My turn: Plenty to do this weekend

Heritage Days was fun last weekend with its live music, fresh food and lemonade and vintage cars. Call me simplistic but the lemonade was one of my favorite parts. I definitely don’t mind having to attend family events for work. For another family event, check out DairyFest Saturday in Clovis from 4 p.m. to 9 […]

Vegetable garden wife’s nightmare

Country folks always have a vegetable garden, and the faithful wife is supposed to can, freeze, dry and whatever else to all that food so the family can “live offa the land.” When I’m doing all that stuff the words to “I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart” go through my head over and over. […]

Snack to the Future: Healthy treats for our growing kids

Nature'z Candyz

Trae Bodge Snacking not only staves off hunger until the next meal, but it provides much-needed energy for kids. The only problem is that most snacks for kids aren’t very healthy. So what’s a parent to do? Micki Sannar, a world-renowned chef and author of the cookbook Olive Oil Desserts, says that when his kids […]

My turn: Food columnist delves into videos

Argen Duncan My food columnist role has expanded to include “cooking show hostess.” Sort of. Freedom New Mexico has started a parenting section that runs online and as a magazine, The ParentHOOD. I do a monthly online video demonstration of cooking with kids. The first demonstration, “Fruity Peanut Butter Pitas,” is at www.parenthoodnm.com. I’ve also […]

Club notes — May 15

Altrusa International Altrusa International of Clovis held their monthly evening meeting May 9. Hostesses Sylvia Bean, Glenda Hileman, and Narcy Tucker, prepared a wonderful meal. President Kathy Travis, Recording Secretary-Mary Weigl, and past Governor Nancy Taylor updated us on their recent trip to District 10 Conference in Montrose, Colo. Also in attendance were: Judith Glikas, […]

Friday morning briefing: Uh-oh it’s the 13th, cut a ribbon and donate food

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Friday briefing. It’s also Friday the 13th, for those of you who might be superstitious. It’s official The first YMCA for Clovis in more than 30 years officially opens with a ribbon cutting 2 p.m. today at the newly renovated building, 2300 N. Main St. It’s […]

My turn: Bananas good in variety of food

I love bananas. They’re cheap, sweet and healthy, and they come in individual packages (a.k.a. peels.) Plus, there are tons of things you can do with them: Eat them plain, put them on cereal, use them as a fat substitute in baked goods, stick them in peanut butter sandwiches, etc., etc. My favorite way to […]

Their view: States should manage own food programs

Paul Gessing is president of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation. Here’s what he says about the government being involved in food programs:

My turn: Shrimp dish has Creole touch

If you like spicy food and shrimp, here’s a dish for you. I found a healthy, tasty recipe in Roosevelt County Extension Home Economist Connie Moyers’ “Fast and Fabulous” cookbook. Quick Creole Shrimp 1 pound frozen uncooked, cleaned large shrimp, thawed 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 1/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing 1 clove garlic, minced 1 […]

Kite Karnival scheduled

Cannon Air Force Base will be hosting its annual Kite Karnival April 30 at Doc Stewart Park. Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the free event is expected to offer games, food and kite-flying demonstrations. Information: 784-6381