In search of ponies: Hummingbirds need some sugar

Every now and then a neighbor needs to borrow a little sugar — and sometimes it could be a matter of life and death. No, not because of that batch of cookies they started only to realize they didn’t have enough in their canister. It turns out that perhaps because of the extreme weather we’ve […]

Sugar supports should be dissolved

Freedom New Mexico Have you noticed grocery prices rising? Here’s one way to reduce them — a little, anyway. Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind., proposes to end all quotas, regulations and tariffs that give a few companies a form of sugar high, but cost consumers and businesses billions in higher prices. His Senate Bill 685 is […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Freddy Canales, a Super Save employee in the produce department, stocks tomatoes and jalepenos Friday afternoon. Produce Manager Veronica Rodriquez said tomatoes recently increased by 10 cents due to the freezes in California and Mexico. Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around […]

Sugar-free blueberry pie wins fair contest

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Randy Rhue with the Clovis Lions Club takes notes on one of three pies entered in the pie baking contest Wednesday at the Curry County Fair. Liliana Castillo At the age of 13, Rebecca McDaniel says she’s been baking “a really long time.” The Clovis native’s experience and attention to […]

Texas dream becomes reality

By Anita Tedaldi I felt like a child on a sugar high as I sat in rush hour traffic on I-635 in Dallas, laughing inside my mini-van and telling my children how great it was to actually experience the Metroplex traffic first hand. They weren’t too impressed, and asked, “Is there a road with fewer […]

April 29, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 6 p.m. Wednesday an officer responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard for a report of tampering with a vehicle. A woman said a man threatened to put sugar in her gas tank because […]

April 11, 2008 Religion Digest

Church hosts free health screenings, clothes giveaway The Church of Christ at 16th and Pile streets will sponsor an afternoon of free health tests, blood donations and a clothes giveaway on Saturday, according to associate minister Allen McKinney. Registered nurses and a local doctor will provide free testing for hearing, blood pressure, blood sugar levels […]

Feb. 14, 2008 Recipe of the Day

Why is it that some foods that were popular in the fifties and sixties are no longer thought of these days? My mom recently made this delightful dessert for a family gathering and my brother-in-law beamed from ear to ear. “How did you know that my mother used to make this and it was always […]

Jan. 24 Oatmeal Snickerdoodles

Many years ago, we would publish a Holiday Cook Book special section around Thanksgiving. We would put an ad in the paper and request recipes and invite people with recipes from different food categories to participate in a cooking “contest”. They would prepare their dishes and we had judges pick winners. Ah, those were the […]

Recipe of the day: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F […]

Chocolate chip cookie cheesecake

Can’t decide if you want cookies or cake for a potluck dessert? Go both ways with this simple, yet easy dessert. 2 rolls chocolate chip cookie dough 3 -8oz. pkgs. cream cheese 3 eggs 3/4 C. sugar 1 tsp. vanilla Slice 1 roll of dough and place in bottom of greased cake pan. Cream cream […]

Oct. 14 Senior Happenings

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Monday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., daily activities including pool, crafts, ceramics, sewing, quilting, dominos, puzzles, card games, computer access, blood pressure checks and therapeutic massage chairs. Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily activities; 10:30 a.m. indoor exercise; 1 p.m. recreational money bingo; 2 p.m. refreshments. Wednesday: […]

Book breaks down economic elements

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist Professors James Gwartney (Florida State University), Richard Stroup (Montana State University) and Dwight Lee (Georgia University), three longtime colleagues of mine, have recently published “Common Sense Economics.” It’s a small book, less than 200 pages, that addresses a serious economist dereliction of duty: making our subject understandable to the ordinary […]

Trade restrictions cost Americans money

By Walter E. Williams: Columnist There are only a handful of products that Americans import that cannot be produced at home and therefore create jobs for Americans. Let’s look at a few of them. We import cocoa from Ghana and coffee from African and Latin American countries. We import saffron from Spain and India and […]

Schools ending junk food sales

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When candy bars and chips disappeared from the halls of Marshall Junior High School last year, 15-year-old Ollie Moore felt a little jilted. “Everybody liked that kind of food and they took it away. A lot of kids complained,” Moore said of an administration decision to ban food vending […]

Responsibility gains victory in cane field suit

Freedom Newspapers Most of us are familiar with the examples of the civil justice system gone awry — the woman who was awarded millions for spilling hot coffee on her lap; drunk drivers who sue because they get hurt when they crash their vehicles; and criminals who file suit when they get hurt committing their […]

Economic efficiency scores not pretty

by Walter Williams When you vote for a member of the House of Representatives or the Senate, what should be your selection criteria? I’m all too afraid that most Americans, were they to be honest, would answer that they’d vote for the person who has pushed or will push for legislation that benefits them, their […]

Gambling won’t promote city growth

Letters to the editor I take strong exception to Kit Pettigrew’s letter to the editor about the benefits of using the Hotel Clovis as a gambling casino to revitalize downtown and Clovis in general. The way to revitalize downtown and the key to the growth and continuing financial health of the city and county is […]

Free trade, fair prices needed to control sugar

Freedom Newspapers To express his pleasure about one thing or another, the late Great One, Jackie Gleason, would bellow, “How sweet it is.” He might have been referring to the deal sugar growers have with the federal government. And they’re not about to let a little thing like free trade or basic fairness threaten that […]

Congress’ miracles tend to hurt industry

In Marcus Cook Connelly’s spiritual play, “Green Pastures,” God lamented to the Angel Gabriel, “Every time Ah passes a miracle, Ah has to pass fo’ or five mo’ to ketch up wid it,” and adding, “Even bein God ain’t no bed of roses.” That’s something our congressmen should think about when they set out to […]