Nursing home receives five-star rating

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Argen Duncan Heartland Continuing Care has earned the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. According to the Medicare website, the center has rated six nursing homes within a 50-mile radius of Portales, and Heartland is the only one with the five-star rating. Health inspections, quality measures and staffing factor into the […]

Congress should butt out on movie ratings

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Mid-term elections are still about four months away, but I’ve got all the advice you’ll ever need. Elect them all back. Elect them all back because it’s evident that every major problem facing the United States today has been solved. Wait, what’s that you say? Your problems still exist? My […]

Portales High band superior

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor They sound great, and now they have the rating to prove it. The Portales High School marching band came away with a “One” or superior rating at the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Association District Marching Band Festival Tuesday at the Bulldog Bowl in Artesia. Bands are rated on a […]

Feb. 27 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Choir competition Congratulations to the following choir students who recently participated in the Southeastern District Vocal Solo and Ensemble Competition. These students all received a superior rating at the festival;  Kaitlyn Stratton and Sarah Sutton both received “1″s for solos. Hannah Stroud, Natalie Salas, and Tatiana Torres also received a superior rating […]

Portales schools fail state standards

Staff and Wire Reports SANTA FE — Two-thirds of New Mexico’s schools met basic requirements for student performance and participation under a new federally mandated system for rating schools. None of Portales’ eight public schools reached the goal of making adequate yearly progress (AYP) under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The 2004 school […]

Movies can be predictable

By Kevin Wilson I saw “Spiderman 2” two weekends ago, and I could spend thousands of words elaborating on it. Instead, I’ll just give you this paragraph. Read Roger Ebert’s review of the movie. I agree with everything he said, and he has a Pulitzer Prize that says he’s better at writing than I am. […]

Newspaper ratings would give readers a choice

Bob Huber If you’re watching TV these days, you’re in good hands, because television now has rated shows just like the movies. But the ratings are a little different. Among others, they have “R,” “PG-14”and “NR.” • R stands for Raunchy. You can tell it’s wicked, because parts that caused the R rating have been […]