Dec. 1, 1941

Funeral services were held for Emma Wollard, wife of the late pioneer physician Dr.

Resources available for wounded warriors

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance They are returning from combat in record numbers. With scars seen and unseen, wounded members of the armed services are making their way through hospitals, clinics and facilities from one side of the world to the other. Then they are on their journey through recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. The […]

TRICARE enhances autism services coverage

By Brian Smith: TriWest Healthcare Alliance Active duty military families now have access to expanded services for autistic children under TRICARE. A new set of behavioral and educational benefits — the Enhanced Access to Autism Services Demonstration benefit — allows eligible beneficiaries to see a new category of providers as part of the Extended Care […]

It’s Their Job: Mary Diaz-Rodriguez

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By Blake Downs: PNT Correspondent Job: Family Assistance Analyst at the Income Support Division of the New Mexico Human Services Department. Background: Diaz-Rodriguez is a Portales High School graduate and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in social work with an emphasis in psychology and a major in Spanish. Time on the job: Four years […]

VA services online

Air Force Link San Antonio — The Department of Veterans Affairs is offering a new online service, My HealtheVet, which is a gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to federal and VA benefits and resources, the Personal Health Journal and online VA prescription refill service. In […]

Honors: Charles Crane

Charles K. Crane with Crane Appraisals in Portales has been recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers for five years of membership with the organization. The ASFMRA represents nearly 2,500 agribusiness professionals in the United States and Canada who provide farm and ranch management, rural appraisal and appraisal review, and agricultural […]

It’s Their Job: Heather Christiansen

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By Chris Romero, PNT Correspondent Name: Heather ChristensenJob: Youth services librarian Portales Public LibraryBackground: Heather Christensen received a Bachelors in English at the University of Wyoming and then went on to the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign for a Masters in Library Science. She then spent several years at home raising children. Time on […]

KENW tower coming down this week

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the taller landmarks on the High Plains and easily the tallest in Portales is coming down. The 300-foot tower at the old KENW-TV studios will be taken apart this week by Advanced Tower Services of Albuquerque. Work began Tuesday and depending on the weather, the tower could […]

Local Brief May 28

Head Start accepting enrollment The Texas Migrant Council is accepting applications for enrollment in its summer program for children ages six weeks to 5 years old. There is no cost for services. To be eligible, children must be from migrant and seasonal farm worker families who meet income guidelines. The program emphasizes all areas of […]

Local Briefs, May 16, 2008

Democratic Women to meetRoosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday at noon, in the Conference Room at Roosevelt General Hospital.Van Robertson, Democratic Candidate for New Mexico House of Representatives District 67, will be the principal speaker. All Democrats are invited to attend. Records to be purged soonRecords are available at the Special Education […]

Religion Digest March 21, 2008

Church plans weekend services St. Helen Catholic Church will offer several special Holy Week and Easter services this weekend.Today, there will be a Stations of the Cross observance at 3 p.m. There will be a Good Friday Communion Service and Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. today. On Saturday, the church plans a special […]

Local Briefs March 18, 2008

AARP chapter to meetThe Portales AARP chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way.Steve North of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will give a program on the Newman Project.The public is welcome to attend. Town hall signup wrapping upRegistration for New Mexico First’s annual statewide town hall, […]

AFSOC announces 2008 services award winners

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. — Air Force Special Operations Command has announced the winners of the 2008 Services Awards, which recognize individuals and teams for excellence and ingenuity in their field. The following AFSOC winners will be submitted for competition at the Air Force level: Arts and Crafts Program of the Year — Hurlburt Field Arts […]

Retired officer wants to compile list of local veterans

By Sarah Meyer: Cannon Connections A retired U.S. Navy officer believes veterans should get more acknowledgment for their service. To that end, Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer and now director of the Retiree Activities Program at Cannon Air Force Base, hopes to compile a list of all veterans in a five-county area. “If […]

Senate bill seeks to justify ed co-ops

Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A Senate Memorial sponsored by Sen. Gay Kernan, R-Hobbs, promises to help small school districts in New Mexico. Senate Memorial 41 authorizes a study to verify the standing of Regional Education Cooperatives as “local educational agencies,” said Patti Harrelson, director of REC 6. The legal standing would help the regional […]

Local Briefs March 6

Senior transportation services hearing set There will be an older Americans Act Services Public Hearing regarding senior transportation services provided by the city of Portales Senior Citizens Center at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales Senior Citizens Center. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the services currently provided. Dairy Disaster […]

Vets list being formed

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A retired U.S. Navy officer hopes to compile a list of all veterans within a five-county area of eastern New Mexico to recognize and keep track of the people who have served their country in that region. Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer who now serves as director […]

2-13-08 Local Briefs

CSC to hold public hearing The Community Services Center in Portales will hold a public hearing at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the center’s senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide information regarding available services and identify the needs of senior citizens. Information: 356-8576. Commodity delivery canceled The […]

Hospital board ties feasibility study vote

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With the reorganization of the board at Roosevelt General Hospital an old argument reared its head Tuesday — the merits of offering obstetric services at the hospital. In the end, a discussion of more than two hours came down to a tie vote over whether to spend $28,000 on […]

Roosevelt General Hospital expands services offered

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt General Hospital has entered into a contract with the Speech and Language Clinic at Eastern New Mexico University in an effort to provide diagnostic and rehabilitative services for inpatient and outpatients. “They approached us with a very, very positive program,” Hospital Administrator James D’Agostino said during Tuesday’s RGH […]