Taxpayer group tracks cost of Obama proposals

President Barack Obama outlined a litany of proposals in his State of the Union address that he said would have a positive economic impact on the United States. As expected, his approaches would require substantial government spending, the commitment of taxpayer dollars. If Obama were successful in implementing all the programs he proposed last week, […]

ENMU honoring teachers

PNT staff report Eastern New Mexico University will honor five educators during its fourth annual Educators Hall of Honors Gala, scheduled for Oct. 8 in the Campus Union Ballroom. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. There will also be musical entertainment. Educators scheduled to be honored are Don Wilson, Richard […]

Engagements —

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Wilkerson-Boggs Dwayne and Tammie Wilkerson of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Autumn Wilkerson of Portales, to Jesse Boggs of Las Vegas, N.M., son of Mark and Beth Boggs of Deming. The couple will exchange vows July 30, 2011, at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Portlaes. The reception will be in the […]

Emergency grazing approved for five more counties

CNJ staff Emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acreage, approved May 26 in Curry County, has now been approved for Harding, Lea, Quay, Roosevelt and Union counties. “This authorization provides relief for many livestock producers in these five counties who have suffered through severe drought conditions,” said Salomon E. Ramirez, state executive director for the […]

Their view: Proposed legislation could cost you more

William Jacobs, chairman of the Credit Union Association of New Mexico, and Sylvia Lyon, CEO, Credit Union Association of New Mexico are concerned about possible legislation that would place caps on the amount credit unions receive on debit transactions. If new legislation passes, large retailers could pocket more of your hard-earned money and force your […]

TSA needs privatization, not unions

Freedom New Mexico If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize.Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the […]

Teachers should do bargaining in public

Freedom New Mexico At a time when the privilege of collective bargaining is jeopardized for public employees, a Colorado Springs school district has negotiated its master agreement with the teachers union in meetings closed to the public. That takes chutzpah. When called on it last week, board members came to their senses and voted 5-2 […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 15

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Burrage [image #1, align=right, size=medium] Ed and Barbara Burrage of Clovis celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27. They were married on Aug. 14, 1960, at the Eastern New Mexico University Baptist Student Union. They have two children, Misti Everett and Todd Burrage; and seven grandchildren. Ed is retired from Safeway and Barbara is […]

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 […]

Church profile: Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship

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Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship • Location: 1307 S. Ave. K • Phone: 356-4252 • Services: Free lunch at noon on Mondays; Collegiate worship at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday • Description: “Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship is a ministry for college students,” minister Brian Townsend said. “We are committed to developing whole-hearted followers of Jesus […]

Bipartisanship comes at cost to taxpayers

Freedom New Mexico After his State of the Union address, we expected environmental groups to protest President Barack Obama’s declaration to advance nuclear power. We’re pleased the outrage already spans the political spectrum, with many stops in between. Add us to the complainers. The new federal budget proposes to triple loan guarantees for new nuclear […]

Student picked to attend state of union address

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A Clovis High School student was chosen out of 212 students to attend the State of the Union Address. Randy Miller, who was in Washington D.C. with the Close Up Program, was chosen by Congressman Ben Ray Lujan to attend the speech by President Barack Obama. The Close Up […]

State of the Union text

Text of President Barack Obama’s first State of the Union speech, as prepared for delivery on Wednesday and provided by the White House.

Obama declares ’I don’t quit’ in State of Union

By Jennifer Loven: The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he gets it, he knows America is not happy. “I campaigned on the promise of change, ’change we can believe in,’ the slogan went,” he said Wednesday night in his first State of the Union address. “And right now, I know there […]

ENMU raising funds for Haiti relief efforts

Eastern New Mexico University is raising funds for Haiti earthquake relief, according to a news release from the university. The Associated Students Activities Board is accepting donations from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays in the Campus Union Building through Jan. 29. After that, collected funds will be donated to one of the charities working […]

Swine flu clinic set for Saturday at ENMU

PNT staff report A swine flu vaccine clinic is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. The free shots will be provided in the Aztec Room of the Campus Union Building. The clinic is open to the public, with the following eligibility criteria: • Children, ages 6 months to […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.

Labor put forth by jobholders enriches lives

Freedom New Mexico Labor Day for most Americans has evolved into just another excuse to have a three-day weekend, perhaps with a nod to the unofficial end of summer and a celebration of the first week of college football. Perhaps this is appropriate considering that of the federally mandated holidays this is the one that […]

Getting to know: Pastor seeks to change perception of church

Pastor seeks to change perception of church Brian Townsend, 40, moved to Portales eight years ago to become the pastor at the Baptist Student Union, located just across the street from Eastern New Mexico University. Townsend is married to Cherie and the couple has four children: Christian, 17, Brennan, 12, Cara, 10, and Bryce, 6. […]

ENMU emergency drill planned

Eastern New Mexico University has scheduled an emergency planning drill for 8-11 a.m. today, although it may end before 11 a.m. The drill involves Portales and campus police trying to apprehend an actor portraying a shooter in the Campus Union Building. Lea Hall, the College of Business and the Campus Union Building will be locked […]