Thursday morning briefing: Just for kicks, sneak peaks and money machines

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday morning briefing. Just for kicks There’s a kickball tournament Saturday at the Portales Recreation Center. Registration deadline is Friday.

Embezzlement sentence upheld

Freedom New Mexico District Judge Teddy Hartley upheld his 10-year prison sentence Wednesday of a woman who stole money from a tornado relief fund. Originally sentenced May 31 in Hartley’s court, Lori Howard had filed a motion asking him to reconsider. District Attorney Matt Chandler said Howard’s attorney asked Hartley to consider probation in lieu […]

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 […]

Firearm disposal waste of money

Why would government destroy firearms when it could have circulated them into the hands of law-abiding citizens? That’s the question asked by Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Dave Workman, senior editor of Gun Week, in a recent opinion column. Here’s a snippet from their report:

Tuesday morning briefing: Milk money, scrambled golf and local Harley ladies

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday morning briefing. Did you know? Xcel Energy, which provides power in Clovis and Portales, has 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers through its companies in eight states, according to its website. Xcel’s headquarters are located in Minneapolis. Got milk? Milk is the No. […]

Energy assistance program latest boondoggle

Freedom New Mexico Even as the federal government continues its grandiose mission of redistributing your tax money, we continue to learn how unaccountable its corrupt system already is. The Government Accounting Office, which monitors how Washington manages tax money, has uncovered yet another expensive boondoggle amid the well-intentioned federal giveaway of billions of dollars, this […]

Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Money to blow The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year. Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth. But time is running out and […]

Disposal dilemma

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By Jared Tucker: PNT staff writer The City of Portales has been trucking its trash to Clovis for years and saving money. But officials say a new study approved for next year’s budget will re-evaluate whether or not the city can build its own landfill and still be as cost-efficient. City Manager Tom Howell said […]

Education Center saves Air Force time, money

By Mike Joseph: 502nd Air Base Wing OL-A Public Affairs LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Success and savings on national testing at the Lackland Air Force Base Education Center are forming a program model for the Air Force. Last December, a partnership between Lackland AFB and the San Antonio branch of Wayland Baptist University […]

Money raised at Heritage Days

Argen Duncan Several fundraisers were part of Heritage Days this past weekend, and organizers say they went well for the most part. The Portales Recreation Center held fundraisers for youth sports during the events last weekend. Athletics Director Michael Doerr said the dunking booth made $200 Saturday. “We had the biggest crowd there for the […]

Fundraiser for fireworks

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales residents Kaitlyn Robertson, 3, and her mother Michele Robertson are working to raise money for a fireworks display at the annual Smokin’ Fourth of July Bash. Along with other friends, the duo are putting together a lemonade stand and bake sale Saturday at Wal-Mart. Robertson, a Roosevelt County […]

ENMU briefs — June 2

Bake sale fundraiser set Marissa Hyde is organizing a bake sale June 19 during Heritage Days Celebration to raise money for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer is committed to raising funds to support research for new and improved therapies for pediatric cancer. Hyde is looking for volunteers to donate goods for the […]

Government wants to meddle in your money

Freedom New Mexico This viewpoint, which reflects ours, was written by the editorial staff at the Orange County (Calif.) Register.

County grant to be used for food, shelter programs

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County has been chosen to receive $5,459 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to information from the Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of […]

Clovis housing agency receives federal grant

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Housing and Redevelopment Agency has received $41,212 in grant money through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Funding came from HUD’s Family Self Sufficiency Program, according to a release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The program helps community housing agencies develop local strategies to help individuals and families […]

Laws, taxes siphoning people’s money

America Saves Week passed a couple of weeks ago. It was intended to raise awareness of the importance of putting a little money away for emergencies. The week went by with little notice, and it’s not surprising. Few people are saving money, and most say they aren’t able to. January’s personal savings rate was 3.3 […]

Home delivery of pharmacy benefits saves money

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Military retirees and families will save themselves some cash — and save TRICARE a whole lot of money — by using their “home delivery” pharmacy benefit instead of filling prescriptions at TRICARE retail outlets. Pharmacy officials are doing whatever they can to drive that message home to 7.5 million users […]

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,” […]

ENMU to lead rally for Haitian relief

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University students are rallying together on Wednesday to raise money for Haiti at the campus fountain. The Neighborhood service group, Associated Students Activities Board and African-American Affairs have teamed up to encourage people to come out whether or not they have money to give to a […]

Feb. 16, 1973

According to the Portales News-Tribune, Portales National Bank Vice President Gayle Ferguson accepted four bags of money from ENMU Valentine Sweetheart Jan Eversull to be deposited to the credit of the Roosevelt County Heart Fund.