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Senate President Pro Tem Altamirano dies at Silver City home

SILVER CITY — Senate President Pro Tem Ben Altamirano, the longest-serving member of the New Mexico Legislature, has died at his home in Silver City. He was 77. Gov. Bill Richardson made the announcement late Thursday, saying Altamirano was a true... Full story

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Hughes George C. and Ruth Ann Hughes of Lubbock, Texas celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10 at their home. The couple was married Nov. 8, 1942 in Hobart, Okla. He is former Assistant Superintendent of Portales Schools. She is a...

 

Sorting makes scrapping easier

Information on making plaster mosaic frames, power sorting, and incorporating dairy products in the diet will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday....

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Engagements

Partin/Huddleston Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Partin, of Portales, to Jeffery Huddleston of Clovis. He is the son of Wayne and Dana Huddleston of Katy, Texas. The...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Calendar

The Portales News-Tribune offers this space for community events. To submit or change an announcement, contact the Editorial Department at 356-4481 several days in advance. For Sunday’s paper, items must be submitted by mid-day Wednesday. Please...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Portales Public Library: The Elite Forces Manual of Mental & Physical Endurance This book uses techniques developed by special forces units to train their recruits. The author has used these techniques to...

 

Sixth baby draws criticism

I had two miscarriages after my first daughter was born. Although they were early in the pregnancy, I felt a deep sense of loss and despair for the babies I lost, and it took me a long time to recover and move forward. I hated having to tell everyone... Full story

 

Tumbleweed carried message to Texas

In the year of 1903 Tom Brown, a young man of about 22 years, boarded a train for New Mexico’s lonely prairies. Now Tom really did not know just where he was going or what he was going for. He had heard of the wild and woolly west, and something...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Engagements

Partin/Huddleston Jerry and Karla Partin of Portales announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Emily Partin, of Portales, to Jeffery Huddleston of Clovis. He is the son of Wayne and Dana Huddleston of Katy, Texas. The...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Anniversaries

Howard Marvin and Velmeta Howard of Clovis will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 1, 2008. The couple was married Jan. 1, 1948. They have four children, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He is...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: Closed...

 

Anyone up for New Year’s ’09 celebration?

It took me years, not months, to discern the importance of beginning a new year. Obviously to a child, and less obviously to a young adult, time rolls endlessly ahead of you — an ocean of time, a roadmap of time, a night sky of time. Then one day...

 

Dec. 30, 2007 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Lesser Evil: The Diaries of Victor Klemperer 1945-59 by Victor Klemperer was given by John Olsen in memory of Marion Olsen. A portrait of East German life in the early years...

 

Volunteer Opportunity - Public Works Committee

City of Clovis Public Works Committee currently has a vacancy for a District 4 representative. The committee advises the city commission on public works activities such as drainage, landfill and streets. The committee meets at 8:30 a.m. on the... Full story

 

Dec. 30, 2007

Activities Baxter-Curren Senior Center Bingo — 1 p.m., Thursdays, 908 Hickory. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren Jam Session — 6:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, 908 Hickory. Music instrument playing. Information: 769-7908. Baxter-Curren...

 

Senior meals program

City of Clovis, Senior Meals Program, needs volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound senior citizens. About three hours a day. 769-7908.... Full story

 

Clovis Pride

Clovis Pride seeks volunteers to help enhance and improve the city through beautification and other projects. Claire Burroughes, 763-9653.... Full story

 

Cream puff in a pan

1 cup water 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup flour 4 eggs 6 oz Instant french vanilla pudding mix 3 cups milk 8 oz cream cheese 16 oz whipped topping chocolate syrup Bring water and margarine to a boil. Add flour all at once. Remove from heat. Beat...

 

I love SPAM muffins

2 (12-ounce) cans SPAM Classic, divided 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups cornmeal 1/2 cup sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 2 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 cup canned corn 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and Colby Cheese heart shaped...

 

Tifa

Name: Tifa, she is a Rottweiler About: She is about two years old and still very much a puppy.... She insists she is a lap dog! She loves to play with our kids, with her rope ties and wrestle... When she absolutely wants attention she oozes into our... Full story

 

Babycakes

Name: Babycakes About: She is an 8 year old calico cat. She has tiny legs and a teeny tiny tail. She likes to sleep in my hair and is mean most of the time. She once ate a piece of macaroni, it was cool, I never saw a cat eat a noodle before. Owner:... Full story

 

Curry County Literacy Council

Curry County Literacy Council provides free literacy tutoring to any adult in Curry County. Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome. Contact: Nancy Blake Clarke, 769-4096; www.clovis.edu/students/centerforstudentsuccess/cclc... Full story

 

Green enchiladas

1 package corn tortillas 1 pound ground beef 2 medium cans green chilis 1 large white onion 2 cloves garlic 1 can nacho cheese soup 1 can cream of chicken soup Shredded Mexican blend cheese Cooking oil Add 2 tablespoons of oil to hot skillet. Saut...

 

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