Barbecue can be healthy

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Wendell Blair cooks all of the meat for his family’s meals on the grill. “We eat together as a family a lot,” Blair said. “It’s what we do.” LiLi Castillo Justin Johnson said it doesn’t take much to change a backyard barbecue into a healthy meal. “Instead of using hamburger […]

2006 Home and Garden Show

CNJ staff What: Home and Garden Show Where: Clovis Civic Center When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Five things to do at the 2006 Home and Garden Show: • Have your blood tested for diabetes by local health professionals • Talk with builders about constructing your dream […]

Fair prmotes healthy aging

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Karen Kennedy, a nutrition educator with the Curry County Extension Service, explains the food pyramid Wednesday during the New Mexico Senior Olympics Trek to Healthy Fitness at Clovis Community College. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer A group of silver-haired senior citizens filled a classroom at Clovis Community College, while another […]

PREP FOOTBALL NOTES: Struggles continue for Texico

By Jesse Wolfersberger: CNJ staff writer AFTER GOING UNDEFEATED FOR two straight years, Texico has dropped three out of its five games this season. “It’s hard,” Wolverines coach Mike Prokop said. “It’s been a learning experience for the coaching staff and the kids. We’ve been spoiled for so long.” A non-district schedule that includes three […]

Some Thoughts on Long Pastorates and Great Churches

Curtis K. Shelburne: CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Different factors make great churches and great preachers

By Curtis K. Shelburne:CNJ columnist An aging and highly-respected minister who’d been serving the same congregation for many years was once asked by a group of young pastors, “How can you stay in one church and work successfully for such a long time?” I don’t know what kind of sage counsel they expected, but his […]

Taking baby steps

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Walking was a problem. Fried foods were a holiday staple. And spending time with the grandchildren meant sitting and reading a book. Maryjo Jones was too heavy to do anything else. “I couldn’t breath,” said Jones, who lost 90 pounds after joining a Taking Off Pounds Sensibly club in […]

Life, grief inevitable

By Clyde Davis On a very rainy and thunder-smitten Friday night, Good Friday to be precise, Dinky slipped quietly out an open gate and made his way to the place where he had decided to die. Normally he would not have ventured into the dark and the storm. He was, however, as dogs sometimes are, […]

Many could benefit from tax hike money

Letters to the Editor Now that we will all be taxed even more — since voters on Tuesday approved an increased gross-receipts tax — maybe the city will tackle the following issues: 1. Fix city streets (or at least paint the lines on existing streets). 2. Improve maintenance at city parks, such as purchasing paint […]

Snackin’ ain’t what it used to be in school

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All Clovis students will soon have an alternative to “junk food” in campus snack machines as plans are in the works to incorporate milk, fresh fruit and other healthier alternatives as snacks. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Sue Gilmore Snacking in Clovis schools just got a little healthier, but it’s still up to the […]