Feast for all

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Kevin Wilson Hundreds of people grabbed a meal Thursday with no money changing hands — just the occasional, “Please,” and, “Thank you,” offered instead. Some were families, some were friends, and some were just becoming friends at the 20 tables set up with construction-paper hand turkeys and other festive decor. Whether eating or serving, many […]

Pep hosting annual Thanksgiving festival

The Pep, Texas, community will hold its 66th annual Thanksgiving Festival on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Nov. 24 at St. Philip Neri Hall. The meal is self-serve and includes Pep’s famous German sausage and turkey. Adult admission is $9 and children under 10 years old are $5. Take out is available for […]

Thursday morning briefing: The price of lunch, a new house and full rights granted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. No free lunch Clovis Municipal Schools’ students who buy regular priced lunches will see a 5-cent per meal increase beginning in August with the 2011-2012 school year. Prices will increase from $1.75 to $1.80 per meal for elementary school students and from $2 to […]

My turn: Ideal church serves pre-game drinks, meal

I am contemplating starting my own church. Although Roosevelt County’s 30 churches are fairly inclusive, I need the money. After seeing the lifestyles of televangelists, it seems like a no-brainer (which may describe some). I know that I will have to start small — probably on the local cable access channel. Hopefully, with my bell-bottom […]

May 10 —

Reunion dinner Flyers mailed out to Dora graduates regarding the July 2 Dora all-school reunion inadvertently showed $20 as the adult meal price. The correct adult meal price is $10. Due to this error, the deadline to send in registration and meal payment has been extended to June 15. For information regarding the reunion, contact […]

Freedom must be balanced with responsibility

My mother was a homemaker. She made every old ranch house we lived in a comfortable home, which usually was not easy. She also was a neatness freak. Dishes were washed immediately after each meal — no waiting till later allowed. This was before automatic dishwashers, understand. Also, all beds were made first thing after […]

Volunteers feed more than 500 people at community Thanksgiving dinner

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Argen Duncan The annual Portales community Thanksgiving dinner served more people than ever Thursday, an organizer said. Portales Community Outreach offers the turkey dinner at the Memorial Building free to the public every year. Organizer Joe Parie said the event had a little more than 500 people coming by the Memorial Building or having a […]

Meal program has openings

Freedom New Mexico The Home Delivered Meals Program at the Community Services Center has openings for homebound people age 60 or older, according to a news release from the Community Services Center. To qualify, individuals must receive a home assessment and approval. Meal recipients don’t have to have low incomes, according to the release. Meals […]

My turn: Tuna patties easy to fix

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Editor David Stevens says he could eat tuna patties at every meal. He wanted to know when I was going write a column about them, so I tried some. The tuna patties taste nice and aren’t too fishy. They’re also quick to make and not too easy to screw […]

PHS students learn food service first-hand

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Through folding napkins and filling tea glasses, a group of Portales High School students are getting first-hand experience in food service. Students in the ProStart food service class and the extracurricular organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been serving meals at various events, including last week […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Politics and a meal

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day: Joking around

Group reaches out with holiday dinners

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer People made their way over to the Memorial Building on Thursday for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner. They had their choice of dining in or getting a meal to go. Portales Community Outreach organizer Elvia Garcia said 18 volunteers were making deliveries, with each carrying no less than 10 meals […]

Thanksgiving meal community effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer It’s time for the seventh annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Memorial Building. About 100 turkeys, plus mashed potatoes, vegetables, pumpkin pies and more are being prepared for the community event that gives people a place to go for the holiday. “We start planning 45 to 60 days before […]

ENMU graduate finds opportunity to work with children

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Name: Renee Carrell Job: Assistant Director at Toriland Daycare. What is your background? I graduated from Floyd High School and then from Eastern New Mexico University. How long have you had this job? I have been with Toriland since June. What does your job entail? I answer phones and assist parents with questions they might […]

Christmas just another work day for some

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer While most people are opening presents and eating a big meal with loved ones Christmas Day, many others are hard at work. Still, a lot of those dedicated employees say they don’t mind. Gayle Richerson, director of patient care at Roosevelt General Hospital, said she has worked on Christmas […]

Local Briefs July 11

PNT Staff Reports CSC holding barbecue The Community Services Center will hold its annual barbecue benefit dinner from 4-7 p.m. today at the senior meal site, 1100 Community Way. Proceeds benefit the senior meal site. The meal features barbecue brisket and sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, roll and cobbler with ice cream. Cost is $6 […]

America full of reasons for thanks

By Anita Doberman: PNT Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were […]

Local residents come together

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The smell of frying turkeys, mashed potatoes and gravy and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings wafted through the air at the Memorial Building during the fifth annual community-wide Thanksgiving meal on Thursday. An army of volunteers from the community and several local churches helped put the dinner together to […]

Churches join forces for holiday

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Wishing to share with the community a time of fellowship has prompted the Third and Kilgore Church of Christ and the Southside Church of Christ to host a community-wide Harvest Celebration Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday. “We wanted to do something that would show the community the abundance of God’s […]

Turkey tales for the holidays

F ootball. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, […]