Senior happenings — Aug. 1

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center in Clovis. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 Free blood pressure and […]

Senior Happenings — July 25

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Dance at Los Abuelitos in Portales. Please bring a covered dish. Monday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 9:30 […]

Los Abuelitos Senior Center planning new facility

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Argen Duncan The planned new facility for Los Abuelitos Senior Center will give senior citizens their own space and free up room for La Casa Family Health Center to expand its services, officials have said. The center now has a multi-purpose room and an exercise room at La Casa. The county received a $500,000 Community […]

Senior happenings — June 20

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis • Sunday: 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Music by Grupo Gallo. • Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:15 a.m. Hair and nail day. • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. • Wednesday: […]

Senior Happenings — June 13

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St, Clovis. • Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Dance at La Casa Senior Center. Music by Sueno. • Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:15 a.m. Hair and nail day. • Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Daily activities; 10:30 a.m. Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. • Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 […]

New health office will accommodate space needs

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Argen Duncan Officials broke ground for the new 6,000-square-foot, $1.5 million Portales Department of Health office on Wednesday. Public Health Nurse Manager Carol Morgan said the office, to be located beside La Casa Family Health Center on Fir Street, would house Public Health, Children’s Medical Services and Women, Infants and Children programs, all of which […]

Senior Happenings — May 9

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis • Sunday: Happy Mothers Day. No dance today. • Monday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities. • Tuesday: 9 a.m. Senior board of directors meeting; 9 a.m. -4 p.m. Daily activities; 11 a.m. Monthly senior center meeting; 1 p.m. Bingo and refreshments. • Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 […]

La Casa officials earmark grant money for improvements

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As officials at La Casa Family Health Center well know, some grants only begin to cover the expenses of a big project. Right now, though, La Casa is enjoying the news of a $766,880 award and just how far it’ll go toward a variety of improvements. Part of a […]

CASA seeking volunteers

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer With volunteer numbers dropping in the last five years, Family and Children Support Services is holding an art show and dinner to raise money to recruit and support people to speak for children in foster care. The local Court Appointed Special Advocates organization covers both Roosevelt and Curry counties. […]

La Casa set to receive stimulus money

Freedom New Mexico More than a dozen jobs are coming to a local health care provider through stimulus funds. La Casa is about to receive $294,533 of the $4.9 million the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is releasing to 15 New Mexico health care centers in Increased Demand for Services (IDS) grant funding. […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Anniversaries

Lopez Jake and Beatrice Lopez of Portales will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2009. The couple was married Jan. 12, 1959, in Las Vegas, NM. They have 6 children, 16 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. He is a maintenance supervisor for La Casa Family Health Center and currently a Roosevelt County Commissioner. She […]

Hospital board obstetrics measure fails on technicality

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A resolution presented and tabled at January’s Roosevelt General Hospital Board of Directors meeting that sought to authorize a study on adding obstetrics at the hospital died on a procedural error at the February meeting held Tuesday. After a contentious debate involving board members, staff, residents and others, a […]

2-8-08 It’s Their Job

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Name: Lupe Garcia Job: Patient advocate, La Casa Family Health Center Time on job: Three years Background: Graduated from Portales High School. Previously worked for Portales Schools and at various daycare centers before coming to La Casa. Job description: I do all the vital signs on patients and work them up and get them ready […]

September 12, 1996

• La Casa de Buena Salud, Inc. moved into there new facility located at 1515 West Fir. In addition to the new facility, La Casa combined with Public Health Services and Los Abuelitos Senior Center to consolidate into one location. • Members of the Chi Omega Sorority collected food donations that were given to the Community […]

Health fair on horizon

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer La Casa Family Health Center will host a public health fair Saturday. The fourth annual event will take place at 1515 West Fir. The 5K Run/Walk for your Health will kick off the festivities at 8 a.m. All other activities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., […]

Officials want more space

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt County commissioners discussed office space issues at the Department of Public Health and the county administrator’s office during their regular meeting Tuesday. Public Health Nurse Carol Morgan gave commissioners an update of her office’s activities and said high on her priority list is additional room in the office. The office is […]

Schools search for clinic solution

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales Municipal Schools is facing the challenge of re-establishing a desperately needed school-based health clinic, according to the school administrator. Portales schools have been without a clinic since late last month when La Casa Family Health Center discontinued its contract service with the New Mexico Department of Health. Now […]

Rejuvenated toys make gifts of joy

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Spending time to refurbish used toys throughout the year, Brenda Fenton says she hopes she’s helping to spread joy to area children and families who are in need, this holiday season. A secretary for the Portales Fire Department, Fenton stated that she has received calls for several years, asking […]

La Casa celebrating 30th anniversary

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Numerous activities are planned for La Casa Family Health Center’s fourth annual Health Care Center Celebration held this year in conjunction with its 30th anniversary in Portales. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the center. The center is hosting the event during […]

School supply programs sponsored

Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Several local businesses and organizations are holding back-to-school supply programs and drives so that families and children in need can be prepared for the upcoming school year. Jeanette Chavez, the director of marketing and public affairs at La Casa Family Health Center, said La Casa is giving out backpacks full […]