Cannon commander shares experiences with students

Freedom New Mexico Lt. Col. Tom Palenske shared his rise from an at-risk youth to an Air Force commander Friday during Marshall Middle School’s Veterans Day program. Palenske, commander of the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, emphasized what the military did for him and how it helped him reach his position in the 20th […]

Food at the speed of life: Ice cream pie made to be shared

OK, this ice cream pie isn’t especially healthy, but it looks unique and very tasty. It’s also supposed to take only 15 minutes to make, plus time freezing unattended. I recommend finding someone to share the pie with and not making it too often. Again, the recipe is from www.tasteofhome.com and reprinted with permission. From […]

Food at the speed of life: Some recipes can’t be shared

A generations-old Italian spaghetti sauce recipe? I’m interested. Local wildlife expert Tony Gennaro gave me a sample of spaghetti sauce from the recipe his grandmother brought from Italy. Tony’s mother made spaghetti with the sauce and meatballs every Sunday. As a high school junior, he asked to learn the recipe. While his mother made the […]

Education column: Prepare to celebrate new year

New Years: A holiday uniquely shared around the globe; we await the clock striking 12, and then, in unison — in whatever meridian we happen to be located — we shout, cheer, perhaps imbibe bubbly beverages, accompanied by an array of noise-makers and fireworks celebrations, for the arrival of a New Year’s beginning. Whether we […]

Club notes — Sept. 19

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church with 12 members attending and welcomed back past member Debra Williams. Kathy Gilman called the meeting to order. A thank you note from Trinity Lutheran for the help with the VBS quilts was read. All three quilts won first place ribbons at the […]

Food at the speed of life: Cupcakes contain hint of rose petals

Rose petal cupcakes? Yep. Portales recipe collector Raychel Randle shared the recipe she said she found in a 1913 Crisco cookbook:

America’s freedoms compromised too often

Freedom Newspapers In the spirit of the holiday, we pursue the answer to a simple question: Could our forefathers possibly have envisioned the America that exists in 2010, where independence is thwarted at virtually every turn? Could they have foreseen the long lines at airports brought on by security checks? Or the invasive full-body scanners […]

Club notes — June 27

Clovis Quilters club The Clovis Quilters met June 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church with 13 members attending and welcomed new member Margie Truelock. Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. The group decided to skip the July meeting since vacation Bible school is that week at the church. Amy Armenta announced that the group has […]

Official: Switch from shared containers in response to dumping, truck maintenance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sanitation Superintendent Rey Martinez said the new 98-gallon polycart trash cans will be taken to the curb twice a week for garbage pick up to reduce the amount of maintenance trucks need from traveling problematic alleys to empty containers. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Public Works department is […]

Treasures meant to be shared

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist On this July 4th weekend, I am reminded of the stories and life experiences surrounding those who fought in World War I and World War II in our world. The flowing is a true story. It is not a story of valor during the war but it is a commentary […]

I’m putting my business out there

Years ago I shared my cousin Bob’s clever business card with my readers. It was great. He somehow found room on that small space to extoll his prowess in the following endeavors: Goats roped, bars emptied, demolition done, chile cooked, meat smoked, horses ridden, quail hunted, hay stacked, tigers tamed, pipe fitted, silhouettes shot. If […]

Common sense makes safety advisories redundant

By Glenda Price Years ago Stanley Frank of the Livestock Weekly in San Angelo, Texas (then called West Texas Livestock Weekly) shared a few useless “safety advisories” he, as an editor, had received from a government agency. Here are a couple of them: “Be sure to have plenty of oil in the crankcase of your […]

Pioneers honor heritage

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Betty Mobley, left, and Aloha Starbuck of Clovis enjoy a laugh at Friday’s 8th Annual Pioneer Women of the West Breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center. Starbuck wore her favorite bonnet to the breakast because her grandmother said it was her best one. By Keely McDowell: CNJ staff writer Area […]

Grady church celebrating 100th

CNJ staff Grady United Methodist Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary Sunday morning. Sign-in and greeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. with services at 9 a.m. A food fellowship will follow in the kitchen area. Church officials encourage attendees to bring pictures and stories to be shared during the informal service. The small church began […]

Quilting, horsemanship on display at Ag Expo

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Horsemanship and quilt designs were among the demonstrations during the first day of the 14th annual New Mexico Ag Expo at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. Orine Barnes and Beth Berggren of Orine Barnes Training of Canyon, Texas, shared tips with horseowners of all ages. Barnes showed horseowners how […]

Pioneer women remember old days at annual breakfast

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Lou Snyder, left, and Mary Lee Rogers, both born and raised in Clovis, visit after the fifth annual Pioneer Woman of the West breakfast Friday at Chapparal Country Club. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When Mary Ballow began teaching in 1932, America was in the grips of the Great Depression. […]

Today all fathers desever appreciation

CNJ Editorial S ome are gruff and distant, some are warm and touchy-feely. Stories shared by readers in today’s Lifestyles section are proof that fathers come in all shapes, sizes, colors and temperaments. The best dads are those offering time and affection, nurturing confidence and independence. The means by which those necessities of life are […]