In search of ponies: Human vending machine wants more from pets

Hair tousled, with grungy slobber on his shoulder, he approached me, held out his thumb and proceeded to tell me how the horse had bitten it and wouldn’t let go. “Were you giving them peppermints?” I asked my visiting family member. “No, I didn’t have any with me today. Why would he be so mean […]

Frumpy Middle-Aged Mom: My kids don’t know how fierce I am

Marla Jo Fisher There seems to be some sort of fundamental misunderstanding around my house, in which my children perceive me as being hideously old-fashioned and, in fact, just plain old. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am a very groovy, hip and with-it chick. I love to sit around and have a […]

In search of ponies: Desperate snake slithers into house

Sharna Johnson There are a few sounds out there that make the hair on the back of your neck stand up and set your nerve endings on fire — the racking of a shotgun, screeching tires, crunching metal or a blood curdling scream. But I’ll wager few things say “Come to Jesus” quite like the […]

Portales past: March 26, 1950

March 26, 1950: The Portales Daily News: Hat fashions are moving to the fore as brims and trims take new direction for spring. Graceful, feminine silhouettes have smoothly balanced contours, posed level on the head, with brims swinging out and up for the hair.

Business feature: Cindi’s Treasures has ‘homey feel’

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PNT staff Except for a brief stint in Albuquerque as a hair model, Cindi Onstott, owner of Cindi’s Treasures, has lived in Portales for most of her life. Onstott’s business background is varied. She’s worked in or owned automatic car washes, a detail shop, a furniture store and a dry cleaner in the last 20 […]

Deployment stress results in gray hairs

By Anita Tedaldi: PNT columnist Gray hair is taking over my dark brown head at a rapid pace. It’s an invasion that I fight with all my might, but one that is met with large obstacles, such as the expense of getting to a salon every six weeks to keep the enemy at bay. I […]

Wife’s hair color livens up marriage

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist My true hair color is blonde. I’m not so sure about my wife’s color. I knew when I got married I was getting a bottle blonde but she was hot looking and I was in love so I didn’t really care. Had I taken the time to calculate the investment […]

It’s their job: Tana Prewitt

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Name: Tana Prewitt Job: Hairstylist at Trends Hair Salon Background: Prewitt was raised and graduated from high school in Portales, after which she attended Clovis Community College for her licence. Time on job: One year What does your job entail? I cut and style hair. I pretty much do whatever my customers tell me to […]

Elida rancher has multiple successes as angus breeder

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Blow-drying cattle hair is proving a productive use of time for one Elida rancher. To stimulate hair growth in his registered Angus show cattle, Greg Smith or one of his few employees rinse and blow dry the animals daily. The result: Other than some really good-looking if not well-coiffed […]

Business feature: Hairdresser stays a cut above

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer Judy Hallford, a hairdresser in Portales, recently observed the 30th anniversary of her business. Hallford grew up in Floyd and graduated from beauty school in Portales in 1970, before opening “Judy’s Swirl and Curl” in Portales in 1978. On becoming a hair dresser: I did people’s hair off and […]