In tribute: Former managing editor, CCC instructor dies

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico He traveled the world, but always found his way back to Clovis. His family was his world, but he’d always find ways to make others belong. And in a world of numbers, he always reminisced about the storytelling past he’d left behind. George Prothro, a former instructor at Clovis […]

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. […]

Recipe of the day: Deviled Chicken Breasts

Deviled Chicken Breasts “Quick and easy, this is an excellent mid-week dish.” INGREDIENTS 1/8 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 teaspoon ground savory 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 (4.5 ounce) can sliced mushrooms 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey mustard DIRECTIONS […]

Recipe of the day: Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Outrageous Chocolate Chip Cookies INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips DIRECTIONS 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F […]

Recipe of the day: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe: Cheddar Broccoli Chicken and Mashed Potatoes “Tender chicken, broccoli flowerets and a cheesy sauce are served over creamy mashed potatoes for a winning one-dish supper.” INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell’s® Condensed Broccoli Cheese Soup or Campbell’s® Condensed 98% Fat Free Broccoli Cheese Soup 1/3 […]

Recipe of the day: Bacon and Spaghetti

This is a quick, delicious and cheap meal. This is also great the next day, if you have any left. Bacon and Spaghetti 3 or 4 slices bacon, chopped 1/2 to one onion, chopped (depends on how much you like onion) 2 cloves garlic, crushed I pound spaghetti 1 large can tomato juice Salt and […]

Pet of the day: Cody

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Name: Cody About: When I first moved to Clovis a year ago I rescued Cody from being run over by a truck. He weighed 6 oz. at that time. I bottled fed him until he weighed 2 lbs. Now he weighs 9 lbs. and is the essence of the curious cat getting into everything possible. […]

Baseball ’roids report may demoralize unfairly

The release of a report by former Democratic Sen. George Mitchell on the use in Major League Baseball of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs certainly received plenty of attention. Although the Mitchell investigation was conducted without benefit of subpoenas, cross-examination, any interaction between accuser and accused or sworn testimony, all the named players are […]

Teen sentenced as adult for infant’s death

CNJ Staff An 18-year-old Clovis man was sentenced as an adult late Friday to 25 years in prison in connection with the death of his infant son. Benito Valdez pleaded guilty in April to the intentional child abuse that resulted in the death of his 4-month-old son, Christopher. Valdez was 16 at the time. The […]

Bush straining to link al-Qaida, Iraq together

By Freedom Newspapers One can understand a certain desperation. Public opinion has turned solidly against continuing the war in Iraq any longer than absolutely necessary, but out of stubbornness or conviction President Bush opposes withdrawal, and military planners talk of maintaining a substantial military presence for at least another two years. So knowing that even […]

Clovis builder’s designs still prevalent

By Don McAlvy: Columnist With World War II over, the temporary Santa Fe Heights apartments at 14th and Thornton streets had come to an end. The occupants at the Santa Fe Heights started looking for homes they could afford. It wasn’t long until they found a man who had come out of the war in […]

Military feature: Airman tackles marathon

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Staff Sgt. Lucas Newman says he didn’t like running until he was deployed to Iraq. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Lucas Newman never really liked running until his first sergeant talked him into a 5-kilometer race two years ago during a deployment to Iraq. The Cannon Air Force Base […]