Survivor plan not being utilized

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist A typical officer retiring today who declines to enroll in the Survivor Benefit Plan lets the government off the hook for a subsidy worth $50,100 in “net present value,” say Department of Defense actuaries. The typical enlisted retiree who chooses not to enroll in SBP is turning down a subsidy […]

Wedding gift worth extra laughs

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist I have nothing worth 500 words this week, but a few things worth about 150. Here are the thoughts I had while watching the Texas Rangers’ bullpen blow a lead Monday night: • I was killing time at a store a few days ago. I don’t want to name it […]

Easy catches not always worth effort

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Dave came by. I had seen him a week earlier at the horse sale. “Did you sell that horse you were on? What was his name?” “Dumbo,” he said. “Dumbest horse I’ve ever rode. “I got him from a forest ranger. She gave him to me as a gift. Apparently, […]

Food bank to receive stimulus money

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be receiving about $22,600 worth of commodities from the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program from now until the end of August. Gov. Bill Richardson announced Thursday that New Mexico’s food banks will be receiving $700,000 worth of food as part of […]

Feb. 28, 1964

Tuition scholarships worth $110 each were awarded

Air Force falls to Houston at bowl, 34-28

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USAF photo: David Armer U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Spencer Armstrong pulls in a long bomb for a 46-yard gain during the Bell Helicoptor Armed Forces Bowl on Dec. 31. By John Van Winkle: U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs FORT WORTH, Texas — A record-setting ground game couldn’t help the Air Force Academy […]

Air Force and Houston set to meet again

Air Force News Service FORT WORTH, Texas — Houston coach Kevin Sumlin had a simple answer when asked Sunday if his Cougars were able to concentrate fully the first time they met Air Force this season. “No,” the first-year coach said after a practice at TCU — the Cougars’ second-to-last before their rematch with the […]

Engagement: Gilman-Dodd

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Ralph and Lynelle Gilman of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Gilman of Fort Worth, Texas, to Bud Dodd of Fort Worth, son of Freda Dodd and the late Don Dodd of Wink, Texas. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. Nov. 15, 2008, at South Side Church of […]

Burgers worth going out of the way for

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer It may be a little out of the way and hard to find but JJ’s Burgers has been serving up family recipes for 23 years. JJ’s Burgers manager, Pete Paiz, has been running the business, located at 708 East First Street, since he took it over from his parents […]

Engagement: Worthington/Yellow Eyes

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Hunter and Karen Worthington of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Worthington of Fort Worth, Texas, to Thomas Yellow Eyes of Fort Worth, son of Jack and Barbara Williams of Aledo, Texas. The couple will exchange vows June 16, 2008, in Orlando, Fla. A reception will be held June 29, […]

Being with husband worth juggling logistics

By Anita Doberman My husband and I have had to make some important decisions in the last few weeks. After many months of deployments, it seems that he has to go for one year of training for the new aircraft he will be flying. The training is split in two different locations, and once he […]

‘Believe in Me’ movie worth seeing

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When I got an invite to an early-morning “Believe in Me” screening, I envisioned a consequence-free movie review. If I say it’s great, I give extra motivation to an eastern New Mexico crowd that doesn’t need motivation to see it. If I say it’s a piece of trash, I may […]

Some thoughts not worth entire column

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers I’m in a fortunate position where I can spend 500 to 600 words reflecting on whatever I want. Sometimes, a thought of mine simply isn’t enough to fill that word amount. So here’s a bunch of things that are good enough to share, but not good enough for their own […]

Fugitive from Texas caught in Clovis

Freedom Newspapers A man wanted in connection with two shooting deaths in Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested Tuesday night in Clovis, police said. Darcy Wiley, 21, was arrested about 10 p.m. Tuesday walking in the 900 block of Edwards Street. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wiley and a friend, Christopher Gatewood, had planned to rob […]

Abstinence program could be continued at Lindsey

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Health officials said they would rather deliver the message about sexual abstinence to Portales students before students get it from their peers. Terry Theti of the Roosevelt County Health Council said she hopes an abstinence program introduced to Lindsey Elementary sixth-graders and fifth- and sixth-graders in Elida, Dora and […]

Russian Pelekh Box story always worth reliving

By Bob Huber So it’s another Christmas season, which means my daughter Tracy will corral friends and family to tell her favorite yuletide story — “The Russian Pelekh Box.” It’s a marathon narrative full of adventure, romance, and mystery, although its authenticity leaves something to be desired. So while a turkey roasts in the oven […]

Allen enjoyed life with large family

By Laurie Stone According to Elberta Allen, she was the perfect child and she said good-bye to the world on the perfect day. On May 22,1929, Elberta was born on a farm in Portales, the seventh born of 18 children (seven boys, 11 girls). Elberta’s Christian belief was that seven meant perfection, therefore making her […]

July 9 Obituaries

Anita Kay Bass, 69 Anita Kay Bass, 69, of Azle, Texas, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, in Fort Worth, Texas. She was born on Nov. 23, 1934, in Estelline, Texas, to Andy Clinton and Ruth Wright Dunlap. She was raised on a farm, loved music and the outdoors. She graduated from Morton (Texas) High School […]

High Plains Junior Rodeo set for this week

By Kevin Wilson Three decades of the High Plains Junior Rodeo Association comes full circle this week, as the HPJRA Finals will fill a week’s worth of activities. The rodeo, scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday at Clovis’ Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, has been a part of New Mexico and Texas rodeo since the association […]