Shoutouts — Aug. 7

Center thanks benefit sponsors The Community Service Center in Portales held its 12th annual barbecue benefit dinner on July 15, 2011. The dinner was a huge success thanks to the support of our local citizens and businesses. All proceeds from the dinner will directly benefit the Community Services Center’s senior meal site. The Community Services […]

Sept. 24 -Sept. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried chicken, barbecue ribs and fried catfish Monday: Meatloaf, hamburgers and chicken pot pie Tuesday: Spaghetti, meatballs, lasagna, chicken parmigiana and chicken alfredo Wednesday: Carved roast beef, prime rib, roast turkey and glazed ham Thursday: Enchiladas, chili rellenos, tacos and fajitas

Tuesday morning briefing: Calling all bakers, barbecue foods and Portales online

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Fair baking entries needed Do you make killer chocolate chip cookies? Got a friend whose apple pie is to die for? This might be the opportunity you’re looking for. The Curry County Fair needs more entries in the senior baking competition this year. Yes, the […]

Guest speaker, barbecue, step show highlight African-American Heritage Month

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USAF photo: Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez Members of the Texas Tech fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha step dance at Cannon Air Force Base on Feb. 25, as part of African-American Heritage Month commemoration. Several fraternities demonstated the a dance form where footwork is the most important part of the dance. The event also included guest speaker […]

Festival on the border

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Christian Barrett, 8, dressed up as a cowboy to fit the Honoring the Pioneer bike contest theme for Saturday’s Border Town Days parade. Jana Barrett said her son enjoys dressing up and playing a character. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For Farwell native Troy Christian, Border Town Days is […]

March 6-12 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Fried catfish and breaded shrimp Monday: Salisbury steak and barbecue chicken Tuesday: Stir-fried beef and spicy chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and fried chicken Thursday: Chicken cacciatore, beef lasagna and pizza Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak […]

Feb. 20 -Feb. 26 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Glazed ham steak and roast turkey Tuesday: Chinese cuisine Wednesday: Carved roast beef and spaghetti Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Closed until March […]

Feb. 6 -Feb. 12 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked and fried fish Monday: Oriental cuisine Tuesday: Salisbury steak and fried chicken Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast turkey Thursday: Mexican cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Closed Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Shrimp chef salad […]

Dec. 24 -Jan. 30 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Carved roast beef and roast chicken buffet Thursday: Closed Friday: Closed Monday: Brisket and port loin Tuesday: Cajun cuisine Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Closed Friday: Open from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken The End Zone 11 a.m.: Wednesday: Green chilli bacon […]

Nov. 21-27 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Baked fish and roast turkey buffet Monday: Salisbury steak and chicken fried steak Tuesday: Italian buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef and barbecue chicken buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef

Nov. 14-20 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood newberg or sweet and sour pork buffet. Monday: Beef stroganoff and vegetarian lasagna buffet Tuesday: German buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef or barbecue chicken buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The […]

Nov. 7-13 Menus

The Landing 11 a.m.: Friday: Seafood platter or Barbecue ribs buffet Monday: Swiss steak or baked ham Wednesday: Carved roast beef or fried chicken buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak The End Zone 11 a.m.: Friday: Fish tacos Monday: Turkey […]

Sept. 12, 2008 Menus

The Landing: Friday: Seafood Newberg and sweet and sour pork Monday: Beef stroganoff, vegetarian lasagna and 2 for 1 bingo Tuesday: German cuisine buffet Wednesday: Carved roast beef or barbecue chicken buffet Thursday: Mexican cuisine buffet Whispering Winds: Friday: Fish plate Monday: Meatloaf Tuesday: Fried chicken Wednesday: Barbecue beef Thursday: Chicken fried steak

Barbecue can be healthy

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Wendell Blair cooks all of the meat for his family’s meals on the grill. “We eat together as a family a lot,” Blair said. “It’s what we do.” LiLi Castillo Justin Johnson said it doesn’t take much to change a backyard barbecue into a healthy meal. “Instead of using hamburger […]

Ben’s Bar-B-Q closes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Aside from a big “Closed” sign taped to the door, Ben’s Bar-B-Q on Prince Street still looks open. Chairs and tables still populate the floor and a menu above the counter spells out items the restaurant has been serving for about 20 years. But the doors of the barbecue […]

Traversing Texas truly global experience

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House was surfing the Internet and stumbled across The International Accordion Festival in San Antonio, Texas. We had to go. Don’t ask me why, but I just think accordions are cool. I’ll learn to play one in my next lifetime. So last Friday we rolled out […]

Summer sales heating up

By Janet Bresenham With summer fast approaching and already reaching the 100-degree mark, the thoughts of shoppers appear to be turning toward backyard barbecues, landscaping and staying cool. Hank Bean, a sales associate in the Garden Center at Clovis’ Wal-Mart Supercenter, said the store has been busy selling summer-type items the last two weeks. “We […]