Events Calendar Aug. 13, 2008

TodayBlood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second St., Portales. Information: 356-6601 ext. 251.Rural Bookmobile — 9 a.m. Melrose Senior Citizens Center.Curry County Fair — Curry County Fairgrounds. Visit www.currycountyfair.com for schedule of events ThursdayRural Bookmobile — 9-10 a.m., Pep Post OfficeRural Bookmobile — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Causey Post OfficeRural […]

Events Calendar Aug. 12, 2008

TodayBlood Drive — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second St., Portales. Information: 356-6601 ext. 251.Rural Bookmobile — 9 a.m. Melrose Senior Citizens Center.Curry County Fair — Curry County Fairgrounds. Visit www.currycountyfair.com for schedule of events ThursdayRural Bookmobile — 9-10 a.m., Pep Post OfficeRural Bookmobile — 10:30-11:30 a.m., Causey Post OfficeRural […]

Polygamy raises questions, concern for children

By Anita Doberman I am Italian and somewhat jealous when it comes to my husband. It runs in our blood. The concept of sharing a husband with other women is incomprehensible to me. I’ll often remind my husband that there are still many passion murders when a husband is found to have cheated on his […]

Events Calendar May 6, 2008

TodayBlood Drive — 1-4:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 100 S. Ave. CHigh Plains Quilters brown bag luncheon — noon, Chamber of Commerce office First Street and Avenue A, demonstrations, handouts everyone welcome, 226-0092.Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m., Commissioners’ Room Roosevelt County CourthousePortales City Council meeting — 7 p.m., City Hall. WednesdayMainStreet business workshop […]

Events Calendar March 27, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

Events Calendar March 26, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

Events Calendar March 25, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

1-20-08 Local Briefs

Blood drive planned United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second, Portales. Information or appointment: 356-6601 ext. 251. Lions Jamboree auditions set The Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions for the 2008 show at 2 p.m. Jan. 27 in […]

Dec. 27, 2007 Local Briefs

‘Guns and Hoses’ blood drive set United Blood Services will hold a “Guns and Hoses” blood drive sponsored jointly by the Portales Police Department and the Portales Fire Department from 10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Portales Fire Department, 301 S. Ave. C in the donor bus. Donors must be in good health, […]

11-16 Local Briefs

Democratic Women to meet Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room adjacent to the cafeteria at Roosevelt General Hospital. Linda Uttaro will report on what is happening in the Democratic party on the state level. Blood drive planned United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. […]

10-21 Local Briefs

Court has new hours New winter hours for Portales Municipal Court, effective Monday, were announced by Municipal Judge Frederick Arnold in a press release. The court will be open 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and closed Fridays. The court is open through the lunch hour. Information: 356-4923. Health coverage fairs set for […]

Mayor: City Commission supports Thomas

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners took no action Thursday following an executive session called to discuss the status of City Manager Joe Thomas. Mayor David Lansford did issue a written statement, which he said expressed the Commission’s full support for Thomas. “We are confident with (Thomas’) leadership and consider the circumstances […]

Thomas may not face DUI charge

Freedom New Mexico Staff Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas may face only a misdemeanor open-container charge following his Aug. 3 arrest in Quay County. “It’s my understanding that will be the case,” Clovis Mayor David Lansford said Wednesday night. State Police Lt. Rick Anglada said prosecutors told one of his colleagues more serious allegations of […]

Investigator brings science to students

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Crime Scene Investigator Steve Halvorson’s passion for his job captivated an audience Wednesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Halvorson, a detective with the Roswell Police Department, has 22 years of experience in the field of law enforcement. He is an expert in the field of fingerprint identification and teaches […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was arrested, according to the New Mexico State Police. Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 after failing a series of sobriety tests at a police checkpoint on State Road 469 between San Jon and Logan, […]

Bedford Trial: Day five. Focus on fire

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The normally pristine home of Odis and Doris Newman of Portales was marked by the blood of Odis Newman and the remnants of an intentional fire, investigators testified Wednesday. Among the charges Stanley Bedford, 43, of Portales faces in his capital murder case is setting a fire at […]

Investigator dissects eight crime scenes

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE – A state police investigator spent Tuesday mapping out the night Odis and Doris Newman were killed in 2005. Kevin Massis, who has spent the last six of his 11 1/2 years with the New Mexico State Police in Hobbs as a crime scene investigator, testified at Albuquerque’s District […]

Blood is life-giving fluid

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist I pulled myself up from the operating table to see what was happening. Then everything went black. “She’s fainted,” a nurse said. “Pull the curtain between them so she can’t see.” As a small child I couldn’t comprehend what was happening to me. Many severe nosebleeds had left me […]

Local Briefs: Heartland hosts blood drive

By PNT staff Heartland Care Center, 1700 South Ave O in Portales, will host a blood drive on from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the donor bus that will be parked at the center. People who are interested in becoming blood donors should call Cindy Legleiter, at 359-4719. Equipment available Relay New […]

Records: Jail inmate stabbled

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A Clovis man awaiting trial for homicide was arrested Wednesday in connection with the stabbing of a fellow inmate at the county jail, according to court documents. Demetrio Salas, 21, is accused of stabbing London Word multiple times during an altercation Tuesday afternoon at the Curry County Adult […]