Local churches put own spin on Halloween

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Alisa Boswell For many organizations and individuals, the end of October marks a holiday when the monsters and goblins come out to play. But many local church groups may be changing the face of the Halloween season. The pastor of 21st Street Church of Christ in Clovis, Larry Tittle, said his church, in conjunction with [...]

New state laws benefit veterans

Nine state laws and benefits aimed at military veterans take effect Friday, including disabled veteran license plates, enrollment priority for military children and tax exemptions for veterans service organizations. The laws were enacted during the 2011 legislative session and signed by the governor, according to a press release from the state Department of Veteran’s Services. [...]

Summit brings state equine industry together

The first New Mexico Equine Industry Summit opened communication and found common ground among state horse organizations, participants said. The summit took place Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Seventy people from 30 organizations attended. “I think it went well,” said organizer Jason Turner, New Mexico State University horse specialist. “I think there were a [...]

Portales past: Oct. 31, 1952

Oct. 31, 1952: The Portales Daily News: Representatives of Portales civic organizations last night unanimously approved a move to bring a Red Cross mobile blood unit here to take whole blood for Korea.

News organizations should apologize for trusting Andrew Breitbart again

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Kevin Wilson Most of the media had never heard of Shirley Sherrod a few weeks ago. Strangely, they acted as if they’d never heard of Andrew Breitbart either. A video on Breitbart’s website showed Sherrod, Georgia’s State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture, talking about her hesitation to help out [...]

Floyd News — May 18

At 1 p.m. May 11, the annual Academic Awards Assembly was held at the Floyd High School gymnasium. The following scholarships and awards were presented by representatives of the granting organizations. Scholarship recipients: •

Local tobacco, health council programs cut by state

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Roosevelt County is losing its health council and tobacco prevention programs this summer, and a leader in those organizations believes politics, a smaller minority population and a low overall population are the reasons. Theresa “Terry” Teti, Tobacco Use Prevention and Control program coordinator and Roosevelt County Health Council member, [...]

Feb. 2 ENMU Briefs

Sigma Chi wins Santa Cop challenge Sigma Chi Fraternity won a challenge to contribute the most food, money or toys to Operation: Santa Cop. The group topped competitors, other Greek organizations on campus, in all three categories. In early December, Portales Police Lt. Mark Cage and ENMU Police Chief Brad Mauldin issued the challenge. On [...]

Local organizations accepting Haiti donations

Freedom New Mexico Here is a list of local organizations accepting donations for victims of the earthquake in Haiti:

Operations in Haiti: How to help

The Associated Press Want to help victims of the earthquake in Haiti? Aid organizations need your assistance but warn that well-intentioned efforts like collecting bottled water and clothing on your own may not be the most helpful thing for a disaster-ravaged country that does not have the infrastructure to distribute them. Some tips from InterAction, [...]