Local Briefs March 18, 2008

AARP chapter to meet
The Portales AARP chapter will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way.
Steve North of the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office will give a program on the Newman Project.
The public is welcome to attend.

Town hall signup wrapping up
Registration for New Mexico First’s annual statewide town hall, to be held March 27-29 at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso closes Friday.
This year’s town hall focuses on rural economic development, according to a press release. A previous input meeting was held in Portales.
Registration is $150 for members or $200 for non-members. To register call Krista Koppinger at (505) 241-4813 or info@nmfirst.org for information.

Primary filing day is today
Declarations of candidacy and nominating petitions for legislative, retention district judge, district attorney, Public Regulation Commission, State Board of Education and all Roosevelt County offices must be filed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. today at the Roosevelt County Clerk’s Office, according to a release from Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins.
Collins will be appointing precinct workers for 21 regular precincts along with one absentee precinct and one alternate precinct for the June 3 primary election. Each regular precinct will have at least four workers with plans for at least one of those workers at each site to be bilingual in Spanish and English.
The clerk is accepting applications for the standby list of poll workers for the election. Call 356-8562 or visit the clerk’s office for information.

RGH to host blood drive
Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales is hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday in the donor bus at the hospital parking lot.
Donors must be 17, in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and present a photo ID along with a list of travel and medications.
Information: 359-1800