Sept. 2 Obituaries

Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89 Elsie Elizabeth Borden, 89, of Hobbs, died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004, at the Hobbs Health Care. She was born on Oct. 30, 1916, in Portales. She married E.M. “Buzz” Borden Jr. on April 27, 1933. Family members said she was a member of the Church of Christ for over 70 years. […]

La Casa celebration set for Saturday

By Tony Parra The Second Annual La Casa Family Health Center Celebration will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Casa Family Health Center officials said the purpose of the health center celebration is to take time out for its customers. “We’ve been here for over 28 years,” Jeanette Chavez, La […]

City lawyers looking at language of grant

By Tony Parra The Portales Health Council was able to receive a $30,000 grant to be able to implement a program to help with health issues in Portales. But there’s a catch. City attorneys are looking into the logistics of the agreement for the award to avoid being hit by possible penalties and sanctions in […]

Council wishing for more wells

By Tony Parra City councilors selected Smith Engineering Company from Roswell to provide construction services for Blackwater well improvement on Tuesday. The contract agreement calls for installing pumps into existing irrigation wells and installing water pipelines from the wells to the existing water mains, known as Black Water Well Field Improvements. It is a step […]

Local pharmacists concerned about international prescription drugs

By Michelle Seeber Pharmacists in Portales are concerned about support for legalizing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada and Europe. Dick Haverland, pharmacist at C.J.’s Pill Box Pharmacy, said his main concern was guaranteeing the purity of medications and ensuring they wouldn’t be forgeries. “(Verification is) pretty hard to do over the internet,” Haverland said. “If […]

Obits April 9

By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com Health experts from around Roosevelt County weighed in with their tips for maintaining good health during National Public Health Week, which ends on Sunday. Portales nutrition experts said no matter what age the individual is, a good diet is vital to keep them from dragging through the day. […]

Health experts offer proper eating advice

Tony Parra Health experts from around Roosevelt County weighed in with their tips for maintaining good health during National Public Health Week, which ends on Sunday. Portales nutrition experts said no matter what age the individual is, a good diet is vital to keep them from dragging through the day. They added that parents need […]

National health week aims for awareness

Tony Parra Roosevelt County public health experts are trying to get the word out on health awareness during National Health Week. Mayor Orlando Ortega has proclaimed that the county recognizes this week as National Health Week. The proclamation defines the week as providing the opportunity for public and public health professionals to acknowledge successes in […]

Officials doubt exposure to rabies

Kevin Wilson State health officials say a few Eastern New Mexico University students may have been exposed to rabies last week, but it’s unlikely any will become the state’s first reported human case in 48 years. Dr. Paul Ettestad, a public health veterinarian with the New Mexico Department of Health, said he was notified of […]

A chance to become health aware at fair

Michelle Seeber A father, Casey Najera of Clovis, held his baby in his arms as he listened to information about parenting. He was at the Health Fair held by the Clovis News Journal on Saturday at 21st and Prince Street, where more than 50 groups represented health awareness. “I’ve learned a lot of stuff today […]