Friday morning briefing: A rack, a rodeo and Happy Birthday New Mexico

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Rack replacement Lighthouse Mission is in need a clothing rack. During the hectic holiday season, one of the mission’s clothing racks broke. Questions about size and type call 762-1933. Ranch rodeo The second annual Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo is 6 p.m. Saturday at […]

Child Sense: Sun protection

Priscilla J. Dunstan Keeping our children free from sunburn can be a quite a task, but there are ways to make the process a little easier. If swimming or at the beach, use sun-protective t-shirts, shorts and rash guards. During the day, clothing should at least cover the shoulders – an area that can get […]

Portales past: Dec. 5, 1947

Dec. 5, 1947: The Portales Daily News: A huge van capable of carrying 35,000 to 40,000 pounds was to be used in transporting Portales and Roosevelt County food and clothing to the Navajos on Dec. 14.

Jan. 21, 1968

A Salvation Army used clothing store opened

Portales clothing drive planned

Portales’ Clean and Beautiful Committee is sponsoring a clothing drive April 1-12, according to a news release. A drop-off box is located at Portales City Hall. Information: 356-6662, ext. 10

Empty Stocking Fund: Mr. P

Today’s focus: “Mr. P” Household members: 4 Children: 1 Special circumstances: “Mr. P” is a single father who was just awarded custody of his child. His holiday hopes: For his child to have have a nice Christmas. Clothing needs: Girls clothing size 10/12. Girls shoe size 3. Toys list: Sponge Bob The Empty Stocking Fund […]

Business offers one-stop shopping

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Moving from a home-based business to a storefront was the next logical step for the recently opened Fiestas y Mas, located at the corner of Main and Second streets in Portales. Fiestas y Mas specializes in providing all the services needed for events such as quinceañeras, weddings and other […]

Rejuvenated toys make gifts of joy

By Casey Peacock: PNT staff writer Spending time to refurbish used toys throughout the year, Brenda Fenton says she hopes she’s helping to spread joy to area children and families who are in need, this holiday season. A secretary for the Portales Fire Department, Fenton stated that she has received calls for several years, asking […]

Local family opens kids’ used clothing store

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Roach family life is all about kids, so it’s only natural that when Karen Roach opened her new business reselling kids’ stuff she would name it All About Kids. Roach, who grew up in Portales and graduated at Floyd High School, opened the new store two weeks ago and […]

Area clothing merchants see march of Halloween purchases

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Two decades ago, it was E.T. Last year, it was Spiderman. This year — and almost every year, actually — it’s Darth Vader. Popular characters come and go as Halloween costumes, and local retailers counted on those sales yearly. With about two weeks left before the holiday, experience tells area […]