Madden garnered second place for her project in Physics and Astronomy. The team of Hannah Christensen […]

Federally funded PBS show biased

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Often I check out newscasts from several sources, not just in print and on the Internet but also on radio and TV. One place I check regularly is Public Broadcasting Service TV’s “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” mainly because I am curious how a program funded to a considerable […]

Century-old building gets makeover

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A landscape is coming inside, and a rundown Elida boarding house is being transformed into a nostalgic community gathering place. Elida City Councilor Glen Shot plans to turn the North Side Feed Store, once a boarding house, into a gathering place and museum of historical objects. Shot has also […]