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.

Calvary Baptist Church celebrating 75th anniversary

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Argen Duncan After two mission churches, three meeting places and more than 20 pastors, Calvary Baptist Church in Portales is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The church was organized on Aug. 4, 1935, with 58 charter members. The congregation is holding an anniversary celebration Oct. 3. Plans for the day include a chuck wagon breakfast and […]

Zias notch 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist

Freedom New Mexico Freshman forward Brook Serrano tallied two goals and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team pulled away in the second half Thursday for a 6-1 victory over Wayland Baptist at the ENMU pitch. The Zias (2-3) scored six unanswered goals after Wayland opened the scoring on a tally by Kathleen Stewart […]

Church profile: Fellowship Baptist Church

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Fellowship Baptist Church Location: 820 W. 17th St. Phone: 356-5373 Services: Sunday School 10 a.m., Sunday preaching service 11 a.m., second preaching service 6 p.m., Wednesday evening service 7 p.m. Description: “We are an independent Baptist church,” Pastor Ron Fox said. “Our main emphasis is to exalt Jesus Christ, to preach the Gospel to every […]

Hobo stew brings people together

Argen Duncan I learned about hobo stew when I lived in Socorro and went to First Baptist Church there. The congregation made the interesting stew every year. Everybody brought a can of … whatever. It just had to be edible. It didn’t even have to come in a can. Everything from potatoes to enchilada sauce […]

Wayland joins Yellow Ribbon program

Kevin Wilson Wayland Baptist University is one of 1,100 schools that have joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” program. Wayland, based in Plainview, Texas, offers a campus in Clovis and a satellite office at Cannon Air Force Base. The Yellow Ribbon program, a key provision of the new […]

Church profile: Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship

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Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship • Location: 1307 S. Ave. K • Phone: 356-4252 • Services: Free lunch at noon on Mondays; Collegiate worship at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday • Description: “Baptist Student Union Christian Fellowship is a ministry for college students,” minister Brian Townsend said. “We are committed to developing whole-hearted followers of Jesus […]

Church profile: Grace Baptist Church

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Grace Baptist Church Location: 2000 S. Main Ave. Phone: 356-6023 Services: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 11 a.m., Sunday morning service; 6 p.m., Sunday evening service; 7 p.m., Wednesday prayer/Bible study Description: “Mrs. Butler and I invite you to experience ‘a place for new beginnings,’” Pastor Mark Butler said. “It is church the way it used […]

Couple returns to children’s home as houseparents

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Argen Duncan In a corral at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home, Mark Naranjo, 28, holds the young horse’s lead rope as his wife, Tara, works with the animal’s saddle as part of its training. The horse, Sundae, fidgets as firecrackers pop nearby, but the Naranjos remain unfazed. Today, the two are house parents at […]

Church profile: First Spanish Baptist Church

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First Spanish Baptist Church Location: 1301 North Main Phone: 359-0106 Services: 10 a.m. Sunday school 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. church services; 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study Description: “We are a family-oriented church,” said minister Jonathan Smith. “We enjoy close relationships with everyone. Our door is always open. Everyone is invited to attend.”