McGee: Father’s advice helps with chat

Tomorrow marks a new year: 2012. It means different things to different people. For instance, I was chatting recently with my youngest daughter. She and her husband were pondering moving to the big city, getting away from their small town in West Virginia. “We want to be in a safe place, you know, for 2012,” […]

Program helps locate dementia patients

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Alisa Boswell There was silence as Portales Police Department Animal Control Sgt. Wally Chambers focused on static coming from a radio in his hand. Chambers was participating in an exercise to find people suffering from dementia who are lost. Project Lifesaver is a program that trains first-responders to locate people with the disease who wander […]

My turn: A little prayer always helps

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You’ve heard the saying, “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” But what if you buy a lemon?” I’ve been shopping for a good used car. This experience reminds me of when a car of mine was totaled by a drunken driver who rear-ended me in 1999. My insurance company only reimbursed me for the […]

Their view: Program helps turn veterans into ranchers

John Crabtree of the Center for Rural Affairs offers his view on a program that would help veterans become farmers and ranchers.

My turn: Dog helps disposing scraps

Argen Duncan When I acquired a dog in March, I was pleased he didn’t beg. When I ate or cooked, Caesar slept or watched me. Then came the night of the Fateful Bread Bite. While snacking on bread in the kitchen — by which I mean “corner of the living room with appliances” — I […]

ENMRSH helps families dealing with autism

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Saul Duenas’ favorite subject at James Bickley Elementary is mathematics and he enjoys Mexican guitar music. When he grows up, he wants to be a restaurant manager like his father. But last week, he wanted to be a singer or a dentist. In essence, people around him say, Saul is just like any other 10-year-old […]

Cycle helps Hounds turn back USW

Freedom New Mexico HOBBS — Senior left fielder Kevin Thompson hit for the cycle, including one of four Eastern New Mexico University home runs, as the Greyhounds got past University of the Southwest 13-8 in a non-conference baseball game Tuesday. Thompson, who raised his batting average for the spring to .301, went 4-for-5 with a […]

Switch to zone helps Elida win Class B crown

Incarnate junior helps push Cards past Zias

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico

Helps to get in tune with people

Karl Terry Before the days of digital radios the device had to be tuned in precisely to the station or what you heard didn’t sound right. As fast as our lives are these days sometimes big parts are out of tune. I got to thinking about this the other day when a co-worker came in […]

My turn: Fettuccine helps bonding with sister-in-law

Argen Duncan My sister-in-law, Ashley, and I seem to be developing a fettuccine tradition. Over the holidays the last two years, we’ve made chicken-vegetable fettuccine Alfredo together. It wasn’t planned either year. With Ashley and Eric being married less than a year and us living far apart and being busy, I’m still getting to know […]

Community helps spread Christmas cheer at children’s homes

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By Alisa Boswell: PNT staff writer A day at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales is almost like any other family household. There is the daily routine of the children going to school, coming home and doing chores and homework. But during the holidays, family takes on a special meaning with lots of […]

Story helps put modern problems in perspective

Glenda Price Times were hard. In desperation, George decided to gather a herd of cattle and head west with them — to California. This was in the 1850s, and folks in Texas had heard talk that gold miners in California (the 49ers) were a great market for beef. George and his wife, Inez, had been […]

My Turn: Teacher helps shy child blossom

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I’ve had my share of good and bad teachers. I was so shy as a child that connections came in small, random ways. I was not the teacher’s pet bringing apples. It was the small things, like in third grade, when Mrs. Lee pulled me into the hallway one morning, concerned because I arrived on […]

Software helps find online predators

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Sharna Johnson It’s not the casual downloader they are targeting, or even the occasional person who blunders into dangerous territory on a peer-to-peer network. Instead they are hunting those who intentionally seek and collect or share child pornography. Using specially designed software based on geographical location, quantity and frequency, among other factors, they target users […]

Press release: Bingaman helps write defense bill that supports Cannon

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman is helping to write key defense legislation that strongly supports New Mexico’s military installations and Sandia and Los Alamos national laboratories. At Bingaman’s urging, the bill also contains a provision requiring the Air Force to report to Congress on the magnitude of the fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force […]

Dress drive helps make prom affordable

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Ty Caffrey is trying to help teenagers have the perfect prom, even if they can’t afford the high price tag. Caffrey organized a prom dress drive Saturday at Matt 25 Hope Center and partnered with Clovis Community College and Life Choice. The drive provides area high school students with […]

Portales native helps separate conjoined twins

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer

It’s their job: Victoria Payen

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Name: Victoria Payen Job: Customer service associate at the Movie Gallery Background: Payen was raised in the Portales area, where she attended a private school. She is currently a junior at Eastern New Mexico University, studying digital cinema arts. Time on job: One year What does your job entail? I check in movies and suggest […]

Grant helps city, county prepare for disaster

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer City of Portales and Roosevelt County personnel said they benefited from a federal grant for vulnerability assessments in Roosevelt County. The equipment and training purchased through grant monies will be used to form vulnerability assessments teams in Roosevelt County, said Keith Wattenbarger, Portales and Roosevelt County Emergency Management Director. […]