Friday morning briefing: A house raising and our prehistoric history

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. House help Construction skills are needed Saturday at the Habitat for Humanity work day. It’s 8 a.m. at 2100 W. Manana in Clovis. Volunteers need to help pour concrete, caulk and install floors. Lunch will be provided. Information: 359-1344. Step back in history You can learn about […]

Fundraiser aims to help Clovis family

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Andrew Brunk moves window frames at the Habitat for Humanity Restore Friday afternoon in Portales. The Restore is one of the many ways Habitat raises in money and materials for houses along with events such as Oktober-Feast, which is being held today at First United Methodist in Portales. Alisa Boswell Funds […]

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 […]

Our people: Former ENMU math professor Vern Witten said his favorite smell is fresh baked bread

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Liliana Castillo Freedom New Mexico Vern Witten sits in a special chair in his Portales home. His grandfather came in from working one day and sat in the chair to rest and died. Portales resident Vern Witten is the oldest of four and was milking cows and working in the field by the age of […]

Habitat for Humanity meeting canceled

Freedom New Mexico The Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. family support volunteer meeting scheduled for today in Portales has been canceled. The meeting is to be rescheduled for January. Information: 359-1344 or habitatrcc@yahoo.com.

Habitat for Humanity holding groundbreaking ceremony

CNJ staff report Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties has scheduled the groundbreaking ceremony for its ninth house for 8:30 a.m. Saturday at 310 E. Kaywood St. The ceremony is open to the public, and attendees can meet the family who is to help build and receive the home. The house is the […]

Habitat for Humanity seeking director

CNJ staff Habitat for Humanity, which serves Curry and Roosevelt counties, is seeking a new executive director. Longtime director Joyce Davis has informed the board of directors she plans to step down from the role and remain on in a volunteer role, effective July 1. The executive director is the chief operating officer of the […]

Quilt fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity

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PNT Staff Photo: Clarence Plank Habitat For Humanity Executive Director Joyce Davis holds a quilt that the habitat is raffling off to raise money to help with the cost of supplies and other expenses. The quilt will be on display Saturday at the Portales First United Methodist Church. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Gail […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser dinner

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties is holding a fundraising dinner with German food from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. The menu is bratwurst, homemade sauerkraut, German potato salad, coleslaw, pinto beans, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Uncooked bratwurst will also be […]

Habitat for Humanity seeks land

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt and Curry Counties Inc. is seeking land for future homes, especially in Clovis. Habitat leaders would like donations but would consider reasonable prices, said Office Manager Marge Rhode. Contact: Habitat for Humanity office at 359-1344 or roosevelt_curry_h4h@yahoo.com or 620 W. First, Portales.

Emissions cap will cost more than offer help

The Environmental Protection Agency soon will determine whether greenhouse gases endanger humanity and, if so, begin regulating their emission. We suspect it’s a foregone conclusion. President Barack Obama, in last week’s address to Congress, reiterated his campaign promise to impose greenhouse gas regulations that effectively would shut down coal-powered energy plants, conceding that “electricity rates […]

Habitat for Humanity hosts work day

Freedom New Mexico Habitat for Humanity has scheduled a work day to hang drywall from 8 a.m. to midafternoon Saturday at 309 E. Kaywood in Portales. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Please RSVP so leaders can coordinate lunch. Information: Marge Rhode at roosevelt_curryh4h@yahoo.com

Habitat for Humanity hosting sale

CNJ staff Habitat for Humanity will hold a “cash and carry sale” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Bosco Hall, corner of Grand and Gamma in Clovis. The sale includes kitchen cabinets for $20, vanities for $30 and medicine cabinets for $20. Proceeds from the sale will help support Matt. 25 Hope Center, […]

Habitat for humanity ReStore opening

Habitat for Humanity Sets Grand Opening For ReStore in Portales Habitat for Humanity of Roosevelt & Curry Counties will hold a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its ReStore in Portales on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at 308 North Main.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity in Portales can use volunteers to help with organizing and setting up a “restore”; answer phones and do clerical work; clean up construction sites; collect aluminum cans; and to serve as a board member or committee member. Habitat for Humanity builds and sells simple, quality housing to people whose income otherwise wouldn’t […]

New home for holidays

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Laurie Kennedy fights back tears Saturday as she holds up her certificate of occupancy after she was presented with keys to her new house built by Habitat for Humanity. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy had her first gathering in her new home Saturday. Kennedy and her two […]

Workers raise walls for Habitat

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Laurie Kennedy, second from left, invests sweat equity Saturday into a home being built for her by Habitat for Humanity. People throughout the Clovis community helped with raising the walls of the home. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Laurie Kennedy helped lift the walls of her new house Saturday […]

Clovis woman thankful for new home

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CNJ Photo: Eric Kluth Karen Banister, right, talks with project manager Monte Graham after the dedication for the first Habitat House in Clovis Tuesday at 917 Hinkle Street. Banister will move into the house with her two granddaughters. Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Struggling to hold back tears, Karen Banister sat tightly clutching her infant […]

Local Habitat for Humanity building its first home in Clovis

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Karen Banister, second from left, looks at the new plans for her house Wednesday at 917 Hinkle Street in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Tears flooded Karen Banister’s eyes as she dug the shovel into the dry dirt at the location of what will be her new home at […]

Pope illustrated human potential for greatness

Freedom Newspapers He was spiritual, religious, charismatic, prayerful, full of grace, kind and gentle. He was gentile and unflinchingly firm in espousing his principles. He was a prince of peace and a man of forgiveness. He was an athlete and a victim and survivor of violence. He was a Pole, an unflinching foe of wars […]