Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Green salad, green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans and plums/toppings. Wednesday: Gravy, pork chops, mashed potatoes, green peas, biscuit and cherry cobbler. Thursday: Sliced tomatoes, baked chicken, broccoli, cheese and rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple and wheat roll/margarine. Friday: Pasta salad, barbecue beef sandwich, […]

In search of ponies: Blizzard becomes feather-raising experience

When the winter waves hit, the dogs came in, the horses got an extra scoop of sweet feed and the firewood was stacked high. Everything was ready for the bitter wind and clinging ice…Until I suddenly remembered, I had no interest in frozen chicken. Namely because a frozen chicken is wasted on a vegetarian, but […]

My turn: Peach salsa goes well with fish, chicken

I found an interesting take on salsa recently. It looks healthy and easy, as long as you don’t mind washing food processors or blenders. The recipe comes from www.tasteofhome.com, from a collection of recipes we have permission to print. Fresh peach salsa • 4 medium peaches, peeled and pitted • 2 large tomatoes, cut into […]

In search of ponies: Hen’s duck act ends tragically

The laughter on the other end of the phone line was predictable. “A chicken?” my Mom asked. “Yes, a chicken. I had two but the other one drowned,” I replied. She stifled her laughter long enough to issue an, “awww….” “But what about the drought? How did a chicken drown?” It was a valid question. […]

Wildfire burns almost 25,000 acres

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Alisa Boswell A fire, which broke out nearly 10 miles west of Crossroads on Saturday afternoon, burned nearly 25,000 acres of land. Milnesand Fire Department Chief John Mohon said the fire, aided by winds of 45 to 55 miles per hour, jumped Highway 258, came close to Highway 206 and missed Milnesand by about one […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Golf, a chicken fest and shots fired

Welcome to the best way to start your day. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Sponsors needed The 2010-2011 Leadership Clovis Class’ Annual Golf Tournament — in memory of the late Greg Skarda — is Saturday at Chaparral Country Club. Teams and sponsorships are currently being sought.

Senior happenings —

CRSMA Senior Diners Club 901 West 13th St., Clovis Monday: Buttered peas, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, peach Danish, WW roll/margarine. Tuesday: Baked chicken, broccoli/cheese/rice casserole, strawberry/bananas, apple, wheat roll/margarine. Wednesday: Jalepenos and onion slices, beef stew, apricot gelatin dessert, cornbread/oleo, apple. Thursday: Broccoli salad, Italian chicken, carrots, peach pound cake, cheesy Italian bread. Friday: […]

My Turn: Chicken dish tasty, easy

Argen Duncan I recently discovered an Italian-style chicken dish that’s both a little different and a little familiar. Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers provided the recipe in the book from her Christmas program this year. She gave me permission to reprint it. The dish is easy to make and tasty, with some ingredients […]

Prairie chicken poster contest open

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Argen Duncan The annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest is taking entries as the event, which had participant slots filled in record time this year, nears. The 10th annual festival offers viewings of the lesser prairie chickens’ mating dances, entertainment and educational tours April 15-17 in Milnesand. The event is limited to 100 […]

Columnist featured in ‘Chicken Soup’ book

Portales religion columnist and retired teacher Joan Clayton wrote one of the stories in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles.” The book recounts 101 true stories of divine intervention and answered prayers, according to the Chicken Soup for the Soul website. It is available now. Information: http://www.chickensoup.com/

Perspective born from childhood impatience

Sharna Johnson It all started with a chicken and an egg. And another egg, and another… Make that a chicken and a nest of eggs. Enter a hungry polecat (Appalachian for skunk) and you have a nest full of eggs and no chicken. It was cool outside, early spring. I was 12 and I was […]

My Turn: Dish with chicken, wine, mushrooms savory

Argen Duncan I recently tried an easy Taste of Home chicken dish. Chicken Merlot with mushrooms (reprinted with permission) • 3/4 pound sliced fresh mushrooms • 1 large onion, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste • 3/4 cup chicken broth • […]

Portales student places in chicken festival poster contest

Freedom New Mexico Kambrey Blakey, 12, of Portales won in her age category in the 2010 High Plains Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest, according to a news release from the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Blakey topped the kindergarten through fifth-grade division to win $50. Lauren Bennet of Corrales took the sixth- […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Hot chickens and calling all writers

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday briefing. Hot chicken Who knew prairie chickens were such a hot item? Turns out all 100 spots to watch the birds’ annual courtship dances have already sold out for the April 16-18 High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival. Heck, they just announced tickets three weeks ago — at $95 […]

Poster contest promotes Prairie Chicken Festival

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior staff writer The lesser prairie chickens will be strutting their stuff again this year in Milnesand, and artists have a chance to show off their work, too. The ninth annual High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival in Milnesand is scheduled for April 16-18, and the affiliated art contest is ongoing, with […]

Dec. 13 CSC Menu

Monday: HB stroganoff, egg noodles, spinach, cauliflower, cheese, cottage cheese and pears. Tuesday: BBQ chicken thighs, creamy coleslaw, green beans, carrot raisin salad and peaches. Wednesday: Sloppy Joe, parsley, potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle, onion slices, cottage cheese and pineapple salad. Thursday: Chicken strips, glazed carrots, green beans, roll, margarine, oatmeal cookie and peaches. Friday: Beef […]

Poultry on display

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Why did the chicken cross the road? Maybe it was to get to the Roosevelt County Bantam Show. Organizer Steven Beaty said he’s expecting about 300 bantam, or miniature, chickens, and ducks from four states, even as far away as Kentucky. The show, which is occurring independently of the […]

June 7 CSC Menu

Monday: Hamburger mac, green beans, corn, apricots, and oatmeal cookie. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, beets, biscuit, margarine, and a brownie. Wednesday: Pork posole, salad, dressing, mustard, greens, garlic bread, and pumpkin spice cake. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, and white cake. Friday: Chicken corn casserole, Pinto beans, spinach, […]

CSC Menus

Monday: Baked chicken, wild rice, carrot raisin salad, biscuit, margarine, and mandarin oranges. Tuesday: Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, and cottage cheese. Wednesday: Chicken fajita, flour tortilla, chili beans and cheese, gelatin, and orange slices. Thursday: BBQ beef sandwich, pickle, onion slice, pasta salad, green beans, and peanut butter […]

May 3 CSC Menu

Monday: Ham and noodles, California vegetables, vegetable salad with dressing, cottage cheese and peaches. Tuesday: Chicken A La King, sauteed potatoes and onions, mustard greens with margarine, biscuit with margarine and chunky fruit. Wednesday: Green chile hamburger stew, salad, dressing, cornbread, margarine and tropical fruit salad. Thursday: Chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat […]