5/22 Local Briefs

Campos holding town hall in Clovis
On Monday at 6:30 p.m., the Curry Democratic Party will be hosting a town hall meeting for Representative Jose Campos. The meeting will take place at the Carver Library; located at 701 N. Main, in the North Annex.

Swimming pool opens Thursday
The city swimming pool will open beginning Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. every day. Schedules for swim lessons, costs, swim passes and pool rentals are available at the pool and at City Hall. For information call 226-1716.

Food drive brings in 3,100 pounds
The annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers on May 14 netted approximately 3,100 pounds of food in Portales, according to local letter carrier Warren Wortham.
The food was donated by citizens by placing non-perishable food items under a mailbox for pickup by letter carriers.
The food amount is about 350 pounds more than the 2004 amount. Food items were given to the Portales Dream Center and the Community Services Center.

State projects win recognition
SANTA FE — Twelve New Mexico MainStreet Projects were nationally recognized at last week’s National Main Streets Conference. Artesia, Bernalillo, Carlsbad, Clovis, Corrales, Grants, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Los Alamos, Portales, Roswell and Silver City were Nationally Certified by the organization at the event, which attracted over 1800 MainStreet Managers, board members and community leaders.
The annual certification is based on an evaluation prepared by the New Mexico MainStreet Program in the Economic Development Department.
Included in the evaluations are the local MainStreet Project’s successes in strategic planning, volunteer development, fund-raising, job creation, small business development and support, image and branding, real estate development, historic preservation through building rehabilitation and adaptive reuse, housing, market analysis and grant development.