Hospital to help smokers quit

PNT Staff Report Roosevelt General Hospital, 42121 U.S. 70, has scheduled a free eight-week smoking cessation class at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays staring April 7 in the hospital conference room. RGH is sponsoring the class through the American Lung Association. Information: Laura at 359-1800 extension 471.

County extension classes keep seniors healthy

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Two free classes in Portales are offering diabetics a chance to learn how to use exercise and good cooking habits to stay healthy. Roosevelt County Extension is holding “Keep Moving, Keep Healthy” and “Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families” classes starting in March. Extension Home […]

Harvests hampered by recent rains

By Gabriel Monte and Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Farmers in the process of harvesting their crops in the eastern New Mexico and West Texas region are playing the waiting game with the weather. Muddy farm land from rain showers over the weekend have kept farmers from harvesting their crops, according to Curry County ag-extension […]

Long-time county agent McAlister remembered

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Just days before the 2008 Roosevelt County Fair opens, fair lovers have learned of the death of one of its biggest supporters. Floyd McAlister, who was Roosevelt County Extension agent for more than 22 years, died late Wednesday in Lubbock. He was 64. People are remembering him as the […]

Going green

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With rising energy costs, Americans are taking a harder look lately at alternative energy and ways to save on their energy bill. Agriculture producers are included in that mix. Agriculture experts say that not only are producers looking for ways to save on costs, they’re also on the lookout […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Pep Extension The Pep Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Portales Estates. New officers attending were Vickie Neece, president; Marjorie Williamson, secretary; Lillie Belle Toombs, treasurer; Mozelle Hamlett, reporter; Ruby Parkinson, parliamentarian; Andrea Cox, council delegate; and Connie Vincent, cultural arts. Also attending were Melveta Green, Migdon Cox, Edna Grimes, Merlene Hill-Shaw and guest Connie […]

Extension clubs adapting with times

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For more than 80 years, extension clubs have been in existence in eastern New Mexico, providing education and friendship to area women. Long-time members say the organization has changed to reflect the times. But the one constant has been the educational component. Members from across the state traveled to […]

Home economist to present program

PNT Staff Report Fall cooking and decorating will take center stage as Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers presents her annual holiday program at 6:30 p.m. Monday and 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Building auditorium, Seventh and Abilene Streets in Portales. This year’s program is entitled “Happy Fall-i-days” and will feature […]

Clovis Science Center field day set for Tuesday

Freedom Newspapers The annual field day for New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Clovis Tuesday will highlight crop research and dairy production relating to New Mexico, according to an NMSU news release. The program will include a rolling tour of crop research projects being conducted at the center, followed by breakout sessions to […]

Tax filing deadline moved

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Income tax procrastinators have two extra days to file their taxes this year because the traditional April 15 deadline falls on Sunday. The 2006 tax deadline is April 17. Curry and Quay County residents affected by the March 23 tornado also catch a break, according to a press release […]

Area residents inducted into 4-H Hall of Fame

PNT Staff Report LAS CRUCES — Three Roosevelt County 4-H leaders and supporters were among 15 inducted into the state 4-H Hall of Fame at New Mexico State University recently, according to a NMSU Cooperative Extension news release Roosevelt County Extension Agent Floyd McAlister and volunteers J.M. and Fay Jeffries of Portales received the honor […]

Extension clubs going strong after 8 decades

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County has had a long tradition of active extension clubs and while they may have fallen out of style in some communities, they’ve survived and thrived on the eastern plains of New Mexico, according to county extension officials. Sharing in friendship and fellowship, ladies from the Roosevelt County […]

Taxpayers have two extra days to file this year

By Tonya Garner Procrastinators have two extra days to file their tax returns this year. Since the traditional April 15 filing day falls on a Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service has extended the deadline for most Americans to 11:59 p.m. on Monday. Jerry Carlton, U.S. Postal Service supervisor in Clovis, said the deadline for residents […]

Peanut growers get lessons

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer In the midst of concrete and asphalt in the city of Portales there is the essence of nature and eastern New Mexico agriculture — a peanut field. The New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service has a demonstration plot off of the Floyd highway, just east of La Casa […]

NMSU officials to give lessons at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra By Tony Parra PNT Staff Writer Tony_Parra@link.freedom.com New Mexico State University extension agents will be conducting seminars to keep ranchers and those in the dairy industry up to date on the animal identification tags and composting animal carcasses during the 13th Annual Agriculture Expo on Tuesday and Wednesday. Ron Parker, New Mexico […]

Time to file or get an extension

Tony Parra and Mike Linn If you’re among the 10 million taxpayers who won’t meet the Thursday tax-filing deadline, now is the time to ask the Internal Revenue Service for an automatic four-month extension. Portales CPA Terry Cone knows about those extensions. He is recommending people who have complicated returns to file, but haven’t met […]

Peanut Field Day offers educational tours

CNJ Staff Growers and anyone interested in peanuts will get a chance to look at some promising varieties and the latest cultivation technology Tuesday when New Mexico State University’s Clovis Agricultural Science Center holds its annual Peanut Field Day. There will be two tours, one at the center’s South Research Facility five miles south of […]