Finding ways to help others better than gifts

Freedom New Mexico Give thanks to God during Christmas and as we head toward and New Year’s Day. These are good times, and here’s why: • All over the country, people are walking into retail stores and paying off layaway items for perfect strangers. ABC’s “Nightline” on Tuesday featured a video from our sister paper, […]

Monday morning briefing: A call for gifts, sounds of steel and a mystery of the skies

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Gifts for kids The Lighthouse Mission needs donations for its annual Childrens Christmas Celebration. They need toys, apples, oranges, peanuts, canned soda and bags of individually wrapped candy. Donations can be dropped off at the mission, 407 La Casillas Blvd., between 8 a.m. and […]

Cooperative efforts help students’ creativity

There are a great many gifts these days, being made in the Clovis Christian High School art and wood arts departments, especially involving joint use of the two classes, which are located across the hall from one another. The focus in this column is on handmade gifts, for those whom one loves, especially those made […]

Police Christmas program under way

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Alisa Boswell The Santa Cop program has kicked off at the Portales Police Department as toys begin to flood into the department for children, who would otherwise, have no Christmas gifts. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said 170 names have been submitted so far for the program and he expects there to be close to 1,500 […]

Much to be learned from animals

I am always amazed at the many blessings and gifts God has bestowed upon mankind. I am also fascinated with Adam’s intelligence in being able to name every animal. “And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to […]

Residents discuss Father’s Day gifts

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Russell Anglin Joe Rede, a Tucumcari retiree, father, grandfather and great-grandfather of “a whole bunch” of children, has seen plenty of Father’s Days. When it comes to bad Father’s Day gifts, Rede could sum up his thoughts in two words. “Ratty ties,” he said. “Neckties. Terrible ties. I’ve seen some with polka dots of different […]

My turn: Christmas not a one-day affair

Helena Rodriguez How long do you leave the Christmas tree up? Some people have already undecked the halls. Some did it the day after Christmas, perhaps even on Christmas day, as soon as gifts were unwrapped. I leave my Christmas tree up until July 4. Not really. However, I believe Christmas is a season, not […]

Once in a lifetime moments irreplaceable

There are timeless gifts, or ways to give gifts, that bear no duplication or repeating. Last week I devoted this column to the value of shopping locally, for non-mass-produced presents; this week I’d like to encourage you to look at some unique experiences — ones which cannot be duplicated, even if you were to present […]

Local shops good place to find gifts

Clyde Davis With what do we give the ones we love, in this time and this place where there is so much economic turmoil — or is it inequality, or is it so much smoke and fuss over a normal situation? With what, at any rate, do we make a meaningful impact on someone’s Christmas, […]

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 […]

Goal setting featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making fabric gifts, goal setting and visualization techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vivian Lavinskas will show how to use leftover cotton and cotton blend remnants to make a bread basket that is simple enough for even beginning […]

State officials discourage giving chicks, ducks as Easter gifts

The Associated Press SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health and the New Mexico Livestock Board in a news release are urging families to avoid potential exposure to Salmonella by not giving baby chicks and ducklings to children as Easter gifts. “In the last four years, New Mexico has had 15 Salmonella cases […]

Card making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on attaining your goals, making gifts and gift wraps, and card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will […]

Cooking fish shows’ feature

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Legislators showered with $128,747 in gifts

By Steve Terrell: The New Mexican

Sorority, floral shop support foundation

PNT Staff Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is set to help Hestands Floral and Gifts deliver purchases on Valentine’s Day. The fee for each delivery the sorority makes is earmarked for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: Michele at 356-6951

Christmas party brings cheer to Heartland residents

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As holiday music plays, people, many in wheelchairs, snack on cream puffs and pinwheels, and then tear into gifts from the people who serve them every day. It’s Christmastime at Heartland Continuing Care Center. About 75 people live at Heartland and Tuesday they celebrated the holiday with a party. […]

These angels wear blue instead

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez Lt Col. James Reineke, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Squadron commander, helps Trevor Daniell, a child at the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, unwrap Christmas gifts during this year’s Angels in Blue gift-giving party. By 2nd Lt. Raymond Gobberg: 27th SOW Public Affairs For the past seven years, […]

Dec. 10, 1970

Various Portales merchants held a “treasure hunt” in which free gifts were given out to customers at different stores. The gifts had numbers corresponding to those printed in the Portales News-Tribune.