Area voters cast ballots early

Freedom New Mexico Close to 25 percent of Roosevelt County’s registered voters have taken advantage of early voting, said Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins. “We have had days where more then 100 voters have cast their votes,” Collins said. “We have stayed continuously busy during early voting and expect the same for the last two […]

Combined Federal Campaign kicks-off

By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs The 2008 Combined Federal Campaign season is underway, following its official launch here on Oct. 16. The CFC, which began in the early 1960s, is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, and there are more than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the world […]

Oct. 24 Cannon Community

Early voting — Registered voters residing in Curry and Roosevelt counties can vote early at the following locations and times: Curry County: • Curry County Courthouse — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 700 N. Main St., Suite 7. Through Nov. 1. • North Plains Mall (across from recruiters’ offices) — Noon to […]

Early voting available at Library

Early voting begins from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at the Portales Public Library and continues through Nov. 1. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday. Enter through the Roosevelt County Literacy Council door after library hours. Information: 356-8562.

Voting machines to be tested

PNT staff Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins will be test voting the early vote, absentee vote and in-person voting machines at 9 a.m. Friday in the courthouse basement. Any interested person may observe.

ENMU runners face early test

Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University cross country teams will get an early test today when they open the season in a triangular meet against Texas Tech and Wayland Baptist. Tech will serve as the host of the meet, scheduled to be run in Cloudcroft. “It’ll be a nice deal, I think,” ENMU […]

Founder recalls early days

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By Eric Butler, PNT Correspondent Trying to control his horse after missing his target in the steer breakaway roping, Payson Moore knew he had trouble when the rope got near the horses feet. That’s because his horse had previously had a similar incident — but with barbed wire instead. But Moore did get the animal […]

Holiday sizzle starts early

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer They’re lighting the fuse early, but coordinators are expecting a good turn out for the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce fireworks show and Smokin’ 3rd of July Bash today. The date for the annual Independence Day celebration had to be changed to July 3 due after the Chamber was […]

Early voting now under way

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Portales Country Club Early Bird Ladies Golf Tourney scores

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Learning early, learning well

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says all we really need to know, we learn in kindergarten. With that said, 235 L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center students will graduate from kindergarten during 12 different ceremonies on Wednesday, Thursday and today. It marked a milestone in what is sure to be a […]

Primary early voting starts

PNT Staff Report Early voting in the primaries begins today in Roosevelt County. “Early voting has gotten to be real popular,” Roosevelt County Clerk Janet Collins said. “In fact, early voting has become our largest precinct.” Voters can begin early in-person voting at the clerk’s office at 8 a.m. and vote during normal office hours […]

Children focus on health

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales kindergarteners from Brown Early Childhood Center were on the march Thursday, complete with signs and chants — in support of juvenile diabetes research. The school is completing a week-long focus on healthy choices, which has included lessons on eating right and exercising. The students also raised funds for […]

Events Calendar April 23, 2008

TodayKindergarten early registration — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown Early Childhood Center main building foyer.Career Fair — 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Campus Union Ballroom at ENMU ThursdayRoosevelt County Chamber of Commerce Banquet — 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.ENMU Retirees reception — 3 p.m., SAS Atrium at ENMUJazz Ensemble/Jazz Combo concert […]

Local briefs April 20

PNT Staff Report Kindergarten registration Brown Early Childhood Center will hold early registration for kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the foyer of the main building. Parents should bring the child’s immunization record and birth certificate. Information: 356-7075 Art guild to meet La Escalera Art Guild will meet at […]

Government misuse of power should be key election issue

Freedom New Mexico The release Tuesday of an 81-page memorandum written in March 2003 on the use of rough interrogation techniques by the military offers a disturbing insight into the mindset of all too many Bush administration operatives during the early years of the vague and misnamed “war on terror.” Written by John Yoo, then […]

Second day of Novak trial ends early

Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — The second day of testimony in the first-degree murder trial of Airman Basic Edward Novak II ended early Friday after two witnesses took the stand. Chief Trial Judge for the Air Force Dawn Eflein, suffering from a cold, told the court in a hoarse voice she was […]

Roosevelt fire requires neighbor’s aid

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Firefighters spent more than four hours Tuesday battling a blaze that consumed more than 7,000 acres of grassland south of Portales, according to officials. A towering column of smoke to the south was noticeable to residents in downtown Portales late in the morning. Acting Portales Fire Lt. Steven Cain said firefighters and road crews cut […]

Bush OKs Head Start renewal

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor President Bush’s signature on a five-year renewal of Head Start, the federal preschool program for children in poverty, drew sighs of relief Wednesday in eastern New Mexico. “I was so excited. It was a long wait,” Eastern Plains Head Start Director Mary Rose Jimenez said. The latest update to […]

Zias commit 30 turnovers in loss to Roadrunners

Freedom New Mexico DENVER — Metro State’s pressure defense harassed Eastern New Mexico University’s women into 30 turnovers Friday and the Roadrunners posted a 70-61 win over the Zias in Metro’s Thanksgiving Classic. Senior guard Ashley Mickens scored 21 points and junior forward Cassondra Bratton added 15 at Metro State (2-1) overcame an early 14-6 […]