11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

Children can feel life’s unfairness

By Anita Doberman: Columnist A few days ago, my second born, Anna, threw a temper tantrum because her older sister was going to play at the home of a friend from kindergarten. She insisted it was unfair, and what started with a pleading tone quickly escalated into whining and yelling about this apparent age discrimination. […]

Hewlett-Packard seemed to forget common ethics

By Freedom Newspapers Hewlett-Packard long has been considered one of the premier American companies, especially because of what it called “the H-P Way.” In his 2001 book, “Good to Great,” about the special factors of the best-performing companies, author Jim Collins wrote that the H-P Way “reflected a deeply held set of core values that […]

Re-evaluate life rules on New Year’s Day

Bob Huber: Local Columnist With a new year upon us, it’s time to re-evaluate the rules by which we live. After all, we’re a year older and wiser now, and some of our self-governing moods just don’t apply anymore. Behind this endeavor is the fact that each new year I sit down and think up […]

What really matters? I can’t remember

Jim Lee: PNT columnist Sometimes I forget things. Wait a minute, I should correct that statement. After all, I need to be specific and accurate here — if I can remember how to do that. I rarely have difficulty remembering things from a long time ago, or other things that don’t really matter. The real […]

Huber guide to horoscopes and socks

By Bob Huber: PNT columnist Recently I spent an hour in the company of lofty mathematics as part of mind-boggling research into the whims of the zodiac. I was seeking the ultimate horoscope. Don’t take me wrong. I’ve never been convinced that success and romance can be had by reading the stars. It’s just that […]

Chile: Is it fruit, vegetable or berry?

By Helena Rodriguez; PNT columnist The burning question in Santa Fe right is how to label our precious red and green chile peppers. This is not a mild matter for us chile-chomping Nuevo Mejicanos. But in a strange twist, the debate over our fiery state vegetable has turned fruity. And I do mean fruity. A […]

Time is God’s gift for you

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Each day is a gift made just for you. It is from the heart of God.   If I empty my burdens and give them to God in my nightly prayers I awaken with a brand new day filled with wonders. “This is the day that the LORD has […]

Goddard holds off Rams

By Kevin Wilson Portales’ magic number against the Goddard Rockets was 45. For the Rockets, the magic number turned out to be 86. Visiting Goddard led for just 86 seconds, but it equated into the final 1:26 as the Rockets outlasted Portales 40-39 Monday in a non-district game. The Rams held Goddard under their defensive […]

American calendar system needs rethinking

Jim Lee Welcome to 2004. Are we ready to start another year of wondering which months have 30 days and which have 31? It seems easy when we say long and short alternate, starting with a long one. It’s a matter of 31, 30 and so on, right? Well, not quite. There is the matter […]

Determination hallmark of Portales woman

By Angela Peacock Janis Bundy was a patient woman, but when she made up her mind to do something, family members said there wasn’t anything that could stop her. “Janis hadn’t been in good health for a while but no matter what, when we wanted to do something we did it; sometimes it just took […]

Cycling for a cause

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Mike Linn Jane, a fictional character in the form of a puppet, said she had Down Syndrome and was a slow learner. She said she wasn’t like others because she had an extra chromosome. She also said with practice she can do many things ordinary people can — and she proved she can do some […]

Portales mother lives perfect life

By Angela Peacock As close to perfect as possible is how Judy Shirley said she will always remember her mother Christena Shirley, who died Thursday, June 5, 2003, at her home. And warm-hearted love combined with respect is how Judy said her mother believed in living life. “No matter how much we (children) tried, we […]