Portales clothing drive planned

Portales’ Clean and Beautiful Committee is sponsoring a clothing drive April 1-12, according to a news release. A drop-off box is located at Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662, ext. 10

Events Calendar March 27, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

Kids concert to benefit Food Bank

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter Two local music artists plan to hold a concert to benefit the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico. Andy Mason and Don Thomas will hold a concert for children from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the Memorial building. “The concert will help the children in the area and it will […]

City to replace two long-time councilors

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter With municipal elections only a few weeks past, city officials are already preparing to fill vacancies in Portales’ city government. The vacancies are a result of the recent resignation of Mayor Pro-tem Donald ‘D.K.’ Shafer at the March 18 council meeting and council member Jake Lopez seeking election for […]

Local man in need of heart transplant

By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Reporter A Portales native is being treated at a Texas hospital awaiting heart transplant. Charles ‘Charlie’ Crane was admitted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston when doctors in Lubbock diagnosed him with a heart virus, said Charlie’s wife, Martha Crane. “Charlie is out of the hospital and […]

Local man forecasts dry spring

By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico A local weather forecaster predicts this spring will be a little dryer than normal. Joseph Weldon Crim is up early in the morning every year on March 22 to build a bonfire before sunrise. At sunrise, he looks to see which way the wind is blowing and uses this […]

Orlando Salas accused of stabbing guard

Freedom Newspapers An 18-year-old serving a juvenile sentence for murder is now accused of attacking a guard with a pencil. According to KOB.com, guards went to Orlando Salas’ cell at the Youth Diagnostic and Development Center in Albuquerque. Officials told the station said Salas bit a guard’s hand, and then stabbed him three times with […]

Floyd News March 26, 2008

TransitionsBirthdaysWednesday — Stephannie LeeFriday — Eddie Lee Upcoming Events• Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center.• Floyd School’s spring break is this week. School resumes Monday. Floyd JamboreeThe Floyd Lion’s Club 58th annual Country Jamboree will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Old Floyd Gym. Shows on Thursday, Friday and […]

Events Calendar March 26, 2008

ThursdayBlood drive — 1-4 p.m. in the donor bus at Portales Select Peanuts-Borden plant, 620 E. Lime, Portales.Floyd Jamboree (Traditional Country) — 7 p.m. Old Gym Floyd High SchoolNew Mexico Department of Health, Strategic Health Plan Community Input Meeting — 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Memorial Building, Portales FridayN.M. Peanut Growers Annual Meeting — 10 […]

NMDH to hold input meeting

PNT Staff Report The first public meeting from the New Mexico Department of Health and Health Policy Commission for public input on the state’s strategic health plan will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. The strategic health plan will guide New Mexico’s health-care priorities and goals. […]