Holiday commercialism needed

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Some lessons are learned at great expense. For decades, editorialists, pundits and other commentators have implored us to stop the Christmas commercialism. They said people focus on purchasing goodies instead of the spirituality of Christmas. The relentless blather went on, year after year, even in the midst of […]

Learn to create ambiance

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on creating ambiance in the home, tips to motivate a child to get to a healthy weight, and making tassels for lampshades will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. According to Jill Roe, consultant with PartyLite, it doesn’t take a […]

Barbecue can be healthy

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By Liliana Castillo Justin Johnson said it doesn’t take much to change a backyard barbecue into a healthy meal. “Instead of using hamburger meat, use ground turkey,” Johnson suggested. “It’s a lot leaner and is high in protein. You can also get turkey hot dogs.” Johnson is a certified personal trainer in Portales and makes […]

Healthy holiday eating featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living I nformation on decorating cakes and cupcakes, healthy eating, and dying large quantities of fabrics will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Nancy Siler is the vice president of consumer affairs with Wilton Industries in Woodridge, Ill., and she […]

Healthy eating featured this week

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses from placemats, healthy eating habits for kids, and machine embroidery appliqué will be featured on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Pat de Santis, spokesperson for Wrights in West Warren, Mass., shows how to make a trimmed purse from a […]

C is for … vegetables?

By Kevin Wilson We’ve been told time and again over the last few years about how obesity is becoming an epidemic. We’ve looked desperately for solutions, while we’ve looked inwardly and outwardly for who or what is responsible. I’ll tell you who’s responsible. It’s PBS. More specifically, it’s an offshoot of the network — its […]