Congress has bigger worries than Internet

Freedom New Mexico Sometimes you wonder if Congress lives in the real world. With such Internet companies as Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft driving what little economic recovery we’re enjoying, Congress could short-circuit the whole Internet — literally. The major legislation at issue is HR3261, commonly called SOPA — the Stop Online Piracy Act. It […]

Smart cars could still use work

Apple’s new iPhone 4S has Siri, a virtual assistant that can tell you the weather, set alarms and reminders, and even look up the Dow Jones Industrial Average — all at the prompt of your voice. A few months ago, IBM’s Watson wiped the floor with former Jeopardy! champs, no small feat for a computer. […]

Apple: Steve Jobs has died

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CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. said the company’s co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.“We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today,” the company said in a brief statement.“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world […]

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Buttered peas, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peach Danish, WW roll/margarine. Tuesday: Baked chicken, broccoli/cheese/rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple, wheat roll/margarine. Wednesday: Jalepenos and onion slices, beef stew, apricot gelatin dessert, cornbread/oleo, apple. Thursday: Broccoli salad, Italian chicken, carrots, peach pound cake, cheesy Italian bread. Friday: […]

Steiner teacher wins Golden Apple Award

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By Zuo Yang: PNT staff writer Portales has another Golden Apple Teacher. Marea Smith, a first-grade teacher at Steiner Elementary School, has won the 2010 Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. She learned of her selection March 3, and is scheduled to receive the award April 16 in Albuquerque. “It’s pretty exciting. I do […]

Autumn: God’s creation of beauty

I love this time of year. The crispness of the early morning and the chill at dusk invigorate me. The smell of wood burning in a fireplace, a good book and an apple makes me happy. Beautiful cottonwood leaves wear golden crowns looking up to heaven. Ornamental pear trees grace the landscape with deep scarlet […]

Summer menu

Monday: Milk, Orange, Chicken Patty, Shredded Lettuce, Hamburger Bun, Mayo Packet Tuesday: Milk, Nectarine, Tortilla Ham Wrap, heddar Cheese, Lettuce, Mayo Packet Wednesday: Milk, Red Chile Beef Burrito, Salsa Packet, Cherry Tomatoes, Apple Thursday: Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Shredded Lettuce, Mayo Packet, Apricot, Chips and Milk Friday:

March 1, 2009 Community Services Center menus

Community Services Center 1100 Community Way Monday: Lasagna, honey glazed carrots, wheat garlic bread, orange, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Salmon patty, baked potato, margarine, spinach, wheat bread, and chocolate pudding. Wednesday: Burrito, Spanish rice, salsa, corn, salad, dressing, and spiced apple. Thursday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and apple […]

Honors May 11, 2008

Benoit Alexis Benoit of Floyd was among 65 New Mexico high school seniors, from 35 schools selected as Golden Apple Scholars.

Chorale director is winner of Golden Apple Award

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Caught by surprise on Wednesday and left completely speechless and teary-eyed, Portales High School chorale director, Franklin Smith, was named a Golden Apple Award recipient.

Journey through life internal trip

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New Mexico Mom called to tell me recently that Dad found an old set of my car keys. Judging by her description, they didn’t sound familiar. She handed them to me a few days later, though, and memories reawakened. “Here!” Mom handed me a set of rusty keys held on to […]

Local author publishes eighth book

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer By the title of her newest book, “Life is Delicious,” one wouldn’t know it, but area columnist and inspirational writer Joan Clayton has had her share of ‘dark days.’ “Raising three lively boys, I did go through some hard times. I wanted things to be perfect because I wasn’t […]

Roses as food are a thorny subject

Jim Lee: Local Columinst I haven’t stolen any ideas from Don Criss lately. So I’m a bit overdue for some literary larceny, don’t you think? Today’s topic emerged the other day during the Criss-Stasheff-Scott-Lee coffee ritual when I began bragging about how well my rose bushes had been doing after replacing the deceased ones. The […]

Oct. 23 Week Menus

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Chilled Fruit and Milk Thursday: Ham and Cheese Pocket, Fresh Fruit and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and […]

Sept. 25 week School Menus

Portales Breakfast Monday: Cold cereal, graham crackers, juice and milk Tuesday: Breakfast bar, toast w/jelly, juice and milk Wednesday: Cheese omelet, flour tortilla, juice and milk Thursday: Ham, english muffin, juice and milk Friday: Cold cereal, yogurt, juice and milk Lunch Monday: Pig in blanket, baked beans, chilled fruit, ice cream and milk Tuesday: Chicken […]

Homemade breads and patterns coming up

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on grilling, making homemade yeast breads, and pattern fitting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Vicki Douglas is with […]

Coaly represented regrettable challenge

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist I once had a rude experience with a horse named Coaly. He was a plow plug, a big, black Percheron with the combined disposition of a medieval executioner and Jack the Ripper. They don’t make animals like him anymore, and we’re lucky that way. To be more specific, he was […]

Apple pies, arranging flowers, pasta to air this week

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on cooking with apple pies, arranging flowers, and making tomato and mushroom pasta dishes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain).”Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in […]

Johnny Appleseed lives on due to history

By Jim Lee Sometimes Don Criss dresses up like he’s George Washington. This does not necessarily mean Don is nuts, although that could amount to a matter of opinion. As Polonius would say, there is a method to his madness. Criss portrays people from American history for children. What better way to bring history to […]

That old apple tree will surprise you every year

Bob Huber On the north side of our house, a scant five feet from our living room, stands a scraggly apple tree planted about the same time as the battle at Appomattox by a fun-loving previous owner. Each spring I prune it, because it likes to creep under the roof and change TV channels, and […]