Local fall festival schedules

The following is a list of local holiday happenings this weekend:

Halloween chance for fun

Glenda Price Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m not pressured to buy a gift for anyone, it’s okay for me to wear ragged clothes and for my hair to look scruffy. I can pretend to be everybody’s worst nightmare for a few hours. Really. What’s not to like? I grew up out in the country, […]

Postal service sets holiday mail deadline

By Cheryl Pellerin: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The recommended mailing deadline for sending economy-priced holiday packages to servicemembers in Afghanistan, Iraq and other places around the world is Nov. 12, officials at the U.S. Postal Service say. “Shipping holiday packages early helps ensure that they arrive in time for the holidays,” Pranab Shah, […]

My turn: Holiday takes on different meaning

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Next Tuesday is Columbus Day, a nationally-observed holiday which has come to be known in many United States Latino communities as “Dia de La Raza,” or in Spain, as “Dia de la Hispanidad.” In grade school, we learned how, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue and “discovered America.” Of course, at the back […]

2010 holiday greetings teams ready to travel

USAF photo: Tech. Sgt. Sean Worrell Erich Schwab walks Staff Sgt. Antwoin Prater through the process of filling out a holiday greetings card during a practice session at the Defense Media Activity on Sept. 7 in San Antonio. By Rich Lamance: Joint Hometown News Service SAN ANTONIO — Before candy gets stocked in supermarkets for […]

Tax-free shopping holiday starts today

Liliana Castillo New Mexico’s annual tax-free holiday runs today through Sunday and local and corporate businesses in Clovis and Portales are stocking up to deal with the rush. This weekend, New Mexico shoppers get a break from gross receipts tax on: • all clothing and shoes under $100 • school supplies under $15 • computers […]

Portales Past: July 4, 1950

July 4, 1950: Roosevelt County Sheriff J.N. McCall complimented citizens for their holiday behavior. “We didn’t have a bit of business,” he said. “No wrecks, no arrests.”

May 28 -June 3 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried fish, fried shrimp and baked chicken. Monday: Closed for Memorial Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Oriental cuisine

Despite holiday, schools still in session

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday despite having extra days built into their calendar. Officials at both schools say it is because the extra days are […]

Holiday safety results released

American Forces Press Service KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force had the lowest recorded number of private motor vehicle fatalities during the Thanksgiving-to-New Year’s time frame — one — to include the lowest number of automobile fatalities — zero. It was also the first time in 13 years the Air Force did not […]

Salvation Army pleased with holiday donations

By Jenna DeWitt: Freedom New Mexico The Salvation Army wrapped up the year “better than expected” according to Maj. Tammy Ray. “Overall, we did really well,” Ray said. “The needs were met.” Ray said the Angel Tree ministry was able to help 766 children from all 241 families who asked for assistance. The Salvation Army […]

Officials: Less holiday trash collected this year

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Chances are the day after Christmas you took a heap of trash out to a bin that was either full, almost full or overflowing with garbage. But area trash crews report collecting less waste after Christmas compared to last year. And they are not expecting much of an increase […]

Holiday crimes down

PNT staff Christmas holiday crimes were down this year in Roosevelt County and Portales. Portales police reported 14 cases between Dec. 23 through Dec. 28, which is less than half of 2008’s numbers for that period. Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry said the department had one criminal damage report. “It was a chain link […]

Holiday season an exhausting time

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I’ve known since last January that Christmas would be Dec. 25. So why can’t I prepare ahead of time? Earlier this month it occurred to me I probably should do something about a tree, so I went to the local garden store. They had a gazillion trees, all set up […]

Jesus’ birth showed new way to think

Freedom New Mexico It is curious in some ways that modern-day Western Christians have created a more lavish holiday — which in many ways has become a thoroughly secular and in some ways excessive celebration in which Santa Claus and Rudolph play a larger role than the baby in the manger — of the birth […]

Tips for holiday spending offered

By Heidi Hunt: 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — Walking through a shopping mall, it’s difficult not to notice holiday decorations, crowded stores and retailers claiming to offer the best deals of the season. Before pulling out their wallets, airmen are encouraged to keep a few things in mind to […]

Remember others this holiday season

By Brig. Gen. John N.T. Shanahan: 55th Wing commander

Dec. 18 -Dec. 24 What's Happening

Friday Holiday Dance — 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., for tweens and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for teens. Youth Center. Information; 784-6833 or 784-2747. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Information: 784-2280.

Clovis community brings holiday spirit to Cannon airmen

USAF photo: Airman 1st Class Maynelinne De La Cruz Ty Caffrey, 27th Special Operations Medical Operations Medical Squadron, gets Cannon airmen ready for fun as they celebrate the holidays at the Single Airmen Christmas Dinner on Dec. 10 at the base chapel. After a hearty holiday meal, airmen competed on stage by singing, dancing or […]

Holiday happenings

Empty Stocking — Financial donations go to supplement Salvation Army Christmas charity programs throughout the local area. Donations can be dropped off at the Clovis News Journal, 521 Pile, or mailed to P.O. Box 1689, Clovis, NM 88102. Envelopes should be clearly marked “Empty Stocking Fund.” Checks must be made payable to “The Salvation Army.” […]