My turn: Church’s turkey day meal raises spirits in community

Today is the 58th year the First United Methodist Church in Portales has offered its annual “Turkey Day” to our area. The numbers are impressive. Last year, 1,855 people lined up to eat 46 turkeys, 84 gallons of green beans, 26 roasters of cornbread dressing and 156 dozen rolls. Volunteers chopped 450 apples and 150 […]

Report: Roosevelt County economy holding steady

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Alisa Boswell According to the 2011 Roosevelt County Community Development Corporation annual report, Portales economy is holding steady, despite nationwide economically tough times, but the city still has a strong need for more growth in industry and population. “The big news is Portales is growing and it’s growing twice as fast as it did in […]

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Encanto Garden Club The Encanto Garden Club invites the community to come and experience a free entertaining and educational morning Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Muffley’s Meeting Room, 1430 N. Thornton. Horticulture expert and master gardener Jeannie Augenstein will present in full costume, the food, clothing and lifestyle of the early Europeans. For more information […]

Volunteers planning food drive

Polly Kennedy Pastor Bonita Knox and about 80 community volunteers are converging Sunday to participate in the National Communities Responding to Overcoming Poverty Hunger Walk 2011. Knox is enthusiastic about the cause. “I am just hosting this year. It is a community effort,” she stressed. “This has been going on for about five years now, […]

Shoutouts — Oct. 2

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Family offers thanks to community When a family confronts sadness and misfortune with a gallant spirit, the family learns to live bravely and strong. For we know that sometimes the most beautiful intentions in the world cannot be seen or touched, they must be felt with the heart. We also know that a candle loses […]

Residents hit street for community cleanup

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By Jillian Holbert: PNT correspondent Portales isn’t so trashy, as of Saturday afternoon. That’s because 105 volunteers picked up 185 30-gallon bags of trash on Saturday during a Tas No Mas community cleanup, city officials said. Deputy City Clerk Veda Urioste and City Clerk Joanne Martinez-Terry sat at three long tables handing out bright green […]

Letter to the editor: Portales doctor needs support from community

Portales doctor needs support from community Dr. Patricia Green, a licensed physician, has helped many people in the Portales area at no cost to them. She often made house calls. Dr. Green is presently in jail near Albuquerque without bail. She is awaiting a sentencing hearing. She has helped disabled people win disability claims when […]

Community choir rehearsals ongoing

Freedom New Mexico Community choir rehearsals are being held on Sundays through the end of August for “Homeland,” a patriotic musical. Scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Central Baptist Church, rehearsals will include singers from across eastern New Mexico drawn from church choirs in Clovis, Portales and Texico in addition to others. The musical will be […]

Volleyball league registration open

Freedom New Mexico A local adult co-ed volleyball league is taking registration, according to information from organizers. Play is set for Monday nights starting Sept. 12 at Roy Walker Community Center in Clovis. Registration is $125 per team and $25 per player, according to the information. The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 7, and the […]

Shoutouts — Aug. 7

Center thanks benefit sponsors The Community Service Center in Portales held its 12th annual barbecue benefit dinner on July 15, 2011. The dinner was a huge success thanks to the support of our local citizens and businesses. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit the Community Services Center’s senior meal site. The Community Services […]