Thursday morning briefing: Story hour, a food drive and a new baby

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Hear a story Preschool Story Hour is 10 a.m. today at the Clovis-Carver Library. Information: 769-7840. Food for the holidays Roosevelt General Hospital is conducting a food drive through Tuesday. Boxes for donations are in the RGH nurse’s lounge and in the business office […]

Food at the speed of life: Coleslaw has touch of sweetness

A number of versions of coleslaw hang around the recipe boxes of this country, and I found one that’s easy, healthy and has a touch of sweetness. This is another recipe from Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyer’s “Fast and Fabulous” cookbook.

Food at the speed of life: Instant isn’t always bad for you

Eating out of cans and boxes isn’t gourmet dining, but sometimes time demands precedence. Processed food isn’t high on the nutritionist’s list of best things to eat, but my inexpert opinion is that with a little label-reading, it’s not a bad occasional option. I keep cans of soup on hand for unexpected time deficits, since […]

Relic boxes, candy bark treats featured on program

Sheryl Borden Information on creating relic boxes, making candy bark treats and new products for relieving stress will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Crafter Marisa Pawelko will show how to create relic boxes, which are miniature time capsules that can capture special memories for any occasion. […]

Cut back on holiday waste by recycling

By Jake Madril: 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron During the holiday season lots of paper goods and boxes are generated, but some have questionable recycling properties. For instance, most wrapping papers and some boxes are not recyclable in our area. The best way to identify those non-recyclable items is that if it is manufactured […]

Perfect Christmas involves family, lasting memories

Tonya Fennell Christmas perfection has always eluded me. I’m the wife who burns the rolls or forgets to buy a needed ingredient for the casserole. I’m the friend who waits until the last minute to mail presents, so of course they’re always late. I’m the mother who buys the perfect video game, but my kids […]

Our holiday traditions

I love Christmas. Unlike a lot of families, we don’t have a lot of traditions in our house. We pretty much just go with the flow. Last year we were sleep-deprived parents of an infant, so the tree didn’t go up until two weeks before Christmas. Shopping was done when the baby was happy and […]

Ingenuity, intelligence no match for wisdom

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist Just for fun I bid on some old school lunch boxes on eBay. Years ago Annie, John Scott and Buffy ate lunch everyday at school with Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazard and Holly Hobby. So I thought I would put in a bid for each one on eBay. Was […]

Residents buy cheaper groceries through charity

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers About 200 Portales residents went to First Baptist Church on Saturday to take advantage of a new program that provides low-cost groceries. The Angel Food Ministries, a Georgia-based non-profit organization, reports on its Web site the average retail value of the groceries is about $50 per box. The charity sells […]

Christ offers new beginning on far greater scale

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Oh, the days of buying school supplies. This time of year it is hard not to notice those long store aisles of notebooks, paper, pencil boxes and backpacks. When I was a child, there were certain preparation activities that surrounded the beginning of another school year. The whole process started […]

Moving venture of gain and loss

By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer I took the long haul from New York to Clovis back in April. With boxes crammed full of sketchbooks, voodoo dolls and 54 ugly flowered dresses I have not worn in 13 years and never intend to wear again, I swore it would be a very long time before […]

Amos 6-10

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. a trek across texas boss do you ever get so wrapped up in the busy-ness and routine of life that you lose the wonder of it all that s the way […]

CCC books trading spaces

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James Tyson, left, reaches to the top shelf Wednesday as he boxes books that will be taken to the new library later in the week. Also helping were TRiO employees at the college Tara Grant, right, and Carolyn Rogers, background. Photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Usually when books disappear off the shelves of a […]