After misunderstanding, charity raises $1,000

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Reporter Despite a few obstacles, a group of young local residents reached out to children around the world this winter by raising money from the community. The youth at First United Methodist Church raised more than $1,000 for the United Nations Children’s Fund, said local Trick or Treat for UNICEF […]

Church will resume UNICEF campaign

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico First United Methodist Church in Portales will resume a youth fundraising program for UNICEF after meeting with police Friday. “We got it all straightened out,” said Toni Kiernan, the church’s coordinator for the United Nations Children’s Fund program. Kiernan said she and her two sons were followed home by […]

Area Methodists feed students’ souls, stomachs

By Janet Bresenham For 20-year-old Liang Qing, who came to Portales from the Sichuan province in southwest China, home and family are far out of reach. For Jennifer Hunter, 18, home seems far away, too, even though her parents live in Farmington in the Four Corners region of New Mexico. Both of them find a […]

Concert to benefit brothers

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In the spirit of Thanksgiving, a benefit concert is being held for a family whose unselfish and giving nature inspired members of the First United Methodist Church. Despite living in impoverished conditions, the family raised more than $600 in a recent Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF campaign the church held, according […]

Easter Sunday church services

Freedom Newspapers —Advent Christian Church — 9:30 a.m. egg and jelly bean hunt, 11 a.m. worship service, 2101 E. 21st St., Clovis —Agape Fellowship (formerly Living Faith, Portales) — 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., 2012 S. Ave. D, Portales —Bethel Assembly of God — 9:45 and 10:45 a.m., 1521 Norris St., Clovis —Broadview Nazarene Church […]

Holiday handbells will ring

By Ashley Lee To celebrate the holiday season the First United Methodist Church will be host the 14th annual Eastern New Mexico Fall Handbell Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary. Selections to be played will come from holiday, folk, sacred and classical music. There will be about 96 ringers from 10 different […]

Live nativity scenes in local area

Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers Nativity sets are a popular holiday decoration in many homes during the Christmas season. The small, motionless figurines depict the night Jesus was born and can be simply made from paper mache’ or elaborately cut from crystal. The decorative scene features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three wise men, a shepherd, […]

6/22 Local News

Dora News Some of our wheat farmers have their crop combined and very little if any damaging hail. I have not heard of anyone losing wheat or young crops because of hail, only to homes and buildings mostly in the Redlake area, out west of Dora. There has been no rain or anything the past […]

April 20 Obituaries

Rodney Wayne Burns Sr. Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Kingswood United Methodist Church in Clovis. Rodney Wayne Burns Sr., 69, of Clovis, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at the Retirement Ranch in Clovis. He was born Feb. 9, 1936, in Clovis, to Matt and Elva Burns. He married Diane Curry Hays in 1983. He graduated […]

3/20 Local Briefs

Church members to recreate ‘Last Supper’ The ‘Living Last Supper’ recreation will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist Church. Organizers said members of different churches in Portales will participate in the depiction of the ‘Last Supper’. The event is free. Rehearsal is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Methodist […]