Ticket feature: Habitat for Humanity holding Oktober-Feast

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Courtesy photo: Marge Rhode The third annual Habitat for Humanity Oktober-Feast fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico The third annual Habitat for Humanity’s Oktober-Feast fundraiser is Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. This is a fundraiser to help raise money for the […]

First person: Preparing a feast

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson William “Pill” Hall was one of the first organizers of the city’s annual Juneteenth event. The event, held at Potter Park, includes free food and drinks and free swimming for children from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Potter Park Pool. Saturday is a day of history, and a testament […]

Take time out to express your gratitude

Freedom New Mexico If the pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians, who were present at the original Thanksgiving feast, somehow were transported to modern times to take part in the holiday as we know it today, even they would wonder why we have to suffer through another Detroit Lions football game. Thankfully, since NFL announcer and video […]

Area Catholics observe Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Mario Aguirre plays religious music during a celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Monday in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Leslie Spence) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While millions of pilgrims flocked to churches in Mexico and the United States on Monday for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, area Catholics celebrated […]

a view from under a pew

By Gary Mitchell: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving   with the full realization that thanksgiving looms ahead boss i thought it […]