More than $41,000 raised locally for MDA

By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer More than $41,000 was raised in August in eastern New Mexico to aid in the research for muscular dystrophy, according to officials. The funds were being raised in conjunction with the 43rd annual Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon. The Portales Fire department raised more than $9,000 through a […]

MDA seeks summer camp volunteers

Freedom New Mexico The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs summer camp volunteer counselors to assist young people with neuromuscular diseases, according to a news release. Volunteer applicants must be male, at least 16 years old and able to lift and care for a young person between ages 6 and 21. Volunteers will help campers with daily […]

Stanfield returns to Portales for charity concert

By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer Singer, songwriter and recording artist Jana Stanfield sponsors a charity concert each year in Portales to raise money for children to attend muscular dystrophy camp. The Clovis native attended Yucca Junior High School and graduated from Clovis High School. She attended Eastern New Mexico University and received a distinguished […]

Clovis youth given opportunity to attend MDA camp

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Clovis’ Daniel Maes rides his motorized wheelchair in a circle up and down a slight slope in the floor, pausing only long enough to change directions. Joe Garcia watches his 8-year-old grandson motor around the Portales Fire Department with joy. “He’s everything,” Garcia said. “He loves music. He can […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales High […]

Residents raise money in MDA’s Portales Lock-up

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales residents were able to raise $6,946 from the Portales Lock-up for Muscular Dystrophy Association event at Cattle Baron on Thursday. Theresa Isham, program coordinator for the MDA office in Amarillo, said the money goes to clients from Roosevelt County who are suffering from muscular dystrophy. Isham said the […]

Firefighters stop traffic to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association

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Tony Parra Scorching heat did not stop the Portales Fire Department from trying to “Fill the Boot” on Tuesday. The department is placing firefighters along busy Portales intersections to collect money in an annual fund raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Firefighters will be working in shifts from 1-5 p.m. today and Thursday at the […]