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Menu Guide 2022

 — Updated 11/29/2022  PDF


Inflation hikes cost of turkey by 35%

Getting roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole and pie on the table this Thanksgiving is going to cost consumers more than it did in 2021. Rodney Holcomb, Oklahoma State University Extension food... — Updated 11/22/2022


To our newcomers: Welcome to the wonder of the West

We come from a long line of outlaws, woolly-mammoth slayers and rock-and-roll rabble rousers. But we've evolved since those early days. We like the wholesome life of slow-pitch... — Updated 9/7/2022

 By Jim Arwood    Voices

Sunday Reader: Life of Pie Town spans 100 years

The aromas from the café's kitchen filled the room and I couldn't help but think the single page, typewritten menu did not do the whiffs justice. "Is the Green Chile Apple Pie... — Updated 8/13/2022


Libraries packed with summer events

Any way you measure it, eastern New Mexico is a long day's drive away from the nearest beach.  But that hasn't stopped Clovis-Carver Public Library and the Portales Public Library... — Updated 6/18/2022

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Coffee or not, hard to stick to the simple things

As far as I’m concerned the best part of waking up is Folgers in my cup. I mostly like my coffee pretty plain. Black with sweetener in it works for me. As far as my wife’s cup... — Updated 5/21/2022


Our people: Entrepreneur shaped by failing

Twenty years ago this month, Thomas Elliott Fite joined the Marines -- just 10 days after graduating from Clovis High.  Following boot camp, combat training, and follow-up school,... — Updated 5/21/2022


Opinion: Race shouldn't be a big factor in art appreciation

The other day, I went to a movie, and the experience moved me to tears. It was the most recent version of “Macbeth,” brought to the screen by the great Denzel Washington,... — Updated 1/29/2022


Taste testing improving student meals, eating

The Taste-Testing Panel crew is at it again. Our Clovis Municipal Schools food services department remains increasingly proactive when it comes to encouraging students to eat... — Updated 1/25/2022


Events calendar - Jan. 16

Today  • Rehearsal for new Generations Church Youth Praise & Worship Band — 3-4:30 p.m., 615 West Fourth St., Portales. Open to all interested junior high and high school students, regardless of experience. Bring a water... — Updated 1/15/2022


Charm of a small-town airport still around

I had the occasion to visit the Clovis Regional Airport a couple of times over the holidays, the first time I’ve been out there in at least 25 years. I’m happy to report that th... — Updated 1/4/2022


School menus - Nov. 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, frudel, milk; Lunch, spaghetti & meatballs, garden salad, ranch dressing, chilled fresh fruit, whole wheat roll, milk Tuesday: Manager’s choice Remaining menu n/a Clovis middle/ high schools... — Updated 11/27/2021


Senior calendar - Nov. 28

Curry Residents Senior Meals Association 901 W. 13th Street 575-762-9405 Meals served with 2% milk, tossed salad w/low-fat dressing Monday: Green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, chips and salsa, cake Tuesday: Vegetable beef... — Updated 11/27/2021


Meet Buddy - just an 'ornamental bird'

I'll bet a wishbone that you have seen and/or handled a turkey this week. The National Turkey Foundation says that 88 percent of us Americans will tuck into a portion of that... — Updated 11/23/2021


On the shelves - Nov. 14

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library is open to the public, but patrons can still visit the online catalog at or call... — Updated 11/13/2021


The News earns state press awards

SANTA FE — The Eastern New Mexico News picked up six awards at the annual New Mexico Press Association's convention last week in Santa Fe. The awards included a sweep in the category of best supplement/special sections. First... — Updated 11/2/2021


Nostalgic and hungry for La Hacienda Restaurant

I saw a picture of Portales’ old La Hacienda Restaurant recently, and it got me to thinking about some of our family’s favorite eating spots that are long gone. La Hacienda, for... — Updated 10/19/2021


Homecoming, free barbecue and Mac Davis

With Homecoming activities in full swing this week at Eastern New Mexico University, it’s only natural (at least, for me) to do some reminiscing about a long ago gathering of Grey... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By David Stevens    News

Pages past, Sept. 19: Having good breakfast helps you glow

On this date ... 1961: Mrs. J.P. Steiner’s second-grade students at Lindsey School in Portales had been introduced to a “good breakfast,” the Portales News-Tribune reported.... — Updated 9/18/2021

 By Dave Wagner    Sports

Clovis names first wrestling coach

CLOVIS — Clovis High will join every other school in Class 5A next year when it adds a boys and girls wrestling program to its sports menu. Erik Zottnick was recently hired by the school to coach the program. It will be his first... — Updated 6/19/2021


Cafeteria ladies took care of us back in the day

I never see a printed school menu without being reminded of my own years in the lunch line and cafeteria at the Dora schools. As a species, we humans love to complain. In those long... — Updated 5/4/2021


School menus - May 2

Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, yogurt and graham cracker; Lunch, bacon cheeseburger, seasoned fries, veggie cup, ranch dressing, chilled pears Tuesday: Breakfast, French toast; Lunch, oven roasted drumstick, mashed potatoes and... — Updated 5/1/2021


School menus - March 28

Clovis elementary Monday: Breakfast, bean burrito; Lunch, beef fingers, mashed potatoes, gravy, seasoned corn, chilled mixed fruit, whole wheat roll, fresh veggies Tuesday: Breakfast, biscuit, ham coins/cheese; Lunch, soft chicken... — Updated 3/27/2021


Failure to check temperature led to political heat

One of my favorite allegories is the one about the frog in the pot of water, who got used to the slowing rising temperature of a warming pot and ended up boiled to death. In some ways, I feel as if society has been on the menu for... — Updated 2/20/2021


If 2021 is another carnival ride, let it be a gentle one

When I was a little kid, and before I had enough sense to avoid carnivals, I eagerly boarded a ride one year at the Roosevelt County Fair. I don’t remember the name of the ride,... — Updated 12/29/2020


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