Gardels completes cancer documentary

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Kevin Gardels not only served as director and producer of a documentary on cancer, he also shared his own story as cancer survivor on the video. Gardels, graduate student in communication at Eastern New Mexico University, recently completed the video documentary, “Cancer: A Survivor’s Story,” as a special project [...]

Local officials react to meth documentary

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer It wasn’t like reefer madness in the 1960s, when officials tried to scare people away from using drugs. This was the real deal. That’s what Jennifer Lockwood, a licensed mental health counselor with Mental Health Resources in Portales said on Thursday night after watching, “Crystal Darkness,” a 30-minute, commercial-free [...]

Meth documentary airs statewide tonight

Freedom New Mexico staff “Crystal Darkness,” a documentary campaign on the abuse of methamphetamines, will air at 6:30 p.m. tonight on multiple televisions throughout New Mexico.

Meth documentary to air tonight

A 30-minute documentary, “Crystal Darkness,” will air statewide at 6:30 p.m. today. The documentary can be seen in Portales on KOB-TV, channel 4. It features stories from New Mexico methamphetamine users and their families and is being localized in various regions. “The Crystal Darkness” campaign began in January in Reno, Nev., by a nonprofit organization [...]

Man to produce documentary on meth

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series dealing with the effects of methamphetamine addiction and its growing impact on local communities. Paul Hunton wants people who watch his video documentary to walk away disgusted. And if they don’t, “Then something is wrong with them.” Hunton, a 2006 [...]

Documentary to focus on hope

By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Cancer survivor Kevin Gardels is working to turn his experience with cancer into one that will help others struggling with the disease. “It changes your outlook if you have some kind of hope and empathy,” Gardels said. Gardels, who is pursuing a masters degree in religion at Eastern New [...]

Author of dog tales visits ENMU

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A pint-sized dog that captured the hearts of the World War II generation has wiggled her way into a connection with Portales and Eastern New Mexico University. Bill Wynne, author of the book “Yorkie Doodle Dandy” about a Yorkshire Terrier named Smoky that Wynne trained while overseas in World [...]

Oct. 27 Local Briefs

Class of 1966 reunion meeting set There will be a meeting to organize the reunion for the Portales High School class of 1966 at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Mark’s Restaurant in Portales. Anyone from the class is welcome to attend. For more information contact Sue Gray at 760-1984. Documentary wins Emmy A 30-minute documentary [...]

Lights, camera, education for Faith Triumphant students

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By Laurie Stone The Faith Triumphant Christian School is adding more action to its arts program this year —action preceded by the words “lights” and “camera.” Besides its drama and music classes, a film class is in the works for the school’s Friday arts schedule. The film class will enable students to enlarge their academic [...]

Sept. 12 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly School pictures are scheduled for Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Order forms went home with students this week. Parents, please return the order form with payment to the office by Friday. We will be having an athletics fundraiser in the very near future — be watching for details. Arts programs Students at [...]