Real spirit of Christmas easy to catch

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist During this time of year, it’s so easy to lose sight of the reason for the season. It’s also not that hard to rediscover it. I remember one Christmas, when I lived in Abilene, Texas, and my daughter Laura wanted a Barber Shop Cash Register. I called Wal-Mart Supercenter. They […]

Their view: True spirit of holidays is to give

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Equity act dampens school spirit

There is no listing in the local telephone directory for them. Nothing in my GPS under “points of interest.” Driving local highways and byways, no signs announcing “dangerous right turn ahead.” Come on, Tea Party, where are you? I need you. I didn’t get it before. I get it now. Too much government in our […]

Sen. Ingle being honored for public service

CNJ staff State Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, is one of 10 New Mexicans being honored for public service at the New Mexico First Forum Spirit of Bipartisanship Awards. The awards are part of the annual First Forum Lecture Series on May 25 at the University of New Mexico’s Keller Hall. The event will […]

Our people: Indomitable spirit

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Clovis resident Benerito Gallegos’ life changed when in 1961, an electrical accident cost him both his arms. A co-worker switched the wrong breaker and blasted him with 14,000 volts; enough electricity to knock him from the top of the tower he was working on. The electricity went in the right side of his body and […]

ENMU art exhibit focuses on artistic spirit

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Alisa Boswell The art exhibition opening in the Eastern New Mexico University Golden Library’s Runnels Gallery today is a collection of work from local student artists ranging from kindergarten to seniors in college. “We’re not looking at technical ability,” said Dawn Wolf-Taylor, the event’s co-chair and a board member for the Portales Arts Council. “We’re […]

My turn: Super Bowl spirit infectious

Once again, I was disappointed to not be able to make it to the university’s annual Chinese new year banquet. I actually managed to get a ticket this year and I still could not go. The night of the event turned out to be one of those stuck at work late nights. Last weekend also […]

Local businesses enhance public spirit

Clyde Davis The compliments must go out to local businesses which, not only during the holiday, but in other times of the year, do what they can to spread and enhance public spirit. I have lived in enough places to know that, not only Clovis, but every town, has its detractors, and that many or […]

Global warming hysteria stays in Mexico

Despite profuse self-congratulations and a Kumbaya spirit, the global warming summit in Cancun, Mexico, didn’t much advance the cause of climate alarmism. It may even have set back the movement. We’re pleased on both counts. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol, whose Draconian mandated cuts in greenhouse gas emissions expire in 2012, wasn’t extended or replaced, and […]

Getting into the spirit

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Clarence Plank It’s an annual must-attend for Charlene Foster of Portales, who was among the many people cramming into the Campus Union Building Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University Saturday for the 13th annual Holiday Happenings. The event is a fundraiser for Altrusa International and, as Foster noted, sets the mood for the holidays. Foster […]