Residents share Valentine’s Day thoughts

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With the holiday of romance approaching, Freedom New Mexico decided to ask Clovis and Portales residents to share some of their experiences with romance and chocolate and what Valentine’s Day means to them. Here were some of the answers we got: In business: What is your favorite romantic comedy/romance film? • Miguel Jermillo, 22, a […]

My turn: Smart aleck valentines available

You can order my new batch of Valentine’s Day cards at SmartAleckSloan.com Here are the fronts and backs: • “You are the Super Bowl of women — The hype is better than the game” • “There’s a thin line between love and hate — And you’ve crossed it” • “I don’t like to make mountains […]

Friday morning briefing: Name a long-necker, Valentine fun and Tyson goes down

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Name the giraffe The deadline for submitting a name for Clovis’ new baby giraffe is fast approaching — 5 p.m. Feb. 29. The winner of the contest gets a one-year free pass to the zoo and their name on a plaque. Submissions must be […]

Portales man injured in motorcycle accident

Freedom New Mexico A Portales man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was riding crashed early Saturday morning. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said Valentine Sotelo, 29, of Portales was driving a 2003 Honda motorcycle southbound on U.S. 70 when he drifted into the median and lost control about 1:45 a.m. around Mile Marker […]

Monday morning briefing: Where to wear your heart, financial aid and here come the 70s

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing.Fast Valentine fact In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned on their sleeves for one week. Thus, the expression “wearing your heart on your […]

My turn: Let’s all be truthful

Valentine cards should be more realistic. Here are some suggestions for the front and inside: • “I found the perfect card…Wish you were.” • “I loved you at first sight…Turns out I was nearsighted.” • “I love your sense of humor…Especially the restraining order.” • “I can’t wait to see you…In court.” • “My feelings […]

Community shares Valentine’s Day thoughts, memories

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Freedom New Mexico Valentine’s Day…our official celebration of love, romance and candy hearts with silly sayings. In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s coming up Monday. Not a lot of time left. But take heart. We asked a host of local experts for advice on everything from mood setting meals to unusual date places right here […]

In full bloom

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Business is blooming for area florists even with Valentine’s Day falling on Sunday this year. Shops in Clovis and Portales plan Sunday delivery while others see themselves being out of flowers by that time or done with all orders. Either way, sales have been high for flower shops in […]

God shows us greatest love

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Valentine’s Day comes once a year, but I know someone who sends love every day. His Valentine contains comfort, confidence, counsel, protection, favor, abundance, healing, wisdom, knowledge and much more. His Valentine is filled with love for you, and that love goes beyond anything this world could ever offer. His […]

Business feature: Couple expanded laundry service from dairy clothes to uniforms and civilian clothing

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valentine Linen has been operating for over 2 years in Portales. Shannon and Ken Valentine started out cleaning dairy clothes for their other business, Udderly Clean. Shannon said Ken used to work for Dairy Concepts. She started washing his uniforms at home. “That was really what Valentine Linen service […]

Business owners look to boost sales on Valentine’s Day

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By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writers After enduring months of area residents cutting back on the extras, Dakota’s Steakhouse owner Jim Clark is expecting couples to use Valentine’s Day as a reason to go out and celebrate. He’s not alone. Clark said Valentine’s Day was the busiest day of the year for […]

Sorority, floral shop support foundation

PNT Staff Zeta Tau Alpha sorority is set to help Hestands Floral and Gifts deliver purchases on Valentine’s Day. The fee for each delivery the sorority makes is earmarked for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Information: Michele at 356-6951

Many kinds of love exist, all mysterious, wondrous

By Joan Clayton Valentine’s Day is a special day to me. I loved those little pink-colored heart-shaped candies that had all the love words on them. If a boy handed me one of those in grade school, I thought he had to be really in love with me. I still have a little heart-shaped locket […]

2-6-08 Local Briefs

CSC hosting sweetheart dance The Community Services Center Senior Meal Site will host a Valentine sweetheart dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the center, 1100 Community Way in Portales. The public is welcome. The Jamboree Band, featuring Linda Brown, Wayne Buchanan, Colby Carter and Bill Rice will perform. Tickets are $4 per person in advance […]

2-5-08 Local Briefs

Library has programs for all ages There are activities for children of all ages at the Portales Public Library. Baby Lapsit meets twice a month at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and is for ages 1-3. This week’s theme is “Gitchy-Gitchy-Goo Tickle Time,” and will include approximately 20 minutes of stories, songs. Preschool Storytime is 10:30 […]

Snowstorm slows few

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor With numerous snowfalls under their belts already, another storm on Valentine’s Day was anything but sweet for Roosevelt County residents. Snow began falling Tuesday night and continued to fall off-and-on all day Wednesday. Extremely cold temperatures Wednesday made for slick roads late in the day. The National Weather Service […]

Love is an age old emotion

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist Remember when you received all of those wonderful valentines in grade school? You carefully read each one noting with great eagerness the sender’s signature. What about those little heart candies with all kinds of love notes? I took them seriously. I thought every boy in the room was in […]

Young valentines delight today

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By William Thompson Kindergarten students at Brown Early Childhood Center were busy Monday putting the finishing touches on homemade valentines and treats. Today students in Jean Harberts’ class will exchange store-bought valentines with their classmates and eat heart-shaped cookies they baked in class Monday. “I told the students that Valentines Day is a day to […]

Love goes beyond the pocketbook

By Helena Rodriguez Tuesday is V-Day, a holiday like Christmas that started out as a religious observation but has been turned into a commercial campaign in which we’re told to buy our affection from others. Know what I mean? Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Say “I love you” with roses, but keep in mind, […]

God’s word a daily valentine for everyone

By Joan Clayton Valentine’s Day comes once a year. It is associated with hearts candy and flowers. The central theme is one of expressing love. God sends his valentine every day. His valentine contains love unequaled. He expresses to you and me the greatest love the world has ever known or will ever know. In […]