Local Briefs Sept. 14

PNT Staff Reports

Fire department hosts blood drive

The Portales Fire Department, 301 S. Ave. C, will host a blood drive from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in the donor bus. A $20 Walmart gift card will be the door prize. Every donor will receive a T-shirt. Free cholesterol testing. Appointments: 356-4406.

Flamenco Ensemble to perform Monday

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept.15-Oct.15) at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will kick-off with “The Miguel Bernal Flamenco Ensemble,” comprised of artists with many years of professional training, experience, dedication and authenticity of the flamenco culture, at 7 p.m. Mondayin the University Theatre. The performance is free and open to the public.
Information: 562-2451 or e-mail enmu.hispanicaffairs@enmu.edu

Professors to discuss Constitution

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will observe Constitution Day with a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Becky Sharp Auditorium in the College of Business. (Constitution Day is officially Sept. 17.)

Donald Elder III, professor of history, Steven Palmer, assistant professor of law, and Sue Strickler, professor of political science, will present the past, present and future of the Constitution, with an emphasis on the Supreme Court’s role in determining the meaning of the Constitution.