Thanksgiving is time to count life’s blessings

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “Thanksgiving” is just that … a day of giving thanks. It’s a special day to give heartfelt thanks to a God who provides every blessing. So I’m thankful for life! Aren’t you glad you’re alive? Can you hardly contain the joy of knowing your birth was planned by God and […]

Community continues tradition

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Kevin Wilson: PNT Staff Writer For countless American generations, Thanksgiving has been known as a time of feasting and sharing. For the last three years, the Portales community has also been able to work in a little bit of cooperation. The Memorial Building, for the third year, played host to a free Thanksgiving dinner during […]

Terrified bird talks turkey

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted Wednesday with Tom T. Turkey in a barnyard just south of Portales. Q. Mr. Turkey, what does the middle initial T. stand for? A. Terrified, until I realized that was a telephoto lens in your hand and not a hatchet as you […]

Military deployment causes heartache at holidays

By Marlena Hartz There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It is the voice of 9-year-old Victoria Garza. “If this is you, we hope that you will be safe. … And, we love you so much,” Victoria says, passing […]

Commander’s Corner

Col. John Posner In 1789, our first president, General George Washington, issued a proclamation designating Thursday, 26 November, as a day of “Public Thanksgiving and Prayer” – thereby officially establishing Thanksgiving as a federal holiday. It is not by coincidence that today – some 216 years later – we, as citizens, can still be thankful […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving with turkey to go

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By Tonya Garner Brownies can be popped in the microwave and ready to eat in minutes. Salad comes in a bag, chopped, washed and ready to toss. Today’s consumers are accustomed to convenience. That’s why local stores and restaurants are offering fully cooked meals and take-out turkeys this Thanksgiving. Katie Brassfield, 33, described herself as […]

Community Thanksgiving open to all

By Tony Parra Portales and Clovis volunteers are putting together a Thanksgiving feast for anyone as part of the third annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Memorial Building. The meal is free and anyone can attend and eat turkey, […]

Let Thanksgiving reign in your heart

Joan Clayton: Religion columnist We have lived in the same house on the same corner for 42 years. The house is too small when our sons come home with their families. The den seems even smaller when the tall handsome men of my household lie down to relax after the big meal. They are hanging […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving, other holidays while you can

Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer I definitely enjoy my time with family and friends so they can enjoy my insults and wise cracks about them. But not everybody gets time off from their jobs to give guys like me their undivided attention and listen to the insults carefully. (Don’t worry I get the insults from […]

Local News Briefs (Nov. 13)

AARP to meet Wednesday The Roosevelt County chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Community Room at Golden Acres. The meeting is open to the public. This will be an important business meeting, according to organizer Mercedes Agogino. A board meeting will precede the business meeting […]

La Casa aids county families

By Tony Parra La Casa De Buena Salud in Portales provided Roosevelt County families with over 40 meals for their Thanksgiving this year, according to La Casa De Buena Salud officials. La Casa de Buena Salud Health Center employees raised funds to provide dinner for needy families. Seferino Montano, chief executive officer at La Casa […]

Thanksgiving has evolved with America

By Jim Lee I hope everybody had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and is back to sensible eating. I would gladly wager all of somebody else’s money that this holiday causes more creative excuses for out-and-out gluttony than any other occasion throughout the year. “Well, I sure didn’t expect to eat that much.” I’d call statements like […]

Volunteers bring free meal to Portales

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By Tony Parra Portales residents were out on Thanksgiving Day trying to share the essence of Thanksgiving with the rest of their community at the Memorial Building for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. Elvia Garcia of St. Helen’s Church said between 150 to 200 were served when volunteers delivered meals in Roosevelt County from […]

Nov. 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mary Goff, Nelson Rector. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Floyd Lions Club will meet Dec. 1. • The school’s Christmas program will be Dec. 6. Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving Holidays for Floyd Schools will start today. School will resume on Monday. Have a safe […]

Groups combine efforts for free meal

By Tony Parra Having Roosevelt County together as one big family is the goal of organizers for the Second Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Building on Thanksgiving Day. Organizers put together the free Thanksgiving feast with the help of the community through donations. Elvia Garcia of St. […]

Nov. 21 Elida School News

Congratulations to Audrey Powell, a middle school teacher at Elida, for being honored in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004. Also, the school congratulates Powell for earning her M. Ed., a graduate degree for classroom educators. The school was proud and privileged to honor its veterans who live in Elida and […]

Turkey rodeo a precious Thanksgiving memory

By Bob Huber Now comes Thanksgiving Day with fond memories of family gatherings and succulent roast turkeys — you know, those buzzard-looking birds with Jurassic brains the size of peas and flapping wings strong enough to tear your head off. One particular event in my family’s history had to do with 200 of those nasty […]

Nov. 17 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Panny Bigler; Delbert Rector Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • The Back Porch Pickers meet this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Community Building. This is open to everyone in the community and surrounding area that have any interest playing or listening to music. […]

Nov. 7 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly The fifth- through eighth-grade art classes are buying clay for sculptures they will be making in art class. Parents, please send $10 to the school by Wednesday to help defray the cost of the clay.   Operation Christmas Child Students will participate again this year in Operation Christmas Child.  It is the […]

Nov. 7 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael On Friday the drama and choir students have a field trip to Lubbock concert, leaving at 2:30 p.m. Sports The basketball teams, junior high boys and girls host Melrose at 4 p.m. on Nov. 16. Thanksgiving The season is here and the days out of school are Nov. 24-29. So you now […]