Food at the speed of life: Turkey dinners unite community

Two Portales turkey dinners mean family and more. Methodist church’s turkey dinner raises money for missions, and Portales Community Outreach provides a free Thanksgiving Day meal. The Methodist dinner lets the community gather and catch up. The volunteers really seem to have everything running on greased gears. According to the church, this year’s dinner included: […]

Food at the speed of life: Pumpkin bread light, tasty

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Lonnie Berry of Portales recently brought something new to my attention: pumpkin cornbread. He said he got the recipe from a woman at church. I tried it. Pumpkin cornbread is easy to make, healthy and tasty. It’s low fat, and by using Splenda and making half the flour whole wheat, you get a pretty guilt-free […]

My turn: Pumpkin bread light and tasty

Argen Duncan Lonnie Berry of Portales recently brought something new to my attention: pumpkin cornbread. He said he got the recipe from a woman at church. I tried it. Pumpkin cornbread is easy to make, healthy and tasty. It’s low fat, and by using Splenda and making half the flour whole wheat, you get a […]

Church collecting gifts for Operation Christmas child

Freedom New Mexico Parkland Baptist Church in Clovis will be serving as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child, according to a news release. Operation Christmas Child provides shoe boxes of gifts to more than eight million children in 100 countries suffering from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty, the release said. The […]

Portales past: Nov. 25, 1955

Nov. 25, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The annual Thanksgiving supper at the Baptist Church was Thursday evening in Arch. The speaker was Rev. F.O. Polston of Portales.

Birthdays — Oct. 31

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Winnie Ethel (Brown) Moore [image #1, align=right, size=medium] It was Oct. 20, 1910, in Rockwood, Texas, when Joseph and Margaret America Garner became proud parents to a beautiful baby girl who they named Winnie Ethel. She was the 11th child in a family of 12 children. Winnie is a long time resident of Clovis, having […]

Congregation celebrates church’s 100-year milestone

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Argen Duncan Central Christian Church predates New Mexico’s statehood, as pastor David McVey points out. The church on Main Street was established in 1910, while New Mexico became a state in 1912. The congregation celebrated their 100th anniversary Sunday. “We just wanted to mark that milestone, celebrate 100 years of service and ministry in the […]

Church youth group helping Ugandan women

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Argen Duncan A group of Portales teenagers is reaching out to struggling women a world away. The First United Methodist Church youth group is learning about living conditions in Uganda and working to help a group of women there by selling beads the women made. They’re participating in the BeadforLife program, which provides Ugandan women […]

Church profile: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Location: 1220 E. Third St. Phone: 356-2776 Services: Sunday at 1 p.m. Bible Discourse and Watchtower Study; Tuesday at 7 p.m. Congregation Bible Study and progressive training course on how to teach the Bible. Description: “We are one of over 105,298 congregations, with over 7.3 million active members worldwide serving […]

Calvary Baptist Church celebrating 75th anniversary

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Argen Duncan After two mission churches, three meeting places and more than 20 pastors, Calvary Baptist Church in Portales is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The church was organized on Aug. 4, 1935, with 58 charter members. The congregation is holding an anniversary celebration Oct. 3. Plans for the day include a chuck wagon breakfast and […]

Birthdays — Sept. 19

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Green [image #3, align=right, size=medium] Bishop W. C. Green, pastor of First Church of God in Christ (3400 Vinton Street), celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 14. His wife, Angie L. Green, his family, and his church family wish him a happy belated birthday. We love and appreciate you.

Author to speak at church via satellite

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Argen Duncan Bible study author Beth Moore, who focuses on women’s ministries, is appearing in Portales on Saturday via satellite. Linda Davis, who helped organize the event at Emmanuel Baptist Church, said Moore’s presentation would be broadcast on a delay from Chicago. She said she’s expecting 150 attendees, including 30 volunteers, in Portales, but more […]

Anniversaries — Sept. 12

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Turnbough [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Arthur and Vaunceil Turnbough of Portales celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 28 with a party at Vines restaurant in Portales. The celebration included friends and family. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1960, at the Dora Baptist Church. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. They are enjoying retirement. Special […]

Church comes together for fiesta

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PNT staff report St. Helen Catholic Church fiesta continues today with live entertainment, games, a bouncy house, food and a auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The silent auction starts at 3 p.m., and all proceeds go toward the church community, different organizations and special church needs. All events are held on church grounds […]

Church profile: Fellowship Baptist Church

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Fellowship Baptist Church Location: 820 W. 17th St. Phone: 356-5373 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday preaching service 11 a.m., second preaching service 6 p.m., Wednesday evening service 7 p.m. Description: “We are an independent Baptist church,” Pastor Ron Fox said. “Our main emphasis is to exalt Jesus Christ, to preach the Gospel to every […]

My turn: Blessings come in many forms

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Our church deacon, Roberto Herrera, blessed my daughter Laura’s new car on Sunday. He did a good job, practically drenching it as he walked around the vehicle, sprinkling his bottle of holy water. Having your vehicle blessed is like full-coverage insurance, on the spiritual level. Many people have their homes, religious articles and boats blessed. […]

Retired Reserve health coverage launches

American Forces Press Service FALLS CHURCH, Va. — For the first time, members of the Retired Reserve who are not yet age 60, the so-called “gray area” retirees, can purchase TRICARE health coverage for themselves and their eligible family members with the Sept. 1 launch of TRICARE Retired Reserve. Retired reservists may qualify to purchase […]

Church profile: Eastern New Mexico University Presbyterian Campus House

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Eastern New Mexico University Presbyterian Campus House Location: 1118 W. University Dr. Phone: 356-5533 Services: None on site; people interested can attend services at 11 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church at 108 S. Ave. F Description: “The Presbyterian Campus House is a ministry of Sierra Blanca Presbytery and First Presbyterian Church-Portales,” Pastor Phillip Million […]

Portales past: Sept: 13, 1950

Sept: 13, 1950 Portales Daily News: The Methodist Church Board of Stewards voted to start plans toward the construction of an educational addition to their church building.

Church profile: Trinity Assembly of God

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Trinity Assembly of God • Location: 601 N. Ave. B • Phone: 356-5778 • Services: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Family Night 6 p.m.; Prayer 6-7:00 p.m. Tuesday; 212 Youth Ministry 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Wake College Ministry 7:30 p.m. Thursday. • Description: “A church that loves God and His mission […]