Bingaman: New Mexico fire departments to benefit from federal funds

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today announced that eight New Mexico Fire departments will benefit from $584,918 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant program. With the exception of the Velarde Valley, the following New Mexico Fire Departments will receive funding for operations and safety programs […]

Mayor’s Ball benefits charities

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A trio of local charities stand to benefit from this year’s annual Mayor’s Ball. Proceeds from the ball, scheduled for Nov. 21, are earmarked for Clovis Animal Welfare League, Clovis MainStreet and the United Way of Eastern New Mexico. Mayor Gayla Brumfield said she selected the three groups because […]

Survivor plan not being utilized

By Tom Philpott: CNJ 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 […]

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 […]

Proposal aims to close road for base benefit

By Sharna Johnson: Cannon Connections Closing Curry Road R for the benefit of Cannon Air Force Base is meeting little resistance. But where the traffic will be diverted appears to be the heart of residents’ concerns. A proposal put before the Curry County Commission on Tuesday sought to close the road hugging Cannon’s west perimeter. […]

In focus: TRICARE vision care benefits

By Kristen Ward: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Vision care is a TRICARE-covered benefit. Here’s how the benefit varies by your plan and age: Active Duty Active duty service members and family members (ADFM) enrolled in TRICARE Prime are allowed a comprehensive eye exam every year with no co-pay. TRICARE Standard and Extra ADFM beneficiaries older than […]

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: Cannon Connections 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 […]

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 […]