Program helps diabetics adjust

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Cooking healthier and planning well-balanced meals are the force behind the annual Kitchen Creations cooking class that began on Monday. “It’s (the class) for diabetics and their families and caregivers,” said Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County home economist. According to the American Diabetes Association, 7 percent of the population in […]

School board focuses on students’ health

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer The health of the Portales students was the focus of school board members on Monday night as they dealt with mental health, physical health and nutrition. Shirley Chatterton, food service director, said breakfast will be offered to all students of four schools in the district: Brown Elementary, Steiner Elementary, James […]

United Way campaign extends past deadline

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County United Way board members are still working on this year’s fund-raising campaign, according to a press release from Erinn Burch, executive director of Curry and Roosevelt County United Way branches. Burch reported the RCUW has raised $44,984, about 75 percent of the goal of $60,000. RCUW had collected $34,019 in […]

License vote coming Tuesday

PNT Staff Portales citizens will have a choice on Tuesday as to whether or not more restaurants in the city will be allowed to serve a glass of beer or wine with a meal. If Portales voters approve the measure, the Alcohol and Gaming Division of the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department can begin […]

Every election has its importance

By Jim Lee Those of us in this community who have remained reasonably close to consciousness realize an election will take place in November. But how many of us know about the one this Tuesday? Registered Portales citizens need to vote on this week’s alcohol issue. When I did my informal poll, I discovered that […]

Obits April 9

By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Health experts from around Roosevelt County weighed in with their tips for maintaining good health during National Public Health Week, which ends on Sunday. Portales nutrition experts said no matter what age the individual is, a good diet is vital to keep them from dragging through the day. […]

Health experts offer proper eating advice

Tony Parra Health experts from around Roosevelt County weighed in with their tips for maintaining good health during National Public Health Week, which ends on Sunday. Portales nutrition experts said no matter what age the individual is, a good diet is vital to keep them from dragging through the day. They added that parents need […]

Churches to serve free Thanksgiving dinner

Helena Rodriguez Central Christian and St. Helen Catholic Church have joined forces to host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building. Organizers say the traditional Thanksgiving meal is not only being served for the needy and home-bound. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, […]

Portales school district to offer free lunches this summer

By Mike Linn The Portales school district will offer free lunches to youngsters at several school locations this summer and will be reimbursed by federal funds at summer’s end. Anyone under 18 can eat free and adults pay $2 for the meals, funded in part because Portales is classified as a low-income community, food service […]