Meat packer considering move to area

By William Thompson: Freedom Newspapers A major meat packer is considering opening a plant in Clovis or Tucumcari, according to Pete Kampfer, Tucumcari’s economic development director. Kampfer told Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday that the plant would employ about 1,600 workers. He declined to name the company because he said negotiations are ongoing and confidential. […]

Party with a purpose

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Karlee Johnson, left, and Mellisa Mapes trade ornaments at Monday night’s “Party with a Purpose” at a home in the 500 block of Chanticlear Place in Clovis. (CNJ staff photo: Mike Linn) By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer At first glance it looked like a normal Christmas party. At the base of the tree were […]

Local delis offer party trays for Christmas

Jack King Those planning holiday parties or looking for a little taste of New Mexico to send to friends out of state have a lot to choose from among Clovis merchants. Several area stores and restaurants offer a variety of party trays and some offer mailable gift boxes of food. Wholly Cow Delicatessen, at 121 […]

Partnership ‘beefs up’ business

By Jack King When Margaret George and her husband Jacob began preparing natural beef for themselves and a few friends four years ago, they had no idea it would turn into a business with outlets around eastern New Mexico. Today the Georges sell beef from their ranch near Trujillo, under the label “Living Waters Ranch,” […]

Truck hijacking in ’83 was comedy of errors

Don McAlavy The 1983 hijacking of a tractor-trailer truck loaded with 38,550 pounds of meat should have been made into a Hollywood comic-action movie by now. The hijacking of the meat truck in Friona, Texas, was not funny, but the incident became comic when an assorted cast of characters brought the meat truck into Curry […]

Different Tastes

Tracy Simmons The aroma of the dinner roast floats through the air, enticing Patricia Dobson into the kitchen. Her husband, Lou Donofrio, a former gourmet chef, serves himself a slice of the tender meat while Dobson glides past him and reaches for the tofu. She said she’s a vegetarian because simply does not like the […]