March 3, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 18 Golden parachutes: The House Judiciary Committee will consider a measure (HB538) sponsored by Rep. Bill Rehm, R-Albuquerque, that would prohibit state agencies from giving extra money to employees who are terminated for cause or who resign. Under the bill, the state still could buy out an employment contract. During debate [...]

Respiratory virus tough on toddlers

By Sharna Johnson Around this time every year the majority of Plains Regional Medical Center’s 12-bed pediatric ward is full with babies and young toddlers and often there’s a single culprit to blame — Respiratory syncytial (sin-SISH-uhl) virus or RSV. “When a child has RSV, they’re pretty sick little kids,” said Janna Flores, director of [...]

Feb. 3 Legislative Tidbits

Days remaining in session: 46 Police on trains A measure introduced by Sen. Linda Lopez, D-Albuquerque, would allow regional transit districts to employ law-enforcement officers. The bill (SB245) would also allow the districts to contract with agencies for protection and other security needs. The bill could mean officers would ride the Rail Runner Express commuter [...]

Jan. 11, 2009 Births

Strange Madison Renae Strange was born Dec. 27, 2008, to Jerrod and Susan Strange of Portales at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She weighed 8-pounds, 1-ounce. She has a sister, June Strange. Grandparents are Mack and Marjorie Legleiter or Portales; Betty Strange and the late Dean Strange of Clovis. Great-grandparents are Osa Legleiter of [...]

Birth: Bailee Lunsford

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Bailee Dawn Morris Lunsford was born Nov. 27, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, to Bobby Troy Lunsford and Stacy Morris of Portales.She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.Grandparents are Bob and Stephanie Lunsford of Edgewood and Richard and Vickie Ferguson of Portales.Great-grandparents are Ann Coss of Moriarty, Kenneth and Evelene Moore and Jewel [...]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift shops, front desks, rock babies in the nurseries, make runs for doctors and other errands needed by hospital staff. The Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary stand out at [...]

July 27, 2008 Births

Arredondo Benjamin Jacob Arredondo was born July 6, 2008, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis to Amanda Arredondo of Portales and Ben Arredondo of Jal. He weighed 6 pounds. Grandparents are Jacob Jr. and Eleanor Marez of Portales and Melody and Sherman Tipton of Jal.

Events Calendar June 1

Monday Board of Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Initiative meeting — noon, Mental Health Resources, 1005 S. Monroe, Tucumcari, Information, 483-5081. Ram Basketball Camp — First day of four-day camp, 9 a.m. third-sixth grade, 1 p.m. seventh-ninth grade. Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners meeting — 9 a.m. City of Portales reception honoring Joe Blair — 6 p.m., [...]

ENMU tabs Flinn as new rodeo coach

Freedom New Mexico Albert Flinn has been hired to take over as rodeo coach at Eastern New Mexico University. Flinn, who is retiring after a 34-year banking career, will replace David Browder after the ENMU administration chose not to renew his contract. Browder will complete his eighth year at the school at the College National [...]

2-10-08 Elida School News

Upcoming activities • The Elida Schools Science Fair will take place Friday. Contestants will be divided into two divisions, grades 6-8 and grades 9-10. Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place projects in each division. Medals will be awarded for top overall placings. Students will be eligible to compete at the Regional [...]