Education pick could bode well for U.S. students

Freedom New Mexico Of course, in a genuinely free (or even constitutional) society there would be no such position as secretary of education at the national level. The U.S. Constitution saw no role for the national government in education and education at the time — a time when literacy and enrollment of children in educational […]

Embracing our nation’s diversity good for society

Freedom New Mexico A new law enforcement agency is growing quietly in Texas. While it’s likely that few people see the motives behind this change as cause for alarm, it seems redundant, and therefore an unnecessary draw on tax funds that already are being fought over. The Attorney General’s office frequently gains a new department […]

Officials stress gun responsibility

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USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe A rifle and handgun lay next to their magazines at the base shooting range. Proper awareness of weapons’ capabilities and safety issues keeps firearms owners knowledgable and responsible. By Airman 1st Class Elliott Sprehe: 27th SOW Public Affairs Firearms and gunpowder have played a role in society for […]

Sentenced with separation

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer While the state works to study and counter the effects of incarceration on families and children, jails and correctional facilities face the daily battles of housing the accused and the convicted. Their focus is on keeping facilities safe and secure. Caught in between are children who are growing, developing, […]

Sept. 26, 1965

El Llano Archaeology Society opened an exhibit at the Portales National Bank displaying spear points, knives and other artifacts found at

Cancer study seeks local participants

Volunteers are needed to participate in a long-term Cancer Prevention Study 3 through the American Cancer Society. The study enrollment initially will be conducted from 5:30-9:30 p.m. May 2, during the first night of the Clovis/ Curry County Relay for Life at Ned Houk Park in Clovis. The Cancer Prevention Study 3 at the local […]

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 […]

Laquerre tapped by honor society

By 1st Lt. George Tobias : 27th Special Operations Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — With a round of applause and an unexpected surprise, the 27th Special Operations Services Squadron deputy commander was made an honorary member of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society, Dec. 7 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Jim […]

Nov. 13, 2007 ENMU Faculty Briefs

Chemical society meets The 63rd Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society was held Nov. 4-7 in Lubbock. The following ENMU faculty and students gave presentations at the meeting: Newton P. Hilliard hosted a workshop on Building a Low-Cost Chemistry Laboratory James P. Finley gave an oral presentation on Alternatives to Kohn-Sham Density Functional […]

11-11 Dora School News

Honor Society to hold induction Chapters of the National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society will hold an induction on Thursday following the Elementary Veterans Day program that begins at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. Amelia Bilbrey, Megan Collins, Santana Chavez, Kendra Merrick and Kayla Cox will be conducting the ceremony. All parents and […]

11-2 Local Briefs

Bovina Church holds dinner St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is having its annual turkey dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in St. Ann’s Parish Hall on Third Street. Donations are $7 for adults and $4 for children under 6. Take-out plates are available at no extra charge. St. Ann’s Society will […]

June 10, 1975

• One thousand eight hundred and twenty-three students were enrolled in summer school at Eastern New Mexico University at the end of the first day of registration. • Twelve ounce cans of Shasta canned pop were on sale seven cans for $1 at Thriftway. • The Roosevelt County Historical Society listed 25 historical sites for marking […]

Free society must tolerate even offensive publications

Editorial Those who think government is necessary to uphold public morals and even put limits on offensive speech ought to pay attention to the controversy over O.J. Simpson’s book and TV special, “If I Did It.” The publisher, Judith Regan, said she viewed the book — a supposedly fictional account of how O.J. might have […]

Students seek to unearth club

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Hollywood archaeologist Indiana Jones never visited eastern New Mexico in his movies, but if he had arrived on the scene at Blackwater Draw in the 1960s, he would have sought out the members of the El Llano Archaeology Society. Archaeology students at Eastern New Mexico University and a few […]

Non-traditional students establishing honor society

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Joe Lafuente and others have been working to create an honor society geared toward non-traditional Eastern New Mexico University students. The school was granted a charter in October by Alpha Sigma Lambda, thereby becoming the first chapter in New Mexico, according to Lafuente, student director for non-traditional student educational […]

Religion, politics don’t belong together

By Tibor Machan: Freedom Communications A wonderful aspect of a free, capitalist society is that nearly everything is privately owned. That applies to churches. They are owned by the order — Roman Catholics, Methodists, Baptists, Muslims and all the more than 4,000 different religious groups that exist now in the United States — or by […]

Laws that hurt the needy are wrong

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Are we separating ourselves from the social reality of our country? Are we ignoring the facts that we are a nation with an aging population and that some cannot make a decent living? I was shocked last week to read that the city of Las Vegas, Nev., has passed an […]

Portales’ 2005 class graduates

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor More than 50 years ago, T.S. Eliot wrote, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start.” On Friday night, Eliot’s prose had prominence. The Portales High School class of 2005 chose Eliot’s […]

Civil society might be emerging among Palestinians

Freedom Newspapers Given the history, it is generally wise to be skeptical about signs that might portend a breakthrough toward peace, or even nonhostile co-existence between Israel and Palestine. Nonetheless a move by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas to challenge powerful militant Palestinian groups is a sign that might be worth noting. It is important […]

Make sure to honor heroes, whoever they are

By Kevin Robbins: Guest Columnist There is a common bond among all people in society: We all have our heroes. We incorporate a seemingly illogical bond on those we hold dear, and our expectations are always going to be higher than what can possibly be accomplished. Perhaps we expect too much, receive too little, and/or […]