Nearly a million chickens killed in fire

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Smoke continued curling skyward Friday after a fire at Cal-Maine Foods egg farm burned down four laying houses and killed an estimated 800,000 hens. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Nearly a million chickens died in Thursday’s fire at Cal-Maine Foods in Parmer County, Texas, a company spokesperson said today. […]

Zoo to hold Easter egg hunt Saturday

CNJ Staff Hillcrest Park Zoo will hold an Easter egg hunt 11 a.m. Saturday. The event is for children ages 10 and under. The zoo will charge standard admission prices. Information: 769-7873.

Feb. 22, 2009 Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 10 p.m. Feb. 6 an officer responded to a residence in the 2000 block of Country Meadows for a report of criminal damage. A man said he was driving north on Norris Street when someone in a southbound vehicle threw an […]

Egg processing plant on way

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

Jan. 24 Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Many years ago, we would publish a Holiday Cook Book special section around Thanksgiving. We would put an ad in the paper and request recipes and invite people with recipes from different food categories to participate in a cooking “contest”. They would prepare their dishes and we had judges pick winners. Ah, those were the […]

Students get cooking

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Neil Nguyen, left, and Olivia Reeb go over the recipe for a pumpkin dessert Monday during a project at Zia Elementary School while teacher Rose Ellen Dunn pours batter into a pan. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer After tapping an egg on the corner of the table, Zack Austin […]

Work begins on Farwell egg plant

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Construction crews are digging the foundation in Farwell for what will be one of the biggest egg-processing plants in the Southwest. Mississippi-based Cal-Maine foods started the initial work on the plant about three weeks ago after receiving building permits last month, said company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer […]

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 — […]

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 […]