ENMU shrimp boil raises scholarships for freshmen

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Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University’s annual alumni shrimp boil fundraiser raises thousands of dollars each year for Portales High School students to attend ENMU. The event is being held Aug. 13. Trish Maguire, director of distance education and alumni board member at ENMU, said the event has been held for seven years, usually in […]

Language in land use study raises concerns

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Four-plus hours of meeting for the Cannon Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study revealed at least one bit of information — four-plus hours is not enough time to hammer out everything. The technical and policy committees for the JLUS will meet again — chair Sid Strebeck said sometime […]

Little Miss Merry Christmas on way

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PNT staff report The Little Miss Merry Christmas contest is returning for another holiday season, with a few changes this year. The annual contest raises money for white lights displayed on the Roosevelt County Courthouse and other places around town during the Christmas season. This year, according to a news release from the Roosevelt County […]

Proposal raises costs for military

Tom Philpott Military personnel and federal civilian workers would see pay levels frozen for three years and their out-of-pocket medical costs rise under a proposed plan to cut federal budget deficits by $200 billion a year by 2015. The 58-part “illustrative” plan was unveiled Wednesday by former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson (Wyo.) and Erskine Bowles, […]

Budget proposal raises premiums

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has signaled that the department’s fiscal 2012 budget request to be sent to Congress early next year will include recommendations to raise TRICARE premiums for some beneficiaries. If past proposals are a reliable guide, the target of higher fees is likely to be military retirees rather than active duty families. The […]

Relay for Life raises $22,000

PNT Staff Report Portales Relay for Life raised nearly $22,000 Friday and early Saturday morning. Twenty-two teams participated in the overnight event at the Greyhound Arena, with all the proceeds raised going to the American Cancer Society. Top fundraising teams • Roosevelt General Hospital “Spark of Hope” — $4,225 • Southwest Canners “Life Walkers” — […]

Ball raises $40,000 for charity

Freedom New Mexico The United Dairy Women’s annual Milk Lover’s Ball raised $40,000 for local children’s charities — more than double last year’s proceeds. President of United Dairy Women Michelle Heavyside said the money will be distributed between local children’s homes, the back pack program with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico, general agriculture […]

Supper raises money for glasses

PNT staff Altrusa’s annual Spaghetti Supper is set for 5-7:30 p.m. Friday in the Portales High School Cafeteria. Admission is $7 for adults, and $4 for children under 10 . Proceeds go to Altrusa’s Sight for Life and Learning Eyeglass program. Tickets are available at the door.

After misunderstanding, charity raises $1,000

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Despite a few obstacles, a group of young local residents reached out to children around the world this winter by raising money from the community. The youth at First United Methodist Church raised more than $1,000 for the United Nations Children’s Fund, said local Trick or Treat for UNICEF […]

Hurricane Ike raises fears for Gulf cities

By Karl Terry, Freedom New Mexico “Isaac was alone in the water. His family was gone. He flailed his arms and reached deep under water and kicked his legs to feel for soft things, clothing, someone alive. He felt only square shapes, planks, serrated edges.”— Excerpt from “Isaac’s Storm” by Erik Larsen For years every […]