Heartland takes care of minor issues

By Mike Linn and Tony Parra A government Web site that compares the quality of area nursing homes has been criticized for being too vague, poorly updated and sometimes displaying incorrect information. Officials say information on nursing homes displayed on the federal Medicare.gov Web site can be a useful starting tool for people researching nursing [...]

July 28 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays August 1-7 Heath Husted, Berlene Rogers, Gloria Carrasco and Roger Moore. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Bob Bird, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Creighton, Mr. and Mrs. Wes Fraze and Mr. and Mrs. Wade Jordan. Visitors The Thurmans recently had John Bailey, from Seaside, Ore., their daughter, Shirley [...]

Prudence is needed in robust housing market

By Randy Johnson Double, double, toil and trouble: Is there really a bubble? With apologies to Shakespeare, this is a good question. A bubble traditionally has been defined as a situation where the price of an object rises because of an expectation that it will keep rising, not because the rise is based upon fundamental [...]

July 6 Obituaries

Services Pending Karen Elrod, 40, of Portales, daughter of Bud and Barbara Miller, died Monday, July 5, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. Arrangements will be announced by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales. Funerals Today Guy R. Coleman — 2:30 p.m. at the home of Brian and Lisa Victor, 1788 CR 3 (off Highway 467 [...]

PHS book drive nets 1,200 items

By Michelle Seeber Portales High School students, under guidance of the student council, collected more than 1,200 books to give to young children who need reading material in their homes, Patsy Neely, a senior representative of Re:Learning New Mexico said Monday. The books will be distributed to children in grade schools and to hospitals, such [...]

Local TV special hears concerns from seniors

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Tony Parra The “Caring for Our Seniors” television program on KENW spurred a variety of calls from listeners on topics ranging from prescription-drug cost to nursing homes. Eastern New Mexico University’s Patrice Caldwell moderated the show, which lasted over an hour, with a panelist of experts answering callers’ questions. Caldwell said that according to the [...]

Motorcycle mom markets homes

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Name: Martie Dewbre Hiner Job: Sales Consultant at Portales Homes Supercenter Age (and birth date): 43 (Feb. 18, 1961). Hometown: Portales, raised in Morton, Texas. Family: Husband, Eddy Hiner; Children, Matt Turney (23), Chance Turney (20), Lindsey Turney (20). What do you think of Portales? “I love living in Portales. The people in Portales are [...]

Two fires burn area homes

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PNT Staff The Portales Fire Department reports no injuries but extensive damage to two homes that burned over the weekend. A single home on Saturday afternoon at 1704 New Mexico 236 was engulfed in flames and is no longer livable, Battalion Chief Darwin Chenault said. The home belonged to Jamie Banda Sr. Chenault said he [...]

Members prepare for Altrusa Home Tour

Tony Parra The Altrusa Home Tour will give people from the Portales community insight on home designs on Oct. 5. The Altrusa Home Tour will take place from 2-5 p.m. in five different houses. The Altrusa Club has hosted the annual tour for at least 31 years, according to Altrusa co-chairperson Frankye King. It is [...]

Gas line ruptured; residents evacuated

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Mike Linn Portales city officials evacuated several homes in a city neighborhood and stopped traffic in a four-block area Wednesday after an underground natural gas pipeline ruptured. The rupture split sections of a road and leaked an unknown amount of gas in the air, according to officials. The leak occurred at about 3 p.m. near [...]