Local gamers use video games to cope with life

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Alisa Boswell Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series on the hobbies of area residents.

Families cope with separation

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Like many military spouses, Kelly Madden celebrated Christmas while her husband was deployed overseas. “My husband and I have been married for 2 1/2 years, and this is his first deployment,” she said. Madden’s husband is an airman from Cannon Air Force Base. Madden and her 14-month-old daughter went [...]

Woman earns independence

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BY Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Having autism has not stopped 29 year-old Portales resident Tabby Taylor from having a positive and upbeat outlook on life and she passes that on every day at her job. “I’ve done so good with my disability. I’m managing it real well,” Taylor said. Ever cheerful, Taylor holds down [...]

J.R. Schlenker proudly accepts pioneer award

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Mike Linn J.R. “Chick” Schlenker said he knows Portales, its nooks and crannies, its strengths and weaknesses. “I’ve been everywhere in this town except jail,” Schlenker boasted Saturday. This knowledge and his community efforts helped the 94-year-old Schlenker win this year’s Pioneer of the Year award. He was awarded the title at the Memorial Building [...]