Anniversary —

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Cleveland Felix and Helen Cleveland of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day. They were married in Portales in 1951. Felix is president of the Cleve’s Automotive and Properties Corporation. He also enjoys collecting and restoring antique cars. Helen is the financial officer of the corporation and has been involved in many […]

Club notes — July 31

Encanto Garden Club Members of Encanto Garden Club met in July to make plans for the Curry County Fair Flower Show which is held each year in the Home-Arts Building. President Helen Martinez distributed Fair Books and reminded everyone to familiarize themselves with the special instructions. Schedules were completed for accepting entries on Monday and […]

Portales past: Dec. 16, 1942

Dec. 16, 1942: The Portales Daily News: A short pageant will be presented tonight at 7:45 in the club room of St. Helen Catholic Church, located at the corner of Iowa and Chestnut streets.

Church fiesta attendees brave chilly weather

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The chilly October air kept some of the crowd from the St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta on Saturday. But brave souls who ventured out got a chance at plenty of food, games, rides and music for the fiesta. Today is the fiesta’s final day. “It started off slow this […]

Fiesta on way after delay

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting a fiesta in honor of its patron saint this weekend, and everyone can come and join the fun. The three-day event has food, a car show, bingo, music, a silent auction, a cake walk and a carnival starting Friday night. “Our celebration is […]

Press Release: Fiesta set at St. Helen’s Catholic Church

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Church musician releases album

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Correspondent After spending more than three decades recording CDs with his family group and singing for Mass at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Andrew Sisneros has just recorded his first solo CD. The Christian CD, titled “Perdoname Senor” or “Forgive Me O Lord,” was recorded at Sisneros’ home studio, Consuelo Records. The […]

Oct. 5, 2008 Anniversaries

Carter Alva and Mary Helen Carter of Portales celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008. The couple was married on Oct. 4, 1958, in Portales. He is a retired Portales High School administrator

Fiesta comes to St. Helen

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A mini army of parishioners were making preparations for the 37th annual St. Helen’s Fiesta in Portales. The fiesta will be held Friday through Sunday and include food, game booths, live Christian music, bingo and a car show, said St. Helen executive administrator, Elvia Garcia. Members of the St. […]

Local round up

St. Helen sponsoring VBS St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will hold its Summer Vacation Bible School from 8 a.m to noon Monday through Friday. The program is for children pre-K to sixth grade. Cost is $5 per child. Information: 356-8326

Youth group plans trip to help repair Louisiana home

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Thirty-two members of St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales will help fix a hurricane-damaged home next month in New Orleans while attending a youth conference in Houma, La. The St. Helen youth group will continue to hold fundraisers to help finance the seven-day trip to Steubenville on the Bayou, […]

Religion Digest March 21, 2008

Church plans weekend services St. Helen Catholic Church will offer several special Holy Week and Easter services this weekend.Today, there will be a Stations of the Cross observance at 3 p.m. There will be a Good Friday Communion Service and Veneration of the Cross at 7 p.m. today. On Saturday, the church plans a special […]

Church resumes fiesta

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer St. Helen Catholic Church members are hoping to revive their annual fiesta. This weekend’s fiesta is the first in about four years, according to fiesta organizer Sandra Salguero. She said the fiesta is not just for church members but also the community. “We want to get it going again,” […]

Volunteers serve up free feast

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By Ashley Lee: PNT Staff Writer A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the annual event is sponsored by the city of Portales and Central Christian and St. Helen churches. “We have awesome sponsors but […]

Herrera is ordained deacon at St. Helen Catholic Church

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By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers As a new deacon in the Catholic church, Roberto Herrera is like a priest. He officiates over weddings, funerals, communion services and gives sermons. The only things a priest does that Herrera cannot do are consecrate the bread and wine to the body and blood of Jesus and hear confessions. […]

Obituaries March 26, 2006

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp Services: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Steed-Todd Chapel. Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of […]

McGowan returns as priest at St. Helen

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By Helena Rodriguez At one point James McGowan wanted to be a stand-up comedian. He also considered careers in military and police work. But ultimately, he following a calling he received in first grade to become a priest. However, this was not before being a jack of all trades while he tried to figure out […]

Obits (Dec. 15)

Carol Barela Services: 7 p.m. today at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Carol Barela, 41, of Portales, died Monday, Dec. 12, 2005, at her home in Portales. She was born Sept. 22, 1964, in Portales, to Aurelia and Frank Barela. She grew up in Portales and graduated from high school in 1982. She worked […]

Rodriguez Obituary (Oct. 27)

Adriana Rodriguez Services: 11 a.m. Friday at St. Helen Catholic Church in Portales. Adriana L. Rodriguez, 20, of Portales, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital. She was born Jan. 24, 1985, to Diana (Baca) and Arthur Rodriguez. She graduated from Portales High School in May 2003. Family members said she enjoyed music, […]

9-14 Obituaries

Ivan Bordayo Services: 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Helen Catholic Church. Ivan Bordayo, 11, of Portales died Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at Roosevelt General Hospital as the result of a riding accident. He was born June 3, 1994, in Seminole, Texas to Maribel and Giermo Bordayo. The family moved to Portales several years ago. He […]