TRICARE helps families face autism

By Brian P. Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance PHOENIX, ARIZ. — Autism delays the development of important life skills. Most people may take these social and communication skills for granted, but autism-related delays and problem behaviors usually start in infancy and can last a lifetime. Life is challenging not only for the diagnosed child, but for […]

Dress drive helps make prom affordable

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ty Caffrey is trying to help teenagers have the perfect prom, even if they can’t afford the high price tag. Caffrey organized a prom dress drive Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center and partnered with Clovis Community College and Life Choice. The drive provides area high school students with […]

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer

It’s their job: Victoria Payen

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Name: Victoria Payen Job: Customer service associate at the Movie Gallery Background: Payen was raised in the Portales area, where she attended a private school. She is currently a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, studying digital cinema arts. Time on job: One year What does your job entail? I check in movies and suggest […]

Grant helps city, county prepare for disaster

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer City of Portales and Roosevelt County personnel said they benefited from a federal grant for vulnerability assessments in Roosevelt County. The equipment and training purchased through grant monies will be used to form vulnerability assessments teams in Roosevelt County, said Keith Wattenbarger, Portales and Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director. […]

Training helps airmen become physician assistants

By Staff Sgt. Craig Seals, 27th SOW Public Affairs Is it possible to receive medical training to become a physician assistant and become a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force at the same time? For one airman at Cannon Air Force Base, not only is it possible, it’s now a reality. Airman 1st Class […]

Sometimes it’s good to remain anonymous

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico The Internet helps me make friends, but it’s helped me keep so many more. People move for jobs, school, or family reasons, and I’m one mouse click away from keeping the friendship going. Likewise, the Internet helps my friends keep up with me. There is Friend Type A, who […]

Expert: All stress not necessarily bad

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Work-place stress is an inevitable fact of life, and so Eastern New Mexico University’s counciling and career services department made it the subject of their first Lunch ‘n Learn workshop of the semester Tuesday morning. “I hope that (participants) walk away with some actual techniques to cope with stress […]

Military service may be difficut, but not in vain

By Wendy Franklin December 7th is here, and each one of us should take a moment to reflect and give thanks to those of our grandfather’s generation who served America during the second World War. Especially those of us fortunate enough to be a part of today’s military. We all endure hardships today, but not […]

A helping hand from ‘Pa-Pa’

Ted Mudgett, a retired Tech Sgt. has raised more than $5,000 to support welfare efforts for troops in Iraq on rest and relaxation in Qatar. Greg Allen Retired Airman garners local support, helps granddaughter help troops Air Force Capt. Joy Tredway’s job of running Army Morale Welfare and Recreation sites in Qatar and 26 other […]