10-18: Local Briefs

Blood drive comes to library

The Portales Public Library is hosting a blood drive from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Friday in front of the library at 218 S. Ave. B.
Donors should bring a list of their medications, a photo ID and travel information. T-shirts and refreshments will be provided to all donors. A door prize will be given away at the end of the day.
Walk-ins are accepted but appointments are encouraged. For information or to schedule an appointment, call Danielle Swopes at the library at 356-3940 or visit www.bloodhero.com.

Mountain States marks 70th

Mountain States Insurance Group, with agents in Portales, is celebrating its 70th year in business this fall.
The company, with agents in New Mexico, Colorado and Texas was started by Clinton P. Anderson, who later became a U.S. Senator from New Mexico.
“Hunton Insurance in Portales is proud to be associated with a 70-year-old company that has given so much to local businesses,” said David Hunton of Hunton Insurance. “As an independent insurance agent we provide Mountain States Insurance Group’s products and services to several companies in various industries.”

Early voting starts in hospital election

Early in person and absentee voting for the Roosevelt General Hospital Board Districts 3 and 4 has begun. Early voting will end at 5 p.m. Nov. 6.
Election day voting will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6. District 3 votes at Calvary Baptist Church and District 4 at the Memorial Building.
For information, or to have a ballot mailed, contact the Roosevelt County clerk’s office at 356-8562.