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”