My turn: Canned soup good option on short notice

Argen Duncan Eating out of cans and boxes isn’t gourmet dining, but sometimes time demands precedence. Processed food isn’t high on the nutritionist’s list of best things to eat, but my inexpert opinion is that with a little label-reading, it’s not a bad occasional option. I keep cans of soup on hand for unexpected time […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around the U.S., such as California, Florida and Mexico, causing a shortage in certain produce and a sharp spike in prices. Mackenzie Kennedy, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, said she had to switch to buying canned and frozen produce […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

Program features Japanese stitching

Information on using canned and frozen cherries and cooking with cottonseed oil will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pat Baird, registered dietitian and spokeswoman for the Northwest Cherry Growers, will demonstrate some great recipes and talk about the nutritional benefits of using canned and frozen cherries. […]

Briefs 11-16

Instructor cancels driver safety The driver safety program at the Community Services Center scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday has been canceled because the instructor, George Lees, is handling family medical concerns. People who have enrolled or want to enroll can join the Clovis class held on the same days. To register: Joe Urban at 769-1824. […]

Canned food sought

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within the schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one […]

10-26 Local Briefs

Pumpkin Trade is Saturday The Office of Student Activities at Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the Pumpkin Trade canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the C&S parking lot, First and Avenue C in Portales. Residents can exchange canned goods for a pumpkin during the drive. Information: 562-2631. Team sponsoring […]

Local businesses reach out

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As the holiday season swings into full gear, area agencies and volunteers are putting together numerous drives to help those in the community who may be less fortunate. Thanks to the generosity and efforts of area individuals, organizations and business, the Community Services Center has received several donations of […]