May 25, 2007 Local Briefs

Fund established for Alford family
A memorial account is open at Portales National Bank in the name of Kelly Alford, who recently died of cancer. According to friends, the funds will go to help the family with expenses associated with her death and illness.
To make a donation, drop it by any Portales National Bank branch in Portales, Clovis or Roswell. Checks should be made out to the Roosevelt County General Foundation for Kelly Alford, according to a bank spokesperson.

Wild cow milking entries sought
The Curry County Mounted Patrol is accepting entries for the 2007 Wild Cow Milking to be held during the 37th annual Pioneer Days Rodeo, June 7-9 at the Mounted Patrol Arena in Clovis.
Winning team will receive a cash prize, with $1,500 added money plus trophy buckles for each winning team member.
Entry fee: $50 per man, three-man team
Deadline: June 5
Information: Ronny Brooks 693-2561

Customer service workshop set
Several Hobbs community organizations are co-sponsoring a customer service workshop with CEO of ACCION New Mexico, Anne Haines Yatskowitz from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Small Business Development Center at New Mexico Junior College, 1 Thunderbird Circle, Bob Moran Building, Room 111. Cost is $10.
RSVP: Brandon Hunt, 492-2710; Ray Battaglini, 397-3202; Dana Shoemaker, 391-7651.

Overpass finished on N.M. 467
The railroad overpass along N.M. 467 opened Thursday. The overpass is expected to serve some 1,200 southwest Curry County residents who live in the Wheat Ridge, Double A, South Valley and Buchanan subdivisions. A June 5 ribbon cutting will mark the on-time completion of the $3.6 million project.

Special ed records purging
The Portales Municipal Schools and the Dora Consolidated Schools will be destroying old records of students who received Special Education Services unless they are picked up by the student.
At Portales schools, any student born in 1984 who received services must pick up records before June 8 at the Special Student Services Office located on Sixth Street between the Portales Junior High and the PJHS football field. For information, call 359-3707.
In Dora, students born from 1977 to 1984 should pick up their records before May 29 at the Administration Office. For information, call 477-2211.

Oasis to host interpretive exhibit
Oasis State Park will host an interpretive exhibit featuring animal skins, skulls and more on the subject of native mammals and insects. The event is at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Group Shelter at the park, located between Portales and Clovis on N.M. Highway 467.
The exhibit is free, but regular park fees apply.
The pond at the park is closed to fishing, but other areas remain open for hiking, picnicking and camping.