Shoutouts — Nov. 13

Curry County volunteers honored A dinner was held on Nov. 4 to recognize all the volunteers in Curry County for their service and to award the volunteer who contributed the most time. Approximately 150 people attended, representing the volunteer stations and Senior Centers where they volunteer to help improve out community and five elementary schools […]

Their view: Behavioral health centers benefit bullied students

Behavioral health centers benefit bullied students Here’s a snippet from a New Mexico Department of Health news release about school bullying:

Government stifles prosperity

By Tibor Machan: Freedom columnist At this time when most people are clamoring for economic revival, the major debate centers around how it could be achieved. One side, mainly the current administration and its supporters in the academy, believe in some variety of stimulus initiated by the federal government — funneling funds (taken from taxes […]

McGee: I’m OK with going global

We might as well get used to customer service centers from the other side of the planet. I have this feeling we’re going to being dealing with them for more and more stuff. You’re familiar with what I’m talking about, right? Something goes on the fritz with some modern day electronic doomaflatchit, you call customer […]

Cannon expanding child development centers

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Cannon Air Force Base is expecting a lot of families, and it’s expecting a lot of kids in tow. Base officials are hoping a pair of construction projects will provide enough to house more than 300 children between two facilities. Currently, the two centers, the Chavez Child Development Center […]

RGH receives trauma designation

Staff and wire reports SANTA FE – Health Secretary Dr. Alfredo Vigil announced Wednesday that the New Mexico Department of Health has designated three hospitals as new trauma centers in the state: Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, Gerald Champion Medical Center in Alamogordo and Carlsbad Medical Center in Carlsbad. With the addition of these hospitals, […]

Passage of Bond A seems likely

Freedom Newspapers With 54 percent of precincts reporting on Tuesday, 61 percent of New Mexico voters favored providing $16 million to benefit senior citizen centers across the state. Bond A would fund projects at dozens of senior centers, including some in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties. Portales’ senior center had the most to gain, with […]

Same freedoms should apply to all Americans

Editorial A recent New York Times front-page article, “Religion Trumps Regulation As Legal Exemptions Grow,” the first in a series on the topic, raised the following question: Why are religious organizations increasingly exempt from the rules businesses and many other organizations must follow? The Times focused on two Alabama day-care centers. “At any moment, state […]

Day-care shortage hits eastern New Mexico hard

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Emotional mothers desperate for child-care pleaded with Christy Masterson on a daily basis. “I was flooded with calls. I would get phone calls from people crying that they did not have day-care,” Masterson said. The former home child-care provider turned down lots of families seeking her service. She just didn’t […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving, other holidays while you can

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer I definitely enjoy my time with family and friends so they can enjoy my insults and wise cracks about them. But not everybody gets time off from their jobs to give guys like me their undivided attention and listen to the insults carefully. (Don’t worry I get the insults from […]