Warm weather sparks thoughts of outdoors

The recent, though probably not permanent, trend of warm weather turns one’s thoughts to outdoor activities. This is especially true when that trend is coupled with the garage cleaning — the connection being that all outdoor equipment is stored in one corner of the garage and I wanted to make sure that my two-person tent […]

New cleaning products featured on show

Information on healing a damaged metabolism, new cleaning products and accessories featuring ribbon blanket binding will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Catherine Carrigan is going to talk about how to heal a damaged metabolism. Her company is Total Fitness in Atlanta. Laura Dellutri will demonstrate several […]

ENMU springing into action

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Argen Duncan Eastern New Mexico University is offering many pairs of helping hands to the community with its Eastern in Action program again this year. With Eastern in Action, university students and employees do free yard work, painting, cleaning and other jobs for members of the Portales community not affiliated with ENMU. The work day […]

Creative Living Sept. 14

Information on machine embroidery, cleaning tips and twin-needle sewing will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and on at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert Kay Brooks will show how to embroider on areas that are hard to reach, such as collars, cuffs and bags. She will also explain how to work […]

Music makes everything better

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico I remember when a new priest, Father Juan Montoya, came to Portales in the 1980s. At the end of his first Mass he said, “Now let’s go home and do some gringo house cleaning!” I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that. I think he meant some deep […]

It’s their job: Rene Hernandez

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Name: Rene Hernandez Job: Custodian and maintenance work for the Roosevelt County Courthouse Time on the job: 12 days Background: Before taking the position at the courthouse, Hernandez worked for the Dora Schools for eight years in a similar position. Q. Describe what your job entails? A. Cleaning windows, […]

Free fishing clinic offered Saturday

Mike Jimenez: PNT Intern Oasis State Park is hiolding the 15th annual Kids Free Fishin’ Clinic Saturday. The event is sponsored in conjunction with the Friends of Oasis, ENMU Wildlife Club, Clovis Evening Alliance, local volunteers and other area organizations. The fishing clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parents are encouraged to […]

Spring has sprung and winter sales have begun

Helena Rodriguez You know what tomorrow is, right? Yes, it’s Saturday. Yes, it’s also the first day of spring break. Hurrah! Surah! Surah! Saturday is also the first official day of spring, and you know what that means. It’s time to take down the Christmas tree. Time to get up on the roof and take […]