Yeast bread featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making homemade yeast breads and computer-generated items for pets will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Glenna Vance, manager of consumer public relations with Lesaffre Yeast Corp., will demonstrate different ways to shape homemade yeast breads into interesting loafs, baguettes, […]

Gel candles featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making gel candles and recipes for children to make will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Diane Lieb will show how to make gel candles, which are great for gifts when you aren’t allowed to burn candles in dorms, […]

Sports nutrition featured

Information on making half-doll tassels and sports nutrition will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. Author, designer and teacher Helen Gibb will show how to make half-doll tassels with ribbon flowers. This technique originated in Germany at the turn of the century and is further enhanced […]

Healthy desserts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making healthy desserts and side dishes, and making art to wear or for the home will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Andrew Clarke, director of dealer development with Saladmaster, will demonstrate some healthy desserts and side dishes using a […]

Sewing, peanuts featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on sewing with sergers, making homemade peanut butter and the history of grandfather clocks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing instructor Nancy Lovett explains that most sergers are capable of flatlocking, which can be done with either two […]

Cooking pecans featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on using organic sweeteners in recipes and making a professional Roman Shade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m Saturday. Marie Oser is the spokesperson for Wholesome Sweeteners Inc. in Sugar Land, Texas, and she will demonstrate using various organic sweeteners […]

Re-use items

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making purses, using waste canvas for needlework stitching and doing a faux marble finish on walls are the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Designer, author and sewing instructor Linda McGehee will show how to create purses with multiple zippers and compartments. […]

Shades, snacks on new shows

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making a top-down/bottom-up window shade and gluten-free appetizers and snacks will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday.Terrell Sundermann will show how to make a top-down/bottom-up window shade. She’ll also talk about how to measure the window, determine the size […]

Pillows part of upcoming program

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making designer pillows, “appli-felting” and new cleaning products will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Pat de Santis will show how to make different versions of designer pillows for about a third of the cost of purchased pillows. She’s with […]

State conducting risk survey

PNT Staff Report The New Mexico Department of Health has your number. Now they would like answers to questions about your health. The DOH is making phone calls across the area to gather information. The annual survey, dubbed the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, is designed to collect information on behaviors and risk factors for […]

Useful crafts on upcoming shows

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on making a multiple compartment wallet, embellishing a wardrobe, and making a tulip lampshade will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Sewing expert and author Patsy Shields will show a technique for making a wallet sewn with four separate compartments for the […]

Creative Living Nov. 30, 2008

By Sheryl Borden: PNT columnist Information on making a gingerbread cookie box, a discussion about speech styles, and preparing gluten-free breakfast recipes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nancy Siler, of Wilton Enterprises in Woodridge, Ill., will talk about using gingerbread cookie dough and show […]

Creative Living Nov. 16

Information on making fall decorations and gift items, incorporating pesto in meals and making pumpkin-head dolls and jack-o-lantern boxes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Connie Moyers, New Mexico State University Extension home economist, says fall is her favorite season, and she’s going to demonstrate […]

Family works together in landscaping business

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Staff Writer With fountains and firewood, a Portales family is making a living together. Stan Dement operates Outdoor Designs, a landscaping and firewood sales business, with his wife, children and their spouses. A family project: Outdoor Designs started as a landscaping business a year ago and branched out into firewood in […]

Take time to enjoy sweet things in life

By Anita Doberman: PNT columnist All this political talk is making my head spin. In fact, I think it may be giving me migraines. Everywhere I turn someone is talking about politics. To take a break from this frenzy, my husband and I decided to go see a silly movie and called our occasional baby-sitter. […]

Creative Living Nov. 2

Information on power sorting in scrapbooking, coping with communication apprehension and making spectacular stitches will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Creative Memories independent consultant Debbie Sorensen from Carlsbad will explain how to power sort when scrapbooking. She suggests organizing items in one place, choose a […]

VA vows timely GI Bill payments

By Tom Philpott: PNT columnist The new Post-9/11 GI Bill, which on average will double the value of education benefits for eligible veterans, will be launched on schedule next August and begin making payments to students and colleges next fall. That’s just as Congress intended, says a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official. Keith M. […]

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 […]

Sept. 12, 1941

Portales prepared for a state-wide blackout, in which Flying Fortress bombers of the U.S. Army were to fly over the city, making New Mexico the first state to participate in a mock invasion during World War II.

Fiesta comes to St. Helen

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By Thomas Garcia PNT Staff Writer A mini army of parishioners were making preparations for the 37th annual St. Helen’s Fiesta in Portales. The fiesta will be held Friday through Sunday and include food, game booths, live Christian music, bingo and a car show, said St. Helen executive administrator, Elvia Garcia. Members of the St. […]