Colors of Christmas point to Messiah

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Black was the night when Mary and Joseph arrived. Throngs of people lined the streets of Bethlehem. Who would have thought the darkness of the world would soon be penetrated with a light so bright? The “Light” would forever change the course of human events. (Luke 2:7) The Light still […]

Memory quilts, cakes to be featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on turning T-shirts into memory quilts, choosing colors for rooms and decorating cakes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Mary Mertens is with Ticche & Bea in Chicago, Ill., and she will show how to turn old T-shirts into a […]

Fair season

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By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico With the temperatures into the mid-90s on Friday, it was a typical summer day. Except, inside the Home Arts Building at the Curry County Fairgrounds, where display booths were decorated in traditional fall colors yellow, orange, deep red and brown. The colors of autumn will soon be omnipresent and […]

Hondo Iris Farm currently in bloom

Courtesy of the Hondo Iris Farm Visitors to the Hondo Iris Farm can take in the sight of many blooming irises, as well as hummingbirds and the Hondo Valley. Place: The Hondo Iris Farm Location: The farm is located just off of U.S. 70 at Mile Marker 284 between Roswell and Ruidoso. The location is […]

It’s their job: Tom Moore, The Print Shop

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Name: Tom Moore Job: Pressman at The Print Shop Background: Moore graduated from Clovis High School in 1970. He studied human relations at Lubbock Christian University for three years before returning to the Portales area. Time on the job: 22 years What does your job entail? I set up presses and prepare them to run […]

Homecoming colors

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico With homecoming games just around the corner, mums will soon be blossoming across the eastern New Mexico. As homecoming nears, area florists are stocking up on extra ribbons in Wildcat purple, Texico green, Grady blue, Portales red, Melrose maroon and others, as well as silk chrysanthemum flowers. Starting around […]

Kites come to Clovis

Freedom New Mexico Kites of all shapes, sizes and colors will take to the skies west of Clovis near Cannon Air Force Base from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday for the fifth annual Kite Karnival at Doc Stewart Park. The free event sponsored by the Cannon Community Center celebrates April as National Kite Month. […]

Aucutt’s Paint Store opens in Portales

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer In business since 1939, Aucutt’s Paint Store recently opened a second location in Portales. The grand opening of the store at 604 East Second was Tuesday afternoon. The family decided that the Portales area needed a specialty paint store and purchased the property that formerly housed My Little Red […]

Couple wed in camoflauge

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By Casey Peacock, PNT Staff Writer Stepping outside the ordinary and adding an unusual twist to their wedding is Portales couple Keith and Teresa Nixon. As the two took their vows and joined in the holy union of marriage on Saturday afternoon, the wedding party was decked out in camouflage. Yes, camouflage. According to the […]

Perhaps our best technology is really Airmen on the phones

Janet Taylor-Birkey “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto,” is something I’ve repeated often since coming to work for the Mach Meter. And much like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, I have been trying to figure out exactly where this whirlwind has landed me and which yellow brick road to take. The first thing that […]

Keep it simple and stick with Roy G. Biv

Bob Huber Because I was so successful last week eliminating the brouhaha about gay marriages, I’m willing today to wrestle with an even thornier topic — the names of colors. What I’m saying is, if you don’t want to start World War III, don’t ask what color “puce” is, or even “heliotrope.” They sound like […]