Op Love captures memories

Portales resident Nikki Penny and her daughter, Haley Penny, look through photos at their home. Three local photographers are preserving moments for local military families through a program called Operation: Love ReUnited. The non-profit is made up of photographers nationwide who donate sessions and albums to soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are deploying for […]

Energy conservation: Preparing for cooler weather

By Caroline Ward: 27th SOCES As the weather shifts to cooler temperatures, we need to shift our focus from ways to stay cool to ways to insulate the home to reduce heat loss. Energy prices are on the rise, and as a result, heating costs will consume an increasingly larger portion of your household’s energy […]

Day trip: Museum gives visitors trip back into time

Courtesy photo The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is located at 1801 Mountain Road NW in Albuquerque. Place: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Location: 1801 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque What activities can you enjoy at this location: Explore the pre-historic history of New Mexico with the Timetracks exhibits, which […]

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Food at the speed of life: Spreads liven up sandwiches

Non-traditional spreads take sandwiches to a new level. These ideas are healthy, as long as you use those with olive oil or avocado in moderation. • Basil pesto. This paste is traditionally made of fresh basil, olive oil, garlic, parmesan or Romano cheese and pine nuts. It’s good on a grilled muenster cheese sandwich. • […]

Military mama: Must make effort to get out more

This may surprise you, but I am quite a homebody. So much so that a more accurate term would probably be hermit. I have settled on the explanation that I don’t have much of a choice because I stay at home with the munchkins five days a week. But I’m going to come clean right […]

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 Movie schedule

Friday 7 p.m. — Devil, PG-13

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4 What's Happening

Friday Running Scared 5K Run — 3 p.m., Unity Park. Family Bowl-a-Rama — 5 p.m., Cannon Lanes. Hollywood Legends Ball — 9 p.m., The Landing Zone. Friends of the Library book sale — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 763-5315.

Life more fulfilling with God’s ‘perfect ten’

Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Three weeks ago the date was Oct. 10, 2010. That will not happen again until Oct. 10, 3010 when it will again be 10-10-10. On that day I attended a church service in Rochester, Minn. The pastor opened the beginning of the service this way: “Today it is 10-10-10. I want […]

Religion calendar —

Saturday Children’s Ministry Conference — 8:30 a.m. Nov. 6, Sandia Baptist Church. All day event. $60 per person. Early registration gets $10 discount. Open to all types of parents and teachers. Learn about children’s ministry. Information: 762-1580. Coffee House Inter-denominational concert — 7 p.m., First Methodist Church on Sycamore Street. Every second Saturday of the […]

Mayor’s ball set for Nov. 12

CNJ staff The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is set for Nov. 12, with proceeds to benefit the Hartley House and High Plains Humane Society. With cocktails scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m., the event will be held at the Clovis Civic Center. Tickets are $75, $600 for a table of eight […]

Blue Knights hosting dinner fundraiser

CNJ staff The Blue Knights are hosting a dinner and dance to raise money for United Way and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners program. Set for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 6, the event will be held at the Underground Embassy in Clovis. Entertainment will be provided by Will Banister and The Mullberry Band with food catered […]

Locals bringing mixed martial arts to Clovis

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Duffy Simmons practices a knee strike at the Force of One Gym in Clovis. Simmons said he is anxious for his first fight at Saturday’s Evolution Combat Sports mixed martial arts match at the Curry County Events Center. Gabriel Monte Martin Singleterry and his brother, Sam, are ready for a […]

County made right decision taking down video

Freedom New Mexico Growing public outcry and a legal petition filed Monday finally got the attention of Curry County officials. On Wednesday they stopped playing a video in the county courthouse that many residents believe promotes passage of a bond and a tax to pay for a proposed $33 million judicial complex. We applaud the […]

Halloween chance to be child-like

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Halloween is my favorite holiday. I’m not pressured to buy a gift for anyone, it’s okay for me to wear ragged clothes and for my hair to look scruffy. I can pretend to be everybody’s worst nightmare for a few hours. Really. What’s not to like? I grew up […]

Friday morning briefing: Roadblocks, updates and an old guy returns to space

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. Question of the day What’s the best holiday pie? Please feel free to join this delicious debate in the comment section below. Fair warning Hunters and other outdoor travelers may encounter state Department of Game and Fish roadblocks throughout the state this fall. The […]

County treasurer hoping to raise property tax awareness

Sharna Johnson The Curry County treasurer is hoping by sending tax bills to residents, home owners will review their property taxes and verify everything is in order. Bernice Baker said her office decided to send property owners a copy of their tax bill this year to help them stay informed about their obligation. Baker said […]

Airmen serving community well

By Col. Stephen Clark, guest columnist A few weeks ago I was asked to be the keynote speaker at a Joint Land Use Study housing forum. While my comments were geared toward our much-talked-about housing issues, my focus was on a much more important point and that is community. Specifically, your airmen and their families […]

Dairies work to keep milk antibiotic-free

Argen Duncan While people may worry about overexposure to antibiotics, local dairy industry representatives say a system of safety checks keep those substances out of milk produced in the area. “Most antibiotics in the dairy industry are used in a very cautious manner, and there are several reasons for that caution,” said dairy owner Alva […]

Time away good for the soul

Curtis Shelburne It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood. Though I love my usual “neighborhood,” it was nice to wake up today in another one: Robert Lee, Texas. It’s the Semiannual Pastors of the Shelburne Variety Robert Lee Ministry Conference which I’ve been religiously attending now for thirty years or so. It’s by far the […]