Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the public. Items are available for review at www.publicsurplus.com. Crime awareness The Clovis version of National Night [...]

Military increasing awareness of benefits

milupdate@aol.com Despite billions of additional dollars pumped into veterans’ benefits in recent years, many military personnel still leave service unaware of their VA benefits or of programs set up to help them transition to civilian life, a senior Defense official and veteran advocates testified Wednesday. Noel C. Koch, deputy under secretary of defense for wounded [...]

Drug awareness presentation scheduled

PNT staff report Patricia Rael from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is scheduled to give presentations today on methamphetamine to local junior high and high school students, teachers and parents. Rael’s presentation aims to explain and help youth make good decisions about methamphetamine, according to information from Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry. Tips [...]

Local sports officials pink up for breast cancer awareness

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Local sports enthusiasts are thinking pink. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local teams are joining professional sports teams in attracting attention to the issue by wearing pink. Michael Doerr, athletics director at the Portales Recreation Center, said game officials are wearing white T-shirts with pink ribbon logos [...]

Feb. 22, 2009 PHS news

HIV/AIDS Awareness Program Scheduled Eastern New Mexico University is hosting an HIV/AIDS awareness program from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 18 at the ENMU Campus Union Building Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the Office of Women’s Health, ENMU Health Services, Multicultural Affairs and the Alcohol Prevention Coalition. A keynote speaker is to talk about the personal [...]

Sexual assault awareness program takes theatrical approach

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is taking a theatrical approach to educating airman about preventing sexual assaults. In a play called “Sex Signals,” actors Kyle Terry and Amber Kelly of Catharsis Productions of Chicago portray common dating situations using stereotypes, lots of humor and audience participation in a partly scripted, [...]

Push America wheels back into town Monday

PNT Staff Report The Journey of Hope will make its seventh annual visit to Portales on Monday. Journey of Hope involves a team of about 30 bicyclists riding across the country to raise funds and awareness for people with disabilities. The bike riders will arrive at the Roosevelt County Courthouse in Portales at about 1:30 [...]

Residents urged to be cautious of rabies in animals

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter The number of confirmed rabies cases in New Mexico has risen over the past three years, increasing the need for awareness and keeping

April 29, 2007 Local Briefs

Elementary schools host Dulabaum Portales Elementary Schools will present Gary Dulabaum in a family concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Eastern New Mexico University Theater. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Singer, songwriter, comedian and poet Dulabaum tours nationally. He will be working with Portales elementary school students during the day, teaching [...]

SANE office cases rising

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners office in Roosevelt and Curry counties has seen a rise in cases during the first three months of 2007, according to the program director. Through March, SANE workers have conducted 21 exams in Roosevelt and Curry counties, according to program administrator Amber Hamilton. Of [...]