TRICARE offers travel tips

By Brian P. Smith TriWest Healthcare Alliance Whether you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is here to keep you medically covered. Take a few steps now to help make sure your coverage remains constant during your travels. Keep DEERS ppdated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting […]

Portal offers new secure network tool similar to Facebook

By Tech. Sgt. Phyllis Hanson: Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs WASHINGTON — Air Force Portal Web designers are keeping up with the Web 2.0 era by offering portal users a new means to engage in professional communications in a secure social media environment. After initial tests among some 7,000 users in the Air […]

RGH’s cardio unit aids in recovery

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital offers people who have had a cardiac incident or cardiac surgery a way to recover. “We’re doing everything we can to offer services to the Portales community,” RGH Director of Rehab Services Danny Justus said. “One of the services is the cardiac rehab.” Once a patient […]

Military OneSource offers free tax filing

By Elaine Wilson: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials encourage military families to once again take advantage of the free electronic tax filing services offered through Military OneSource. People can access the H&R Block at Home program by going to Military OneSource at http://www.militaryonesource.com/ and clicking on “Tax Filing Services.” More than […]

Business feature: Musician offers local artists recording services

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PNT staff reports Jake Jones said the S.L. in S.L. Studios is short for “Smiling out Loud,” which was the idea of his wife, Josie. Jones has owned the home recording studio for several years. He has been a musician since he was 6 years old, and he always wanted to play, write and record […]

Business feature: Store offers specialty fashion items

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PNT staff reports Sheila’s Classy to Whimsy Ladies Apparel has been in Portales seven years. The store offers clothing, jewelry and other fashion needs. Sheila Hays has lived in Portales all of her life . “I know my customers and I get to visit with them,” Hays said. “That is the advantage of being in […]

Children’s book creator offers lessons for all

Freedom New Mexico We don’t recommend a lot of books in this space, particularly when the book is about fictional mice. Then again, not many children’s book characters teach so much about liberty. “Indy-Pindy The Liberty Mouse,” the creation of Farwell libertarian blogger Kent McManigal, takes his readers on a journey full of challenging, real-life […]

Anheuser-Busch offers free theme park admission

American Forces Press Service RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — A tribute program that has provided free admission to SeaWorld and Busch Gardens for more than 4 million members of U.S. and coalition armed forces and their families has been extended through 2010. “Here’s to the Heroes,” a program sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, was launched in […]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]

Business feature: Gas station offers full service experience

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PNT staff It might be cold outside, but Doyle Onstott braves the elements in order to serve his customers. Onstott has been running South Sea Full Service Station for 24 years. C&S Inc. owns the station and provides supplies to Onstott, who manages the business. Onstott got into the business by accident. His uncle and […]

Business feature: Cosmetologist offers traveling service

Amanda Kaberlein’s business AmandaKure Salon offers some of the usual and something unusual. Kaberlein is also a traveling cosmetologist. If a customer can’t make it to salon, she goes to the customer. “When I was at school we knew a lot of people who couldn’t go to the beauty salon on a regular basis,” Kaberlein […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are just a few of the activities available at Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch. Kenneth Davis said he’s been growing pumpkins for 21 years. In years past, he opened up the […]

Squadron offers tips to lower utility bills

By 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron October is Energy Awareness Month and the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron offers these no-cost/low-cost tips on how to reduce household utility bills.

Festival offers quilted ‘eye candy’

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By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Nell Hardin of Arch has pieced together 28 quilts for her 28 great grandchildren since January 2008. With another great grandchild on the way, she says she’ll have to make another quilt. Hardin is one of the more than 50 quilters and quilting groups displaying and competing with about […]

Web site offers help for families in transition

By Fred W. Baker III: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Sixteen-year-old Robyn Lutzkanin loves the military. As a military child, she said she has moved often and enjoys seeing new places and meeting new people. “It really opens your eyes up to the world,” Lutzkanin added. But she admited to dreading the transition of […]

Panel offers health care reform opinions

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Local health care experts offered their take on health care reform Thursday and no one offered any easy or simple answers. Roosevelt General Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino, La Casa Health Center CEO Seferino Montano, ENMU economics professor Michael Snipes and Chris Simons, an insurance executive from Artesia, offered their […]

TRICARE offers free exams

By Tyler Patterson: TriWest Healthcare Alliance The life you save might be your friend’s, your father’s, your son’s or even your own. When it comes to prostate and colon cancer, the most effective treatment is early detection — and that makes regular screening a key component of your personal wellness roadmap. According to the National […]

Former teacher offers back to school tips

By Joan Clayton: Local columnist It’s back to school. Where did the summer go? When I pass by a school and see teachers getting ready, I wish I could do it all again. I become nostalgic when I see a school bus go by. My students have grown up and still remember me, and that […]

Lunch program offers education, raffle

Carol Calderon, Nutrition Educator with the Roosevelt County Extention Service, is set to teach free nutrition education to children and parents participating in the La Casa Family Health Center Summer Lunch Program from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at City Park.

Farmers markets offers fresh produce, conversation

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Some come for the money, some come for the camaraderie. Naturally, many vendors are actually drawn by both to farmers markets in Clovis and Portales, which are just now gaining momentum for the summer season. The customers also are enticed by social aspects of the marketplace, but also by […]