Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff United Way of Eastern New Mexico held its annual banquet Tuesday night in which local businesses and individuals were honored for serving and supporting United Way. United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch said UWENM’s fundraising goal for 2011 was $1 million and will continue to be $1 million for 2012. The organization raised […]

Monday morning briefing: Help for fire victims and a slight chance of snow

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Fire victims Donations are needed for 12 families left homeless by a recent fire at Clovis Apartments. Money is most needed and cash or checks can be mailed or dropped off at United Way of Eastern New Mexico, 1200 N. Thornton St., Suite G, […]

ENMU briefs — Nov. 16

ENMU supporting United Way As of Nov. 10 ENMU faculty and staff have pledged $14,766 to community projects supported by United Way. ENMU was the flagship donor in Roosevelt County last year The university’s goal is $20,000.

Taste of Thanksgiving

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Alisa Boswell Portales First United Methodist Church’s 58th annual Turkey Dinner and Bazaar kicked off at 11 a.m. Thursday and by 12:15 p.m., the church’s fellowship hall was jam-packed with people from Portales, Clovis, Elida and more. “It’s a good time to be fed and have good fellowship,” said Elida resident Molly Anthony. “It’s a […]

Ticket feature: New York-based quartet performing at ENMU

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Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University will be hosting a free concert by a New York-based quartet 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The New York Polyphony has performed throughout the United States and Europe. NYP delivers a dynamic performance from a wide range of styles, such as austere […]

Freedom limits, not population world’s problem

United Nations demographers estimate that the world’s population has reached 7 billion; it hit 6 billion just 12 years ago. Almost all commentators said this milestone was a bad thing. Worried the Center for Biological Diversity, an ecology group, “Overpopulation and overconsumption are the root causes of environmental destruction. They’re driving species extinct, destroying wildlife […]

United Way seeing greater needs

Kevin Wilson United Way of Eastern New Mexico figures there’s plenty of need in Curry and Roosevelt counties, and they’re thinking six figures might be what it takes to provide for it. The charitable organization is in the first stages of its annual fundraising campaign. This year’s goal: $1 million. That’s almost twice the charity’s […]

Our nation must continue to persevere

Freedom New Mexico In the hours after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, the story of four of the passengers of hijacked Flight 93, which crashed in the Pennsylvania countryside, captured the interest of Americans and their supporters around the world. Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham, Jeremy Glick and Tom Burnett, after […]

Engagements — Sept. 11

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Creighton- Jones Gary and Ginger Creighton of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Oma Alysse Creighton of Portales, to Kenneth Lowell Jones, of Portales, son of Kenneth and Sally Jones, of San Antonio. [image #2, align=left, size=medium] The couple will exchange vows Oct. 15, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in […]

Visitors from as far as United Kingdom attend festival

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Sharna Johnson While Thursday marked the beginning of the Clovis Music Festival, organizers expect the excitement will build through the weekend as crowds converge on Clovis. Festival attendees began trickling in Thursday from locations as distant as the United Kingdom, Canada, Rhode Island and Boston, said Kenneth Broad, curator of the Norman Petty Recording Studio. […]

United Way offers help with prescription cost assistance

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Liliana Castillo United Way of Eastern New Mexico can help connect people with prescription drug cost assistance. Volunteers at the nonprofit have been trained on a computer program that allows them to help people apply for assistance through several assistance programs. Erinn Burch, executive director of UW, said most pharmaceutical companies have an assistance program […]

Dairyfest draws crowd

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Liliana Castillo United Dairy Women’s Dairyfest attracted thousands of people Saturday after taking a year off in 2010. Michelle Heavyside, founder and director of United Dairy Women, said the group wasn’t able to book a date for the event last year at the Curry County Events Center. “Right now, we need to book a date […]

Reader-submitted content: United Way Day of Caring volunteers tackle three projects

Sara Newell On April 16 United Way of Eastern New Mexico held their annual Day of Caring. Each year the Day of Caring challenges our community to come together for a day of service to help enhance the cities we live in. In previous years, United Way has taken on projects like rebuilding the Portales […]

Their view: Licenses should be granted despite immigration status

Sen. Pete Campos offers his view on the immigrant license issue in New Mexico: One of the most divisive, emotional and visceral issues to come before the New Mexico Legislature in recent years is that of whether the State of New Mexico should give driver’s licenses to people who are not in the United States […]

Club notes — March 6

United Daughters of the Confederacy Ellen W. Jones Chapter 1022 of United Daughters of the Confederacy met on March 1 at the Pizza Hut. President Janelle Foster opened the meeting introducing guests Ray Kobernick and Savannah Kobernick. She thanked the hostesses Bess Jones and Jan Ross for their favors and decorations. Ritual was read by […]

United Way donations slightly up

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico raised $522,599 during its 2010-11 campaign, according to a release Monday from the organization. The amount raised is up about 1 percent from last year’s total of $514,694. But the total is about 10 percent below the 2008 total of $580,000 raised between Curry and Roosevelt counties. The […]

United Way campaign off to strong start

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico One quarters into its campaign, the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s fundraising is outperforming last year. At $341,014 for Curry and Roosevelt counties, donations are already about $100,000 above what it was this time last year, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. The campaign, which kicked off in […]

TriWest ready to help you quit

By Shari Lopatin: TriWest Healthcare Alliance On average, smokers die 13 to 14 years sooner than nonsmokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since about 20 percent of the United States’ population smokes, that means almost a fifth of the country could live at least a full decade longer. With the Great […]

State election totals

United States Representative District 1• Martin T. Heinrich (D) — 110,046• Jonathan L. Barela (R) — 103,207 United States Representative District 2• Harry Teague (D) — 74,466• Steve Pearce (R) — 93,124 United States Representative District 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 118,842• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 90,209 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. […]

General election results

Roosevelt County United States RepresentativeDistrict 3• Ben R. Lujan (D) — 1,348• Thomas E. Mullins (R) — 3,033 Governor and Lt. Governor• Diane D. Denish and Brian S. Colon (D) — 1,239• Susana Martinez and John A. Sanchez (R) — 3,157 Secretary of State• Mary Herrera (D) — 1,135• Dianna J. Duran (R) — 3,200 […]