Military feature: Program educates children about deployments

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Jared Tucker The children of Cannon Air Force Base took a walk in their parents’ shoes when the base held its second Operation Kids Understanding Deployment Operations (KUDOS) on July 16. KUDOS is designed to help military kids better understand what their parents go through during deployment, according to Tech. Sgt. Miguel Cruz. “The most […]

It’s their job — July 13

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Ashlee Howard is a secretary at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. She said she has been working there for two years as part of a work-study program at Eastern New Mexico University. She answers phones, helps with a variety of events and said computer and people skills are important.

Energy assistance program latest boondoggle

Freedom New Mexico Even as the federal government continues its grandiose mission of redistributing your tax money, we continue to learn how unaccountable its corrupt system already is. The Government Accounting Office, which monitors how Washington manages tax money, has uncovered yet another expensive boondoggle amid the well-intentioned federal giveaway of billions of dollars, this […]

Reader submitted content: More than $1,800 raised at 10K run/walk

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Donita Privett Seventy-one runners and walkers raised more than $1,800 at the 10th Annual Heritage Days 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run, hosted by the Portales MainStreet Program and sponsored by Burger King on Saturday. Runners and walkers met at the newly restored and renovated Yam Theater at 219 S. Main St. Participants received a t-shirt, […]

Meal program has openings

Freedom New Mexico The Home Delivered Meals Program at the Community Services Center has openings for homebound people age 60 or older, according to a news release from the Community Services Center. To qualify, individuals must receive a home assessment and approval. Meal recipients don’t have to have low incomes, according to the release. Meals […]

Cattle growers wary of livestock ID program

By Argen Duncan If the discussion is a system to trace diseases in cattle, New Mexico already has a sufficient system in place, members of the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association said. The group covered several topics at its southeast regional meeting Tuesday night at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. According to information from the Cattle […]

Public record — June 8

Recent Magistrate Court cases, according to court documents: June 3 Abel Munoz-Solis, age unknown, pled guilty to DWI (second offense), Driving on a suspended/revoked license, open container, no registration, no insurance and tail lamps violation. Sentenced to 364 days in jail with 360 suspended leaving four days to serve; two years supervised probation; must attend […]

Library kicking off summer reading program

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and adults alike can dive into books, and rewards, this summer with Portales Public Library’s water-themed summer reading programs. The library has separate programs for adults, sixth- through 12th-graders and children younger than sixth-grade. “I think the benefit for the kids is it keeps them reading over the […]

Military feature: Air Force program promotes youth wellness

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico More than 100 youth are participating in an Air Force wellness program at Cannon Air Force Base. FitFactor is a program that promotes being active and healthy by utilizing a website where participants can log time for activities done and earn points. Participants earn points to earn prizes. The […]

Portales MainStreet selected for pilot program

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales MainStreet is entering a program to support small business and serve as a model for that program. Portales MainStreet has been selected to serve as a model in creating a New Mexico MainStreet entrepreneur development initiative, according to the Associated Press. “We’re going to be creating an environment […]

Teen Court program focuses on alcohol prevention

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Alcohol prevention is not a stranger in Roosevelt and Curry Counties. Both areas have programs in place to help children stay away from alcohol so they don’t head down that path. Teen Court programs in both cities focus on prevention. Even though April is alcohol awareness month, experts say […]

Teen program makes way to eastern New Mexico

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Dallas Jessup knew she would be helping her classmates at her Portland Ore., high school when she made a film about self defense. What she didn’t know is that the film would grow into a world-wide non-profit organization now credited for starting a revolution. The film teaches self-defense techniques. Jessup, 18, said when she was […]

Cake decorating featured on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative living Information on making bias strip cording, “upcycled” accessories and cake decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Pam Damour of The Decorating Diva will show how to make continuous bias strips and turn them into perfect welt cords, and then show […]

Art program will give at-risk youth chance to paint

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico A local non-profit group has plans to help prevent gangs in Clovis and Portales through art. Artists of America of New Mexico is working to launch a new afterschool and weekend program called Windows on the World, which will target middle school and high school age youth who are […]

A lifetime of riding

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Wendy Toombs of Roosevelt County has gone from a child insisting on pony rides to a woman who finds peace and challenge working with horses. The horseback riding instructor recently earned a denim jacket for logging 750 hours in the saddle of a registered quarter horse over several years […]

Vote on education program needed soon

Freedom New Mexico Arne Duncan, President Barack Obama’s education secretary (a position that shouldn’t exist at the federal level, but is hardly likely to be abolished), has been somewhat less the tool of the education establishment and teachers unions than might have been expected. He has pushed for higher standards in testing regimens and more […]

Dora entrepreneurship program teaches students to start business

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eight Dora High School students are in business. A youth entrepreneurship training program called Biz-Ed Ventures, which offers a grant to start a new business, offered a seminar on starting a business from the ground up in Dora recently. “You’re learning how to run your own business someday,” Ashley […]

Mayoral candidate profile: Dennis Lopez

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Name: Dennis Lopez Birth date: Oct. 12, 1968 Profession: Mental Health Resources program director for supported employment Years in Portales: 35 If you’d like to ask him some questions: 607-6615 and lopezdennis2001@yahoo.com

Flower care featured topic on program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a four-diamond roman shade, caring for flowers and learning how to cope will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Terrell Sundermann is going to demonstrate making a “four diamond roman shade,” which she says is the most-requested design she […]

‘Adopt an Air Commando’ program to launch

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Clovis/Curry County and the Roosevelt County chambers of commerce are teaming up with Cannon Air Force Base personnel to kick off a new program Friday — “Adopt an Air Commando.” Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce said the program is a cooperative effort between Clovis, Portales and Cannon leadership […]