Business feature: Insurance company relies on referrals

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Mickey and Rhonda Paden have owned and operated Paden Insurance since 1981. Paden said her husband, Mickey, got tired of working in the construction business and decided to go into insurance. “We just jumped out there and did it,” Paden said. What does it take to sell insurance: Every [...]

New year resolution: Husband goes

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist 2009 will be a shocking year for me. I’m not going to sky dive or bungy jump, I’m too scared for that, but I still want to do something fearless. I’m ready to take this step. I’ll learn to use commas correctly. To, make, my, husband, happy, so, that, he, [...]

True faith never wavers

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist I had begun to seek the Lord with all my heart. I yearned for him. My soul hungered for him. God will fill a hungry heart, and he filled mine to running over. Being born again and a new creation, I wanted more than anything for my husband to [...]

Aug. 17, 2008 Library Books

The following books are now available at the Portales Public Library: My Husband’s SweetheartsBy: Bridget AsherWhen Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she decided that she would not go through it alone.

Polygamy raises questions, concern for children

By Anita Doberman I am Italian and somewhat jealous when it comes to my husband. It runs in our blood. The concept of sharing a husband with other women is incomprehensible to me. I’ll often remind my husband that there are still many passion murders when a husband is found to have cheated on his [...]

Special video gets surprise reaction

By Anita Doberman I fully expected my children to be ecstatic when we put on a recording my husband sent from Iraq. But I was surprised by my 4-year-old daughter’s reaction. We received the DVD through a program called “United Through Reading.” The deployed military member visits a USO center and the staff records him [...]

4-H leaders: Heavy on the heart

My husband and I were 4-H organizational leaders for quite a few years. That meant we were the ones who begged, cajoled or bribed other parents, friends and neighbors into sharing their expertise with the kids as project leaders. Soon after we began this journey a wise county agent said, “Remember, we’re not raising animals, [...]

No bull here

When my husband and I were young and just starting out, we decided to apply for a loan from a government-underwritten outfit to purchase a few cows. We had the place to run them secured and the drought was temporarily over (which is all we can ever ask for in the Southwest). We even had [...]

Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made [...]

Other mother provides inspiration to persevere

By Anita Doberman In the last few weeks, I missed my husband’s call from overseas too many times. If it’s just once or twice I don’t mind, but if it happens on numerous occasions, I feel frustrated and disappointed. I wanted to share our excitement about an upcoming trip to Atlanta to attend my oldest [...]