Fresh coat of paint won’t fool God

I saw an advertisement in a large city newspaper that outlined all the summer activities that a certain city was providing for the school-age children. Times have changed. When children live in metropolitan areas, opportunities for play and activities during the summer are scheduled so busy and working parents can have options for childcare in […]

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Green salad, green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans and plums/toppings. Wednesday: Gravy, pork chops, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit and cherry cobbler. Thursday: Sliced tomatoes, baked chicken, broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple and wheat roll/margarine. Friday: Pasta salad, barbecue beef sandwich, […]

In search of ponies: Blizzard becomes feather-raising experience

When the winter waves hit, the dogs came in, the horses got an extra scoop of sweet feed and the firewood was stacked high. Everything was ready for the bitter wind and clinging ice…Until I suddenly remembered, I had no interest in frozen chicken. Namely because a frozen chicken is wasted on a vegetarian, but […]

In search of ponies: Hen’s duck act ends tragically

The laughter on the other end of the phone line was predictable. “A chicken?” my Mom asked. “Yes, a chicken. I had two but the other one drowned,” I replied. She stifled her laughter long enough to issue an, “Awww….” “But what about the drought? How did a chicken drown?” It was a valid question. […]

Prairie Chicken Festival on course despite fire

Alisa Boswell A fire that broke out nearly 10 miles west of Crossroads on Saturday afternoon burned nearly 25,000 acres of land. Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon said the fire, aided by winds of 45 to 55 miles per hour, jumped Highway 258, came close to Highway 206 and missed Milnesand by about one […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Golf, a chicken fest and shots fired

Welcome to the best way to start your day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Sponsors needed The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament — in memory of the late Greg Skarda — is Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Teams and sponsorships are currently being sought.

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Buttered peas, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peach Danish, WW roll/margarine. Tuesday: Baked chicken, broccoli/cheese/rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple, wheat roll/margarine. Wednesday: Jalepenos and onion slices, beef stew, apricot gelatin dessert, cornbread/oleo, apple. Thursday: Broccoli salad, Italian chicken, carrots, peach pound cake, cheesy Italian bread. Friday: […]

Food at the speed of life: Chicken dish easy, tasty

I recently discovered an Italian-style chicken dish that’s both a little different and a little familiar. Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers provided the recipe in the book from her Christmas program this year. She gave me permission to reprint it. The dish is easy to make and tasty, with some ingredients being familiar […]

Nov. 12 — Nov. 16 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

Nov. 5 — Nov. 11 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

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

Oct. 22 – Oct. 24 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

Perspective born from childhood impatience

Sharna Johnson It all started with a chicken and an egg. And another egg, and another… Make that a chicken and a nest of eggs. Enter a hungry polecat (Appalachian for skunk) and you have a nest full of eggs and no chicken. It was cool outside, early spring. I was 12 and I was […]

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21 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

Oct. 8 — Oct. 14 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

Sept. 24 -Sept. 30 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

Sept. 17 -Sept. 23 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, roasted turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Sept. 10 -Sept. 16 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, roasted turkey and glazed ham. Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas.

July 23 -July 29 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried flounder, shrimp scampi and baked chicken. Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Mexican cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue beef cubes. Thursday: Beef stroganoff and baked chicken

July 16 -July 22 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried catfish, fried shrimp and chicken alfredo Monday: Chef’s choice Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Barbecue ribs and fried chicken