March 11, 1950

Mrs. George Cook of Clovis was the Census crew leader for the city. She was scheduled to train in Roswell later in the month, then begin counting residents on April 1. … Mutt & Jeff, Dixie Dugan and Freckles were part of the Clovis News-Journal’s lineup of comics. … The Colonial Club, located at the […]

Cruising timeless pastime across U.S.A.

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I were heading north up Main Street last Friday night just after 10 o’clock when we found ourselves in a gaggle of pickup trucks with too-wide tires and shiny cars filled with young folks yelling and gesturing at each other. They all lined up […]

Living life afraid more dangerous than what we fear

By Curtis K. Shelburne I’m feeling a bit over-protected. I wrote recently to make fun of some of the “lawyer litter” standing more as a monument to multimillion dollar litigation than to protecting the populace. McDonald’s started it by pawning off dangerously hot coffee on an unsuspecting public, but as I sit writing in a […]

Culinary creations best when well done

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers I’ve been thinking about burnt toast and tortillas lately, staples of my childhood. Before you label me weird, there’s a Web site advertising a Museum of Burnt Food that celebrates “The art of culinary disaster.” My childhood wasn’t exactly a culinary disaster. In fact, I thought I was a master […]

Jan. 14, 1950

Brown ‘n Serve hot rolls were “newer than new” at your favorite grocer. … City Sanitarian Warren Griffin was offering tips on “rat-proofing” city eating and drinking establishments. Among his tips: Holes in walls around pipe fittings should be filled. … Spence Hall was the new president of Clovis American Business Club, succeeding Al Taylor.

Red not just color of holiday season

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist I’ve been seeing a lot of red lately, and I’m not referring to my bank account. Yes, it has something to do with the red bows, lights and candy canes of Christmas, but there’s more. Have you ever noticed there is something about the color red that puts people on […]

Schhol Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch —Corn dog, french fries, pickle spear, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Eggs & toast, cold juice & milk. Lunch — Burrito/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, fresh watermelon and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice & milk. Lunch […]

6/9 amos

Editor’s note: Amos is a church mouse, unable to use the keyboard shift keys and unschooled in the art of punctuation. cami beats the summer heat boss after two days of sweltering heat red-hot sidewalks and blistered little mousy feet i have decided that winter must be over and i have put away my mittens […]

Rain, rain, don’t delay, we need you here today

Helena Rodriguez Local Columnist Being a weather forecaster is the most boring job this time of year. Today’s forecast: Hot and dry. Tomorrow, hot and dry, and this weekend, hot and dry with a snowball’s chance of rain. Yeah we’ve had a few sprinkles here and there, even a little thunder to tease us, but […]

Skate park great — for kids who can skate

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The new skate park is open in Clovis. It’s over at Greene Acres Park. The Lady of the House and I toodled over to the new place to have a look. Sure enough, there were lots of kids there — about 20. That’s a lot for Clovis. Tall boys, short […]

5/7 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos, salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, orange smiles and cold milk. Wednesday: School favorite. Thursday: Breakfast— Pancake sausage […]

4/16 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: No School. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pocket, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, french fries, pickle slices, chilled peaches and cold milk. Thursday: Breakfast— Blueberry muffin, cold […]

4-9 School menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Wonderful waffles, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, cold juice and milk. Lunch — “Backwards Day” Breakfast burrito, salsa, tasty tator tots, chilled strawberries and cold milk. Wednesday: […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

T-or-C sporting Santa Fe’s art scene

By Grant McGee: Local columnist The Lady of the House and I decided to go to Truth or Consequences for her birthday last weekend. Because she is a Pisces, the astrological fish sign, she must dip herself in natural water every year so she won’t lose her mermaid skills. Actually, I just made that up. […]

2/26 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Fajitas/salsa, sunshine corn, crisp lettuce, chilled pears and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage pancake on a stick, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, chilled mixed fruit and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Blueberry muffin, […]

2/12 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — French toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Pig in a blanket, french fries, pickle spear, chilled mixed fruit, and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast and Lunch — School favorite. Wednesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cold juice, and milk. Lunch — bow-tie lasagna, grand green beans, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, […]

Commissioner proposes manditory energy-effecient water heaters ordinance

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner Randall Crowder posed a question to attendees at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting: Do you turn your shower on and wait minutes for hot water? Crowder said his research shows this common practice wastes approximately 25 gallons of water a day per household. “I would like to […]

Holiday shopping business slightly off

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Clint and Debbie Anding of Monroe, La., browse the booths Friday at Cydney’s Main Street Antiques.owntown Clovis. The Andings are were visiting family in Portales. (Staff photo: Erick Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The parking lot at North Plains Mall was nowhere near filled to capacity Friday. Inside, the mall was sparsely populated […]

12/18 School menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast — Oatmeal and toast, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, hot homemade roll, chilled peaches and cold milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cold juice and milk. Lunch — Tacos with salsa, seasoned pinto beans, crisp lettuce, fresh apple and cold milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — […]