Thursday morning briefing: The price of lunch, a new house and full rights granted

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. No free lunch Clovis Municipal Schools’ students who buy regular priced lunches will see a 5-cent per meal increase beginning in August with the 2011-2012 school year. Prices will increase from $1.75 to $1.80 per meal for elementary school students and from $2 to […]

Clovis High students headed to culinary invitational

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Team members, from left to right, Emily Wickham, Zeke Moreno-Rodriguez, Ryan Sena and Jasmin Mendez work through their three course meal as practice Thursday at Clovis High School. Liliana Castillo The Clovis High School ProStart culinary team is headed to the New Mexico ProStart Invitational competition. The competition will take […]

Balance freedom with responsibility

My mother was a homemaker. She made every old ranch house we lived in a comfortable home, which usually was not easy. She also was a neatness freak. Dishes were washed immediately after each meal — no waiting till later allowed. This was before automatic dishwashers, understand. Also, all beds were made first thing after […]

Lighthouse Mission hosting holiday dinner

CNJ staff The Lighthouse Mission will be hosting its annual holiday meal noon Thursday. Director Jerri Gomez said the meal will include shank ham and all the fixings including homemade bread. Gomez said the meal is for the underprivileged, disabled, elderly and those who don’t have family to share the holidays with. The meal is […]

Food at the speed of life: Recipe made for one

Cooking for one and not a leftover fan? Check this out. My mother, Marianna, said her co-worker Denice talked about the meal she’d thrown together the night before. Mom tried the idea, tweaking ingredients to suit her taste. She says it turns out well and is easy to fix. You can try different seasoning or […]

Food at the speed of life: Salad has special kick

Prowling through recipes on a website the other day, I discovered a great idea: mangos and balsamic vinaigrette in a salad. I put the two with some other ingredients and had a tasty light meal or side salad. It’s healthy, simple and a change of pace. The sweet mango and the tangy basalmic vinegar play […]

Tucumcari reverses in-school suspension policy

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari High School has reversed its in-school suspension meal plan after a student’s mother complained. “A child is already being punished by being placed in ISS,” said Peggy Brown, the parent of a student placed in ISS. Brown said food should not be used a punishment, noting tax dollars […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Politics and a meal

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day: Joking around

Sept. 28, 2008 Reunions

Bellview, Hollene communities The Bellview and Hollene communities will be hosting a reunion beginning at 10 a.m. Friday at Kingswood Methodist Church, 2600 Main Street. The reunion will begin with a business meeting followed by a buffet meal at noon. Cost of the meal is $8 per plate. A program will follow the meal. Information: […]

Beer with Sunday meal OK

Clovis’ Jeff Greene is in favor of a proposal that would allow city restaurants to sell alcohol on Sundays. “People with drinking problems are going to buy enough on Saturday to last them through Sunday anyway,” he wrote in an e-mail. “We should be able to buy a beer or a glass of wine with […]

Holiday special to native Italian

Anita Doberman Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new and colorful, […]

Two holidays better than one

Tonya Fennell I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday filled with family and good food. I know my family certainly did. We actually had two Thanksgiving meals this year. The first meal was with our new “military family” here at Cannon — the 73rd Special Operations AMXS. We ate fried turkey and watched as […]

Holiday special for native Italian

By Anita Doberman: Columnist Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday I grew up with — in Italy we obviously don’t celebrate it, but I quickly took to it when I immigrated to this country. In fact, even as a young college student I looked forward to this special day. The first few Thanksgiving I celebrated were new […]

School meal prices rising

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday’s meeting there would be an increase of 25 or 35 cents per meal depending on the amount of the district’s food bid in July. She said the last increase of 10 cents was in 2001. Citing higher transportation and food […]

Cell Phone Etiquette and Centipedes

By Curtis K. Shelburne I just talked to Joshua, our youngest son, on the cell phone. Amazing. Yes, cell phones in general amaze me. I have a love/hate relationship with the gadgets. They are blessings when you own one (or if you need to reel in a teenager) and a blight when they own you. […]

Work not as important as The Word

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist What if you are having several people over for Sunday dinner? Women, are you concerned with the rolls and dessert or do you want just to visit with your guests? It seems trivial but let me explain. Among the many characters mentioned in Bible passages that chronicle the week before […]

Christmas another day of work for many

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Thomas Klütts prepares meals during a busy spell Monday at Dave’s Coffee Shop. Klütts said many customers ordered traditional Christmas meals of turkey and mashed potatoes. (CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson) By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Having to work on Christmas didn’t take away from the holiday spirit of many Clovis residents, who said they […]

Giving thanks with grace has many twists

By Grant McGee: Local columnist It was a sunny December afternoon and I was riding home on my bicycle. It was a wonderful afternoon with blue skies and a light eastern New Mexico breeze that carried the fragrance of something that I thought smelled like chocolate. A long-forgotten tune came to my mind for no […]

Groups combine for free meal in Portales

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Jim Adams of Clovis and Theta Ainsworth of Portales, serve pie Thursday at the Memorial Building in Portales. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Ashley Lee: Freedom Newspapers A community Thanksgiving dinner fed about 500 people in Portales this year. More than 50 volunteers from the community and Cannon Air Force Base help put on the […]

Turkey tales for the holiday

Football. Turkey. Sleep. Family and friends. Area residents are looking forward to a relaxing Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Here’s a sampling of plans: The holiday will be a turning point for one Clovis woman who plans to gather with friends for the first time in two years. When her husband died two years ago, Debbie […]