Male mentors step up to fill the hole in children’s’ lives

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Cathy Keen GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher. Today’s high rates of divorce, single parenting and working mothers place a greater premium on men [...]

Thursday morning briefing: Mentors needed, loans and Sonny without Cher

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Mentors needed United Way of Eastern New Mexico is seeking 1,000 men and women in Curry and Roosevelt counties to be literacy volunteers in area schools. The volunteers will serve as mentors to help kids become better readers. Here’s a link with more info: [...]

Getting to know: New pastor avid fisherman

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Michael Brunk is the new pastor at First United Methodist Church of Portales. He moved here from Albuquerque two weeks ago with his family and is still unpacking the boxes in his office. He has been a pastor for 30 years and he was born in Virginia. What got you interested in being a pastor? [...]

Miss Betty driving students

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By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer Speaking in a soft, soothing voice lightly accented by a slight southern drawl, Betty King-Lowry or “Miss Betty” as her students know her, opens up about the life she’s had and what it’s taken to get to her level of contentment. After graduating from Eastern New Mexico University with [...]