Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

Can’t take water for granted

Karl Terry The physical properties of water are pretty amazing. We can drink it, bathe in it, swim in it, clean with it, heck it keeps us all alive. Let the temperature drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, though, and the stuff can be a real pain. I came home on a recent night and sat […]

Christmas on the house

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By Clarence Plnk: PNT Staff Writer Families breaking bread during the holidays has been a tradition for centuries. They sit around a table enjoying each other’s company and are grateful for their blessings. Another tradition took place in Portales on Christmas Day at El Ranchos Restaurant as the Garcia Family served lunch to the community. […]

Creativity covers holiday tables

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer From tractors to chili peppers to snowmen and Santa Claus, decorations covered the many tables during the 10th annual Holiday Happening on Saturday. This year the event was dedicated to Chester Harth, the recently deceased husband of Altrusa club member Cindy Harth. According to Cindy, Chester had been a […]

Altrusa members prepare for Holiday Happening

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Tradition will continue as the 10th annual Holiday Happening is set to take place on Saturday in the Eastern New Mexico University Campus Union Ballroom. Hosted by the Portales Altrusa Club, all money raised from the annual event is used in some way within the community, said Cindy Harth, […]

Ceremony honors veterans

By Col. Babette Lenfant: 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group commander CANNON AIR FORCE BASE —Veterans Day, as Cannon Airmen took a well-deserved day off, Ranchvale Elementary School students held a ceremony to honor America’s veterans. Many parents of the children attended the White Table Ceremony as Rachel Wood read the story “America’s White Table”, […]

Chicken makes for easy meal

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on making belts, a program called SANE and refinishing tables for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Belts are such a popular accessory right now, and Pat de Santis will demonstrate some ways to make several […]

Holiday Happenings ranges from whimsical to elegant

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT staff writer Phantom of the Opera, wedding cakes and John Deere are not common Christmas themes, but it was anything goes during the ninth annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday. The sold-out affair was sponsored by Altrusa International Inc., of Portales, and featured 67 uniquely decorated Christmas tables inside of the […]

All ages enjoy Holiday Happening

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Eight years after its inception, the Altrusa Club of Portales’ Holiday Happening is beginning to look a lot like a solid holiday tradition. “It’s been really fun,” Sue McDowell, of Portales, said, as dessert was being served. “That’s real chocolate milk (in the vases) and real flowers,” she said indicating […]

Altursa prepares for annual Holiday Happenings event

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer People in Portales look for the first signs of Christmas by watching the tops of tables. Tables will have Christmas decorations with Santa Claus, snowflakes and angels as part of the Eighth Annual Holiday Happening event on Saturday in the Ballroom of the Campus Union Building located on the Eastern […]

Domestic violence leaves an ‘empty place at the table’

Melanie Salazar On a purple table cloth in the Landing sits a plate, a centerpiece, a teddy bear, a golf ball and a few other things that make the place setting unique. But behind all these personal items is an empty chair. This exhibit, aptly named the Empty Place at the Table, uses an abandoned […]

Decorated tables highlight Happening

By Tony Parra Roosevelt County residents capped off a weekend filled with holiday events by taking in the Holiday Happening event filled with decorated tables, Christmas wear and Christmas items in the silent auction. More than 500 people roamed inside the ballroom in the Campus Union Building on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University […]

Pool tables good for those who want danger

By Bob Huber Looking for adventure? Like to live on the edge? Want to be the first on your block to wake up in the middle of a nightmare screaming, “Eeaauugh! Eeaauugh!” You can have all that and more if, like me, you rid your living room of furniture, give everything to your daughters, and […]

Holiday decorating taken up a notch

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Helena Rodriguez It’s not too late to start decking the halls, and tables, and chairs, and place setting and whatever else you want to use to spread holiday cheer with. More than 500 people turned out to the Sixth Annual Holiday Happenings event Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University Ballroom to get ideas on […]