Support of Kurds would provide mutual benefits

By Freedom Newspapers In all the reporting on the Iraq war it is too seldom noted that one region of the country can tentatively be called a success story. The northern portion of the country dominated by Kurds, Muslims who are neither Persian nor Arabic but a separate ethnicity with a long history, is generally […]

Even workers feast on Thanksgiving

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Hillcrest Park Zoo dietitian Lisa Fox feeds Thanksgiving supper to black-handed spider monkeys Thursday at the zoo. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer They ate turkey, green-bean casserole, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. The five black-handed spider monkeys at Hillcrest Park Zoo enjoyed the same meal many of the […]

Thanksgiving foods vary by tastebud

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist It’s the day after Thanksgiving. It’s one of the biggest shopping days of the year. I’m not thinking of shopping. I’m still thinking about food. I think about food a lot. I frequently tell folks, “I was born hungry and sleepy.” I got to thinking about Thanksgiving foods. There’s the […]

Military sacrifice includes missing loved ones at Thanksgiving

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Shannah Garza, left, plans to cook a Thanksgiving dinner at home today for 22-month-old son Ethan Garza and daughter Victoria Garza. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer There is a short pause at the end of the answering machine message. And then an outpouring. “Um. Hi Dad,” a child begins. It […]

Turkey speaks out about American holiday

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: The following interview was conducted Wednesday with Tom T. Turkey in a barnyard just south of Portales. Q. Mr. Turkey, what does the middle initial T. stand for? A. Terrified, until I realized that was a telephoto lens in your hand and not a hatchet as you came […]

Thanksgiving takeout gaining popularity

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Anita Ruelas, an assistant deli manager at Super Save in Portales, pulls a turkey out of the oven Tuesday night in preparation for Thanksgiving. (Freedom Newspapers: Kevin Wilson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Brownies can be popped in the microwave and ready to eat in minutes. Salad comes in a bag, chopped, washed and […]

American Legion members give back to those in need

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Friends and family examine — and informally weigh — the contents of a Thanksgiving box donated to Della Duran through the Sons of the American Legion Post 25. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The cold, gusty morning gave Theresa Buckley the chance to give something she never received — a […]

Hubers start turkey business

Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now comes that time of year when everyone gives thanks for bountiful gifts — unless you’re a turkey! Speaking of which, I’ve hobnobbed with turkeys all my life, some of whom made it through grammar school and even became college professors, but that’s another story. My most memorable association with real […]

Farmers were not meant to raise turkeys

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now comes Thanksgiving Day with fond memories of family gatherings and succulent roast turkeys — you know, those buzzard-looking birds with Jurassic brains the size of peas and flapping wings strong enough to tear your head off. One particular event in my family’s history had to do with 200 of […]

a view from under a pew

By Gary Mitchell: Local Columnist Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens. the real story of thanksgiving   with the full realization that thanksgiving looms ahead boss i thought it […]

That Thanksgiving was a real turkey

by Bob Huber You should have been there the year my son Glen turned 13. That was the same year I purchased six white turkeys on the hoof, figuring to slaughter them for crowded holiday banquets we always hosted each year. The turkeys were hand fed by a friend’s daughter as a project of 4-H, […]

Turkey dog missing

Reporter’s Notebook Has anybody seen George? He’s about 6 years old, weighs about 70 pounds and loves people. George doesn’t speak the language. He grew up around Incirlik Air Force Base in Adana, Turkey. He’s been missing about two weeks. He jumped out of a back yard near the 1600 block of Sheldon Street and […]

Memories of Thanksgiving

Project Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for favorite Thanksgiving memories. Some responses: “Our most memorable Thanksgiving was three years ago, when three friends of mine and I volunteered at the Salvation Army to help feed the less fortunate from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. While we were there doing that, my […]