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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor A hearty stew is often best with a variety of ingredients and so it must be with a cultural stew centered around food. The main ingredient to start that cultural stew in Portales arrives Tuesday as the New Mexico National Guard delivers the Smithsonian Institute’s latest traveling exhibit, “Key [...]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Pep Extension The Pep Extension Club met Jan. 8 at Portales Estates. New officers attending were Vickie Neece, president; Marjorie Williamson, secretary; Lillie Belle Toombs, treasurer; Mozelle Hamlett, reporter; Ruby Parkinson, parliamentarian; Andrea Cox, council delegate; and Connie Vincent, cultural arts. Also attending were Melveta Green, Migdon Cox, Edna Grimes, Merlene Hill-Shaw and guest Connie [...]

Annual program focuses on fall

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Amid a collage of pumpkins, candles and fall colors, the aroma of cooking food filled the air during the annual extension program presented by Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers. Happy Fall-i-days was the theme that featured ideas for foods made from harvest vegetables, decorations to adorn your home [...]

County fair offers opportunity to display wares

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Roosevelt County fair begins Wednesday, and county residents are being encouraged to enter items in the Home Arts division. “We try to encourage people to bring things in and display their work,” said Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers. Entries are accepted in several categories that include the [...]

Program helps diabetics adjust

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Cooking healthier and planning well-balanced meals are the force behind the annual Kitchen Creations cooking class that began on Monday. “It’s (the class) for diabetics and their families and caregivers,” said Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County home economist. According to the American Diabetes Association, 7 percent of the population in [...]

McAlister says goodbyes

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer To honor his more than 22 years of service as the Roosevelt County Extension Agent, family and friends gathered on Saturday to pay tribute to Floyd McAlister during a retirement reception. “He’s just a wonderful person to work with,” said Connie Moyers, Roosevelt County Home Economist. Moyers, who has [...]

Extension clubs going strong after 8 decades

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Roosevelt County has had a long tradition of active extension clubs and while they may have fallen out of style in some communities, they’ve survived and thrived on the eastern plains of New Mexico, according to county extension officials. Sharing in friendship and fellowship, ladies from the Roosevelt County [...]

Holiday showcase held in Portales

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Festooned with Christmas decorations, intermingled with family photographs and items from her home, Roosevelt County Home Economist Connie Moyers set the stage for her program, “A Christmas to Remember”, held on Monday at the Memorial Building. Showcasing projects that utilize unique ways to use family photos and preserve memories, [...]

Snacks coming on next show

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on making after school snacks, gifts ideas for kids to make, and recipes and ideas to “spice up” your next party will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico [...]