Food at the speed of life: Don't let excess go to waste

A while back, a friend made plum jelly that wouldn’t gel, so she had a large quantity of plum sauce. I offered to take some off her hands and dreamed up uses for it. (It was tough, but somebody had to do it …) First, I made French toast, and instead of syrup, I poured […]

Airman inducted into Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes

Courtesy photo Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger, an Air Force senior NCO who was killed after saving the lives of some of his crew during a fierce battle at a radar site in Laos 42 years ago, will receive the Medal of Honor Sept. 21 in a White House ceremony. By Senior Master […]

Sept. 24 -Sept. 26 Movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — The Switch, PG-13

Sept. 24 -Sept. 30 What's Happening

Friday Bowl-a-rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. After Dark — 9 p.m., Landing Zone. Balloon Fiesta trip registration — 8 a.m., ITT. Zombie Circus Extravaganza — 7 p.m. ENMU University Theatre Center Studio Theater. Also 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. CHS Homecoming — 7 p.m., Leon Williams Stadium. Make-A-Wish dinner — 6 p.m., Clovis […]

Politicians extortionists at heart

Tibor Machan It may have been Will Rogers or Mark Twain. I cannot now recall which of the two great American humorists it was who said all politicians are criminals. But it makes no difference because when something is true, its source is not the main issue. Fact is, politicians are extortionists at heart. Their […]

Wasn’t crime to deliver retribution

Glenda Price Times were hard. In desperation, George decided to gather a herd of cattle and head west with them — to California. This was in the 1850s, and folks in Texas had heard talk that gold miners in California (the 49ers) were a great market for beef. George and his wife, Inez, had been […]

Recession may be over, but effects still here

T echnically, the recession ended last year. So say experts who calculate such things. Most people probably didn’t notice. The national unemployment rate hovers at 9.6 percent. We imagine out-of-work Americans don’t feel a year removed from recession. Sales in many industries continue sluggish. In some industries, worse than sluggish. Those folks probably don’t feel […]

Commission approves budget transfer for giraffe

Kevin Wilson Make room, Jael. You’re about to have some company. The Clovis City Commission approved a $15,500 budget transfer Thursday, allowing Hillcrest Park Zoo staff to pay for the acquisition and delivery of a male giraffe currently owned by The Disney Company. Jael, the zoo’s female giraffe, is in her window for gestation and […]

Religion calendar — Sept. 24

Today Rock the City — 12 p.m., Hillcrest Park. Southern Baptist ministry with family fun. Information: 762-4727 or 763-3471. Spiritual Truth and Prayer Seminar — 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Nationally renowned speakers, John Martignoni and Tim Staples. $10 for non-members of the parish. Information: 575-317-8942 Saturday Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., […]

a view from under the pew: amos meets mrs mouses part two

amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Last week, Amos, our churchmouse poet, agreed to be the test mouse for Willifred the white rat’s experimental tiny time machine. Willifred had installed his Tiny Time Traveler on Amos’ 1957 Cheeserolet motorized matchbox.Just as soon as Amos climbed in, he found himself in […]

No computer needed for relationship with Christ

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words like “travel drive,” “Wi-Fi” and “blog.” Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s website blog and two or three other blogs. Funny though … five years ago, I would have thought blog was something […]

‘Rock the City’ about ministry, fun

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Mike Napier explains how to use a pamphlet on faith during evangelism training to prepare for Rock the City from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Park. Alisa Boswell The annual block party, Rock the City, kicks off with music, games and food noon Saturday at Hillcrest Park. The […]

ENMU ROUNDUP: Zias turn back Permian Basin

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eastern defender Sarah Oates handles the ball during the second half. CNJ staff PORTALES — Sophomore forward Brook Serrano scored two second-half goals and the Eastern New Mexico University women’s soccer team turned back Texas-Permian Basin 5-3 on Thursday at the ENMU pitch. Serrano tied the match 2-2 with a […]

System would keep victims notified of offender’s status

Sharna Johnson A new automated system will open up a world of information for victims of local crime by giving them real-time notice about an offender’s custody status. The Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) system is expected to be up and running in October, according to 9th Judicial District Attorney Matt Chandler. “This program […]

Friday morning briefing: Big weekend, homecoming details and the first top court

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing.Video of the day Did you the hear the one about…? It’s Joking Around, our own video of local folks sharing their best jokes. Big weekend Loads of things to do this weekend in Clovis. Here’s a link with all the details: http://www.clovisnm.org/news/release-detail.php?story_id=292 Make A […]

First person: Built to compete

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez has been body building since 2004 and is training his son for his first competition in April. Clovis resident Dennis Gutierrez won the New Mexico State body building competition by placing first in the lightweight class and Masters over 50 class. Gutierrez, 50, was a competitive powerlifter for 30 […]

Former Cannon commander promoted

A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an article in Air […]

Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee to meet on Monday

CNJ staff report A meeting of the Joint Land Use Study Policy Committee is 2 p.m. Monday at Portales City Hall. The committee identifies potential compatibility issues between communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties and Cannon Air Force Base.

Former Cannon operations commander promoted to Air Force vice chief of staff

CNJ staff report A lieutenant general who served as operations commander of Cannon Air Force Base in the late 1990s is being promoted to vice chief of staff of the Air Force. Lt. Gen. Philip M. Breedlove will assume the position in March, replacing Gen. Howie Chandler, who is slated to retire, according to an […]

Press release: USDA Grants for Rural Community Development Available

SANTA FE – Today, Ben Ray Luj