Local business cleaning up

By Marc Schoder What’s the best way to milk a cow? That’s up for debate, but Shannon and Kenneth Valentine of Portales have the answer for how to clean a cow. The southern Californian natives have built a business on cloth towels and support from dairies across Roosevelt and Curry counties. Their business — Udderly […]

Business blooms during Valentine’s Day

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By Kevin Wilson Shane Caraway of Portales walked into Hestand Floral just a little after 1 p.m. Monday, and was quick to admit his fatal flaw. “I’m one of those late shoppers,” Caraway said to the employee, Bernice Weems. “I could kick you,” Weems responded with a laugh. Caraway, a dryer operator for DairiConcepts, selected […]

Valentine’s Day sometimes needs troubleshooting

By Bob Huber A couple of years ago I was in a quandary concerning an appropriate Valentine’s Day gift for my wife Marilyn. Should I buy her a new fly rod or a miter saw? I’ve always been a hopeless romantic. All our married lives I never let Valentine’s Day slip by without lavishing some […]

Spend Valentine’s with the one who loves you the most

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Remember that first love, that excitement, that tingling, that burst of fireworks that made every day July 4th? Just being in your sweetheart’s presence made your heart go “pity-pat.” When apart, remember the anticipation of being together again? I married my first love and I still see skyrockets. He […]

Couple reminices on Valentine memories

Michelle Seeber Tom and Sandy Simensen of Portales have celebrated 15 Valentine’s Day anniversaries since their marriage on Nov. 19, 1988, in Denver. The Valentine’s Day they remember most, though, was in 1986, when they lived at Windsor Gardens in Denver before they got married. “It was a Roarin’ ‘20s party,” Tom, 68, said last […]

Valentine’s Day is about sacrifice, acts of love

Helena Rodriguez If you think Valentine’s Day is just for lovers, you’re wrong. There’s no reason anyone should be excluded because love is giving a part of oneself to others in many ways, not just in an affectionate way. On Valentine’s Day, it is better to give than to receive, just like during Christmas time. […]