Registration being taken for Prairie Chicken Festival

Freedom New Mexico Once a year, the small eastern New Mexico community of Milnesand hosts the annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, drawing spectators from near and far, to watch the mating dance of the lesser prairie chicken.

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. 24, 2008 School Lunch Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Grilled chicken sandwich, pork and beans, lettuce and pickle chips, vanilla cookie and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Egg biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken and cheese quesadilla, Spanish rice, corn on the cob, Jell-O cup, fruit and milk. […]

Super snacking

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Eric DeLeon measures out toppings for a pizza at Pizza Hut Saturday afternoon. DeLeon said he’s a little scared about the volume of orders the restaurant will have to deal with on Super Bowl Sunday, which is its busiest day of the year. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Eric […]

Recipe of the day: Deviled Chicken Breasts

Deviled Chicken Breasts “Quick and easy, this is an excellent mid-week dish.” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon ground savory 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey mustard DIRECTIONS […]

Recipe of the day: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes “Tender chicken, broccoli flowerets and a cheesy sauce are served over creamy mashed potatoes for a winning one-dish supper.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell’s® Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup or Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheese Soup 1/3 […]

Recipe of the day: Fettuccine with Sweet Pepper-Cayenne Sauce

“Very flavorful and spicy. You’ll never know it’s a healthy dish. You can also add some cut up grilled chicken – wonderful!” INGREDIENTS 12 ounces dry fettuccine pasta 2 red bell peppers, julienned 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup reduced fat sour cream 3/4 cup chicken broth 3/4 cup grated Parmesan […]

Recipe of the day: Rosemary Chicken with Orange-Maple Glaze

Rosemary Chicken with Orange-Maple Glaze: “Chicken breasts adorned with a fresh rosemary rub, then sauteed and braised in a sauce of orange juice, white wine and maple syrup. This wonderfully rich glaze makes an elegant, quick dinner to serve to guests. To serve, place chicken on top of hot cooked rice on each plate and […]

Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest announced

Freedom New Mexico Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand, invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

11-11 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Blueberry sausage panckae on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, pineapple chunks, whole wheat roll and milk. Tuesday: Breakfast —Egg pattie on toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Grilled cheese sandwich, chicken noodle soup, crackers, broccoli, seasonal fruit and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cinnamon […]

Sept. 2 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry sausage pancake on a stick, juice and milk. Lunch — Nachos, salad, Spanish rice, diced peaches, graham crackers and milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Hawaiian chicken, steamed rice, peas, Jell-O cake, roll and milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Egg […]

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 — […]

July 16, 1969

The Clovis Municipal Board of Education named Delman Farris as principal of Marshall Junior High School and Bill McDaniel as director of federal programs for the Clovis schools. … The Clovis News Journal’s front page reported “Apollo 11 Blasts Into Space on Moon Trip.” … Kentucky Fried Chicken, located at 116 E. 21st, advertised a […]

The mating game: Prairie chicken known for colorful ritual

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A male lesser prairie chicken used the rock he’s on top of as part of his mating display Saturday. A hen checks him out in the background. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers A crescent moon shines above the pre-dawn eastern horizon as a passenger van pulls to a stop on a […]

Prairie chickens making comeback

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Joe Whitehead of the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Clovis shows a field trip group attending the sixth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival a clump of native little bluestem grass. (Freedom Newspapers: Karl Terry) By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers The lesser prairie chicken was once prolific across the shortgrass prairies of the Great Plains. […]

Manure’s allure

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A chick sits on a bag of chicken manure. Many in the agriculture field value manure, setting it apart from commercial fertilizer for adding nutrients and organic material to soil. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer Chicken, horse, cow, bat and even human manure are nothing to turn your nose […]

Good questions not as memorable

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Some people say I ask too many questions. Can you believe that? A journalist asking a lot of questions? I don’t ask a lot of questions, do I? And if I do, what’s wrong with that? At school, even in college, we’re told: “The only stupid question is an unasked […]

Presidential hopeful has big plans for ’16

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., made an announcement Monday about his political plans for the 2008 presidential campaign. He said he and his family would make a decision “later this year.” Gripping words. Some will tell you Hagel is doing the right thing, focusing his efforts on our current issues […]

National Chicken Month is upon us

By Ryn Gargulinski: Columnist A little bird, quite aptly, told me that September is National Chicken Month. For New Mexico this is an extra-special thing since the land is enchanted with a few distinctive chickens of its own. The foremost to be honored is the glorious High Plains prairie chicken, for which an entire festival […]

Church celebrates 100 years of worship with special services

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The Rev. Danny Sanders has been at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose for six years. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Kathryn Viggers fondly recalls watching her daughter recite her wedding vows at the First United Methodist Church in Melrose. A member of the church since 1938, the […]