Bonds passing throughout state

Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Local college and university leaders are pleased with the unofficial results of votes for bonds C and D. Roosevelt and Curry County voters clearly favored the bonds, which will provide Clovis Community College with $4 million toward construction of the Allied Health Center and Eastern New Mexico University with $12 […]

Religious belief influences voting choices

By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Religious belief likely plays a part in the way people vote, area religious leaders say. And though church leaders say they don’t endorse candidates, they encourage their congregations to vote based on Biblical principles. Allen McAlister, senior pastor of Central Baptist Church in Clovis, said church leaders encourage the […]

Local Briefs Oct. 29

PNT Staff Reports Obama representative to visit Clovis, Portales U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, is visiting eastern New Mexico today on behalf of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.He will be at the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce from 12:15-1:30 p.m., visit Cannon Air Force Base from 2-3 p.m., and meet with community leaders from […]

Energy future needs sustained federal support

By Brian Moore Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are more than just United States senators from New Mexico. They are also national leaders on energy policy with more than 30 years of experience on Capitol Hill.

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, […]

God is necessary part of righteous leadership

By Joan Clayton I’m getting a little weary of all the hoopla about who is running for this or that in our government. So let me tell you what kind of leader I would like to have. I want a leader that stands for morality, integrity, honesty and character. I want a leader who is […]

Iraq troop levels no real measure of U.S. control

During his State of the Union message, President Bush argued that his new tactics in Iraq — sending 30,000 additional troops and having them operate actively in neighborhoods rather than return to secure bases each night — “have achieved results few of us could have imagined just one year ago.” There is more substance to […]

Conventional actions won’t always produce desired results

Editorial Any discussion of a threat estimate from the vaunted U.S. intelligence community must begin with an acknowledgment that U.S. intelligence often, perhaps more often than not, has gotten things wrong. Even before the failure to “connect the dots” prior to 9/11 and the “slam dunk” on Saddam’s supposed WMDs, U.S. intelligence missed several key […]

Jan. 18, 1960

Roosevelt County 4-H Club Awards Night will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the Eastern New Mexico University Theatre, according to the announcement of Edwin Garnett, Associate County Agent. The program will begin at 7:00 p.m., and since it will be broadcast “live” over KENW, promptness is essential. The awards will include leaders pins, honorary memberships, […]

Air Force part of conference today

Freedom Newspapers Senior leaders of the incoming mission at Cannon Air Force Base plan to attend a conference at Cannon this week, according to Air Force Special Operations Command Public Affairs officials. The conference begins today and continues through Friday, officials said. Command senior leaders attend such conferences twice a year, according to Command spokesperson […]

U.N. General Assembly serves as reminder that world is crazy place

Editorial The opening days of the United Nations’ General Assembly debate were unusually entertaining last week. Americans heard Iran’s militant Islamic President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rant about the evils of Zionism and Venezuela’s leftist President Hugo Chavez refer to President George W. Bush as the “devil.” Such colorful discussions among world leaders don’t take place every […]

Steiner Elementary looking to make stars, leaders and readers

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers School mission statement: “Good morning! Buenos dias Steiner Stars. At Steiner Elementary, we will have a 100 percent day where readers are leaders and leaders are readers and everyone is a star.” School spirit will be the focus as Steiner Elementary School students begin classes Tuesday by reciting the school’s […]

A sigh of relief, as Cannon mission uncertainty ends

Editorial The longest stretch of never-ending uncertainty in the economic history of this eastern New Mexico area — from May 13, 2005, to June 20, 2006 — is finally over. That noise emanating from this region wasn’t the wind, just a combination of sighs of relief and thankful prayers at the news that Cannon Air […]

Milosevic encouraged hatred and hostility

In the end, Slobodan Milosevic may be best remembered as simply one more petty example of what Hannah Arendt called the “banality of evil.” A midlevel communist apparatchik who took advantage of various incidents as the former Yugoslavia was unraveling along with the rest of the communist enterprise in the late 1980s to propel himself […]

DeLay’s demotion may be positive

Freedom Newspapers We suspect the indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay will sooner or later be exposed as a politically motivated prosecution. But whether DeLay is found guilty or exonerated, we believe his demotion will be a good thing for the Grand Old Party. No one likes to see a good and honest person […]

Base closure was punch that sent Selma’s economy to mat

By Mike Linn: Freedom Newspapers SELMA, Ala. — For-sale signs and empty parking spaces are the norm on this city’s historic Water Avenue, where rotted wood hangs from second-story balconies and paint flakes from the buildings of long-forgotten businesses. It didn’t used to be that way, but much has changed in Selma since 1976, the […]

It’s still not time to think about a plan B

Freedom Newspapers So here we are, 14 days into the rollercoaster ride of emotions tied to Cannon Air Force Base being targeted by the Defense Department and the Air Force to close. Now we’re exactly four weeks away from arguing our case against that decision before the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. Let’s take stock […]

Nov. 3 Elida News

Transitions Birthdays Nov. 5-11: Wilma Parkinson, Justin Hines, Guy Merrick, Mindy Oder, Harold Anthony, Autum Shrock, Toni Williamson, Tyrell King, Marsha Dannelley, Anna Diaz, Carol Fine and Kendall Terry. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Rick Ford. Volleyball The teams will be playing in regional tournaments Friday and Saturday. Reminders The craft sale will be at the […]

Jump in suicides has Air Force officials on edge

By Pam Zubeck : Freedom Newspapers A recent spike in Air Force suicides — 10 in September — has leaders scrambling to find the cause after launching prevention programs this year because of a gradual rise. “This rash has scared the hell out of us,” Air Force Secretary James Roche said last week, conceding that […]

Sept. 29 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Oct. 1-8: Rocky Burris, Tim Bob Wilson, Anna Fay Lee, Shalie Anthony, Cindy Hendershot, Shane Ferguson, Troy Fine, Florine West, Caleb Widner, Durwood Dixon, Benny Jenkins and Verna Widner. Movie Debby and Burton Smith have recently bought the Charlie Neeley two-story house in Elida. The film group of a movie […]