Military guaranteed pay raise

Military members are guaranteed at least a 1.4 percent pay raise effective Jan. 1, even if a bitterly divided Congress can’t pass a defense authorization bill. What almost certainly will end, however, is an 11-year string of annual military pay increases that exceeded private sector wage growth by at least a half percentage point. The […]

Roping event will benefit children’s home

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Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The first-ever Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

ENMU student holding bake sale to benefit children with cancer

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Argen Duncan For one Eastern New Mexico University student, a cartoon-watching session with her son turned into an effort to raise money for children with cancer. Marissa Hyde, a sophomore in public relations, is organizing a Heritage Days bake sale in conjunction with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, an organization that contributes money to pediatric cancer […]

Portales past: June 17, 1910

June 17, 1910: Santa Fe Railway workers were celebrating a 10 percent raise in salary.

Panel OKs 1.9 percent pay hike

By Tom Philpott: Military Update A House panel has voted to give the military a 1.9 percent pay raise next January. That would be a half percentage point higher than what the Obama administration wanted simply to match private sector wage growth. The House armed services subcommittee on military personnel panel also endorsed increases next […]

Chicken herding not all it’s cracked up to be

By Glenda Price: Humor columnist I hear some cities are changing their covenants to allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards. I sounds great. People can have mini-farms in their backyards. I, however, don’t plan to participate because one spring and summer I was a chicken herder. My mom ordered a set of 25 […]

Dinner to raise scholarship money for female students

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University Women are selling tickets for their sixth annual scholarship fundraiser dinner and silent auction. The auction and the dinner are a way to raise money for the scholarships that are given out to female students, said ENMU math professor Ann Varela. “We have several items,” […]

Pay raises, fee increases proposed

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The Obama administration proposes to spend three percent more next year on support programs for war-strained military families. But officials are urging Congress to stop adding extra dollars to the military pay raise every January and find a way to raise TRICARE fees for the first time in 15 years. […]

Cookbooks being sold

Freedom New Mexico Women of the Church of God-Anderson are selling cookbooks to raise money for the group’s activities. The money will fund activities, missions and Christmas baskets for the underprivileged. Paula Stevens with the group said cookbooks are made up of local recipes from Portales, Melrose, Clovis and Friona. They are $12 and can […]

Habitat for Humanity house vandalized, repaired

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Volunteers from Roosevelt and Curry counties gathered Saturday to raise hammers, drive nails and lay tile — again — repairing vandalism to one of Habit for Humanity’s completed homes in Portales. Eight adults and two children came to the aid of Wendy Turner, whose house was vandalized days before […]