Oil prices bury retiree allowance

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist It was higher oil prices last year that led to the largest annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to federal entitlements since 1982. Good thing, too. Lowered oil prices since then are almost certain to block any COLA this year for military retirees, federal civilian retirees, Social Security recipients, survivor benefit annuitants […]

Alumna recalls ENMU’s beginnings

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Living a few blocks from her alma mater — Eastern New Mexico University — 1937 graduate Lois Cantrell recalls the days when the school had a tenth of its current enrollment and not even a handful of buildings. Cantrell earned an associate of arts in music and English as well as a teaching certificate from […]

Dogs deserve better treatment

In my 26 years of living in Portales, I have never complained to any city official. Now, I can no longer remain silent. I am appalled at the level of cruelty to animals in Roosevelt County. As I walk my friend’s dog near Lime Street, the conditions I see bring me near tears. There are […]

Living in moment sprouts hapiness

By Joan Clayton: PNT religion columnist Time was created for man. In God’s eyes there is no time. He always was and will always be. He is the great “I Am.” Our time is limited. Children grow up and leave the nest. Did we spend precious time with them? Our grandparents and parents grow older […]

Being overly cautious mother’s job

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist A few days ago, my oldest daughter, who is eight years old, fell while playing on our living room and smacked her head on the carpeted floor. She was playing some sort of Barbie acrobat game with her sisters and hit the back of her head. Aside from yelling “ouch!” […]

Creative Living Dec. 7

Information on using furniture stains and de-cluttering our gift giving, and a discussion on how high schools have changed will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Dec. 13. Lynn Hack-Gerhart will show how to apply stains on furniture to create beautiful designs.

Creative Living Nov. 30, 2008

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on making a gingerbread cookie box, a discussion about speech styles, and preparing gluten-free breakfast recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nancy Siler, of Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill., will talk about using gingerbread cookie dough and show […]

Creative Living Nov. 23

Information on children’s books, creating a soothing home sanctuary, and making personal changes in our lives will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Rowena Fullinwider, owner of Rowena’s Foods Inc. in Norfolk, Va., is not only a great cook and the head of a large food […]

‘Creative Living’ shows off new set

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer The host of “Creative Living” has a new set in KENW TV’s new facilities, thanks to the help of several people. Sheryl Borden loves the comfortable new set — and the fact that her helpers don’t have to move its pieces whenever it’s time for another show. The set […]

Still seeking the Bigfoot exclusive

By Karl Terry: Local columnist “Bigfoot discovered living on top floor of Lincoln Hall” “Subsisted on discarded pizza and stale beer” I’ve always wanted to write a Bigfoot headline. Those guys at the National Enquirer get all the fun assignments. My wife is a fan of various radio and television programs that explore the unexplained […]

Creative Living Nov. 2

Information on power sorting in scrapbooking, coping with communication apprehension and making spectacular stitches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Creative Memories independent consultant Debbie Sorensen from Carlsbad will explain how to power sort when scrapbooking. She suggests organizing items in one place, choose a […]

Creative Living Oct. 26

Information on allergy relief, furniture staining and preparing blueberry beverages will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cleaning expert Laura Dellutri knows how irritating it can be when allergies take over the home and our health. She’ll suggest some cleaning products on the market that provide […]

Creative Living Oct. 19

Information on preparing stuffings year ‘round, making elegant desserts and doing a variegated striping on walls will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Cookbook author and chef Marcie Rothman says “stuffings” are not just for the holiday season. She’ll demonstrate several recipes that will be big […]

Creative Living Oct. 12

Information on professional needlework stitching, outdoor entertaining ideas and cooking with quinoa will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Paul Sheehan, owner of GhostStitchers, will show how to do needlework stitching on motif fabrics. He’ll show how to center the design, stitch over and under borders, […]

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 […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Creative Living

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on easy-to-make gift ideas, making “lite” desserts, and exercise and diabetes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service, will demonstrate some easy-to-make gift ideas using fabric — and many don’t even […]

Creative Living July 11

Information on making gifts for men and removing water spots from furniture will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Tera Leigh of Paintability will demonstrate how to make gifts that are masculine in appearance and more subtle than painted items that are usually created for women. […]

Creative Living July 6

Information on embellishing ready-to-wear garments and home decorating will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Lana Bennett, Singer Sewing Co., will show how to create your own unique, custom embellished garments for a fraction of the cost of purchased ready-to-wear. She’s from Lavergne, Tenn. Melanie Wood, […]

Living in harmony with toad frogs

Karl Terry Suddenly the ground was moving and I jumped like I’d just stepped on a snake. I moved the hose to redirect the stream of water I had trained on the ground around the tomato plants as a pair of eyes appeared in the soil. The toads were back. A year or so ago […]

Creative Living June 22

Information on cooking with pecans and working with wood moldings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Ann Cox, food specialist with the Western Pecan Growers Assn. in College Station, Texas, will talk about ways to incorporate pecans that would be delicious to prepare for breakfast. […]