Quilt fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis holds a quilt that the habitat is raffling off to raise money to help with the cost of supplies and other expenses. The quilt will be on display Saturday at the Portales First United Methodist Church. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Gail […]

Letter to the editor: Health reform will bring socialism

Health reform will bring socialism Americans are beginning to realize we are being led down the road to ruin by a relentless desire to add significantly more socialism to our society. Social programs, in the short run, benefit those who genuinely need a helping hand. In the long run, war veterans, the elderly and disabled […]

Concert planned to benefit crash victims

CNJ staff The community of Melrose is rallying around two of their own who were hospitalized after a head-on collision Aug. 8. The community is planning a benefit concert 3 p.m. Sept. 5 to help the families with medical expenses. Ramon Arenivar and Jordan Beard have under gone several surgeries, according to event organizer Randy […]

No money to pay survivor benefits

By Tom Philpott: Military update It can be a frustrating time of year for 54,000 military widows who see their Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) payments wiped out or reduced by the monthly amount they receive in Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs. As it has done routinely in recent years, […]

Concert will benefit family of cancer victim

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer SOS Outlet in Portales is hosting a concert to benefit the family of a 6-year-old Clovis girl who died of leukemia July 4. Organizer and SOS Outlet manager Rocky Banda said admission to Music Fest would be any donation, even food gift certificates, to help Harley Pena’s family with […]

Bingaman bill aids self-employed New Mexicans

U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would change the tax law to benefit small business owners.

Bingaman: New Mexico students to benefit from federal AP grant

Benefit concert planned for ENMU instructor

Freedom New Mexico Several local bands are coming together in a charity concert for Eastern New Mexico University graduate and communications instructor Kevin Gardel, who was diagnosed with a rare cancer called primary myelofibrosis in September 2002. All funds generated from the concert will be donated to the Gardels family to help pay hospital bills. […]

Religious critics could be biggest benefit to cause

Freedom New Mexico Don’t call it the “Freedom From Religion Foundation.” Instead, go with “Friends Of Religion Foundation.” This mean-spirited group does more to strengthen and promote religion and religious liberty than any religious leader could ever hope to do. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, based in Madison, Wis., is the group that rented a […]

Voting benefit granted to us by veterans

Freedom New Mexico Early November brings two of the key

Dancers deserve benefit of doubt

By Anita Doberman: CNJ Columnist The joke goes that there are three things you can find around any military base — tattoo parlors, pawn shops, and strip clubs. It’s the last one that interests me and this week I interviewed an exotic dancer, though she did prefer the more simple term, stripper. I met “Bambi” […]

Dinner, dance to benefit young cancer patient

CNJ staff A dinner and dance is being held Saturday night at the American Legion Post 25 to benefit a 6-year-old Clovis girl suffering from Hodgkins Lymphoma. Anastacia Bustamante is at a Lubbock hospital and will require chemotherapy and extensive medical treatment, according to her great aunt, Teresa Chavez. Chavez said her niece, Jennifer Chavez, […]

Oct. 12, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Bonds to benefit higher education We’re urging voters support Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University in the Nov. 4 general election. General Obligation Bond D has $12 million for Eastern New Mexico University and Bond C has $4 million for Clovis Community College. The cost to property owners for both bonds combined is […]

Survivor benefit often overlooked

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist The value of the military Survivor Benefit Plan has climbed sharply over the last three years as a steep drop in SBP annuities, which had hit surviving spouses at age 62, was phased down and then eliminated last April. SBP participation for newly minted retirees, however, has risen only modestly. […]

Developer hopes for annexation benefits

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A commercial developer said he has petitioned the city of Clovis to annex a 60-acre segment of land west of North Prince Street so a hotel being built there can benefit from city utilities. Bill Giese, of Giese Realty Investment Corp., said he believes residences and businesses that are […]

Recent rains benefit farmers’ market vendors

Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Local growers say the crops are looking good and they’re ready for the official opening of the Portales Farmers’ Market. The market will be open at a new time — 5 p.m. — Mondays and Thursdays through the end of October, said Margie Plummer, market manager. “We got a lot […]

May 30, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. 20-mile Walk to Fight Hunger — 7 a.m. Clovis Wal-Mart to Portales Wal-Mart. Walk to raise awareness of New Mexico’s hunger problem and collect food […]

May 23, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Clovis Christian School Graduation — 6:30 p.m. Clovis Christian School Chapel, 800 Hinkle St. Information: 763-5311. Saturday Distribution — 9-10:30 a.m. sign-in. Matt 25 Hope […]

May 16, 2008 Religion Calendar

Today Lighthouse Disciples Benefit Car Wash — 1 p.m. every Friday (weather permitting). All donations go toward the Lighthouse Mission Discipleship Program. Lighthouse Mission, 407 L. Casillas Blvd. Information: 762-1933. Saturday Armed Forces Day Celebration Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. Complementary breakfast to honor all active duty and retired military personnel. Central Baptist Church Worship Center, 2501 […]