Club notes —

Beta Phi Five members and four guests of the Beta Phi enjoyed a delicious breakfast held July 9, 2011, at the Rose Garden in Pleasant Hill for their Rush Social and a pledge ceremony was held for Dottie Good and Rachel Wallace. Collen Baldwin, Nathan Blandings, Sandy Friday, Laura Loflin, Patsy Lorenz, Bev Miller, June […]

City council opposes pledge proposal

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Without exception, members of the Portales City Council and those in the audience for a regular meeting Tuesday night stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The councillors present, as well as Portales mayor Orlando Ortega, later made it clear in an agenda item that they hope the tradition […]

Pledge protest moot point

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Any protest of a proposed state rule change allowing public school students to choose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is pointless because legal precedence permitting such a option has existed for decades, the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education president said at the […]

City council to discuss pledge resolution

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer The Portales City Council may weigh in on a proposed state regulation allowing public school children to opt out of saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag. The agenda for Tuesday’s council meeting includes a vote on a resolution to oppose any change in the state Public […]

April 22, 1962

Twenty pledge class members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority were taking an Easter break after soliciting contributions for the Cancer Crusade as their community service project. Joy Wiman, of Hereford, was president of the Delta Pi ENMU chapter.

Portales Relay for Life kicking off

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life of Portales is kicking off its annual March fundraiser with a registration party from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Pizza Hut in Portales. The community effort raises money for the American Cancer Society and cancer research. Pledge sheets and other information will be available […]

Origin of pledge hand salute unknown

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Almost immediately after the Legislature adopted the salute to the New Mexico flag, school children and public meetings immediately began making the pledge part of their day. Most organizations, including public school classrooms, say the pledge with the right hand outstretched and the palm upward. Members of the Ellen […]

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 […]

ENMU rush-ing for new pledges

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Rush week is in full swing at Eastern New Mexico University and according to university officials, local Greek organizations are working hard to rise above the bad reputations pinned on college fraternities in recent years. According to Interfraternity Council President and ENMU student Adam Sanchez the image of wild […]

Judge strikes down pledge

Staff and wire reports SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge declared the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools unconstitutional Wednesday, a decision that could put the divisive issue on track for another round of Supreme Court arguments. The case was brought by the same atheist whose previous battle against the words “under […]