Our people: Healing souls

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Bio • Name: Sistar Yancy • Birthdate: Aug. 18, 1940 • Hometown: Richmond, Calif. • Profession: Christian counselor and community organizer • Family: Four children Will, Vincent, Mark, and Lindagail Sistar Yancy moved to Clovis six years ago after planning to retire in Arizona. She even bought a house there. But she felt uncomfortable. She […]

Gift making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on gift making, healing a damaged metabolism and cooking with turkey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or any other time you need a gift, one that is handmade is always the best. Connie […]

Library Books July 6

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: “Art Journals and Creative Healing: Restoring the Spirit Through Self-Expression” by Sharon Soneff Author and artist Sharon Soneff demonstrates how the process of journaling can be a tool in navigating through some of life’s more difficult or challenging seasons with real excerpts from beautiful and […]

The art of healing

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By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers In a metal chair on a chilly stage, ViolaMontoya closed her eyes and heard the beat of horse hooves in crisp snow. She imagined, as concert pianist Davide Cabassi pounded on a piano in the Clovis Community College Town Hall, his entire body — his fingers bending, his head swaying […]

Folk healing still evident

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The art of Mexican folk healing is still evident in today’s culture, said Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, student affairs vice president at the University of New Mexico, during a seminar he presented Tuesday at Eastern New Mexico University. Part of the Hispanic culture, curanderismo is a form of folk healing […]

Miracles: Area residents recount unexplainable events

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By Marlena Hartz The night was dark and the highway seemingly empty. Two men inside a truck had the radio on and the windows rolled up, the vents of the vehicle pumping out a stream of cool air. From behind a bank, a woman in red appeared. She yelled “stop.” The men heard her, and […]

Local lady discovers ailments by looking into others eyes

Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her home, even from the outside, bears signs of her faith: A stone statue of the Virgin Mary on the porch, a copy of the Ten Commandments in the yard. The theme continues inside. And also with her words. “The human body is a miracle. … God, as the Bible says, […]

Politics teachers reflect on four more years

By David Irvin Sen. John Kerry gave a moving concession speech Wednesday, pleading that President Bush work toward national healing and unity in his next term. An hour later Bush said something quite similar, promising to work for the respect of those who didn’t vote for him. However, some area professors are skeptical Bush will […]

Banister to hold seminars on spiritual healing

By Gary Mitchell Since he was 10 years old, Jerry Banister says he has been aware of his “angels.” Now, as an adult, Banister makes his living as a building contractor in the Albuquerque area and travels throughout the country, conducting workshops designed to teach participants how to tap into the divine wisdom of one’s […]