Parents agree discipline important to raising children

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Russell Anglin When it comes to parental discipline, a group of dominoes players at the Tucumcari Senior Center Thursday seemed to agree on one thing. “An undisciplined child is a handicapped child,” Jeanette Fister, a retired mother of two boys said. However, the boundaries and methods for disciplining children are not set in stone and […]

You parent as you were raised

As we start this series of parenting articles I’m reminded of a speaker I heard many years ago as he spoke on parenting. He said when he had graduated college and just got married he wrote a book titled “The Ten Commandments of Parenting.” Then he had a child. He wrote another book titled “The […]

Children give touching Mother’s Day presents

When Ryan Tierney was 11, he was a boy with a plan: To present Mom with a homemade book about their life together for Mother’s Day. He sneaked a blank notebook from the family’s closet, and every night after Robin Tierney went to sleep, Ryan worked on it. He looked through old photo albums and […]

Dirty Laundry: Teaching your child to spot friends among ‘frenemies’

It was hard to hear Cameron’s quiet voice in the hotel conference room filled with young girls. She had raised her hand to ask a question to Annie Fox, who was giving a presentation about “Real Friends and the Other Kind.” “What about a friend who acts like a friend half the time, and the […]

Heading Home: The art and science of diapering

The following is an excerpt from “Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality” (Second Edition): At an average of 25 cents per diaper for brand-name disposables and about 3,000 diapers, you can expect to spend around $750 during your first year of diapering _ and that’s not even factoring in wipes, diaper creams, […]

Celebrity Baby Scoop: Padma Lakshmi says ‘Motherhood is a very humbling experience’

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It’s been one year since celebrity chef Padma Lakshmi welcomed her first child, daughter Krishna. Known for her ability to create flavorful dishes, the Top Chef judge is partnering with Frito-Lay and their campaign to create all-natural snack foods. The gorgeous single mom opens up to Celebrity Baby Scoop about the joys of motherhood, her […]

Mother of Confusion: Celebrate National Train Day with live events, shows, crafts and more

All aboard, it’s almost time to celebrate National Train Day on May 7. If you haven’t heard of it before, that’s because it’s fairly new. Amtrak started the holiday in 2008 to bring attention to the advantages of traveling by rail and the history of trains. The event is held each year on the Saturday […]

7-5 Births

Everhart Hunter Levi Everhart was born June 11, 2009, to Kristofer and Alisha Everhart of Clovis at Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis. He weighed 7 pounds 0.3 ounces. He has 1 brother, Sterling Everhart, 4 years old. Grandparents Keith and Sheila Riden of Clovis and the late Robert Pacheco Jr., and Darlene Pacheco of […]

7-5 Floyd News

Wednesday • 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Junior high cheer practice. Thursday • 6 p.m. Seniors meet every Thursday night at the Senior Citizens center for fun and games. Pot Luck dinner begins at 6 p.m., and games at 7 p.m. Friday • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Varsity cheer practice. Upcoming • July 12-17 National […]

7-5 On the Shelves

This week at the Library: • Monday, July 6. The second session of the Portales Puppeteers will begin at 10:30 am. This is a registration-only program. • Tuesday, July 7, 10:30 am. Art Masters (recommended for grades 2-6): This week we’ll learn about the art form of collage, see how it is used in a […]

March 15, 2009 On the shelves

“Life Sentences” by Laura Lippman — By baring her life on the page, author Cassandra Fallows has achieved remarkable success. However, after an unsuccessful stab at fiction, Cassandra believes the she may have found the story that will enable her triumphant return to nonfiction. As a girl, Cassandra grew up in a racially diverse, middle-class […]

March 15, 2009 Portales junior high news

Track Season Opens The work students have been doing to get ready for track and field events should pay off Thursday when they face their first competition in Texico. Coaches have had their team members practicing various events, and students report that each event works different muscles. Family Learning Event Teachers welcome students and their […]

March 15, 2009 Portales high news

Junior Preview Day Scheduled At ENMU Eastern New Mexico University will host Junior Preview Day 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m. Saturday. ENMU is inviting Portales High School Juniors to meet faculty and current ENMU students, learn more about academic offerings, see the residence halls, tour the campus, and answer any questions students may have.

March 15, 2009 Engagements

Polomski-Tivis Michael and Linda Polomski of Silver City announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, MikaJo Beck Polomski of Silver City to Trevor Scott Tivis of House, son of Danny and Peggy Tivis of House. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Silver City. […]

March 15, 2009 Club notes

Altrusa Int’l. Altrusa Int’l. Inc. of Portales met March 9 in the Sandia Room at ENMU. Various members were recognized who had worked on projects since the last meeting. These included Nancy Legleiter, Lori Bohm and members who helped deliver Meals on Wheels.

March 15, 2009 Portales library news

Preschool Storytime meets at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Thursdays. This week’s storytime theme is “A Rainbow of My Own.”

March 15, 2009 CSC menu

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, wheat roll, margarine and mandarin oranges. Wednesday: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad, dressing, cottage cheese and peaches. Thursday: Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, gravy, turnip greens, margarine, whole wheat roll, margarine and gelatin with fruit. […]

March 15, 2009 Floyd menu

Monday: Breakfast — French toast sticks, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Salisbury steak, sliced potatoes, roll, chocolate pudding, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, roll, apple crisp, milk, salad bar for MS and HS. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast […]

March 15, 2009 Elida news

• Seven Elida Seniors have been awarded the RCEC scholarship. Ryan Best, Trent Bilberry, Anna Campbell, Ethan Jasso, Nicole Jasso, Levi Massey, and Gustavo Rodriguez each received a $1,000 award. • Kynzi Creighton is the winner the 4-H story contest. The story details her year in 4-H. As a result of her efforts, Kynzi and […]

March, 15 2009 Dora news

FFA practice schedule • Monday – Dairy, 1-5 p.m. • Tuesday – Crops, 4-7 p.m. • Wednesday – Livestock, 4-7 p.m. • Thursday – Entomology & Dairy Foods, 4-7 p.m. • Friday – Land & Homesite, 9 am-Noon; Pasture, 1-5 p.m.; Dairy Foods, 5-8 p.m. • Saturday – Contest at Lovington; teams leave Dora at […]