Toy drive community effort

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Alisa Boswell Baby dolls, Tonka trunks, Nerf guns and basketballs were just a few of the toys scattered around the a back room of the Portales Police Department Tuesday afternoon, as various department employees took shifts packing boxes of toys for families in need. The annual tradition is the Portales Police Department’s Operation Santa Cop, […]

City to kick off holiday with toy drive, tree lighting

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Argen Duncan You may not hear sleigh bells ring, but Christmas is on its way to Portales. The annual Operation: Santa Cop toy drive and distribution is under way, and the Lighting of the Mayor’s Blessing Tree is set for Monday. This year, said Mayor Sharon King, the city is focusing on the Portales Police […]

Santa Cop toy drive set for Saturday

PNT staff The first toy drive of the year for Operation: Santa Cop is set for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Portales Wal-Mart. Portales Police Department is collecting new toys and gifts for Roosevelt County youth ages birth to 18. The toys need to be unwrapped so department staff can see that […]

Do-it-yourself grooming not as easy as thought

Glenda Price One of my daughters has a toy poodle named Rudy (short for Rudoph Valentino Price, since he’s a little lover.) He’s a really fun little guy who is exceptionally smart. The only problem is his curly poodle hair grows really fast. A groomer lady informed me that he should be clipped at least […]

Operation Santa Cop toy drive in full swing

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer An electric toy guitar … a couple of Barbie dolls … Play Dough. That and more came out of black trash bags as Portales Police Department staff unloaded Mayor’s Christmas Tree: Operation Santa Cop toy drive donations from the Portales High School National Honor Society. The group presented officers […]

Events Calendar Dec. 7

Monday CDs for Toy Drive — noon to 1 p.m., 5-6 p.m. ENMU Campus Union Building lobby. Donate a toy worth $10 or more for underpriveleged children and receive a Rychus Rythum Music CD. Portales High School Choir Benefit Concert — 7 p.m. First United Methodist Church. Free concert, donations accepting to defray costs of […]

Events Calendar Dec. 5

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. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. Monday […]

Nov. 28 Events Calendar

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. Winter Wine Fest — 7-10 p.m. The Ice House, 208 N. Ave. A. Tickets $25, available in advance at Memorial Building, Doerr & Knudson Law Office, Woody’s Jewelry and City Hall. The […]

Oct. 17, 2008 Briefs

Mayor launches Christmas toy drive The Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop will host the first toy drive of the season from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday during the Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast at First Baptist Church in Portales. Police officers will be collecting new toys for boys and girls from birth through age 18 […]

12-2 Local Briefs

Dairy disaster aid sign-ups set Eligible dairy producers can sign up for the Dairy Disaster Assistance Program (DDAP-III) at local USDA Farm Service Agency service centers beginning Monday. The $16 million DDAP-III is aimed to help dairy producers recover production losses resulting from a variety of adverse weather conditions from Jan. 1, 2005 to Feb. […]

Area businesses react to recent toy recalls

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Actions in China set in motion a series of recalls that affected children, their parents and the merchants they deal with across the United States. A series of toy recalls, mostly due to lead content in paint, shook consumer confidence across the nation, but had varying effects for Clovis […]

Oct. 6, 2007 Briefs

Freedom New Mexico Elderly man accused of threats with toy gun A 62-year-old Clovis man is in jail after police said he threatened a man and two children with a toy gun Wednesday. Raymond Martinez Jr. is being held on $15,500 bond, jail officials said. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated assault. […]

Holiday gifts are meant for adults, too

By Bob Huber Now that I’m knee deep in sunset years, I suppose it’s time to stop pining for the mornings of my life and enjoy the evenings. But that doesn’t mean I have to stop playing with Christmas toys, does it? I say nuts to that. I don’t want you to think I’m angry, […]

Sassy dolls to learning tools, anything goes this Christmas

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Helena Rodriguez This Christmas kids want everything from the furry to McFlurries, from the sensational to educational. From the fairytale-themed Barbie in Swan Lake dolls to the modern, hip Bratz dolls with their own Formal Funk Runway Disco, it’s almost anything goes this holiday season. As always, familiar characters are also in high demand, from […]