My turn: Wendel’s laws may not be passed

Unsuccessful proposed amendments to the Constitution have included forbidding religious leaders from holding public office (1876);

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Health office near completion Carol Morgan of the Public Health Office in Portales said construction of the office’s new building next to La Casa Family Health Center on Fir Street is ahead of schedule and she expects it to open March 1. Morgan said a crew of seven or eight people has been working on […]

Udall staff member holding office hours

A staff member for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding office hours for the Roosevelt, Curry and Quay County area residents needing help with the federal government Wednesday through Friday. David Williams of Udall’s office will be available: • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Portales City Hall • 1 p.m. Thursday at the Clovis-Carver […]

Card, stationary making featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on turning passion into a reality, making cards and stationery by machine and organizing a home office will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur, and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will talk […]

Dora school news — July 29

New student registration Parents who wish to enroll their students at Dora schools for the first time should call the office Aug. 2-6 to set up an appointment. Make sure you have available your student’s immunization record, prior school report card and birth certificate. Appointments: 477-2211. School starts Aug. 11 Teachers return for in-service days […]

Sheriff’s office: Curry County inmate mistakenly released

Curry County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for an inmate released from the jail by mistake last week. Johnny Cordova, 45, was released Wednesday, Undersheriff Wesley Waller. The sheriff’s office were notified of the “inadvertent” release Monday afternoon, Waller said. “As we speak investigators are out searching for him,” he said. Cordova had been out on […]

Sheriff’s office finds stolen signs

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Clarence Plank Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputies have located 61 street and highway signs they believe were stolen from eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle. Officials said they were alerted to the thefts by an anonymous tipster who said photos were posted on Facebook, a social networking site. Chief Deputy Malin Parker said charges are […]

Their view: Payroll deductions crucial for paying child support

Danielle Jimenez is the outreach representative for the New Mexico New Hires Directory, a division of the Child Support Enforcement office of the state of New Mexico. Here’s a snippet of a recent editorial she submitted to newspapers across the state:

Portales Workforce Connections office closed temporarily

The New Mexico Workforce Connections One-Stop office in Portales is temporarily closed because of a transition in staffing, but all services are available at the Clovis office. Matt Barela, manager at the Clovis office, said Eastern New Mexico University-Ruidoso began a contract to staff the office July 1, and the office closed that day until […]

New health office will accommodate space needs

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Argen Duncan Officials broke ground for the new 6,000-square-foot, $1.5 million Portales Department of Health office on Wednesday. Public Health Nurse Manager Carol Morgan said the office, to be located beside La Casa Family Health Center on Fir Street, would house Public Health, Children’s Medical Services and Women, Infants and Children programs, all of which […]

Air Force Office of Special Investigations seeks agents

By Special Agent Michael Youngs: AFOSI Det 120 The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is seeking highly motivated and qualified non-commissioned officers, officers and civilians to become special agents. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to discuss being an AFOSI special agent contact Special Agent Mike Youngs at 784-2511 or 784-1472. […]

Student records available

Freedom New Mexico Former Portales Municipal Schools students who were born in 1987 and received special education services from the district may come by the Special Student Services Office to pick up their records. Any records that are not given to the student will be destroyed after June 16, according to information from district administration. […]

Candidates take to road

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Since Roosevelt County rancher Matt Rush filed for the state land office race, he’s logged 30,000 miles on his truck, with only one trip to Lubbock and the rest across New Mexico. “My one piece of advice to anyone who’s considering running for a statewide office,” Rush said, while […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks executive director

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effected July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of […]

Their view: Can bring experience to political office

New Mexico’s primary elections are June 1. Allen Deen is a Republican candidate for Roosevelt County Commission District 5. He’s running against Lori Bohm, Kendell Buzard and Larry Jewell. Here’s what Deen had to say when we asked about his qualifications for the job:

Homesteader instrumental in progress of eastern plains

By Don McAlavy: Freedom columnist Arthur Worthington Cameron Sr. was born Nov. 15, 1852, in Augusta, Iowa, to Catherine S. Kelly and William Cameron. He was named for his two uncles, Arthur and Edward Worthington. He grew up and was educated in the Augusta schools. In 1875, Arthur moved to Missouri where he married Martha […]

Post office not extending hours on tax day

Freedom New Mexico This is it. Today’s the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes. You have until midnight. Local post offices are not extending hours Thursday for tax day but will stamp anything received in boxes located outside facilities before midnight Thursday with the required April 15 postmark. Closing hours: Portales’ West First […]

Extension secretary provided wealth of information, experience

By Connie Moyer: Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Jackie Clark began her career as administrative secretary for the Roosevelt County Cooperative Extension Office in 1985. She took the job with the intention of just staying a little while, and 25 years later, she has decided it was long enough. Since that time she has been the […]

Roosevelt County primary candidates

The following candidates filed Tuesday for office in Roosevelt County. The primary election is June 1. Seven candidates are vying for the District 5 commissioner seat — four Republicans and three Democrats. Magistrate Judge Democrat • Charles R. Perez • Maxine Padilla McCollum Republican • Linda Short Assessor Republican • Tex L. Belcher • Kenner […]

Hatcher to join Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Former Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher is preparing to serve as a Roosevelt County Sheriff’s deputy on a temporary basis. Hatcher plans to start work with the sheriff’s office Monday. He said Chief Deputy Malin Parker asked him to take the position. Roosevelt County Sheriff Darren Hooker said his […]