Two arrested on gift card theft charges

Freedom New Mexico A Quay County mother and daughter were arrested on Christmas eve, accused of stealing Christmas gift cards intended for foster children. The cards were purchased and donated by a local church, according to a press release from the Tucumcari Police Department. Jennifer Dominguez, 24, of Tucumcari, was charged with larceny and tampering […]

Youngster gives up wish for friend

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Harley Pena of Clovis is a shy, 6-year-old girl who adores Hannah Montana. But these days her real-life hero is a fellow cancer patient, whose unselfish gift may just make this the best Christmas either of these two kids have ever known. Sinjin Anrdukates, 14, of Copperas Cove, Texas, […]

Dec. 21, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, illustrated by P.J. Lynch“One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies.”So begins O. Henry’s heartwarming Christmas story, which has just been re-issued in a gorgeous picture book […]

Creative Living Dec. 7

Information on using furniture stains and de-cluttering our gift giving, and a discussion on how high schools have changed will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Lynn Hack-Gerhart will show how to apply stains on furniture to create beautiful designs.

Creative Living Nov. 16

Information on making fall decorations and gift items, incorporating pesto in meals and making pumpkin-head dolls and jack-o-lantern boxes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico State University Extension home economist, says fall is her favorite season, and she’s going to demonstrate […]

Auxiliaries tackle tasks in colorful way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The women are known as Pink Ladies. The men Red Coats. They volunteer to man the gift shops, front desks, rock babies in the nurseries, make runs for doctors and other errands needed by hospital staff. The Roosevelt General Hospital and Plains Regional Medical Center’s auxiliary stand out at […]

Mayor’s Christmas Tree program set

By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer Santa is coming to Portales early this year, and he might stop at a few more houses. A tree-lighting ceremony, complete with a visit from Santa, is scheduled to brighten the evening Monday at City Hall. The evening offers a chance to give a gift to children who might […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on easy-to-make gift ideas, making “lite” desserts, and exercise and diabetes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, will demonstrate some easy-to-make gift ideas using fabric — and many don’t even […]

Donation spurs growth in single mother program

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A gift from a Portales couple could end up providing a transition home for struggling single mothers and their families. Through a gift annuity arrangement, Bill and Shirley Wahlman of Portales donated a complete six-apartment complex to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home last summer. The couple are both […]

Creative Living features gift ideas

Information on gift making and products from the beehive will be the featured topics on “Creative Living”

Christ greatest gift of Christmas season

By Joan Clayton Christmas is all about giving. There is no greater gift, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). This is the true meaning of Christmas. Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us for […]

God’s gift unequaled

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist As newlyweds we thought we lived in a mansion. Our first home, called “Vetville,” consisted of rows of army barracks converted to apartments. They housed World War II veterans at Eastern New Mexico University for $25 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school […]

It’s their job: Tressie Stroud

Name: Tressie Stroud Job: Co-owner, along with her daughter, of NoWhereElse Unique Gifts Time on the job: The store opened in November 2005 Background: Has worked as a bookkeeper for Parks Plumbing since the early 1980s. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Managing a gift store Q. What is a typical day on the […]

Time is gift from God

By Joan Clayton: Columnist Each day is a gift from God, just waiting to be opened. How I use that gift is up to me. I cannot put it in the bank. I cannot use it tomorrow. I must use my gift now or it will be forever lost. I must use wisdom. Since time […]

Feb. 25, 1969

New officers were installed for the Roosevelt County Democratic Women’s Association Wednesday when they met for luncheon at Troy Dee’s SteakHouse. Mrs. Harry Cissell was installed as president, Mrs Eldon Whitten, vice president, Mrs. T. E. Mears, Jr, secretary, Mrs. A.J. Corbin, treasurer. Mrs W.O. Dunlap conducted an interesting installation service and gave each women […]

Christmas Eve gift leaves long legacy

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Christmas Eve gift! It’s a simple phrase that’s been uttered on Dec. 24 by my family as long as I can remember. In fact I’m not sure anyone knows when it all started. That makes it a family Christmas tradition. I’m sure if someone in my family or anyone […]

Greatest gift of all delivered on Christmas

By Freedom Newspapers “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” — John 3:16 ‘Tis the season for gift-giving, an ancient tradition that originated in a foreign land. But as might be expected, sometimes the meaning and origins […]

God sends gift of joy from above

By Joan Clayton: Religion columnist Have you ever noticed how many times the words “joy, joyful, rejoice, rejoiced, rejoicing” appears in the Bible? It’s because the gospel is indeed “Good News.” I believe the greatest gift to mankind is truly “ Joy To The World.” Joy is a fruit of the spirit. (Galatians 5:22) Happiness […]

Arts and Crafts Fair starts Saturday

Freedom Newspapers Area residents can wrap up their holiday shopping all under one roof during this weekend’s Arts & Crafts Fair. The event, which is sponsored by the Clovis News Journal, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission is […]

Today is the best day of your life; Tomorrow looks better

By Joan Clayton Today is a special day. You are alive! This day comes with blue skies, revealing fluffy clouds that play hide and seek. This gift comes wrapped in sunshine and is displayed in sparkling colors. You are presented multiple bouquets of flowers while the trees clap their hands, demanding an encore. Music accompanies […]