Thank you for your continued support
Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church Food Pantry ministry expresses their gratitude for the donations given throughout the holiday season, including the donations received through the “red kettle” Salvation Army bell-ringing campaign.
These donations from Valencia County reach out to 662 families in November and December by way of the PMUMC Food Pantry. The families not only received a monthly food box of healthy food, but some went home with a Thanksgiving turkey or a Christmas ham.
May God continue to bless those that give to this ministry of feeding those who are in need — our neighbors, friends, family.
Thanks to the congregation at Peralta Memorial, the volunteers working with the Food Pantry ministry, Roadrunner Food Bank, Los Lunas and Peralta/Bosque Farms post offices, Boy Scout Pack 116, Girl Scout Troop 91, Blue Star Mothers of Valencia County, Grace Fellowship, Valley Lutheran Church, First Baptist Church of Bosque Farms, Valencia County Animal Shelter, S.W. Service Center and donations received in memory of Col. Mike Romero and all the anonymous donations.
Food Pantry Ministry Team
Peralta Memorial United Methodist Church
Photographs make important memories
Photographs tell our story, in tiny little moments.
They have a unique ability to transport us back in time, instantly, and help us to relive some of our happiest days. From falling in love to starting a family to bringing our brand new babies home and beyond. The photographs we keep become our legacy. They offer us a glimpse into the lives of those who came before us.
Looking through old family photo albums, you can piece together who your great-grandparents were, what their lives must have been like and how they were contributed to who you are.
The digital age has become a thief of sorts. Our memories are no longer held in our hands, but rather stored away digitally, in the cloud or on an old phone in a drawer. Somehow, the thought of pulling out an old hard drive or accessing my Google photo backups with my grandchildren someday just doesn’t seem to have the same appeal as pulling out a leather-bound photo album, sitting in a rocking chair and telling stories about the good old days as laughter fills the air.
No, digital images are decidedly not as impactful. Just as bird in-hand is worth two in the bush, a photograph in hand is worth thousands in the cloud.
As a portrait photographer, I implore you to prioritize archival prints in 2020. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it.
News article shouldn’t have been published
I read the Valencia County News-Bulletin to stay informed of local politics, events and happenings.
I was disappointed that a story about a petty misdemeanor was published on the front page of the (Thursday, Jan. 16, paper (“Woman Charged with Prostitution”).
The placement of the article on the front page and the catchy title felt like a trick to distract people from the insensitivity of the article.
If half of the article discusses how sometimes “women are forced into these situations and have no choice,” then more careful consideration should be given as to whether this article should be printed in a way that both humiliates the woman involved and further victimizes her.
It is my opinion that this article shouldn’t have been published at all.
The Valencia County News-Bulletin is a locally owned and operated community newspaper, dedicated to serving Valencia County since 1910 through the highest journalistic and professional business standards. The VCNB is published weekly on Thursdays, including holidays both in print and online.