11-16 Local Briefs

Democratic Women to meet

Roosevelt County Democratic Women will meet at noon Monday in the conference room adjacent to the cafeteria at Roosevelt General Hospital.
Linda Uttaro will report on what is happening in the Democratic party on the state level.

Blood drive planned

United Blood Services will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday in the donor bus at Portales National Bank, 109 E. Second St., according to a press release from UBS.
Currently there is a shortage of O-negative and O-positive blood types. According to the release, UBS is encouraging donors with either of those types to donate at this drive and then once again between Thanksgiving and Jan. 1.
Donors must be at least 17 and in good health. They should present a photo ID and donor card if they have one.
Donors receive a free cholesterol test and a T-shirt and are signed up for a doorprize.
Information: Linda Davis, 356-6601,
ext. 505

Narcotics checkpoint nets five arrests, 15 searches

During a multi-agency narcotics checkpoint on Wednesday, 15 vehicles were searched and five arrests were made for narcotics violations.
An unspecified amount of citations were also issued, mainly for no insurance and registration, said Roosevent County Chief Deputy Malin Parker.
Set up on U.S. 70 near Elida, the checkpoint netted three arrests for methamphetamine and two arrests for marijuana during the eight-hour time frame.
The quantity of narcotics confiscated indicated the drugs were for personal use and not for trafficking, Parker said.
Agencies from both Roosevelt and Curry County, Portales and Clovis and the Motor Transportation Division participated in the checkpoint, Parker said.
“We had a really good turnout from all agencies participating. It was a very good joint effort,” Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said.