Getting to know: Pink lady has 5,000 hours of service

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Madeen Casey, 87, has volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary, perhaps better know as “pink ladies,” for the past 24 years. Casey and her husband, Verlin, who has since passed on, raised three daughters. Two, Doniece Morgan and Phyllis Dever, live in Clovis while another, Patricia Tivis, resides in Roswell. Casey, who is a member of […]

Getting to know: Leroy Thomas

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Leroy Thomas is a Portales resident and owner of The Print Shop.With his wife, Gaynelle, Thomas cooks and delivers lunch for Habitat for Humanity construction volunteers about once a month and works with Meals on Wheels. He also is a member of the Portales Rotary Club and the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home board of […]

La Casa officials earmark grant money for improvements

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By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer As officials at La Casa Family Health Center well know, some grants only begin to cover the expenses of a big project. Right now, though, La Casa is enjoying the news of a $766,880 award and just how far it’ll go toward a variety of improvements. Part of a […]

Getting to know: Portales youth fiddler at fest

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Thirteen-year-old Coby Carter has been

City administrators: Stimulus paperwork complicate process

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico City and county administrations know all about needing a little extra dough. So, sure, when the federal government invited proposals for ways to spend stimulus money, grant writers in eastern New Mexico scrambled to get in line. But while the creation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — […]

Getting to know: Josh McVey

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How long have you been in the ministry? I have been in the youth ministry for seven years; three of those years have been here at Central Christian. What is a typical day for you? My mornings are usually spent in the office working on the computer. I do a lot of marketing, advertising and […]

‘Pay and benefit’ stocking stuffers

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist Readers familiar with this column know it typically focuses on a single news development affecting a lot of military people or veterans. The strength of that approach is that a critical issue can be covered pretty well. Sometimes, however, there are waves of news requiring a roundup approach. In the […]

Five things you might not know about …

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico

Military deserve our thanks

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist In a time of national crisis, you have always given your all. Your lives have been interrupted. You have been separated from your loved ones. Who among us can know your pain, your loneliness, and your willingness to fight for freedom? You have your life before you, yet you […]

Self preservation: Some are residents can their own fruits and vegetables

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Lillie Belle Toombs likes to know what goes into her canned food. Toombs, who lives in the Pep community, cans her vegetables and fruits each year in October. She said she was taught by her mother when she was 17 years old. “It’s become a tradition. I like to […]

Worry is train ride to nowhere

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Did you know there are 8,910 promises in the Bible? Those promises cover every circumstance you will ever encounter. Yet, why are there so many books about stress and how to deal with it? Uncontrolled emotions cause chemical changes in the body that lead to illness and disease. Worry […]

Oct. 2, 1951

Brank’s Comedians Tent Theatre was scheduled to perform “What Mothers Don’t Know” at Auspices American Legion, charging 50 cents for adults and 9 cents for children.

There’s always a time for wining

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist You probably know by now that I am Italian, and I occasionally enjoy a good glass of wine. While I am not a professional wine connoisseur, I am going to share some basic tips, to help you pick a good bottle of wine, that my grandpa back in Italy has […]

RGH putting focus on patient

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Mickey Winfield Roosevelt General Hospital wants to know how they’re doing — not with surgery and checkups, but with smiles and customer service. Like mixing unpleasant but necessary cough syrup with a flavored compound to help it go down easier, hospital administrators want to provide their medical care with a heavy dose of excellent customer […]

Demand a strong influence on gas prices

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico To promote the Philadelphia 76ers making the NBA playoffs, a Philadelphia gas station offered gas for 76 cents a gallon. The promotion started at noon Friday, and cars lined the block as early as 6:30 a.m. You know, I like cheap gas as much as anybody else, but you […]

Vets list being formed

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A retired U.S. Navy officer hopes to compile a list of all veterans within a five-county area of eastern New Mexico to recognize and keep track of the people who have served their country in that region. Richard Robertson, a retired chief petty officer who now serves as director […]

Relayers ready to rock

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By Mickey Winfield, Freedom New Mexico The theme for the American Cancer Society’s 2008 Relay for Life in Portales is, “Relay like a Rockstar,” and starting Friday night, area residents will be able to do just that. Portales’ Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is joining with Texico’s FCCLA and Yucca Junior High’s FCCLA […]

Holiday spotlights presidential history

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico So just how much do you know about the presidents we honor on Presidents’ Day? Many of today’s youth might not know that at one time the nation used to observe both George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthday in February. However, Donald “Doc” Elder, a professor of history at […]

Sending love along

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By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Third-graders at Mesa Elementary School had their hands full of scissors, glue, pens and colored construction paper and their hearts full of caring Friday afternoon as they worked with Cannon Air Force Base airmen to create “Valentines for Vets.” The handmade Valentine cards will go to military members deployed […]

Police investigating serious accident

Freedom New Mexico staff Officers from the New Mexico State Police and local agencies have responded to a head-on vehicle collision west of Clovis on U.S. 60 near St. Vrain, officials said. Officers are still working at the scene of the crash, which occurred around 2 p.m. It is being classified as a serious crash, […]