Non-citizen recruits serve longer

The armed forces have enlisted nearly 70,000 non-citizens since the attacks of 9/11 and, as a group, their washout rate is much lower than that of American citizens who enlist, according CNA, a think tank that studied attrition data gathered by the Defense Manpower Data Center. Within three months of entering active service, 8.2 percent […]

Social Security delays only scare tactic

Freedom New Mexico Anxious senior-citizen readers may be worrying that their Social Security checks might be held up by the wrangling over raising the federal debt ceiling. It’s worth clearing up that misconception and some others. Republican leaders in the House of Representatives are trying to line up enough GOP votes to pass a budget […]

Press release: Complaints against police ruled public records

Citizen complaints filed against police officers are public records and must be released upon demand. That’s the upshot of a New Mexico Supreme Court order issued Monday, which ends a five-year battle by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to withhold records from Charles Cox, a former State Police captain. Cox’s attorney Cindi Pearlman […]

Their view: Small schools need legislative help

Adele E. Zimmermann is a concerned citizen who lives in Dixon. She sent this letter to the editor to newspapers around the state:

Floyd businessman named Citizen of Year

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Alisa Boswell Jimmy Tivis, a 62-year resident of Floyd and owner of Tivis Dairy Supply, was named Citizen of the Year on Saturday at the Floyd Lion’s Club Country Jamboree. Highlights noted by Lion’s Club members when presenting the award were his 20 years as a Lion’s Club member and his heavy involvement with the […]

Superintendent named citizen of year

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Paul Benoit couldn’t figure out why everybody was keeping the Floyd Citizen of the Year award a secret. He found out Saturday night. The Floyd superintendent and Floyd Lions Club president received the honor during the performance of the 60th Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. “Wow,” Benoit said about […]

Oct. 29, 1941

Glen Rutliff, a sophomore at State College from Floyd, was awarded the American Farmers Degree at the National Future Farmers of America convention in Kansas city. He was the second Roosevelt County citizen to have ever received the award at the time.

Local nurse selected as ambassador

By Celena Cordova: PNT staff writer Roosevelt General Hospital nurse Mary Russell was chosen as a delegate to attend a People to People Citizen Ambassador Program in China. Russell, a registered nurse and certified emergency nurse, has been working at RGH for nearly 27 years. “I find this an honor to be offered this kind […]

Resident thankful for care received

I would like to thank the three young men who came to the senior citizen’s center in the ambulance to take me to the hospital. They were very gentle and concerned about my comfort. I did not get their names but Portales citizens are fortunate to have these young men. Thanks again for the concern. […]

Selective Service System has opening for board member

PNT Staff Report The Selective Service System has an opening for a volunteer to serve with its Roosevelt County local board. Local board members are citizen volunteers appointed by the director of the Selective Service System, on recommendations made by their respective state governors or an equivalent public official. Local board members go through an […]

Senior safety project launch scheduled

By Freedom Newspapers The 9th Judicial District Attorney’s office will launch a senior citizen safety project at 11 a.m. Monday at Valencia Elementary School in Portales, according to a press release. The program is called “The Newman Project” in honor of Odis and Doris Newman, a Roosevelt County senior citizen couple killed in 2005. Its […]

Oct. 24, 2006 Local Briefs

Senior Citizen Center holding benefit for holiday charity The Portales Senior Citizen Center will be hosting a chili cook-off, pie-baking contest and pumpkin-carving contest today. All entries need to be turned into the center by 5:30 p.m. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. and food will be served at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the […]

Columnist wants turn at trough

By Kevin Wilson We’re about to embark on another state legislative session, and I have a way to help. The debate that is raging deals with the rather significant sum of $529 million. That is the approximate amount of new revenue available for our elected representatives to use for 2006. Some in the House and […]

School investigation not all it’s wrapped up to be

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — A concerned citizen spotted a male juvenile carrying a suspiciously concealed item into Marshall Junior High School early Thursday morning. Police were called. The school was locked down. Adjacent streets were closed and law officers were perched on roofs with weapons. The drama ended about two hours later […]