Friday morning briefing: Going green, flapjacks and Baretta walks

Good morning and welcome to the Friday briefing. Going green There’s a St. Patrick’s Day auction and craft bazaar from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Wheatfields Senior Living Community, 4701 N. Prince St. It’s open to the public and proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Information: 762-8700. Breakfast treat Are you thinking flapjacks? There’s […]

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, […]

‘Green’ jewelry featured on show

Information on painting electrical outlets, making “green” jewelry and flower arranging will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. (All times are Mountain.) Jamie Alcorta, owner of Walls of Art in Lubbock, will show how to clean up the clutter of electric outlets under the backsplash by painting them […]

Ticket feature: Souper Bowl set for Saturday

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File photo Salvation Army board member Twila Rutter services a to go bowl of homemade minestrone at last year’s fundraiser. Freedom New Mexico The fourth annual Souper Bowl will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army, 317 E. Second St. For $5 ($6 for to go orders), guests can choose a […]

Don’t expect policy changes from Obama

Freedom New Mexico When President Barack Obama promised this week to open 75 percent of potential offshore gas and oil resources to drilling and praised the controversial fracking method for extracting untapped oil reserves on land, a collective shudder went through his green constituency. Welcome to election-year rhetoric. The green lobby is learning what other […]

Green jobs only produce fiscal black hole

Freedom New Mexico The faddish obsession with “green jobs” is being revealed as a massive waste of taxpayer money. Pipe dreams eventually are revealed for what they are — unrealistic, wishful thinking. It didn’t take long for Spain’s touted green-job revolution to be revealed as a financial disaster, siphoning taxpayer subsidies and destroying 2.2 real […]

Green thumb no match for drought

If I ever had a green thumb it has turned black. I’ve lamented recently the condition of my front yard but I have to report with the recent rains it’s starting to green up. Of course the green parts are grass burrs. The rose bushes decided to emerge from their drought-induced dormancy long enough for […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Green goes green, Elida football and the Stars and Stripes

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday’s Freedom New Mexico briefing. Green goes green Verti-I-Go Wind/Abundant Energy’s initial turbine is under construction at their site at the southeast corner of the intersection of Curry County Road 8 and County Road I. The ground level structure that houses the gear box, generator, and other mechanical parts […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Going green, first car in Clovis and the red scare

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Website of the day The Dora Consolidated Schools Business Professionals of America website design team has a website about the team and the 2012 BPA National Leadership Conference in Chicago. To see it: http://www.doraschools.com/www/doraschools/site/hosting/website2011/Pages/Home.html Fast facts The first automobile in Clovis was a 1901 […]

Portales doctor acquitted on one drug charge; guilty on another

Staff and wire reports A federal jury in Albuquerque this week acquitted a Portales physician of illegally dispensing methadone to a man who died of a drug overdose in 2008. Arnold Sotello, 36, was found dead in an Amarillo motel Sept. 22, 2008. But the jury convicted Dr. Patricia J. Green on a second charge […]

Wednesday morning briefing: A lost ring, going green and a trail of dust

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Lost A Clovis woman needs your help. She lost her wedding ring of more than 40 years last weekend while participating in the annual Relay for Life fundraiser at Ned Houk Park. It’s described as a thin gold band with a diamond. Information: 769-1233 […]

Hounds ready for spring game

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Eastern New Mexico University’s offensive linemen, at least the healthy ones, are getting a healthy amount of work during spring drills. Only seven have participated in spring workouts, coach Mark Ribaudo said, meaning several of those players are getting extra reps as the Greyhounds try to rebuild that group […]

McGee: Just miss me when I’m gone

By Grant McGee: Freedom columnist It was vacation time. South of Brownwood, Texas, we zipped by a cemetery. Apparently there was going to be a funeral that day. A green canopy had been set up, under it were burgundy velvet covered chairs probably there for the family. And there was the mound of dirt covered […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lindbergh’s Clovis legacy and for breakfast, green eggs and ham

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fast fact Aviator Charles Lindbergh helped establish a transcontinental plane-train service that included a stop in Clovis. The terminal built in 1928-29 about eight miles west of Clovis eventually grew into what we know today as Cannon Air Force Base. Video game of the […]

a view from under the pew: the green pea convention

Gary Mitchell: Religion columnist amos the churchmouse:a view from under the pew Editor’s note: In honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, Amos presents this week’s column focusing on respecting one another – no matter one’s color or creed. Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but […]

Region going green with proposed renewable energy projects

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CNJ staff photo: Alisa Boswell Workers from Sacred Power of Albuquerque put together solar panels on the roof of Lindsey Steiner Elementary School in Portales. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico is going green with several new projects planned in Clovis and Portales to take advantage or solar and wind energy. Eastern New Mexico has been […]

Honoring God more important than Earth

Curtis Shelburne I’m afraid I’ve discovered that I’m not very “Green.” Whenever we fall to self-righteousness, we are religious about it, but overtly religious people have in no way cornered the market. Chest-thumping of any sort is every bit as effective as Bible-thumping if you want to be a self-righteous jerk. All you need is […]

Green shopping, grapefruit featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on grapefruit for breakfast, making a double green shopping bag and fabric tinting with crayons will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Eleisha Ensign is the executive director of TexaSweet Citrus Marketing Inc., and she will demonstrate two easy, healthy breakfast options with grapefruit […]

Birthdays — Sept. 19

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Green [image #3, align=right, size=medium] Bishop W. C. Green, pastor of First Church of God in Christ (3400 Vinton Street), celebrated his 80th birthday on Sept. 14. His wife, Angie L. Green, his family, and his church family wish him a happy belated birthday. We love and appreciate you.

Bottling company going green

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Alden “Mac” McWhorter of Clovis Bottlers said the company’s new ECOWise bottle is biodegradable thanks to a chemical additive the company receives from Albuquerque. Kevin Wilson Though there’s plenty more to explain, Clovis Bottlers is hoping the color says it all. Green is the color, and the intent, of the […]