Letters to the Editor: Smokers can find or create private clubs

Regarding the statewide smoking ban in New Mexico: So much to say, so little space. The liberal nanny-staters who support smoking bans, or any other bans, look like blithering idiots — incapable of making a decision as simple as choosing not to go to a restaurant or bar that allows smoking. Duh. The biggest amazement, […]

Revoking speech not appropriate in civil dispute

By Freedom Newspapers As H.L. Mencken once wrote, “The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one’s time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.” That might be […]

Dec. 14, 2006 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 9 a.m. Dec. 7 an officer received a call from a parent of a high school student claiming her daughter had been assaulted during gym class. The officer spoke with the girl, who said another female student had pulled her pants […]

Local roundup: Robber holds up store with toy gun

By CNJ STAFF A man who held up a convenience store clerk with a toy gun then changed his mind was charged with robbery, according to police reports. A store clerk called police around 1 p.m. on Nov. 21 to report a man had used a toy gun to hold up a Chevron gas station […]

Schhol Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch —Corn dog, french fries, pickle spear, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs & toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch — Burrito/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, fresh watermelon and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice & milk. Lunch […]

Opinions mixed on DWI checkpoints

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Determining the effectiveness of sobriety checkpoints in Clovis and Curry County can’t be judged on numbers alone, according to Clovis police. DWI arrests in Clovis fluctuate from year to year. The number of DWI arrests in 2005 reported by Clovis police (238) increased 12 percent over 2004, but the […]

5/21 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Omelets and salsa, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch —Variety of pizza, corn, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, juice and milk . Lunch — Hamburgers with cheese, tater tots, green beans, fruit, salad bar/soup, and a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

5/14 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tasty tator tots, pickle spear and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast— Go-gurt, cold juice & milk. […]

5/7 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: School favorite. Thursday: Breakfast— Pancake sausage […]

Prankster’s final joke a doozy

By Bob Huber: Local columnist Those of us who worked the news side of the Denver Post became concerned when Downhill Updyke stopped inventing elaborate practical jokes. When we asked him about it, he said he was just getting too old to play games. Pranks in those days were common in the city room, and […]

4/30 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, rosy applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe sandwich, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, fruit Jell-O and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice […]

4/23 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage and biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Enchiladas, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, crackers and cold milk. Thursday: […]

4/16 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Thursday: Breakfast— Blueberry muffin, cold […]

4-9 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cold juice and milk. Lunch — “Backwards Day” Breakfast burrito, salsa, tasty tator tots, chilled strawberries and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

4-2 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cowboy bread, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice, and milk. […]

3/26 School lunch menus

Clovis elementary Spring break March 27-31 Clovis junior high/ high school Spring break March 27-31 House Spring break March 27-31 Grady Spring break March 27-31 Texico Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal or cinnamon roll, juice and milk. Lunch — Beef ’n bean burrito, corn, salsa, fruit and milk. Junior high and high school includes salad […]

3/19 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Pancake sausage on a stick, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, hot homemade roll, orange smiles and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Bow tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, garlic bread and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

3-12 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Cheese toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pigs in a blanket, tasty tator tots, pickle spear, applesauce and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Go-gurt and toast, […]

3/5 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast —Go-gurt and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Egg roll, steamed rice, vegetable medley, pineapple tidbits and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice, and milk. Lunch […]

Barbecue recipe part of Taiban resident’s fame

By Don McAlavy: Curry historian One of the most famous characters at Taiban was “Mac” McMillan. “His real name was Chester C. McMillan, and he had a bar there, a kind of family-like place where his family and neighbors would gather, dance, have a few drinks, play pool and eat Sally’s pimento cheese sandwiches,” said […]