County treasurer accused of tampering with public records

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County Treasurer Rhonda Bookout was indicted Friday on the charge of tampering with public records, a fourth-degree felony, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler. Bookout surrendered to law enforcement following the indictment. She was released on a $5,000 appearance bond around 3 p.m., jail officials said. If convicted, […]

Jan. 3, 1961

• Grady’s Food Market was advertising avocados two for 29 cents and bananas two pounds for 27 cents. • New county officials sworn into office included: Glenn Widener, sheriff; Clarence Harris, deputy sheriff; Laura Denton, treasurer; Margie Barton, county clerk;

November 6, 1996

• Arla Hitson was elected to the position of Roosevelt County Treasurer. She was the first Republican to hold the office since before the Great Depression. • Pizza Hut advertised there All You Can Eat lunch buffet for $4.29. • A 1993 two-toned blue-green and gray Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot of IGA […]

May 13, 2007 Club News

Portales Women’s Club Portales Woman’s Club met Wednesday with 31 members and four guests present. Sasha Parker was introduced by the Education/Scholarship Committee as the GFWC New Mexico State Scholarship winner, as well as the Portales Woman’s Club scholarship winner. At the recent state convention she received a four-year Harriett Donohoo/Dorothy Pendleton Scholarship. Also introduced […]

Feb. 7, 1978

At the Feb. 4th meeting of Goober Gulch Gabbers, outgoing president Lowry Hill (Yogi Bear) presided. New officers were elected, with John Looper (Double Nickel) becoming president; Nelda Dictson (Blue Bonnet) is the new secretary; Rose Scarborough (Blue Jet) is treasurer. Leo Stinnett (White Top) John Drummond (Big John) and A.G. Scarborough (Jake Leg) are […]

House bill would stop treasurer from taking contractor contributions

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — The House approved a measure Thursday to prohibit the state treasurer from accepting campaign contributions from contractors who do business with the office. The measure is part of an anti-corruption package that Gov. Bill Richardson recommended to the Legislature in the wake of a kickback scandal involving two former […]

Ethics bills move through committees

By Deborah Baker: The Associated Press SANTA FE — A piece of Gov. Bill Richardson’s ethics package got unanimous committee endorsement Monday and headed to the full House for a vote. A Senate panel also approved a much broader measure, barring people who do business with the state from contributing to statewide officials — including […]

City treasurer to retire this month

Tony Parra The loss of a city official to retirement and the authorization of a $119,467 grant for a 2,000-gallon water tanker for the Portales Fire Department were the main topics for Tuesday’s city council meeting. Reba Robertson, the city treasurer, will be retiring at the end of February, according to City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. […]