ENMU hosting music teacher conference

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Alisa Boswell The first day of the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico 61st annual state conference included several presentations, including one by the special guest speaker Peter Mack, an internationally recognized Irish pianist and music educator from Washington state. Mack told his audience Friday at Eastern New Mexico University about several imaginative techniques for […]

Police warn of phone scams

Freedom New Mexico Numerous reports have been made to the Portales Police Department in the last several weeks concerning telephone scams, according to Deputy Chief of Police Lonnie Berry. Berry said these scams have been going on for years and come in spurts, but new techniques have been reported recently. More recent techniques include a […]

Reader-submitted content: Students compete at Destination Imagination

What do missions involving mythological creatures, storytelling techniques, poetry, science, technology, and smashing structures have in common? It’s Destination Imagination. Portales Schools’ gifted/talented students explored these worlds with great interest and intensity. The Gifted and Talented program at Portales schools involves students from third through twelfth grades. While Destination Imagination is only a small part […]

Budget redecorating featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on budget re-decorating, communication techniques, and making vintage jewelry will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Lacy Jones will talk about several ways to redecorate any room in the house without spending a lot of money. She starts by telling clients to “de-clutter and […]

Goal setting featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on making fabric gifts, goal setting and visualization techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Vivian Lavinskas will show how to use leftover cotton and cotton blend remnants to make a bread basket that is simple enough for even beginning […]

Cuff bracelet craft featured on show

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on recipes for picky eaters, making cuff bracelets and hand applique techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon. Mary Lee Chin is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert for the California Raisin Marketing Board in Sacramento, Calif., and she knows that […]

Art, sewing skills featured

By Sheryl Borden: Creative Living Information on creating works of art, teaching children to cook and sewing techniques for window coverings will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Patsy Shields, director of education with Sulky of America, will show how ordinary crayons can create works of […]

Expert: Artistry can be simple

By Sheryl Borden: PNT Columnist Information on craft painting techniques and preparing Indian and Mediterranean cuisine will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” noon Tuesday and 2 p.m. Saturday(All times are Mountain). Tera Leigh of Paintability assures us that anyone can become an artist and create beautiful items for the home with the techniques […]

Creative Living features gluten-free cooking

Information on gluten-free cooking and parenting techniques will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Bette Hagman, celiac and cookbook author, explains how difficult the holiday time is for people who are gluten-intolerant. She’ll demonstrate some wonderful, delicious and nutritious dishes that everyone will enjoy — regardless […]

Torture justification runs counter to U.S. values, practicality

So it’s out in the open now. Central Intelligence Agency Director Gen. Michael Hayden admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday that the CIA used the coercive interrogation technique known as waterboarding, a form of simulated drowning, on three al-Qaida operatives in 2002 and 2003. The technique is widely viewed as torture, which is […]