Jan. 4, 2009 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center1120 Cameo St.Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. Dance at Friendship Center. Please bring a cover dish.Monday:

Nov. 9 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Dance in Portales at Los Abuelitos please bring a cover dish Monday:

GI Bill may receive sizable boost

By Tom Philpott: CNJ Columnist The Bush administration has endorsed a House bill that would improve the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) education benefits in several ways including with a 31 percent jump in monthly benefits and a new $500-a-month stipend to help cover college living expenses. The administration’s aim is not only to improve veterans’ […]

Feb. 13, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Smothered Pork Chops 4 pork chops, 1 inch think 1 medium onion, sliced thick 1 can cream of mushroom soup Salt and pepper Sprinkle chops generously with seasoned salt and pepper. Brown in skillet on both sides. Put chops in a greased casserole dish or 9 x 13 pan. put slices of onion on top […]

Malls’ shifts to icon status feel inauthentic

By Clyde Davis: CNJ Columnist Anytime I get off the interstate to head toward my parents’ home, I pass the shopping mall where I used to work. Penney’s hardware and sporting goods departments helped, greatly, to finance my seminary education. Sadly, today’s Penney’s carries neither category of item. This mall, of course, would be in […]

One stuffed solution

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson James Laljer covered his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals so his wife could find it in parking lots. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Everywhere he goes, people gawk and take pictures of his car. But James “Woodstock” Laljer didn’t cover his 1974 Ford LTD with stuffed animals to […]

Classes should be offered upon airmen’s return

By Tonya Fennell: Cannon Connections My family is in the thick of the reintegration process. You know that semi-awkward, “I love you, I hate you” time when an airman returns home from a four-month deployment. I’m so happy my husband is home and I’m trying to be patient. But, that’s not easy since half of […]

May 14, 1968

Piggly Wiggly was promoting its All Star Bingo game and a chance to win up to $1,000. … A public school in Albuquerque was considering a ban on “Catcher in the Rye.” … D.F. Waldon and the Western Playboys were preparing to perform in the Hotel Clovis Ballroom. The weekend dances would begin at 9 […]

No celebrations planned for taxes

Freedom Newspapers Saturday marked Tax Freedom Day for New Mexico residents, according to the non-partisan tax-education organization Tax Foundation (www.taxfoundation.org). Tax Freedom Day marks the day we’d be done paying taxes if we gave all our earnings to the government until we satisfied our annual tax debt. For the average American, that day falls on […]

Keep government programs out of health-care plans

Freedom Newspapers Health care has become one of the most contentious issues in the presidential election. It brought some testy moments in the third debate. What is behind the two candidates’ health proposals? Sen. John Kerry said in the debate that he’s proposing a system that would “let everybody buy into the same health-care plan […]

Medical drugs: Many complaints, few answers

Thomas Sowell Reader responses to the discussion of government-controlled medical care in this column raised questions that need answering. The most frequently raised question was why American pharmaceutical drugs sell for less in other countries. Some readers considered this proof that the sellers of these drugs were making excessive profits. They argued that, since the […]

County will discuss possible tax hike

By Jack_King@link.freedom.com Curry County is facing a projected budget shortfall that could reach as high as $400,000, County Manager Geneva Cooper said Monday. The amount of the shortfall between spending and revenue in the county’s 2003-04 budget has varied between $200,000 and $400,000 during the budget development process, Cooper said. The county commission is expected […]

City, railroad reach agreement

By Jack King Curry County is facing a projected budget shortfall that could reach as high as $400,000, County Manager Geneva Cooper said Monday. The amount of the shortfall between spending and revenue in the county’s 2003-04 budget has varied between $200,000 and $400,000 during the budget development process, Cooper said. The county commission is […]

County to consider tax hike

By Jack King Curry County is facing a $200,000 shortfall in its 2002 budget and may have to increase taxes to cover it, County Manager Geneva Cooper told the commission Tuesday. To cover the shortfall, the county could increase property taxes by 1 or 2 mils of value or increase gross receipts taxes by one-eighths […]