Political field trip festers frustration

All right, gang, nice trip up from Clovis. Appreciate your good behavior. When you exit the bus, gather together and wait for the other buses to unload. Then we’ll head over to the Roundhouse Rotunda to talk about our visit to the Legislature today.” (Oh, brother. These kids are driving me nuts.) “OK. Everybody here? [...]

Price: Love-filled holidays myth for some

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Most families make special arrangements to get together for Thanksgiving or Christmas. There’s a belief that family gatherings are joyous, love-filled events. Maybe not. I know one family that pretty much decided that love-filled stuff was a myth. The last such gathering they had, several years ago, left them [...]

Women have come long way

In our little country school we had basketball goals on a dirt lot, and girls and boys played together, choosing up teams. In fact, I don’t remember any discussions at all about boys and girls competing together in sports. We all learned not to dribble the basketball in the goatheads and other sticker weeds if [...]

Volunteer profile: David McDowell

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Name: David McDowell Residence: Portales Occupation: Juvenile probation officer with the Children, Youth and Families Department Volunteer: McDowell is in charge of music at First Presbyterian Church, where he is a member. He picks songs for the worship service and helps put them together. Why he does it: “I enjoy singing and I try to [...]

Forum will focus on area housing needs

Freedom New Mexico The Regional Growth Planning Office is putting together the first of what it hopes are many housing forums on Thursday. The 7:30 a.m. forum at the Clovis Civic Center is expected to take four hours and includes what RGPO Manager Rick Draker said is a good cross-section of locals in the know [...]

Church comes together for fiesta

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PNT staff report St. Helen Catholic Church fiesta continues today with live entertainment, games, a bouncy house, food and a auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The silent auction starts at 3 p.m., and all proceeds go toward the church community, different organizations and special church needs. All events are held on church grounds [...]

My turn: Bananas, chocolate go good together

I’m no Betty Crocker, but I am a dessert fan. I created Banana S’more Pie to be easily made, and I thought the ingredient combination sounded good. Unlike s’mores, it’s cold, but it has chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers, plus bananas. It’s rich. My co-workers tested the recipe and seemed to like it. Victoria, an [...]

Portales News-Tribune seeking Bible school information

Freedom New Mexico The Portales News-Tribune is putting together an article on Vacation Bible Schools to run Thursday. To have your church’s VBS times, dates and themes included in the article, contact Argen Duncan at 356-4481 or aduncan@pntonline.com by 3 p.m. Wednesday. Information received after the deadline will be included in a separate brief.

Sandwich best paired with dairy

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer As promised, let me introduce a sandwich I recently put together. I’ve kept the fat and processed sugar lower than they could be, but it’s still nice and sweet. Cherry-banana sandwich • two slices of bread (I like white for this, but whole wheat is healthier.) • one banana, [...]

Business Feature: Business venture joint effort

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer C.B. Eddins and his wife Norma Griffin work together selling Avon products for little extra Christmas money for their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Eddins and Griffin met at the Portales Senior Center and have been married for three years. The retired couple has been working with Avon for a [...]