5/14 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken pattie on a bun, tasty tator tots, pickle spear and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast— Go-gurt, cold juice & milk. […]

1/8 Senior happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of Directors meeting; 11 a.m. — Senior Membership meeting; Noon — Refreshments; 2 p.m. — Indoor exercise. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 1 p.m. […]

Senior Happenings (11/13 week)

CNJ staff La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — Health insurance benefits assistance. Tuesday: 10 a.m. — Thanksgiving holiday brunch; Noon — Free fun walk; 2 p.m. — Indoor exercise; 7 p.m. — Circle 8 square dancing. Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. — Blood […]

8/6 Engagements, births, etc.

ENGAGEMENTS Mares/Vasquez Ronna and Anthony Mares of Clovis announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brielle Mares of Clovis, to Jacob Vasquez, of Clovis, son of Hector and Terri Vasquez of Clovis. The couple will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2005, at Highland Baptist Church in Clovis. The reception will […]

Mexico: Crossing border into new world

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist As I was walking through the streets of Merida, Yucatan, in Mexico recently, my feet blistered, my stomach churning wildly and aching for the tastes and comforts of home, I recalled the now not-so-funny words of comedian George Lopez. “Chicanos belong in the United States!” Those words rang in my […]

Prairie chicken activists going overboard

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist So many New Mexicans take for granted the wealth of cultural, educational and celebratory events offered by communities that strive to broaden the horizons of our citizens. And why is that? I’ll tell you why. It is because lazy New Mexicans would rather sit on their butts complaining about nothing […]

Initiative under way to preserve prairie chickens


Federal program seeks to enhance the number of habitable acres for New Mexico’s lesser prairie chicken. (New Mexico Game & Fish) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Imagine southeastern New Mexico as it once was — lacking in cars, bustling with grasslands, and hopping with prairie chickens. Although the small fowl still pepper the state […]

God can see right through religious facades

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie from Minnesota is in Clovis visiting us this week. The other day we were talking about some of our experiences as kids. One of the things we talked about was visiting our cousins, who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. One of the best times we remember at […]

Prairie chickens draw crowds


A male prairie chicken performs part of his elaborate mating dance Saturday morning at the fourth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer MILNESAND — More than 100 people flocked from as far as Massachusetts and as close as Clovis this weekend to […]

This one’s for the birds

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Jim Weaver has a ranch in Roosevelt County where a somewhat rare bird can be found this time of year. It is mating season for the lesser prairie-chicken, an event that has turned into a unique celebration for the residents of Milnesand. The fourth annual High Plains Prairie-Chicken Festival […]

Fans from across the nation enjoy the eats and the Super Bowl game.

CNJ staff It’s the most watched show of the year, and it’s coming this Sunday. The Super Bowl has become a sort of holiday for Americans, who often spend Super Bowl Sundays, whether at home or with family, on the couch munching on snacks. Whether you go to a party to watch the New England […]

In Tribute: Railroad engineer loved to make others laugh

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer He was a railroad engineer, a private man who couldn’t turn down a game of poker or resist a good joke, and a man who deeply cared about his family. Maurice McGill of Clovis died at the Retirement Ranch Dec. 1. He was 72. Born in 1932, McGill joined […]

Prairie chickens given safe haven


A nature gorup has purchased a pair of rancxhes near Milesnad in hopes of further protecting the lesser prairie chicken indigenous to the area. (File photo) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer New Mexico’s rare lesser prairie chickens just got 12,000 acres safer. The New Mexico Nature Conservancy recently acquired the Pearce and Creamer ranches […]

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Bob Huber Here at the Institute for Nitty-Gritty we raised our scholarly sights recently to delve into that age old conundrum, “Why does a chicken cross the road?” From a variety of sources we found answers from celebrities, some of them dead and rightfully so. Simply precede each quote with the question. • Ernest Hemingway: […]

Someone cares about prairie chickens

By Ned Cantwell: Guest Columnist Sometimes, if he is any kind of fair, a columnist has to say he was wrong. It’s not easy, but here goes. Five years ago, I was just plain mean to the lesser prairie chicken. Here’s what I said: “Far be it for me to offend a single, solitary person […]

Senior Happenings 4/11

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 9 a.m. — Board of Directors meeting; 11 a.m. — General senior meeting; Noon — Refreshments. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood sugar checks; 11:30 — Sopapilla luncheon; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. […]

Senior Happenings 4/4

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th St. Monday: Chicken fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, coleslaw, fruit cup, roll with margarine. Tuesday: Frito pie, Mexicali corn, jalapeno/onion slices, salsa, apricot gelatin dessert. Wednesday: Bar-B-Que chicken thighs, fried okra, broccoli/cauliflower salad, spiced peaches, roll with margarine. Thursday: Beef brisket, baby limas, carrot/raisin salad, […]

Senior Happenings 2/15

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Valentine’s dance and refreshments. Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — Indoor exercise; 1 p.m. — Spanish bingo. Friday: 9:30 […]

School Menus for Week of 12/7

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice, milk. Lunch — Burrito, salsa, corn, lettuce, pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Gogurt and toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Porky rib, corn, roll, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Bagel with cream cheese, juice, milk. Lunch — Corn dog, tater tots, pickle spear, chocolate pudding, […]

School Menus 11/18

School lunch menus published in Sunday’s paper were for the previous week. Here are corrected school lunch menus for the remainder of the week: Clovis Elementary Tuesday: School’s favorite menu. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, juice, milk. Lunch — Frito pie, pinto beans, lettuce, mixed fruit, milk. Thursday: Breakfast — Cereal and graham cracker, juice, […]