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 […]