Monday morning briefing: Surplus sale, crime awareness and the makings of war

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Surplus for sale The city of Portales is auctioning off surplus property, including vehicles and fire department equipment, according to its website. The auction is open to the public. Items are available for review at www.publicsurplus.com. Crime awareness The Clovis version of National Night [...]

Nazareth German Festival set for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico With food, music and fun, Saturday marks the 39th annual Nazareth German Festival in Nazareth, Texas. The day-long festival begins at 9 a.m., all times Central, in the community of Nazareth, with a tour of the Playa Lake Classroom. Activities, including an arts and crafts show, history exhibit, fiddle contest, children’s games [...]

My turn: Low fat German chocolate cake worth a try

Argen Duncan German chocolate cake is great low-fat. Really. I was skeptical when a friend first offered me a piece of her low-fat, reduced-sugar German chocolate cake about a year ago. It’s a good thing I tried it, though. The cake is chocolatey, moist and light. It doesn’t sit like a rock in your stomach [...]

Portales Past: April 5, 1945

April 5, 1945: Sgt. Joseph W. Copeland of Causey had been awarded a Silver Star for voluntarily subjecting himself to a concentration of German artillery fire, The Portales Daily News reported. Copeland was wounded in the leg, the story reported, during construction of a road block.

Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser dinner

PNT staff Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a fundraising dinner with German food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The menu is bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Uncooked bratwurst will also be on [...]

Oct. 7 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: Moses : When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom By Carole Boston Weatherford ; Illustrated by Kadir Nelson. This is a beautifully illustrated children’s book, providing a lyrical and poetic voice to the fascinating and inspiring story of Harriet Tubman and how she became [...]

U.S. actions overseas making us no better than our enemies

Freedom Newspapers How would we feel if clandestine operatives of the government of Germany — or Great Britain, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Israel, China or Japan, for that matter — kidnapped a U.S. citizen, took him to a secret prison, questioned him unremittingly, perhaps including physical abuse, and then dropped him off on a hillside [...]

Grandpa’s delusions create memories

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Before the days of retirement homes, my grandfather Opa lived with us a few years as part of an autumn quest in his life. He wanted to spend his remaining days with his five far-flung sons, one at a time. It was German tradition, he said. I didn’t mind, but my [...]

Feb. 22 Obituaries

Ruby Jones, 82 Services: Have been held. Ruby F. Jones, 82, of Clovis, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2005, at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. She was born on Jan. 30, 1923, in Taiban, to W.F. Miller and Beulah Ava Traylor. She owned Jones Rentals from 1964 to 1995 in Clovis. She worked at the [...]

Nov. 14 Obituaries

John Waide, 86 John Ed Waide, 86, of Fort Cobb, Okla., died Friday, Nov. 12, 2004, at his home. He was born on May 19, 1918, in Hale County, Texas, to Ed and Ollie P. Gipson Waide. He married Mary Geraldine Jones on Nov. 30, 1939, in Portales. He attended school in Sunny Side, Texas. [...]