Education feature: Keeping students fed no easy feat

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By Carrie Pendleton: PNT correspondent The bell rings, and students shuffle into the cafeteria. They pay up, get served and eat. Then it’s back to class just like every other day. What they don’t see is everything that falls into place for these meals to be produced. Many regulations, people and small details are involved […]

Parting ways with name no easy feat

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist I’m letting go of a large part of my identity — something that was crucial to my development as a person and as a writer: my last name. To be more precise, I’m letting go of my husband’s last name. From now on, it’s Anita Tedaldi. It makes me sad […]

It’s not easy being without green

By Karl Terry, Local Columnist As the nights get cooler and the leaves begin to turn, the craving hits me. With a longing like an expectant mother for pickles and ice cream, my search instead is for fresh green chile. We laid in our winter store of the spicy vegetable last week with a purchase […]

Life not always easy

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist Someone has said, “If you never wanted to be hurt, move to a desert island and be a hermit.” Maybe you would never be hurt, but think of the loneliness. Missing the joy and ecstasy of love would make life meaningless. Life is not always easy. Problems and trials do […]

It’s hard to defend John Edwards now

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico It was easy to defend John Edwards. His message of two Americas — one for rich people he was thankful to be in, and one that just didn’t work for anybody else — was easy to believe. It was easy to defend John Edwards when he was getting negative […]

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 […]

Buying American-made not as easy as it sounds

By Anita Doberman Many of us remember the “Made in the USA” movement which seemed pervasive during the 1980s. Backed up by catchy television commercials, the marketing campaign featured consumers and business people declaring “It matters to me.” The press was full of dire predictions about the state of American manufacturing, and there was considerable […]

Editorial: Inflation 101 — Take control of expenses

Be an inflation warrior, not a price victim. Free yourself by taking control and living smart. Be a strong American, not an easy mark. Here are a few tips: Buy lots of shelf-stable and non-perishable foods to stock up the shelves, pantries and deep freezes. Not because the world’s ending, but to make the best […]

Cowboying explained in six easy steps

By Baxter Black Steps along the cowboy trail: Step 1: Some cowboys are born and raised on a ranch; they grow up riding and working cows, they compete in high school rodeo, have a horse and an FFA project. They develop the art of hangin’ out and lookin’ cool, which is easier if you’re a […]

Rice nice source of energy

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on “boil-in-a-bag” rice, machine embroidery, and teenage dating violence will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday, and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Gloria Kohnen, Riviana Foods, Inc. in Houston, will demonstrate how to use the original “boil-in-a-bag” rice to prepare some delicious recipes. Since rice is […]

Former financial advisor falters

By Anita Doberman: Local columnist A few weeks ago I went to the commissary with my five children. Going to the grocery store with all of them isn’t easy, so when my husband deploys I often go to a small and extremely expensive store that is very close to our home. But on this particular […]

Dora seniors turn tassels

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor DORA — For one Dora High School graduate, summing up her experience at the school was simple following commencement exercises Sunday in Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. “We’re all family,” said Iyesha Pareo, who plans on attending Eastern New Mexico University to seek a veterinary degrmee. “I’ve had a blast, it’s […]