Food is part of the fun at the Curry County Fair

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By Darrell Todd Maurina Some people preferred to eat hamburgers and pizza at the Curry County Fair, but many who came to the food court were looking for something they couldn’t fix at home. For Tommy Filpi of Logan and Elizabeth Richards of Texico, their Tuesday night meal was something they’ve never been able to […]

Politics could do with a shot of religion

By Ned Cantwell New Mexico’s food tax, this column has harped, is not fair. It places more of a burden on the poor than it does on the rich, and that is bad policy. Since the state of New Mexico needs this revenue to exist, it is argued, the food tax cannot be eliminated. Sure […]

Friends and good eats add up to perfect Juneteenth celebration

By Gary Mitchell The catfish, the music and the ribs were hot. The weather and the coming together of friends, family and community made Saturday’s Westside Juneteenth Extravaganza perfect, organizers said. “It’s a real good day,” said food chairman William P. “Pill” Hall. “This year, everybody’s eating good. We had plenty of food, and everybody’s […]

Juneteenth spells “freedom’

By Gary Mitchell William P. “Pill” Hall of Clovis has a certain reputation to maintain this time of year. Hall, 56, is the creator of what some would describe as a legendary barbecue sauce, and he shows it off during the annual Juneteenth celebration. “It’s very good,” said Barbara E. Singleton, event coordinator of this […]

Anti-obesity movement going too far

By Walter Williams Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California. That’s according to Stephen Joseph, who filed a lawsuit against Nabisco last month in California’s Marin County Superior Court. Oreo cookies contain trans fat, an ingredient that makes the cookies crisp and their filling creamy. Joseph says that trans fat is […]

Food bank location a concern

By Gary Mitchell A request by Life Saver Food Bank officials to relocate the non-profit organization to a site just west of the Clovis Police Department’s firing range caught the police chief by surprise. Clovis Police Chief Bill Carey told Clovis city commissioners Thursday that he was “concerned about the location of their building in […]

Eating a way of charity

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Joshua Bonney, 2, shows his father Mark Bonney a burrito as they eat with their family during the 13th annual Food Fest Thursday at North Plains Mall. By Helena Rodriguez Jalapeno peanut brittle. Shrimp cocktail. Ribs. Strawberry shortcake. Fried wontons. Burritos. Strawberry smoothies. Pizza. A smorgasbord — from appetizers to entrees to dessert, not necessarily […]

Fund-raising and food

By Eric Butler One family member wants chicken. Another perhaps pizza. How about tacos or a home-style meal? All that — and more — in a two-hour period would ordinarily mean an extremely frantic rush around Clovis. Instead it’s all available during the 13th annual Food Fest to benefit the Curry County United Way. Twenty-one […]

Regional lines tend to blur

By Clyde Davis Back in the 1960s, there was a TV wrestler by the name of Dawn Eagle. This fellow, a large, powerful American Indian with a Mohawk haircut, was one of the “good guys,” as were Nature Boy Buddy Rogers and Bruno Sammartino. These wrestlers, however, were not the same combatants who thrilled fans […]

Community college event unites cultures

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post No. 25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC […]