My turn: Appreciation for food started with mom

By Argen Duncan: Senior writer With Mother’s Day coming up, I want to tell you about my mom, one of my favorite cooks. Mom made meals I loved as a kid, and she never throttled me for complaining about dinners I didn’t like so much. Until dad took over much of the chef work, mom […]

County grant to be used for food, shelter programs

Freedom New Mexico Roosevelt County has been chosen to receive $5,459 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county, according to information from the Community Services Center. A local board will determine how the money will be distributed. Local agencies chosen to receive funds must: • Be private voluntary non-profits or units of […]

PHS students learn food service first-hand

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Through folding napkins and filling tea glasses, a group of Portales High School students are getting first-hand experience in food service. Students in the ProStart food service class and the extracurricular organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have been serving meals at various events, including last week […]

Time to welcome foreign large animal vets

By Baxter Black: PNT columnist Typically smaller, more rural communities have no veterinarian, or at least none that will take a calving call or a horse colic emergency. Veterinary schools, veterinary associations, concerned farmers and isolated ranchers continue their search for new veterinarians interested in practicing Food Animal and Equine medicine. While we are searching […]

Food tax vetoed

The Associated Press SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson vetoed a proposed food tax on Wednesday but signed other tax increases that will provide about $170 million next year to help balance the budget. Richardson used his line-item veto powers to reject a proposal that would have reinstated the gross receipts tax on food at […]

Wine pairing featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on decorating gift baskets, updating the kitchen and pairing wine and food will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Ava Green will show how to decorate and customize gift baskets, which are great for any occasion. Her company is Terri’s Yarns […]

My turn: Even non-chef has kitchen lore to share

By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer I love good food, but I have neither the time nor the patience to spend a jillion hours in the kitchen. I also want to be able to eat good food without it going straight to my hips, so to speak, but moderate indulgence has its place. And that […]

Tuesday morning briefing: broken pencil and Mexican food for a cause

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday morning briefing.

Remodeling tips features on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a pillow headboard, remodeling and food budgeting will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Judy Novella is with Fairfield Processing Corp., and she will show how to make a pillow headboard and easy throw pillows using patterns you can […]

First person: Food bank director awarded for volunteer service

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Nancy Taylor, executive director of the Food Band of Eastern New Mexico, was recently presented the 2009 public service award by the New Mexico Aging and Long-term Services Department during the New Mexico Conference of Aging. And the award goes to…: When I found out I was to receive the award, I was humbled and […]

Grocers oppose reinstating food tax

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By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Local grocers don’t believe reinstating a food tax is the solution to solving a shortfall in state revenue. The statewide food tax was abolished six years ago by New Mexico Legislature with Gov. Bill Richardson’s support. But a 42-member task force appointed by Richardson in November appears to be […]

Senior center prepares for winter wonderland event

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Senior Center is having a special guest fly into town for children to visit Friday. Santa Claus will be at the center to help collect toys for Operation Santa Cop and canned food for the food bank. Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder said she suggested the “Winter […]

Food drive nets tons of food

Freedom New Mexico The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico collected 17,000 pounds of non-perishable food in Roosevelt and Curry counties in its Holiday Canned Food Drive, food bank Director Nancy Taylor wrote in an e-mail. She said food bank staff members are grateful for the donations because requests are up more than a third […]

Hestands sets open house

Freedom New Mexico Hestands Floral Holiday Open House 2009 is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the store, 813 W. Second St. The program includes browsing through new inventory, centerpiece demonstrations at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., a presentation on cut-flower care at 11:45 a.m. and live music by local musician Andy Mason at […]

A throwback to prehistoric times

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer When it comes to hunting, technology has advanced a great deal since the days of slinging spears or rocks to bring down large animals for food. This Saturday, residents can see the tool prehistoric hunters used when modern-day competitors compete in 9th annual Atlatl Throw at the Blackwater Draw […]

Animal flatulence data full of hot air

By Baxter Black: Humor columnist Food, clothing and shelter are the basic essentials of life. From the earliest caveman to modern soccer mom, from the Palestinian refugee to the Katrina victim, first on the list is always something to eat, something to wear, and someplace to live. Food is first on the list because it […]

Baptist Children’s Home food drive under way

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Fall means an outpouring of help from churches all over the state for the Baptist Children’s Home in Portales. For the Fall Food Shower, the home sends lists of needed items to each of the 13 Baptist church associations in the state. Administrator Geraldine Dooley said the Fall Food […]

Creative living: Pairing food, wine featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on working with paneling, pairing food and wine, and recipes made with grapefruit will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. and noon Thursday. If your home was built in the late ‘60s or early ‘70s, chances are you have paneling. Joan Hultman is going to […]

Wal-Mart makes donation of food

Freedom New Mexico Wal-Mart stores in Portales and Clovis have been participating in a program that supplies fresh food to Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico. The food donated from the stores is distributed by Roadrunner to food banks around the state, said Wal-Mart spokeswoman Jina Michael. In its five months of operating, the program […]

Business encourages flower give-away

Freedom New Mexico Hestands Floral, at 813 W. Second St., is planning to give away 1,200 flowers in 100 bunches of a dozen in exchange for canned food starting at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 9, according to a news release from FTD flower company. As part of FTD Good Neighbor Day, anyone who brings three cans […]