Cut back on holiday waste by recycling

By Jake Madril: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron During the holiday season lots of paper goods and boxes are generated, but some have questionable recycling properties. For instance, most wrapping papers and some boxes are not recyclable in our area. The best way to identify those non-recyclable items is that if it is manufactured […]

Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

Overseas service members send overseas holiday greetings

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Though her friends have seen or heard Master Sgt. David Kline greet his mother on the radio and television, Bess Kline hasn’t seen or heard from her son in the almost four months since he was sent to Iraq. So in the last few days Kline has been scanning […]

Caution urged in light of holiday season

27th Special Operations Security Forces Squadron During the holiday season, crime can increase. In the last few weeks, there have been increases in property crimes (i.e., vehicle and home burglaries) in the Clovis area. The majority of these activities were “crimes of opportunity” due to victims presenting an easy target for thieves. Here are a […]

Planning ahead can help avoid holiday weight gain

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By Liliana Castillo

Remember blessings during holiday season

By Anita Doberman: Cannon Connections columnist T is’ the season to be jolly, and to count our blessings. Here, in no particular order of importance, are the ‘real’ important things I am thankful for.

Alley Cats to perform holiday music

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Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the stage with Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys and Jerry Seinfeld. They also open for Jay Leno […]

Dec. 3 Local Briefs

PNT Staff Report Church offers toys, clothes The Third and Kilgore Church of Christ is giving away toys and adult and children’s clothing 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The church is taking donations of clean, used toys through Thursday. Information: 356-8088 St. Helen sending goods to Juarez St. Helen Catholic Church is […]

Events Calendar Dec. 3

Friday ENMU Holiday Concert — 6:30 and 8 p.m. — University Theater Center. Admission $5 for ages 18 and up, free for ages under 18 or with ENMU ID. Saturday Christmas Toy Drive — 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wal-Mart. Accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys for Mayor’s Christmas Toy Drive: Operation Santa Cop. Winter Wine Fest […]

Dec. 1 ENMU Briefs

Annual holiday concert planned for Friday Eastern New Mexico University will hold its annual holiday concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m Friday at the University Theater Center on the main stage. Various holiday pieces will be performed under the direction of Dr. Jason Paulk. Tickets are $5; free admission for ages under 18 or […]

Holiday shoppers spending less

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By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Jeremy and Michelle King of Clovis said the economic downturn has them spending less during the holidays. Strolling with their children Saturday through the North Plains Mall, the Kings said their holiday shopping this year is focused on their children. Michelle King, 32, a state employee, said they are […]

Nov. 26 Cannon Community

Commissary holiday hours — The commissary will be open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Elida School News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

PHS News Nov. 23

Thanksgiving holiday PHS will be closed Wednesday-Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will resume Dec. 1. SAT, ACT exams Seniors interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given Feb. 7. Deadline to register is Jan. […]

Altrusa plans holiday fundraiser

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Deck the … tables … with bows of holly. Altrusa International Inc. of Portales has scheduled the 11th annual Holiday Happenings table decoration display, luncheon and style show for Dec. 6. The event, Altrusa’s major fundraiser, has provided funds for Roosevelt General Hospital, playground equipment, school band instruments and […]

Salvation Army, ministerial alliance partner

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The Salvation Army is partnering with the Portales Ministerial Alliance to raise funds this holiday season. Volunteers under the direction of the ministerial alliance will ring bells and “collect funds to be used for benevolence in this county,” said Dave McVey, president of the ministerial alliance and pastor of […]

Holiday mail deadlines quickly approaching

McClatchy Newspapers While the first signs of autumn are upon us, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday cards, letters and packages destined for service members and their families stationed in faraway lands. The first deadline for the 2008 holiday season is less than 30 days away, according to the Fort Wayne, Ind., […]

Clovis animal shelter closes black cat adoptions

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By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Black cats in Clovis get a holiday, too. Animal Control Supervisor Louisa Maestas said black cats are not available for adoption until Monday, after Halloween has passed. The intention is to protect them from abuse in connection with Halloween, Maestas said. Interest in black cats perks up around Halloween, […]

Oct. 10, 2008 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood Newbury and baked fish buffet. 5 p.m. Oktoberfest buffet. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Cajun buffet. Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey buffet. Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet. Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate. Monday: Closed for Columbus Day holiday. Tuesday: Fried chicken. Wednesday: Barbecue beef. […]