My turn: Social media may lead to stress

Here’s a new term to add to your medical terminology, “Facebook Depression.” I prefer the term “Facebooked,” as in zoned out. According to a new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics, blah … blah … blah… You can fill in the blanks. It’s not rocket science. Teen and tweens and people who think they […]

Their view: Social Security doesn’t add to deficit

Social Security doesn’t add to deficit This a press release from Democracy for America on leaving the Social Security program intact: Either House Majority Leader Eric Cantor doesn’t understand how Social Security works or he doesn’t care. Just hours after President Obama said Social Security cuts and privatization are off the table, Cantor said Social […]

Arizona shooting highlights division in nation

Clyde Davis It is curious how quickly we forget. I have come to realize, during this past week of social studies with my eighth-graders, that most of them have a difficult time grasping the depths and details of tightly mandated segregation, and to some extent, the prejudice which drives it. I say “to some extent” […]

Social media seminar set

Freedom New Mexico A free Comcast Corporation seminar Dec. 15 is designed to help non-profit organizations in maximizing the benefits of social media. Scheduled for 9 a.m. at Eastern New Mexico University, the seminar will teach local nonprofit groups in effectively using social media to “improve the success of events, creating brand perception, increasing donations […]

Press release: Portales man sentenced to 12 years for sex offenses

Portales, NM: Ninth Judicial District Attorney Matthew Chandler announced that Derek Garcia, age 27, was convicted by a Portales jury for two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact of a Minor under the Age of 13, second degree felonies. Garcia was sentenced by the Court to serve 12-years in prison for his crimes. The case stems […]

Sept 3 -Sept. 9 What's Happening

Friday Social hour — 4:30 p.m., Landing Zone. Labor Day Dance — 5:30 p.m., Youth Center. Fantasy game — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday — Noon, The Landing Zone. Saturday Biggest Catfish Challenge Derby — 6-10 p.m. derby, 4:30-8 p.m. registration. Oasis State Park. The derby is open to all ages, but anyone age […]

Portales past: Aug. 8, 1945

Aug. 8, 1945: E. Holt, representative of Social Security Board of Roswell, announced the board had reached 1 million claims since the program began 10 years earlier.

Cannon hosting first royale event

By 27th SOW Public Affairs A night of class in royal fashion is in store for Air Commandos as the base hosts its first Cannon Royale starting with a social hour at 7 p.m., June 12, at The Landing Zone. According to Capt. Jason Brown, one of the organizers, the evening will serve as a […]

Air Force allows social media access

American Forces Press Service PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Air Force officials began a two-week phased opening April 26 of access to social media sites Air Force-wide. Pacific Air Forces bases gained access to social media sites earlier in April, serving as the test-bed prior to the Air Force-wide initiative. Air Force Space Command, […]

March 26 – April 1 What's Happening

Friday Club membership social hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. Year of the Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. 60th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Music Jamboree — 7 p.m., Floyd Schools. Information: Dave Nash, 478-2574.

March 12 -March 18 What's Happening

Friday Club Membership Social — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. Deplayment Night — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. ENMU Jazz Fest — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. The concert is free and open to the public. Information: Chris Beaty at 562-2471.

March 5 -March 11 What's Happening

Friday Club Membership Social Hour — 4:27 p.m., The Landing Zone. First Friday Membership Kickoff — 5 p.m., The Landing Zone. Nine Pin No-Tap — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes.

Policy OKs social media access, with caveats

By Donna Miles: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — A new Defense Department policy authorizes DOD members to access social networking Web sites and other Web 2.0 platforms from nonclassified government computers, as long as it doesn’t compromise operational security or involve prohibited activities or Web sites. Defense Department officials issued the long-awaited policy Feb. […]

Wine tasting event to raise money for downtown projects

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Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Winter Wine Festival and fundraiser Saturday is being billed as the social event of the holiday season by its organizers at Portales MainStreet. “It’s a social event,” said Nicole Wilkening, community affairs coordinator. “Pecos Flavors Winery is going to be serving wine and beer selections so people can […]

Social work fund established at ENMU

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A new agreement is funding classes and internships for Eastern New Mexico University students planning to work in public child welfare. The university and the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department have established at Title IV-E Traineeship Stipend Program. ENMU will receive money from Title IV-E of the […]

Social security cuts worry local seniors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Thursday’s announcement by the Social Security Administration that there will be no cost of living adjustment for 2010 had seniors at Clovis’ three centers buzzing. Staff at the senior centers said it was the topic of conversation all day Friday. Ann Howe, 80, said not getting a raise hurts. […]

Tyranny marked by silenced dissent

By Tibor Machan: FNM columnist When people voice fear of the American government, they are often accused of being irrational or paranoid. But there are good reasons not to dismiss such concerns under current circumstances. When society is considered a collective, those who see themselves as its leaders can quite easily slip into a mode […]

Beets, like taxpayers, deserve fair shake

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist I felt a twinge of sadness when I heard that the SEAM (Social Engineers And Manipulators) had declared “Beetless Tuesday”

April 3 -9 What's Happening

Friday Social hour — 4 p.m., The Landing. Parent/Child tournament — 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cannon Lanes. First Friday family event — 5 p.m., The Landing.Late Nighter — 9 p.m., The End Zone. Diabetes Cooking School — 9 a.m., Curry County Extension Office. Classes will be held every Friday through April 24. Information: 763-6505.

Dec. 5 -Dec. 11 What's Happening

Friday Social Hour — 4:30 p.m., The Landing. First Friday Parent/Child Tournament — 7 p.m., Cannon Lanes Pre-holiday Late Nighter — 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., The End Zone.