United Way director: Companies ‘bread and butter’ of fundraising campaign

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Freedom new Mexico: Tony Bullocks James Bickley principal Todd Morris places some food items into a backpack Friday for student to have for over the weekend. This is one of many programs funded by the United Way of Eastern New Mexico. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Anyone who works in a Clovis or Portales […]

Combined Federal Campaign goal reached

Cannon Connections photo: Argen Duncan Tech Sgt. Gloria Wilson, left, and Capt. Colleen Scheelling discuss charities federal employees can donate to in the Combined Federal Campaign. So far this year, Cannon Air Force Base has raised $92,463, Scheelling said. By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Cannon Air Force Base has exceeded its donations goal for […]

Troop removal should be goal in Afghanistan

Freedom New Mexico Defense Secretary Robert Gates flew to Belgium early this month for what one headline called a “stealth” meeting. No reporters were invited on the trip, an unusual circumstance. The meeting included Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and other top military brass including Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike […]

United Way scales back goal

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Outgoing United Way president Leo Lovett, right, hands awards to United Way staff members during Thursday’s banquet. Lovett has served for president for two years, one year longer than normal, according to United Way Executive Director Erinn Burch. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The United Way of eastern New […]

United Way still short of goal

CNJ staff With two days left until the deadline to accept donations, United Way is more than $130,000 from reaching its fundraising goal for Curry and Roosevelt counties. According to a press release, just over $488,000 has been pledged to date by individuals and businesses. The goal is $627,000. United Way funds are used to […]

United Way far from goal

Freedom New Mexico United Way of Eastern New Mexico is well over $225,000 short of its fundraising goal for Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to a news release from the organization. So far, according to the release, individuals, business owners and corporations have donated or pledged $401,404 to United Way. That’s 64 percent of the […]

State plans overhaul of math and science curriculums

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The state Public Education Department wants to raise the level of math and science curriculums in schools throughout the state to compete in a global environment. And the department wants to accomplish this by the year 2012. To meet that goal, the department established the math and science council […]

Locals received pilot training close to home

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico In the late 1930s and early 1940s area residents participated in the Civilian Pilot Training Program in Roosevelt County. Initiated in 1939, the CPTP had a goal to train 20,000 civilian pilots a year, creating a pool of potential military pilots, according to the Nation Museum of the United […]

10/21 Business digest

United Way goal increased Cargill employees have set their United Way donation goals to $80,000 this year, according to a Cargill press release. The goal is a 15 percent increase from last year’s $68,500 donation, according to the release. The campaign starts Nov. 3. and donations will help residents in Friona, Hereford and Clovis, according […]

Bronchos post win over Zias with late goal

CNJ staff EDMOND, Okla. — Sophomore Ashton Morris scored in traffic with less than 9 1/2 minutes left Friday, lifting Central Oklahoma to a 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in a Lone Star Conference women’s soccer match. The win was the 26th in a row in conference play for the four-time LSC champion […]

Zia forward extends goal record

CNJ Staff PORTALES — Junior forward Samantha Lawrence continued to add to her school single-season goals record, knocking in her 13th of the season Sunday to lift the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team past East Central 2-1 in a Lone Star Conference match at the ENMU pitch. East Central (4-5-1, 0-2-1 LSC) scored […]

Zias edged on second-half goal

CNJ staff BILLINGS, Mont. — Sophomore midfielder Kourtney Hull scored in the 65th minute Thursday, lifting Fort Lewis to a season-opening 1-0 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in Montana State-Billings’ sixth annual MSUB Cup. In the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader, Dixie State rolled to a 4-0 win over the host Yellowjackets. Play continues […]

New proposal would hurt more than help

Freedom New Mexico Out on the campaign trail, most of the presidential candidates have been going on at length about how important it is that affordable health insurance be made available to every American. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has taken a significant step toward making that goal unobtainable. At least the affordable part. By […]

United Way reaches goal

Where the 2007-2008 United Way Campaign currently stands… Total Pledged $579,985 102.64% of $565,000 Goal Curry $487,026 100.4% of $485,000 Goal Roosevelt $92,867 116.6% of $80,000 Goal By extending the deadline, United Way includes the giving of Accounting & Consulting Group, ConAgra Foods, Law Office of Max Best, Nationwide, Walgreens, Elliott Marketing, Mark’s Pipe & […]

United Way makes ‘08 goal

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico had to go into overtime, but it did reach its 2008 fundraising on Wednesday, according to Executive Director Erinn Burch. She said the organization collected about $580,000 as of Wednesday, which is $15,000 over its campaign goal. The campaign, which had an original deadline of last […]

United Way extending campaign

CNJ staff The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is extending its campaign deadline to reach its campaign goal. On Friday, the organization was about $24,000 short of reaching its goal of $565,000, according to executive director Erinn Burch said. “We were trying to wrap it up by last Friday, but because we were so […]

Charitable organization $160,000 short of goal

The United Way of Eastern New Mexico is about $160,000 short of reaching its goal for its 2007-2008 pledge year, according to a news release from the organization. The non-profit organization has pledged to collect about $565,000 this year, according United Way Executive Director Erin Burch in September during a block party to kick off […]

Customer service pivotal, especially around holidays

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Several years ago, an item I purchased malfunctioned within a matter of weeks. Upon contacting the business, the item was serviced but malfunctioned again. This scenario of repair-malfunction continued for weeks. Most folks who know me will say I am a patient person; it takes a lot to get me […]

Zias eliminated from tourney race

CNJ staff DENTON, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team saw its bid for a second consecutive berth in the Lone Star Conference postseason tournament come to an end with its second shutout loss of the weekend on Sunday, a 1-0 setback to Texas Woman’s. The Zias (9-8, 3-6 LSC) fell into […]

Hounds take advantage of wind

CNJ staff PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer coach Carlos Elizondo was sure he wanted his team going with the wind in the first half on Sunday against Missouri Southern. The move paid off with three goals, two by freshman forward Edgar Bear, and the Greyhounds cruised to a 4-0 Southwest Soccer Conference […]