Peanut Valley Festival boasts food, crafts

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Jillian Holbert The 38th annual Peanut Valley Festival held something for all who attended Saturday. The festival was held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Building. Upstairs in the Ballroom, vendors sold fudge, holiday decorations, toys, sports memorabilia and Hispanic jewelry and clothes. Downstairs in the main lobby of the CUB, patrons purchased peanuts, […]

Mom creates maternity line for fashion-forward women

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Jan Norman Ladera Ranch, Calif., mom Julia Christensen gained 83 pounds when she was pregnant with her son Bradford. Nothing in the stores looked attractive or fit with style for this self-described fashionista. “Clothes either cost $400 for a one-time wearing or weren’t made nicely,” she says. Sound familiar? It sure seemed to Christensen that […]

Child Sense: Helping your child learn the basics of organization

Priscilla J. Dunstan Teaching our kids how to be organized starts at an early age. The habits that will aid them as they move through life start when they are young with simple systems learned at home and in their own space. Even when they are young, they can learn how to put away their […]

FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to become fashion designers – and other sites for fashion wannabes

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Rod Hagwood Where is the next generation of fashion designers coming from? Maybe your home. FashionPlaytes.com allows girls to flex their burgeoning fashionista muscles by choosing a basic garment (dress, T-shirt, hoodie, pants) and then add her own flavor by selecting the color, ribbons, appliques, rhinestones, ruffles or buttons. She can even have an avatar […]

My turn: Easter time for new clothes

Christmas. Easter. And Back-To-School. Those were the only times of year we got new clothes as children. Come Easter, we excitedly headed to Gibson’s with mom for new dresses and shiny plastic white shoes. As a child, Easter was about colored eggs, chocolate bunnies and Oasis State Park for an old-fashion Easter egg hunt and […]

Portales past: Jan. 17, 1947

Jan. 17, 1947: The Portales Daily News: Well driller Gerald Wright was injured when his clothes were caught in the cable of the rig and before the machine could be stopped. All his clothes were torn off, and he was hanging by one foot. His condition remained uncertain pending determination of internal injuries.

In search of ponies: Co-worker explains dressing up pet

Sharna Johnson Once upon a time I remember rescuing a stray cat from neighborhood girls who had dressed him in doll clothes and put him in a baby stroller. From my perspective at the time, they may as well have been torturing the animal and he desperately needed my intervention. Years later dressing animals is […]

Businesses put sales online

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Internet business is a good thing as far as two Portales entrepreneurs are concerned. The Main Place owner Suzi Webb opened her storefront business on the Portales downtown square last year, but started her Internet business a decade ago when they were on Ebay. Amazon.com contacted Webb in 2003 about joining the website. Webb said […]

Florida strawberries featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on Florida strawberries, using a Klic-N-Kut die cutter and transforming baby clothes into a quilt will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. With Florida strawberries, you can enjoy a taste of summer all winter long. Sue Harrell represents the Florida […]

Business feature: Couple expanded laundry service from dairy clothes to uniforms and civilian clothing

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Valentine Linen has been operating for over 2 years in Portales. Shannon and Ken Valentine started out cleaning dairy clothes for their other business, Udderly Clean. Shannon said Ken used to work for Dairy Concepts. She started washing his uniforms at home. “That was really what Valentine Linen service […]

Travel deals, pecan recipes featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on finding travel deals online, cooking with pecans and embellishing ready-to-wear clothes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Travel expert for Orbitz.com Valarie D’Elia will share tips for finding the best travel deals online.

New shop features local arts and crafts

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By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Art has been a lifelong interest for Margie Koger. Last month she and her husband, Tim Koger, opened Easel and Frame Gallery. The new shop at 119 S. Main St., on the square, features the creations of local artists and craftspeople, and the owners say it will soon evolve […]

Religion Digest, April 11

Church hosts free health screeningsThe Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets in Clovis will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney.Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and general health […]

Baby showers not just for women anymore

By Helena Rodriguez: Columnist The host of my sister Crisanta’s baby shower didn’t know we were supposed to play games until 10 minutes before the shower. Couldn’t blame him. How many men host baby showers? My cousin Eric staged his first baby shower last weekend, an event he promised to never do again despite the […]