Press release: New Mexico receiving child care funds

Vice President Joe Biden announced today that the Obama Administration will make $18,906,235 available to New Mexico for crucial health and human services programs that help to provide care for children and prevent disease. New Mexico will receive $17,816,534 in Recovery Act funding to support child care for working families. The Administration also plans to […]

Peanut growers vote support for national board

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Members of the New Mexico Peanut Growers Association at their meeting in Portales Wednesday approved a referendum supporting continuation of the National Peanut Board. Leaders among New Mexico and west Texas peanut farmers have said the National Peanut Board, which is up for a reaffirmation vote in April, is […]

Eat sweets, support literacy

The Roosevelt County Literacy Council is hosting its annual benefit event, “A Matter of Taste: An Afternoon of Fine Desserts,” 2-5 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. C. Attendees can taste desserts from around the world and participate in a silent auction. Dan Greathouse and Mike Shaughnessy, Spotswood […]

‘Augie’s Law’ gaining support

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico

Cigarette tax hike proposed

By Kate Nash: The Santa Fe New Mexican Anti-tobacco advocates say they have one way to help the state solve its budget crisis and help prevent smoking: Raise the tobacco tax in the state by $1 a pack. The idea could bring in $29.7 million in the first year. Although a bill has yet to […]

ENMU Briefs Dec. 16

Contest winners announced The Eastern New Mexico University Speech and Hearing office won the Support Senate’s Christmas door-decorating contest, and the $72 pot. Communication Services came in second, Accounts Payable placed third and the Registrar’s Office took honorable mention. Tammi Gardner, vice president of the Support Senate, said, “The judges said that the contest illustrated […]

Be wary of what purchases support

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Lenin — or was it Marx or Stalin? — is said to have observed that “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” This means people who are in business aren’t political philosophers but have an obligation to make their firms prosper. Thus […]

Oct. 29, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Library friend seeks support for general obligation bond On behalf of the Friends of the Portales Public Library, this letter is to urge everyone to support Library General Obligation Bond B in the upcoming general election. Library GO Bond B will bring nearly $200,000 to Roosevelt County, benefiting the Portales Public Library as well as […]

Dora school rallies to support Lance Fletcher

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By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer DORA — Nearly all Dora school students, most of the teachers and several parents donned lime green “Hopping for Lance” T-shirts on Monday afternoon for a fun run. Proceeds from the hour-long run will benefit Lance Fletcher, a third-grade student at Dora who has osteosarcoma, a type of bone […]

Cyclists raising money for the disabled stop in Portales

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Thomas Garcia Forty people gathered on the Roosevelt County Courthouse lawn to welcome and support Journey of Hope cyclists as they rode through Portales. “We are real happy with the turnout today,” said event coordinator, Veda Urisote, Roosevelt County Deputy Clerk. “This group of young men are riding for such a good cause and it […]