Fresh coat of paint won’t fool God

I saw an advertisement in a large city newspaper that outlined all the summer activities that a certain city was providing for the school-age children. Times have changed. When children live in metropolitan areas, opportunities for play and activities during the summer are scheduled so busy and working parents can have options for childcare in […]

Strong difference exists between mistakes, sins

What is the difference in a mistake and a sin? It seems to me that a mistake is putting the whites in with the dark colors in the wash. A mistake is adding five eggs to the cake batter when the recipe only calls for two. A mistake is forgetting to carry the two in […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Lindbergh’s Clovis legacy and for breakfast, green eggs and ham

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Fast fact Aviator Charles Lindbergh helped establish a transcontinental plane-train service that included a stop in Clovis. The terminal built in 1928-29 about eight miles west of Clovis eventually grew into what we know today as Cannon Air Force Base. Video game of the […]

Egg replacement featured on show

Sheryl Borden Information on Swedish decorating, replacing eggs in baking and the art of perfumery will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday. Decorators and authors Edie Van Breems and Rhonda Eleish will show how to paint and wax wooden frames, which is the same technique for transforming […]

Seven-foot bull snake found on Seventh Street

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Watched by fellow officer Dennis Weist, Animal Control Officer Robin Wiggins, at 5-feet-two-inches tall, has difficulty fully stretching a Bull snake that was killed Thursday morning on Seventh Street. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer A near 7-foot long dead Bull snake caught Clovis Animal Control Officer Dennis Weist by […]

Thursday morning briefing: Woman’s day out and eggs at the zoo

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Thursday briefing. Video of the day In the mood for a good book? Check our video…Librarian recommends. Question of the day Betty White is one of the most obscure Saturday Night Live hosts yet. With her hosting a gig set for May, who would you like to […]

God gives best makeover

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Summertime reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm near a quaint little town in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting because their picturesque farm seemed hidden from the world. Susie and I were just captivated by our cousins’ lives […]

Egg processing plant on way

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer An egg-processing plant near Farwell will soon be operational. The Mississippi-based Cal-Maine Foods plant began construction in September 2007, and recently had its first delivery of baby chicks, said Tim Dawson, vice president and chief financial officer. The company hatches the chicks at its hatchery in Mendenhall, Miss., then […]

Recipe of the day: Crustless Spinach Quiche

Crustless Spinach Quiche INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained 5 eggs, beaten 3 cups shredded Muenster cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan. […]

Police press release: Peacock nest at zoo

Incident Type: There Is No Police Investigation Into Disturbing of a Peahen Nest And Broken Peafowl Eggs At Hillcrest Park Zoo In Clovis Contact Person:  Patrick Whitney, Captain   This media release is to inform the media that there is no Clovis City Police investigation into the breaking of the Peafowl eggs or disturbing of […]

Peacock eggs shattered by Hillcrest Zoo patrons

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CNJ Staff Photo: Sharna Johnson Mother peacocks herd a community brood of young Monday at the Hillcrest Zoo. Zoo officials said a select few of the birds are allowed to hatch young in an effort to control the bird’s population numbers at the park. By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Teen visitors disturbed a peacock nest […]

Business feature: Egg farm may be nesting in Farwell

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the breakfast tables and in the diners of America, millions enjoy eggs every day. In a few years, the citizens of Farwell may be enjoying them a little bit more. The Parmer County Commission recently gave a tax abatement to Cal-Maine Foods as incentive to construct a facility […]

Wet weather means mosquitoes abound

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Francis Warner, a Vector Control Officer for the City of Clovis, looks at a test tube filled with creek water. Warner takes samples of water with mosquito larvae to test for West Nile virus. CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In the pre-dawn hours, while most residents are sleeping, Francis […]

Some struggling with commercial side of Easter holiday

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Norma Stickley shops for Easter baskets and bunnies Thursday at the Main Street Crafters Mall with her great-granddaughter, Alexys Ortiz, 6. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer It’s beginning to look a lot like Easter, with the aisles of local stores filled with vivid displays of pink bunnies, assorted chocolates, marshmallow […]

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 […]

5/26 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Police were dispatched Friday to a business in the 1200 block of North Main Street in reference to a shoplifting complaint. An employee said someone had busted into the freezer in the rear of the business and removed a case of eggs. […]

God can see right through religious facades

By Judy Brandon My sister Susie from Minnesota is in Clovis visiting us this week. The other day we were talking about some of our experiences as kids. One of the things we talked about was visiting our cousins, who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. One of the best times we remember at […]

Early ‘lunch’ is a New Mexico thing

By Helena Rodriguez When Mom says to Dad, “Ven a almorzar!” that means it’s time to come and eat breakfast. The only problem is “almorzar” means lunch, and to make it more confusing, Mom and Dad are usually eating their breakfast at noon. Just like green chile, referring to breakfast as “almorzar” is a New […]

A day in the life of the ‘Desperate Six’

Don McAlavy Back in the summer of 1922, there existed in Clovis a gang of young boys called the “Desperate Six.” The gang got started when four eighth-grade boys asked two third-grade boys to join them. This is Travis Anthony’s report: “We felt highly honored to be in a gang with ‘big boys,’” Anthony said. […]

The soul needs more than whitewashing

By Judy Brandon Summer reminds me of the days spent with our cousins who lived on a farm in eastern Oklahoma. Susie and I always looked forward to visiting there because it was just like going to a place that was hidden from the world. Our cousins always had so many great things to do. […]