My turn: Camping tips offered

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Summer means camping in the great outdoors. That means pitching a tent, roasting marshmallows and hot dogs over a campfire while telling ghost stories or singing songs. So here are some helpful survival tips for your next camping trip: • If you’re going camping in a public campsite always borrow a tuba from someone and [...]

Portales Past: March 24, 1960

March 24, 1960: Campfire Girls met in Portales’ Presbyterian Church for a seminar on proper use of the telephone. A Mountain States Telephone Co. representative hosted the gathering, which was attended by about 20 girls.

Family gatherings are steppingstones of life

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist “Okay girls, now listen up. In the morning us guys are getting up early. We’re going to the ranch and cook the best cowboy campfire breakfast you ever ate.” “Yeah, right,” we all answered in unison. The men of my household had jumped out of bed at dawn waking [...]