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 [...]