Texico students showcase talent for cause

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Texico Middle School students Raven Askew, Roxy Garza, and Gabby Posada, from left to right, sing Thursday’s Katy Perry song “Firework” during the Texico High School Talent show. Benna Sayyed On a stage lined with canned goods, students belted out country songs such as “Big Green Tractor” and “Country Girl […]

Driven to help

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Benna Sayyed: Freedom New Mexico Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico warehouse staff loaded food donations on to a shipping truck Saturday as donations came in from motorcyclists doing residential pickups. Benna Sayyed Motorcyclists rode around Curry and Roosevelt counties Saturday collecting canned food donations from in front of residents’ homes to help the Food […]

Nothing charitable about TV show

I used to have an Autotext feature that pasted a canned introduction to random thoughts that weren’t long enough for a column, but need to escape my mind. I forgot the keystroke pattern to use it. We proceed anyway: • I’m not sure what infomercial technique is more irritating — the black-and-white scenario that shows […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Freddy Canales, a Super Save employee in the produce department, stocks tomatoes and jalepenos Friday afternoon. Produce Manager Veronica Rodriquez said tomatoes recently increased by 10 cents due to the freezes in California and Mexico. Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around […]

Monday morning briefing: Shameless self-promotion and the history of canned beer

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Shameless self-promotion We asked and you answered. Saturday’s newspaper will feature former newsboys and newsgirls who once delivered our publication on foot, by bike and even from horseback. It’s a delightful feature packed with memories and odd stories you won’t want to miss. Question of the […]

Food drive planned for Saturday

By Casey Peacock: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers with the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico will be out Saturday in Portales and Clovis collecting canned food and non-perishable items. Another drive will be held within schools that will also help stock the food bank, said executive director Nancy Taylor. “This (Saturday’s) is the one that […]

Thanksgiving different in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers While Thanksgiving usually brings to mind canned yams, Pilgrim hats and cranberry stains on a white lace tablecloth, things may be celebrated a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. That’s because everything’s done a little differently in Eastern New Mexico. One can start by analyzing the menu, which is sure […]

At least black-eyed peas aren’t fattening

By Karl Terry: Local columnist Hopefully as you read this you’ve got the Tournament of Roses Parade on your television, the lineup of football bowl games spread on the coffee table and a pot of black-eyed peas on the stove. I’ve never been too big on setting resolutions for the new year. Sure it’s a […]

Spam: Celebrating appeal of canned meat

By Grand McGee: Local Columnist I was leafing through a magazine the other day and ran across a picture of an old friend: Spam. Surely you know of Spam, it’s the rectangular canned meat product made by the Hormel folks. The article was in “The History Channel Magazine.” Spam was given credit (in a roundabout […]

Reporter’s notebook: Family effort helps food bank

CNJ staff Daron Roach is a trucker. His mother, Aileen Eastwood, is secretary of the Clovis Evening Lion’s Club. Together they were able to get 11,000 pounds of canned vegetables from Arkansas to Clovis. One day, when making a drop at a food company in Arkansas, Roach saw a pallet of shiny silver cans on […]