Though imperfect, trip worth the effort

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor When I awoke Thanksgiving morning it was snowing steadily and a good skiff was on the ground and clinging to the boughs of the pine trees. Truly a glorious sight. I knew when I went to bed the forecast was still calling for snow but that wasn’t what caused […]

America full of reasons for thanks

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist 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 […]

Local residents come together

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The smell of frying turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings wafted through the air at the Memorial Building during the fifth annual community-wide Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. An army of volunteers from the community and several local churches helped put the dinner together to […]

Columnist thankful for life’s blessings

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico The Thanksgiving turkey has turned into the day-after-Thanksgiving-green-chile-turkey-enchiladas. Yum! But just because we’re feasting on leftovers today doesn’t mean I’m offering leftover thanks from yesterday. Thanksgiving should continue, or at least it should begin anew, and be a year-round process. This is not gobbledygook. I truly intend to give […]

Stuffing stands test of time

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In this area, one of the traditional dishes served at Thanksgiving is cornbread stuffing or dressing. Out at Roosevelt General Hospital, the Thanksgiving day buffet will include all the traditional foods such as ham, turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy and of course, cornbread stuffing, said Pam Bernier, RGH dietary […]

Thanksgiving sampler

Freedom New Mexico Carving tips David “Hank” Hankins says he has been cooking for 50 years. “If the turkey isn’t as tender as this,” David Hankins said, waving his hand over a glistening 20 pound mesquite smoked turkey. “I would carve around the legs and separate the two breasts. But we cook ours so tender, […]

Thanksgiving brings back fond memories

By Jennifer Laurent: Freedom New Mexico My husband and I are lucky. We are among a handful of local military couples based within driving distance of our families. For now we can get in a car and, within 11 hours, be home. So it came as no surprise when last November his family accepted an […]

Portales students give thanks

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The Portales News Tribune spent time on Monday visiting area schools and asking students a few questions about Thanksgiving. Here is what they had to say about the upcoming holiday: Bercy Musonera Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood Center Q. What is something that you are thankful for? A. My school Adrianna Naylor Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood […]

11-20-07 ENMU briefs

ENMU closed for Thanksgiving Eastern New Mexico University will be closed for the Thanksgiving Break Thursday through Sunday. The Golden Library will re-open on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., then observe regular hours on Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. The computer center will observe regular hours on the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving. […]

Nov. 18, 2007 Briefs

Pep to hold Thanksgiving fest The Pep, Texas, community will hold its 62nd annual Thanksgiving festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Thursday in the St. Philip Neri Parish Hall. The event features a meal of German sausage and turkey with all the trimmings, as well as a country store filled with handmade crafts, […]

Thanks for the memories

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Bittersweet holiday Portales Fire Department Battalion Chief Gary Nuckols’ father died the day after Thanksgiving six years ago. Though his father had been diagnosed with cancer 18 months earlier, his death caught family members by surprise. “We had a great family gathering that day,” Nuckols said. “A lot of […]

Nov. 18 School News

PJHS News Spanish classes working on projects Students in Ruben Tellez’s Spanish classes are completing three separate projects. The first is a family poster board. Hallways are decorated with students’ posters complete with Spanish labels for family members, vacations, and pets. They completed a Thanksgiving card that will be sent to wounded soldiers at Walter […]

Being thankful way of life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist The first act of the Pilgrims upon arriving at our shores was to kneel and thank God for a land where they could worship him freely. I honor them for their faith and gratitude. I am thankful for a special day to be grateful for our many blessings. I am […]

11-15 Local Briefs

Churches combine for Thanksgiving Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and Southside Church of Christ are jointly sponsoring a harvest celebration and an area-wide worship and praise service this weekend. The churches will hold a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Third and Kilgore’s Fellowship Hall. The dinner is free […]

11-11 Club Notes

United Daughters of the Confederacy The Ellen W. Jones Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy held a Thanksgiving luncheon meeting Tuesday at Roosevelt General Hospital. Hostesses were Bess Jones and Janelle Foster. They used a Thanksgiving theme for decorations. President Jan Ross called the meeting to order with a welcome and introduced Mona […]

November 8, 1996

• Adrianna Acosta was selected as the winner of the 11th annual “Cutest Baby” contest. • For $34.95, a customer could purchase a complete Thanksgiving dinner from IGA. • Ransom, Larger Than Life, and D3 The Mighty Ducks, were playing at the Tower Twin.

Thanksgiving: Time for added thanks

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t over until you’ve made the green chile turkey enchiladas with the leftovers the day after. We haven’t eaten the last of Dad’s delicious pumpkin pie either, so technically it’s still Thanksgiving. My friend, Bernard Polaco, says every day is Thanksgiving, so I can, in fact, write this column […]

Work doesn’t stop during holidays

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By Ashley Lee Not everyone has the luxury of having Thanksgiving off. Finishing a busy 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. waitress shift at Cook’s truck stop, Patsy Downing was sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal at the 24-hour restaurant on U.S. 60/84 that caters to truck drivers and locals. “Today was a nice day, so […]

Turkey tales for the holidays

F ootball. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, […]

Thanksgiving time for family and friends

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist This Thanksgiving my husband will not be with us. Like countless other families whose loved ones are serving in the armed forces, we’ll do our best to keep the holiday spirit alive, and show our children that we have lots to be grateful for, despite the fact that Daddy is […]