Restaurant serves free Christmas meal

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Christmas is all about tradition and the Garcia family, which owns the El Rancho Restaurant, is continuing a three-year tradition of offering a free Christmas meal to Portales residents. El Rancho Restaurant is owned by Ruben and Sara Garcia and their son Joe Garcia. “One reason we do this is […]

Community continues tradition

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For countless American generations, Thanksgiving has been known as a time of feasting and sharing. For the last three years, the Portales community has also been able to work in a little bit of cooperation. The Memorial Building, for the third year, played host to a free Thanksgiving dinner during […]

Community Thanksgiving open to all

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis volunteers are putting together a Thanksgiving feast for anyone as part of the third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building. The meal is free and anyone can attend and eat turkey, […]

VFW honors local veterans

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By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Frank Pena said that when he returned from the Vietnam War in 1970, he had an extensive network of family and friends that supported him and showed him appreciation. Others weren’t as lucky as Pena, and the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is taking this week to show […]

Local restaurant to open doors again for holiday

By Tony Parra The Garcia family see the Portales residents as an extension of their family and on Christmas Day it wants them over for a holiday meal. Owners Joe, Ruben and Sara Garcia are opening the doors to the El Rancho Restaurant for a free Christmas meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on […]

Volunteers bring free meal to Portales

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By Tony Parra Portales residents were out on Thanksgiving Day trying to share the essence of Thanksgiving with the rest of their community at the Memorial Building for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Elvia Garcia of St. Helen’s Church said between 150 to 200 were served when volunteers delivered meals in Roosevelt County from […]

Residents thankful for various things

PNT Staff Thursday’s free Thanksgiving meal at the Memorial Building brought young and old, workers and students, and many other different people. A few people at the meal were asked what they were thankful for on the holiday, and their responses were varied as well. Anton Iliuk, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, didn’t […]

Nov. 10 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Transitions Birthdays Nov. 12-18: Alan Roberts, Lisa Rogers, Pat Winter, Teagan Burton, Darcee Chenualt, Kit Pettigrew, Tammy Rinne and Annie Connelley. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Dan Howard and Mr. and Mrs. Joe West Breakfast The men’s monthly breakfast will be at the Elida Baptist Church Nov. 13 starting at 7 a.m. All […]

Activities planned throughout area for veterans

By Tony Parra The theme of this week in Roosevelt County is in honor of the veterans who served in the United States military and many will take time to recognize them. The Native American Affairs department of Eastern New Mexico University will be presenting an ENMU Veteran’s Memorial Dedication at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday […]

Oct. 24 Faith Triumphant School News

Students will participate again this year in Operation Christmas Child.  It is the largest event of its kind, providing Christmas gifts to children around the world. Last year we collected over 300 boxes filled with Christmas joy.  This year we are asking each family to participate by giving one shoebox filled with toys, clothes, toothbrushes, […]

Churches to serve free Thanksgiving dinner

Helena Rodriguez Central Christian and St. Helen Catholic Church have joined forces to host a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Memorial Building. Organizers say the traditional Thanksgiving meal is not only being served for the needy and home-bound. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend, […]

First United Methodist Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

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Helena Rodriguez Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church Thanksgiving Dinner and […]