Help for veterans available

Freedom New Mexico Veteran Service Officer George Vargas of the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services is available to help current and former service members, their families and their surviving spouses 9:30 a.m. to 3 or 4 p.m. every other Thursday at the Portales Senior Center at 501 N Industrial Drive. His next visit is […]

Chamber honors community service

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Altrusa, the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, Portales Women’s Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors — Portales volunteer Gaynelle Thomas has participated in them all, and Tuesday, she was recognized for it. Thomas was named Workhorse of the Year for her community service and […]

Legislative tidbits: Memorial service set

The Santa Fe New Mexico Days remaining in session: 16

Mail newspaper deliveries change

Due to the federal Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its required implementation locally by the U.S. Postal Service, the Portales and Clovis post offices no longer can provide same-day mailed service of the Portales News-Tribune and the Clovis News Journal. We were told that since the local post offices are not 24-hour business mail entry units, the […]

First person: Food bank director awarded for volunteer service

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Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Band of Eastern New Mexico, was recently presented the 2009 public service award by the New Mexico Aging and Long-term Services Department during the New Mexico Conference of Aging. And the award goes to…: When I found out I was to receive the award, I was humbled and […]

Cannon airman remembers slain father

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PNT staff report A Cannon airman led a jammed funeral service for his father earlier this week, slain in an East Oakland, Calif., robbery. Bounhom Manyvong, 59, was a security guard at an Auto Zone store. He was shot and killed Dec. 19. Tuesday, about 300 people — including more than 50 security guards from […]

Franchise agreement up to county commission vote

Freedom New Mexico During their meeting 9 a.m. Tuesday, the Roosevelt County Commission is expected to vote on a notice of intent to adopt a franchise agreement with Southwestern Public Service Company. The agenda also includes a budget adjustment to allocate traffic grant money and a year-to-date report from Ricky Lovato, Road Department chief.

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications […]

Business feature: Gas station offers full service experience

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PNT staff It might be cold outside, but Doyle Onstott braves the elements in order to serve his customers. Onstott has been running South Sea Full Service Station for 24 years. C&S Inc. owns the station and provides supplies to Onstott, who manages the business. Onstott got into the business by accident. His uncle and […]

Farm Service Agency voting deadline nears

Freedom New Mexico The United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency in New Mexico is reminding farmers, ranchers and other eligible voters to cast their ballots in the local FSA County Committees elections by the Monday deadline. Ballots were mailed to voters earlier this month and must be returned to FSA offices or post […]

Press Release: Xcel names Hill CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co.

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS. Eves, who has served in his role since late 2006, has been named president and chief operating officer of Public Service Company of Colorado (PSCo), an […]

Business feature: Cosmetologist offers traveling service

Amanda Kaberlein’s business AmandaKure Salon offers some of the usual and something unusual. Kaberlein is also a traveling cosmetologist. If a customer can’t make it to salon, she goes to the customer. “When I was at school we knew a lot of people who couldn’t go to the beauty salon on a regular basis,” Kaberlein […]

City awards local volunteer citizenship award

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Frankye King of Portales has had her hand in many service projects over the years, from organizing turkey dinners to raising money for eyeglasses to dressing as a witch and giving children snacks out of her steaming caldron. Now, the City of Portales is honoring her with the Excellence […]

Business feature: Open house highlights new chopper

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Showing onlookers a compartment barely the size of a walk-in closet, Bruce Mitchell explained how the small area becomes a functional medical unit while at the same time, flying patients to trauma centers. Mitchell, a registered nurse and AeroCare crew member, said Wednesday the opportunity to speak and show […]

Weather service posts freeze warning

Freedom New Mexico Baby, it’s cold outside. Unseasonably cold, according to the National Weather Service, which posted a freeze warning from 9 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. today for Curry and Roosevelt counties. Temperatures overnight were expected to bottom out at 29 degrees. But the wind chill from strong northeast winds of 20 to […]

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 […]

Airport funding on council agenda

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council faces a light agenda Tuesday with money for airport services comprising of two of the four action items. The council will consider a resolution to submit an application for FAA funding at the airport. A separate item will ask the body to approve a bid for a building […]

Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

AARP offering senior driver program

PNT Staff Report A four-hour senior citizens driver safety program is set for 8 a.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at the Community Service Center.

Disabled severance pay adjusted

By Tom Philpott A few hard-nosed choices by the Bush administration in implementing laws to help disabled service members are being rolled back under congressional pressure and a new team of Pentagon policymakers. One regulation change soon to take effect will allow more disability severance pay recipients to keep those lump sum payments without worry […]