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Menu Guide 2021

 — Updated 12/7/2021  PDF


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. The students were seated at three tables covered... — 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


On the shelves - Dec. 20

The books listed below are now available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. The library has reopened to the public, but patrons can continue to visit the online catalog at or call... — Updated 12/19/2020


School menus - Dec. 13

Editor’s note: Meal service is to go due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual schools for specific details. Clovis schools Manager’s choice through... — Updated 12/12/2020


School menus - Nov. 29

Editor’s note: Meal service is to go due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meal information is provided by school officials or websites. Contact individual schools for specific details. Clovis schools Monday: Breakfast, blueberry... — Updated 11/28/2020


Ski season uncertain

Much remains uncertain for the upcoming ski season in New Mexico. But ski resort owners all know one thing: They want to ride. "It's a different year than most," said Michael Adams... — Updated 10/10/2020


CRSMA to resume operations

CLOVIS — Less than a week after it halted to-go service, the Curry Resident Senior Meal Association will resume operations Monday. The association halted operations Monday night, following a positive COVID-19 test for one of its... — Updated 10/3/2020


Business digest - Aug. 26

Fall forum reservations open FARMINGTON — The New Mexico Economic Development Corp. is accepting registrations for the 2020 outdoor economic fall forum, scheduled for Oct. 1-2 in Farmington. Over the course of two days, the... — Updated 8/25/2020

 By Kevin Wilson    News

Virtual impact

PORTALES - On the surface, the Do Drop In pretty much looks the same in August as it did before the COVID-19 pandemic hit five months before. The menu board still features various... — Updated 8/18/2020


Opinion: Scarves, painting ahead on show

Information on wearing scarves and painting embroidery work with Jacquard Textile paints will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and noon Thursday... — Updated 7/4/2020

 By Karl Terry    Lifestyles

Recent dining restrictions taking me back in time

With our restaurant selections lately restricted to carryout, dining in Portales has become a lot like it used to be when I was growing up — except for the prices. I can maybe... — Updated 5/30/2020


Health officials, restaurant owners adapting to 'new normal'

As New Mexico and states around the country gradually re-open, there’s been much talk of a “new normal.” People certainly miss the old normal, but that may be gone, if not forever, then at least for the foreseeable future.... — Updated 5/30/2020


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