Getting to know: Retiree devotes time to Dream Center

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Gail Keener, 68, is a resident of Pep who regularly drives 25 miles to Portales for work with the Dream Center. The main task for that charitable group right now is to erect a new building for itself, at 222 N. Main. The old structure’s roof was torn off by high winds in April. The [...]

Dream Center loses roof in high winds

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer The Portales Dream Center will be closed temporarily after high winds peeled the sheet-metal roof off the building Monday afternoon. Dream Center volunteer Gail Keener said the center will be closed about a week until a temporary cover is in place. The inner ceiling remains intact, she said. Keener [...]

Friends, breakfast part of Newmans’ routine

By Kevin Wilson Those who knew Odis and Doris Newman well said the longtime Portales couple had a routine life they loved. Part of that routine was fishing at Oasis State Park and Conchas Lake, part of it was playing games at the Senior Citizens Center. Before most Portales residents had started their days, the [...]

Residents outraged over commodities

Mike Linn Residents of south Roosevelt County are upset about a new commodity program, claiming portions of the food distributed last week were rotten and inedible. “The squash they sent was absolutely ridiculous — it was ruined. It was not edible,” said Mavis Carmichael of Garrison. “And I cooked the turkey because I didn’t want [...]