May 9, 2008 Reporter’s Notebook: Southwest Cheese wins awards

Southwest Cheese CEO Fred Stephenson said he was pleasantly surprised when he learned the plant’s Monterey Jack entries won first and third place in March at the 2008 World Championship Cheese Contest in Madison, Wis. It was the first time the company entered the contest, which included 1,753 entries from 19 countries, the chief executive […]

Meals made simple

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Andrew Gilliard, 18, left, and Amanda Sandoval, 17, chop cabbage and cucumbers for a tossed green salad during a cooking class at Clovis High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer According to one research company, 2007 was the first year on record most people spent more money “eating out” […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Recipe of the Day

A very popular dish today is a Caesar Salad served with chicken pieces. Here is Mom’s recipe for Caesar Salad with her homemade dressing. CAESAR SALAD 2 oz. Olive oil 1/4 Teaspoon chopped garlic 1/4 Teaspoon Grey Poupon mustard 1 1/2 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce 1 Egg yolk Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 Teaspoon garlic pepper […]

Recipe of the day: Mama’s Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich

Mama’s Best Broiled Tomato Sandwich “A broiled sandwich, made of fresh season tomatoes, with an Italian taste. A perfect match for soup.” INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 4 ripe tomatoes, sliced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, […]

Recipe of the day: Broccoli cheese soup

Excellent Broccoli Cheese Soup INGREDIENTS * 3/4 cup butter * 3/4 cup all-purpose flour * 9 cups chicken stock * 9 cups milk * 1 teaspoon salt * 1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper * 5 cups fresh broccoli florets * 1 1/2 pounds processed cheese, shredded * 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese DIRECTIONS 1. Melt […]

Cream puff in a pan

1 cup water 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup flour 4 eggs 6 oz Instant french vanilla pudding mix 3 cups milk 8 oz cream cheese 16 oz whipped topping chocolate syrup Bring water and margarine to a boil. Add flour all at once. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. […]

Green enchiladas

1 package corn tortillas 1 pound ground beef 2 medium cans green chilis 1 large white onion 2 cloves garlic 1 can nacho cheese soup 1 can cream of chicken soup Shredded Mexican blend cheese Cooking oil Add 2 tablespoons of oil to hot skillet. Sauté chopped garlic cloves and onion. Brown ground beef and […]

Local Roundup: Court officials warn of scam

CNJ staff A recent scam that plays on citizens being called for jury duty has court officials getting the word out. A caller claims to be a jury coordinator and tells the citizen he or she didn’t report for jury duty and asks for a social security number and date of birth, so the caller […]

Nov. 4 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast —Breakfast pizza, juice and milk. Lunch — Sloppy joe on a bun, baked French fries, mini carrots, ranch dip, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, salsa, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O fruit cup and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

Everyone needs help at some point

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I was a little saddened to hear that Father Benedict Begin passed away on Sept. 27. At first the name didn’t ring a bell, but then I thought “Father Ben.” Father Ben had been one of my favorite priests, only I didn’t realize it back then, when he was pastor […]

8-26 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — yogurt, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — pig in a blanket, tasty tater tots, carrots with ranch dressing, applesauce and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese, juice and milk. Lunch — chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas, roll, oatmeal cookie and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]

DFA closing Lovington cheese plant

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers LOVINGTON — Dairy Farmers of America announced Wednesday the immediate closing of its cheese plant in Lovington and layoff of its 61 employees there. It was unclear what if any direct effect the plant’s closing might have on operations at Southwest Cheese, where permit applications to the New Mexico Environment […]

Wastewater woes

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This 48-acre lagoon at the Clovis wastewater treatment plant started receiving water in November. The city agreed in May to accept water from Southwest Cheese, but nitrogen levels in the water have hindered the process. (CNJ staff photo:Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Nitrogen levels up to double the city standard have stalled […]

Industrial park helped pull in plant

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis officials knew if they built the Clovis Industrial Park, businesses would come. The city’s nabbing of an $80 million biodiesel plant proves it, according to Clovis Industrial Development Corp. Executive Director Chase Gentry. He said the park is a major reason Clovis beat out four other New Mexico […]

amos sets some new rules

By Gary Mitchell Editor’s note: Since the holidays, Amos has been feeling the drudgeries of life under the church pew. He enumerates his complaints and decides to do something about it. Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation […]

Southwest Cheese showcases operation

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Gov. Bill Richardson talks with members of the Irish media Friday during Southwest Cheese’s grand opening. The Irish ambassador to the United States also attended the event. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This behemoth on the High Plains has evolved from a patch of caramel dirt scratched amid acres of […]

Q&A: Dairy man loves challenge

Editor’s Note: Albin Smith is a local dairy owner and a Curry County commissioner. Q: How long have you been in the dairy business? A: I came to Portales 30 years ago this month with 28 cows. Q: What does the dairy business mean to you? A: I like the cows, but I have come […]

City will sign $9.5 million loan agreement for wastewater improvements

CNJ staff Clovis Mayor David Lansford plans to sign a $9.5 million agreement Friday to improve the city’s wastewater system. The ceremony will be held at the Clovis Industrial Development Corp. office at 10 a.m. The agreement is between the New Mexico Environment Department and the city of Clovis and will enable the city to […]

Clovis/Portales microplex renewed

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Portales and Clovis city officials hope the re-designation of the two cities as a microplex will continue to bring in businesses and housing developments, and help spur population growth to the area. Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega and Clovis Mayor David Lansford shook hands Thursday and signed an agreement defining the […]

Civic program provides basic leadership tools

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A group of local professionals are choosing to continue their education by participating in Leadership Clovis. The civic program was started in 1988 by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce to provide local businessmen and businesswomen with the tools to be more effective leaders. “We are looking for individuals […]