Budding talent

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Two Portales residents connected across generations to contribute to the Roosevelt County Fair flower show this year. Jacqualyn Flores, 7, was feeling down because her brother and sister were showing animals in the fair, but she had nothing to enter. “So I told her she was going to be learning how to make arrangements with […]

Military mama: Take care with online life

We live our lives online these days. Between social networking and Skype with our loved ones, the military spouse is often well-connected. There’s a lot of information readily available when we are in need of resources. But we do also need to be mindful of how much and what kind of information we are making […]

ENMU connects to state supercomputer

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Eastern New Mexico University connected with the state’s Supercomputing Center Monday in a demonstration the governor attended via the Internet. The demonstration was held in the computer center on campus, which was digitally connected with eight other universities and colleges in the state and to the governor’s cabinet room. […]

VA not ready to back disabled pay

By Tom Philpott: Military update Monthly compensation the Department of Veterans Affairs pays to veterans with service-connected disabilities is intended to replace average earnings loss due to injuries or ailments. But should VA also pay disabled veterans something extra for diminished quality of life? Two prominent commissions in 2007 said it should. Last week, however, […]

VA health enrollment will increase

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist An estimated 258,000 middle-income veterans with no service-connected health conditions will be allowed by late June to enroll in the VA health care system.

People always make our fair a success

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Fair Board President Tim Allison stopped his chores in the dairy and beef barn Friday night to chase me down as I strolled through with camera at the ready. He said he appreciated the coverage the PNT had given the fair but I think more importantly he wanted to […]

Team names should be connected to location

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico I root for a pair of trousers. I’m not that much different from other sports fans, whether they like the New York Knicks or some other team. It’s all laundry by the time you’re done. Players come and players go. Owners buy and sell teams. Stadiums are built, and […]