Local people remember Reagan in respectful manner

By Ryan Lengerich Mary Lewis said she never missed a Ronald Reagan movie. The 77-year-old Texico resident praised the former president. “I just loved him, he was just so handsome and such a good actor,” she said. “He was a wonderful president and a loving husband.” Reagan, the nation’s 40th president, died Saturday at age […]

Reagan dies at 93

By Terence Hunt: The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Ronald Reagan, the cheerful crusader who devoted his presidency to winning the Cold War, trying to scale back government and making people believe it was “morning again in America,” died Saturday after a long twilight struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 93. The family had turned to […]

India’s political situation serves as inspiration to others

It is always instructive, whatever the reason, to watch a politician decline to assume power that might have been hers. In the case of India’s Sonia Gandhi, perhaps in an illustration of the pervasiveness of paradox in human affairs, it might lead to her becoming an even more powerful political presence over time than if […]

ENMU presidential race runs its course

By Michelle Seeber Brett Trembly, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, recently was named student body president — but not until waves created by students opposing his election were smoothed out by the student body’s supreme court. Gary Musgrave, vice president of Student Affairs and Associated Students of Eastern New Mexico University, said there […]

Student president voice for Eastern

Bob Cornelius This is in response to an editorial on March 24 titled “Student president best look out for the governor.” I really enjoyed reading the editorial writing of Managing Editor Mike Linn on my continued efforts to fight Governor Richardson over our differing views on higher education in New Mexico. I want to say […]

George Washington was not our first president

Jim Lee Well, here we are at George Washington’s birthday. Of course, that is not entirely accurate because he was born under the Julian calendar. Since 1752, when Washington was 20 years old, we have been using the Gregorian calendar. When we play with the differences the calendar change makes, he was actually born on […]

Enrollment springs at ENMU

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Tony Parra The enrollment for the spring semester was pleasant news for Eastern New Mexico University officials after the university hit its highest spring enrollment since the spring of 1996. The enrollment in the spring of 1996 was more than 3,500 students; this spring’s enrollment is 3,491. Enrollment increased by 6 percent this spring from […]

Austalia seeks free dairy trade

Mike Linn Local dairy operators are fearful a proposed free trade agreement the president is negotiating with Australia may negatively impact their future business. Terms of the agreement are scheduled to be released this week, and early indications are that Australia is seeking free trade of dairy products into the United States, according to Matt […]

Bush pushes tax cuts at Roswell visit

Jack King ROSWELL — President Bush on Thursday drove home points from his State of the Union address as he enjoyed a friendly southeastern New Mexico crowd. Bush spoke to an audience the Secret Service estimated at 1,800 in Roswell’s Convention and Civic Center, a talk billed as remarks on the war on terrorism, but […]

Retired teachers lobby for retirement funds

Michelle Seeber New Mexico lawmakers on Monday told retired educators they’ll have to fix their retirement fund themselves. The fund is $2.3 billion short of what actuarial studies projected it would grow to over the last three years, with assets totaling $6.1 billion instead of $9.3 billion, according to information provided at the forum, which […]

Student Advisory Council seeks longer Thanksgiving break

Tony Parra The Eastern New Mexico University President’s Student Advisory Council will hold its second meeting of the semester, today at noon, to discuss topics concerning ENMU organizations and students. One of the topics of concern is the absence of a break in between the beginning of the semester and Thanksgiving break. The Associated Students […]

Daylight savings has its reasons

Sue Gilmore Welcome to the dark side … of the day. Yes, it’s that time again. Time to set back the clocks and bid farewell to that extra hour of daylight. Except, of course, in Arizona (not including the Navajo Nation), Hawaii and most of Indiana. Their time zones are constants — always standard time. […]

ENMU student dies at rodeo

Mike Linn Rolland Ellsworth Jr. — “Rojo,” to his friends — had a contagious, fun-loving spirit. “The memories we have of Rojo are sitting around on our balcony and telling stories and the guy didn’t stop laughing for an hour straight,” said Brett Trembly, president of Kappa Sigma, a fraternity to which Ellsworth had pledged. […]

Elida School News

The kindergarten and first grade have been studying apples this past month. They learned many interesting facts about apples and have done several projects throughout the month. The scholastic book fair has been going on all week at the elementary school. The school would like to thank Elida Police Chief Ron Haley for donating sweatshirts […]

9-14 Organization Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held their first meeting of the new year which was Founder’s Day with a Mexican Stack up luncheon was served in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Ross in Clovis. Janelle Foster and Peg Kline served […]

ENMU to honor victims, heroes

PNT Staff Students and faculty will gather at noon on Thursday for a 20-minute ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11 at Eastern New Mexico University’s campus fountain. The memorial service is a product of the Multicultural Affairs Office and will include a tentative Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet fly-over and a […]

What is a ‘real’ politician anyway?

Helena Rodriguez The California governor’s race has literally become a circus of the stars. From the “Terminator” — a.k.a. “Governator” — to a “hustler” to a 1980s sitcom star who doesn’t even plan to vote for himself. By now, we’ve all heard just about every Arnold Schwarzenegger line being pitched like campaign slogans and I […]

Letters to the Editor 7/30

Editor’s note: Pat Merritt, president of American Postal Workers Union, Clovis Local, said her letter represents the opinions of the majority of area APWU members. Dear Editor: The President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service, appointed in December, is considering a major overhaul of the nation’s mail system. In a report due to President Bush […]

Military report urges benefits to go most deserving

By Tom Philpott Why do the departments of Defense and of Veterans Affairs conduct separate, duplicative physical exams of veterans, one before and one after discharge? Why do these government health programs have separate purchasing systems when medical supply needs are nearly identical? Why are their medical record systems incompatible when the populations served overlap? […]