Honors —

Ritch Plains Regional Medical Center Auxiliary recognized Pat Ritch as auxilian of the month for February. Ritch joined the auxiliary in January 2008. She volunteers in the gift shop.

My turn: ENMU presents gift of music

Betty Williamson Friday evening Eastern New Mexico University presents its most beautiful annual gift to our community, wrapped in a treble clef and topped with a sleigh bell: The Holiday Concerts in the University Theater Center. In back-to-back free identical performances that begin at 6:30 and 8 p.m., choir director Jason Paulk and band director […]

Bible gift for all generations

Bibles of older relatives have been passed down to me. My grandfather’s Bible is almost threadbare, but I cherish those tattered pages. “The Good Book,” as he called it, was the guiding force of his life. Early dawn found him in his favorite chair with the Bible opened across his lap. “This Book of Wisdom […]

DeCA announce gift card program

By Kevin L. Robinson: Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs FORT LEE, Va. — Extending the gift of groceries to authorized commissary patrons soon will be a lot easier thanks to the new Commissary Gift Card. The gift cards, available in denominations of $25 and $50, will be available June 30 for purchase in stateside stores […]

Faith even better with bit of a swing

A porch swing is a gift of relaxation. You can swing and read a book, bird watch or just watch the world go by. Sitting in the porch swing with my grandparents in the evening made happy childhood memories for me. Enjoying the night air and relaxing in the stillness of it brought peaceful moments. […]

God has given us gift of time

The world seems impatient with time. The young can’t wait to grow up. The young adult can’t wait to get married. The grown-ups wished time had not passed so quickly. The older ones wish for “the good old days.” No one seems to have enjoyed the stage they were in. Yet God means for every […]

Gift cards ease shopping

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year […]

Love makes best gift

Our first newlywed Christmas happened in a “mansion.” (We thought.) My husband, Emmitt, had just finished his tenure in the Army. We lived in “Vetville,” rows of army barracks converted to apartments. They housed World War II veterans for $25 a month. Everyone seemed to be in the same boat … going to school on […]

In Search of Ponies: Gift horses tether to Grandpa

Sharna Johnson The childhood memories are many and vivid. There were the sweets; sugared mulberries and raspberries on top of vanilla ice cream, butterscotch candies, the nectar from honey suckle blossoms, boxes of oranges and grapefruits at Christmas and thin ribbon candy. And the countless hours I spent at Grandpa’s house, sitting in the branches […]

Women supply hospital with stuffed animals

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Argen Duncan A gift of a stuffed animal calms children at Roosevelt General Hospital. Three women have been keeping the RGH emergency room supplied with handmade bears. Jeri Prince of Portales said she, Jean Hardin and Barbara Strand meet once or twice a month and make more than 40 “Hug-a-Bears” as part of the Qwest […]

Senior happenings — Oct. 24

Friendship Senior Center 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee klatch, ceramics, cards, pinochle; 1-2:30 p.m., Mexican bingo. Tuesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch, ceramics and cards; 3 p.m., Business meeting; 4 p.m., Fun night b-day. Bring a gift and a dish. Wednesday: 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Coffee Klatch; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Bridge […]

Club notes — May 9

Friendship Senior Center Friendship Senior Center met at 3 p.m. on April 27 at Friendship Senior Center. We had dinner and played bingo and won gifts. Everybody brought a covered dish and a gift to exchange. If you are not a member you are welcome to join we have a lot of fun activities everyday […]

Your happiness depends on you

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Today is a gift from God. How you use this day is up to you. We all have the same amount of time, and we can have a good day or a bad one. You make the choice for the kind of day you have, and you can make it […]

Gift making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on gift making, healing a damaged metabolism and cooking with turkey will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or any other time you need a gift, one that is handmade is always the best. Connie […]

Card making featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on attaining your goals, making gifts and gift wraps, and card making will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday noon. Lance Heft is a businessman, author and entrepreneur and has written a book titled “Your Turn to Win.” He will […]

Air Force gets approval for N.M. land gift

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson says the Air Force has received a waiver from defense officials to proceed with a land gift associated with the Melrose Bombing Range in eastern New Mexico. The waiver from the Office of the Secretary of Defense follows Richardson’s commitment of $5 million worth of land […]

Silent auction scheduled

Freedom New Mexico The Community Services Center Senior Volunteer Programs has scheduled a Silent Auction at the Portales National Bank Monday through Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Proceeds go to the Seniors Programs. Auction items include a Coca-Cola gift basket, a coffee maker, flower arrangements, gift certificates and more. Bank lobby hours are 9 a.m. […]

Hospital auxiliary news

The Oct. 21 meeting of the Roosevelt General Hospital Auxiliary took place in the Conference Room at RGH with President Sid Phillips presiding. A thank-you letter from Home Health Care for providing a walker for their use for patients was read. Discussions of several items for purchase were introduced, some were tabled, and actions were […]

A father’s love is greatest gift

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I heard a story about a daddy and his two little girls, ages 9 and 5, who lived close to the beach. One day they all decided to go for a swim just a little way out into the ocean. Before the daddy realized it, a current had taken them […]

PHS holding blood drive

PNT Staff Report Portales High School is hosting a blood drive 8:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. April 8 in the school library. Donors are entered into a drawing for a $150 Visa gift card, can receive free cholesterol tests and can earn points redeemable for prizes. Appointments: Corrine Gonzales at 356-7015.