Community Thanksgiving dinner keeps growing

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By Alisa Bowell: PNT staff writer Elvia Garcia started the Portales community Thanksgiving dinner almost 10 years ago with help from her family and community volunteers. The dinner Thursday at the Memorial Building is free. “My husband and I decided that we needed to do something for the community as a family,” Garcia said. “It […]

Senior happenings —

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St., Clovis Sunday: 1-5 p.m., Dance in Portales at La Casa Senior Center. Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Daily activities; 10:30 a.m., Indoor Exercise; 1 p.m., Bingo and refreshments. Wednesday: 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Daily activities; 9:30 a.m., Free blood pressure and sugar testing; […]

Area families share holiday traditions, recipes

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Alisa Boswell Thanksgiving is the time of year treasured for memories of holiday traditions and family legacies. With this in mind, Freedom New Mexico decided to get together with local Clovis and Portales mothers of all ages for holiday memories, suggestions, and best of all, recipes. Kala Adair, 32 and a mother of three, said […]

Students holding food drive

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Argen Duncan Two groups of Eastern New Mexico University students are reaching out to Portales families with food for Thanksgiving. The Voices of Inclusive and Committed Education Students club and the Communications 202 class are collecting Thanksgiving food for seven, possibly eight, Portales families, said VOICES treasurer Jaime Silva. This is the second year VOICES […]

Portales past: Nov. 25, 1955

Nov. 25, 1955: The Portales Daily News: The annual Thanksgiving supper at the Baptist Church was Thursday evening in Arch. The speaker was Rev. F.O. Polston of Portales.

Volunteer profile: Joe Parie

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Name: Joe Parie Residence: Portales Occupation: Retired Volunteer: Parie manages the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, is head of the Portales Outreach Program, which offers an annual community Thanksgiving dinner, and volunteers his time in Juarez, Mexico. Why he does it: “I’ve always heard you can’t give without receiving, and I find you get a whole […]

ENMU students share holiday plans

Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Thanksgiving is a time of the year where family and friends come together to give thanks. Eastern New Mexico Students might live and work in Portales, but some make the trek home to be with family. Senior Cody Evans, 23, of Roswell is a graphic design major. Evans said the […]

Thankful I can count many blessings

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things large and small. For instance, on the world stage I am thankful that Saddam Hussein finally got what he had coming. But I’m also thankful for more personal things like the fact that there are still airports and convenience stores that have […]

Thanksgiving expression of gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

Thanksgiving meal community effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s time for the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Memorial Building. About 100 turkeys, plus mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pies and more are being prepared for the community event that gives people a place to go for the holiday. “We start planning 45 to 60 days before […]

ENMU closes for Thanksgiving

PNT staff Eastern New Mexico University is closing for Thanksgiving break from Wednesday through Sunday. The university’s Golden Library will be open from noon to midnight on Sunday, according to a news release from ENMU. The campus is set re-open and classes to resume Nov. 30.

Veterans organization hands out turkeys for needy families

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of families left Bella Vista Arts Academy Friday afternoon carrying frozen turkeys for their Thanksgiving meals, compliments of the AMVETS. Johnny Ulibarri said his group had 250, 10-to-12 pound turkeys to hand out to community families. Earlier in the day, 30 turkeys were distributed to student’s families at […]

Quilt raffle date changed

Freedom New Mexico The quilt raffle drawing for the Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties fundraiser has been moved to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, after the community Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Habitat office at 359-1344 or the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce […]

Events Calendar Nov. 27

Thursday Community Thanksgiving Dinner — 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Memorial Building, corner of Seventh Street and Abilene Avenue. All are welcome. Free. Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. The events calendar is a daily listing that contains meeting and […]

Dora School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving schedule Monday — Full school day Tuesday — Students will be released early. High school will be on an abbreviated seven-period schedule. Lunch will be served. Buses run at 12:35 p.m. Wednesday-Friday — No school; have a great Thanksgiving! Sports Tuesday — Junior high (red) teams and varsity teams will host Grady, starting at […]

Elida School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Thanksgiving a time to celebrate God’s blessings

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Let us be a truly thankful people because of God’s many blessings. “Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done” (TLB). Recognize the touch of the Master’s hand. I believe both great and small miracles happen every day and we let them go by […]

Nov. 14, 1977

“Thanksgiving without Cable TV is like a turkey without stuffing” declared an ad for Southwest Cable TV in the Portales News-Tribune.

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

Two holidays better than one

Tonya Fennell I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and good food. I know my family certainly did. We actually had two Thanksgiving meals this year. The first meal was with our new “military family” here at Cannon — the 73rd Special Operations AMXS. We ate fried turkey and watched as […]