12-15-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. B Household members: 2 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Ms. B’s” income is barely enough to cover necessities. Her holiday hopes: For her child to have a good Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 12. Girls pants size 12. Girls shoe size 2 1/2. Toys list: Scooter. The Empty Stocking Fund is a […]

Stocking stuffers

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Stocking stuffers can be anything from holiday candy to money, but in the end, as long as the stuffers bring a smile to the recipient’s face, it’ll be a success. Though some Web sites give detailed directions on how to stuff a stocking properly, the contents just need to […]

Online security essential

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on preventing identity theft, recipes from Virginia, and ways to declutter your vehicle will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. Richard Bradfute is the chief information officer at Portales National Bank, and he’ll talk about identity theft, fraud alert, […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Anniversary

Hamar Frank and Ava Hamar of Plano, Texas celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12 with family. The will continue the celebration with a trip to Disney World with their children and grandchildren. The couple was married Dec. 12, 1957 in Rogers. They both graduated from Portales High School. They have two children and […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Wedding

Jones/DeGroot Kristine E. Jones of Clovis and Samuel J. DeGroot of Clovis were joined in marriage Oct. 27, 2007, at Bishop’s Lodge Resort and Spa in Santa Fe. The Rev. Scott Cory performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debra Graves of Los Alamos and the late Allan Graves. She is […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Engagements

Mason/Hays Bryan and Debbie Mason of Midland, Texas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Mason of Lubbock to Bryce Hays of Lubbock. He is the son of Barry and Koletta Hays of Dora. The couple will exchange vows at 4:30 p.m. CST Dec. 29 at the Hilton in Midland. The reception […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please keep submissions brief and to the point as space is limited. Sunday Lamp Lighters Alcoholics Anonymous — 11 a.m. […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Club Notes

The Pep Extension Club met Dec. 11 at the Portales Estates. President Ruby Parkinson gave a Christmas devotional. Roll call was answered with Christmas plans. Those attending were Merlene Hill-Shaw, Melveta Green, Deana Forrer, Edna Grimes, Migdon Cox, Lillie Belle Toombs, Wilma Parkinson, Marjorie Toombs, Connie Vincent, Marjorie Williamson, Parkinson, Vickie Neece, Andrea Cox and […]

Dec. 16, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Fight Like a Girl and Win: Defense Decisions for Women By Lori Hartman Gervasi Unfortunately, women are susceptible to random acts of violence from stalking, sexual harassment, domestic violence, date rape, and worse. With this guidebook, women can learn how to increase their security, outsmart […]

Dec. 16, 2006 School News

PHS Counselors Christmas break starts Wednesday Portales High School will dismiss all students at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Christmas break. Students will take their semester exams on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Students will return to school Jan. 8 to begin the spring semester. Band, choir to perform The Portales High School band and choir departments […]

County may be missing funds

By Sharna Johnson and Gabriel Monte: CNJ STAFF WRITERS Curry County officials are reviewing financial records and have notified state police they may be missing funds. State Police Sgt. E.J. Fouratt said the agency is waiting for county officials to complete their review before beginning an investigation. “We’ve looked at a couple of things, but […]

New Deal exhibit touring New Mexico

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal will re-emerge in Roosevelt County next fall as Portales hosts a 75th anniversary photo exhibit: New Mexico’s New Deal Treasures, according to a press release. New Mexico Economic Development Department’s MainStreet Program has borrowed the traveling exhibit from the National New Deal Association. The […]

Portales to host economic forum

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Portales will play host to one of five regional forums on rural economic development from 1-3 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The forum is sponsored by New Mexico First, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization designed to engage citizens in public policy, which was co-founded 20 years ago by New […]

12-14-07 Empty Stocking Fund

Today’s focus: Ms. A Household members: 7 Children: 5 Special circumstances: “Ms. A” has fallen behind on her bills because she has had to take out loans to help her sick mother-in-law in Mexico. Her holiday hopes: For her children to have presents for Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls shirt size 24 month. Girls pants size […]

Christian school getting finishing touches

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico A handful of construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new Clovis Christian School Thursday morning. The ceiling and floor tiles have yet to be placed, but Superintendent Steven Medeiros said the work will be completed and students will move into the building Jan. 8, 2008. […]

12-14-07 Local brief

RSVP needs yarn donations The Retired Senior Volunteer Program is requesting yarn donations to crochet lap blankets for nursing homes. The yarn can be taken to the Community Services Center, 1100 Community Way in Portales, or can be picked up by arrangement with Monica Calamaco, RSVP director at 356-8576 Ext. 22.

Holidays bring reminders of ‘good tidings’

By Joan Clayton The approaching holidays remind me of the angels who brought the “good tidings of great joy” to the shepherds in the field. Many references about angels are found in the Bible. They can be traced from Genesis to Revelation. Angels are supernatural beings sent by God. They are God’s messengers. Psalm 91:11 […]

Dec. 19, 1947

• The Elida Odd Fellows entertained members and guests with a quail dinner in the hall. • McGuffin’s was advertising hand made boots. • Eastern New Mexico College was hosting University of New Mexico in a basketball game at the Portales Junior High. The game was set to follow a Portales High Lovington tilt.

Dec. 18, 1947

• Bicycles were advertised for $42.50 and up at Kelt and Van Schoyck’s Gamble and Western Store. • A 14 ounce bottle of catsup was advertised in a grand opening at for Furr Food Store two for 29 cents. • Causey’s Tomcats defeated Three-Way 34-26 in basketball and was ready to host Rosedale.

Dec.16, 1947

• Portales residents contributed 1,700 pounds of cheese, 1,500 pounds of flour and several hundred pounds of Portales peanuts to the “Navajo Brotherhood Caravan,” a charity drive for the Navajo reservation near Gallup. • The Furr Food Store was advertising the opening of its new store at 422 E. State St. in Portales. • The […]