Birthdays — Sept. 4

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Prude Cleta Faye Prude will celebrate her 80th on Sept. 9. [image #2, align=left, size=medium] If you see Cleta at Wal-Mart this week, wish her a happy 80th birthday. She was born Sept. 9, 1931, in Elida. She was president of her Portales High School senior class, was Roosevelt County treasurer, president of Democratic Women, […]

Martinez adds Portales man to land protection committee

Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Matthew Rush of Portales to the Natural Lands Protection Committee. Rush was among 11 appointments announced Friday by the governor. Rush is executive vice president, secretary and treasurer of the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. With his father, he owns and operates Rush Cattle Co. Rush serves on the […]

No easy escape from financial crisis

Tea party conservatives have been told to accept their victory and go home. They really took it to President Barack Obama and all the old liberals in Congress, some contend. “The winner is the tea party,” said conservative commentator Charles Krauthammer on Fox News. “They have changed the debate in the country. I think they […]

No room for racial insensitivity in political rhetoric

Freedom Newspapers Congressman Doug Lamborn, U.S. representative for Colorado, was recently on a radio show discussing President Obama, the president’s economic policies, and the debt ceiling deals being debated. Lamborn used the phrase “tar baby” to describe working with the president. “I don’t even want to have to be associated with him. It’s like touching […]

Club notes — June 3

Altrusa club of Portales The Altrusa International, Inc. Club of Portales met on Monday, June 27th at noon in the Central Annex. President, Gaynelle Thomas, called the meeting to order. There were 19 members and 13 guests present. Lory Adams led the opening ceremonies. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved. A perfect attendance certificate […]

Press release: Udall Discusses Senate Resolution on U.S. Involvement in Libya, His Letter to the President Urging an Accelerated Transition in Afghanistan, and Upcoming Mexico-U.S. Interparliamentary Group Meeting

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall talked with radio reporters today about a resolution pending before the Foreign Relations Committee on U.S. involvement in Libya and his concerns about an escalation of military force in the country. He also discussed a bipartisan letter he is spearheading to President Obama, which urges the president to stick […]

Business digest — June 14

Bank vice president appointed to nonprofit A Clovis bank vice president is among four appointments to New Mexico Partnership, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez’ office. Lisa Dunagan of Clovis is the vice president of First Community Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank. She also served as senior vice president of Wells Fargo […]

GOP should hold firm on Medicare

Freedom New Mexico May was a lousy month for the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. A prominent GOP candidate for president criticized it, a seat in Congress was lost because of it, and the party started trying to distance itself from the whole thing. That’s regrettable, because reinventing Medicare is vital to our nation’s economic […]

CCC board approves contract for next president

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Community College board of trustees approved a five-year, $145,000 a year contract Wednesday for incoming president Becky Rowley. Rowley, CCC’s executive vice president, was chosen as President John Neibling’s successor in April. Neibling announced in February he is retiring in August after five years as president. Rowley said she will assume […]

Our people: Woman of letters

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Melrose resident Jamie Dickerman served as the president’s ambassador at Eastern New Mexico University during her senior year. She graduated May 14 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in political science. Dickerman works as a grant writer and special events coordinator for the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico and plans to […]