Rib Crib holding fundraiser for Red Cross

Freedom New Mexico Rib Crib in Clovis is taking part in an “Eat, Drink and Be Charitable” event from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Whoever brings in a flyer from the Red Cross will have 10 percent of ticket sales donated to the American Red Cross. The flyer is available at http://www.redcrossalbq.org/eatdrink/#blank

Despite holiday, schools still in session

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday despite having extra days built into their calendar. Officials at both schools say it is because the extra days are […]

Relay for life meeting Tuesday

Freedom New Mexico Relay for Life in Clovis is holding a team captain meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Master’s Center conference room. Teams can register at the meeting. Early bird teams are $25 for the first five. Information: relayforlife.org/clovisnm

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox Jr. works as a caller for the Portales Starlight Swingers. He said district dances are meant for fun. […]

Senator holding up veterans benefits

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist More than a month after a new fiscal year began Oct. 1, the House and Senate are still pressing to pass a group of bills to improve veterans’ benefits and health programs, rolling them together in “omnibus” legislative packets. The omnibus bills can then be shaped by final compromises between […]

Coat drive under way

Freedom New Mexico In honor of Make a Difference Day, Altrusa International Inc. of Portales is holding a Coats for the Community drive. Donors can bring new or gently used clean men’s, women’s or children’s coats to the office of Terry L. Cone, CPA, at 118 E. Second St. Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to […]

Rep. Lujan holding town hall meeting by telephone

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Open meeting set to discuss Gidding Street post office closure

Freedom New Mexico The postal service is holding an open house meeting to seek public feedback and discuss the possible consolidation of Clovis’ Gidding Street post office. The meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. July 16 at 417 Gidding Street. In April, postal officials said the Gidding office was being considered for […]

County extension classes keep seniors healthy

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Two free classes in Portales are offering diabetics a chance to learn how to use exercise and good cooking habits to stay healthy. Roosevelt County Extension is holding “Keep Moving, Keep Healthy” and “Kitchen Creations: A Cooking School for Diabetics and Their Families” classes starting in March. Extension Home […]

Library’s storytime program extended to evening

By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public Library is expanding a popular program to help working parents. Starting next month, the library is holding Family Storytimes at 6 p.m. every Thursday. “We are hoping by offering an evening storytime that it will allow more families time to participate in bringing their children to […]

Council will meet in executive session

PNT Staff Report The Portales City Council is holding a special meeting at 1 p.m. Friday at City Hall to name a replacement for Ward B Councilor Jake L. Lopez. Lopez’ last meeting was Tuesday. He resigned to serve on the Roosevelt County Commission.

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AIP meetings planned Counselors will be holding Academic Improvement Plan meetings for students (and their parents) at risk for losing credit(s) this year. Parent meetings have been scheduled Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Clovis Mayor Pro-Tem holding study session

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10-12 Local Briefs

PNT staff Church holding garage sale The Floyd Baptist Church will hold a very large garage sale Friday and Saturday to benefit the Lance Fletcher family. Lance is an 8-year-old Dora student who is being treated for osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, at St. Jude Children’s Research Center in Memphis, Tenn. The church asks […]

City holding workshop on water reuse

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The city of Portales is exploring all options for effective water use — and reuse. City council members will hold a 5 p.m. workshop today at city hall to explore water reuse and how it could apply to the city’s current wastewater plant and the one planned for two […]

City league tryouts set for Saturday

PNT Staff Report The Portales City League will be holding tryouts for football Saturday at City Park. The tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. for the junior league (third and fourth grade) and 1 p.m. for the senior league fifth and sixth grade), said league organizer Ron Jackson. “This is a very important to the […]

Dora, Floyd graduations upcoming

By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer Dora and Floyd high schools are holding their graduations this weekend. Floyd holds its graduation at 1:45 p.m. today at the school. Don ‘Doc’ Elder, professor of history at Eastern New Mexico University, is commencement speaker. There will be 18 students graduating at Floyd. Kenya Brook Reed is valedictorian […]

Real men not afraid to hold purses

By Helena Rodriguez Recently, I spotted a masculine-looking hombre at the store wearing a nice pair of ostrich-skin boots, a bulky belt buckle and a cowboy hat. To complement his outfit, he was carrying a pink purse. “Now, that’s a real man!” I thought to myself. This hombre, of course, was holding the purse for […]

12-2 Local Briefs

Dairy disaster aid sign-ups set Eligible dairy producers can sign up for the Dairy Disaster Assistance Program (DDAP-III) at local USDA Farm Service Agency service centers beginning Monday. The $16 million DDAP-III is aimed to help dairy producers recover production losses resulting from a variety of adverse weather conditions from Jan. 1, 2005 to Feb. […]

New aircraft specialize in stealth

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Capt. Mike Holding stood before an aircraft that looked as if it came out of a science fiction movie. The aircraft has the best of both worlds, he explained, because it can hover like a helicopter but can fly twice as fast. “This is the neatest thing, nothing else […]