Monday morning briefing: MLK Day, perfect fruit pies and prohibition

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. MLK Day There are celebrations and commemorations galore today to mark Martin Luther King Day. In Clovis, the annual walk to commemorate King’s march from Selma to Montgomery gets started at 9 a.m. in Potter Park. In Portales, a similar march starts at 10 […]

My turn: Extra wraps good with fruit

What better way to use extra egg roll wraps than in a healthy dessert? OK, that’s not a common question, but a package of egg roll wraps had more wraps than I needed for a dinner recipe. So, I experimented. Fruit Pockets • Egg roll wraps • 1/4 cup berries or chopped fruit per wrap […]

Produce prices jump after freeze

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Alisa Boswell This winter marked a harsh season for the tropical areas in and around the U.S., such as California, Florida and Mexico, causing a shortage in certain produce and a sharp spike in prices. Mackenzie Kennedy, a senior at Eastern New Mexico University, said she had to switch to buying canned and frozen produce […]

10-4 CSC menu

Monday: Frito Pie, Pinto beans, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and angel food cake. Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, peas, carrots, cornbread, margarine and fruit salad. Wednesday: Pork roast, black-eyed peas, tomatoes with green chili, cornbread, margarine, cottage cheese and apricots. Thursday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, wheat roll, margarine and white cake. Friday: Chicken enchiladas, […]

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 […]

April 8, 1940

The Portales Daily News reported that a local fruit grower, J.A. Sanders, saved his fruit during a recent heavy snow storm by burning crude oil, automobile tires and old batteries among the trees. The blossoms of 1,000 peach trees, 450 pear trees, 400 plum trees and 150 apple trees all seemed to be in good

Jan. 25, 2009 Floyd School Menus

MondayBreakfast: Pancakes, sausage patties, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Chicken enchiladas, rice, refried beans, salad, apricots, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) TuesdayBreakfast: Scrambled eggs, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Taco salad, mixed vegetables, white cake with icing, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) WednesdayBreakfast: Quesadilla, cereal, juice, milkLunch: Barbecue ribs, potato salad, peas, gelatin, milk (Salad bar for MS/HS) ThursdayBreakfast: […]

Dec. 6, 2008 School News

School resumes The staff of Dora Schools will be at the Becky Sharpe Auditorium at ENMU on Monday for an in-service day. Students will return to Dora Schools Tuesday to begin the 2007-08 spring semester. Report cards will be passed out Thursday. Friday is a school day. Basketball The Dora Coyotes and Lady Coyotes will […]

12-19-07 Floyd news

Transitions Birthdays and Anniversaries: Saturday — Ferrell and Louise Odom Sunday — Kyla Gray Upcoming events • Seniors will meet Thursday at the Floyd Senior Citizens Center for games and fellowship. Pot Luck is at 6 p.m. and games begin at 7 p.m. • The school’s Christmas Break will be Dec. 24 through Jan. 7. […]

Melrose Fruit Market changes ownership

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The Melrose Fruit Market was ripe for the picking once the long-time owners opted for retirement. The quaint country store, located on U.S. 60/84 in Melrose, was owned and operated by Delo and Ruby Stephenson for the past 40 years. Due to their advancing age and Delo Stephenson’s deteriorating health, […]

School News, Menus (Week of Dec. 12)

PJHS News Readers entertain at Steiner Students in Ami Padgett’s classes plan to present a play to first grade students at Steiner Elementary Thursday. Padgett’s classes have been reading for younger children during the year, and the play counts as the semester test grade. The following students have been working to memorize lines and learn […]

School News/Menus

PJHS News Music concert At 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school performing arts center 185 junior high choir and band students will present their Christmas program. Band director Cindy Stone and choir director Franklin Smith say this should be a memorable program with Handel’s “For Unto Us;” Holst’s “In the Bleak Midwinter,” as well […]

School news and menus (Nov. 13)

PJHS News MESA teams place Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement sponsor, Shareen King reports that the junior high team placed fourth overall at the Fall Design competition. This is superior considering that the team earned this “total points” award even though they did not compete in every category. Timothy Brooks and Blanca Selgado, On-site Science, […]

School News/Menus (Nov. 6 week)

Floyd School News Upcoming events • Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. • Progress reports will be sent home Friday. • There will be a “Sock Hop” on Nov. 22 at the school after the first home basketball game. • Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 23-25. School will […]

10-30 Week School News, Menus, Local Briefs

Local Briefs Chi Omega Sorority will give out candy The Chi Omega Sorority members will be giving out candy from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday at their sorority house located on 1018 W. University. They will have lit-up pumpkins in front of their house. Dealership to hold Halloween festivities Richard Barton Pontiac-Buick-GMC in […]

Oct. 23 Week Menus

Portales Schools Breakfast Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Breakfast Pizza, Fresh Fruit and Milk Wednesday: Scrambled Eggs, Ham, Chilled Fruit and Milk Thursday: Ham and Cheese Pocket, Fresh Fruit and Milk Friday: Cold Cereal, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk Lunch Monday: Parent/Teacher Conference – No School Tuesday: Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes and […]

Oct. 20 Local Briefs

Base planning commission to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission will host a meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in room 516 at Clovis Community College. The agenda includes an update presentation from the New Mexico Military Base Planning Commission discussing base support and economic impact issues. ENMU Upward Bound selling snacks […]

Oct. 16 School News and Menus

PJHS News Making Music Franklin Smith, choir director announced Portales Junior High choir students will have their first performance Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the high school’s Performing Arts Center. Smith said the program will include a variety of music styles. All family and friends are welcome.   First Quarter Ends Students completed their nine-weeks’ […]

Diversity, dinner recipes, dyslexia featured on show

Sheryl Borden: Local Columnist Information on life’s diversities, quick and easy dinner recipes and dyslexia will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at noon and on Saturday at 2 p.m. (All times are Mountain). “Creative Living” airs on public broadcasting station, KENW-TV, from Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. Georgia Durante is […]

Oct. 9 week School News, Menus

Portales Junior High School News Columbus Day Observed School will be closed Monday in compliance with federal holidays. Music News Choir director Franklin Smith says that the junior high Concert Choir and the Honor Choir are working hard preparing for a concert Oct. 18. Their program will contain many different styles of music from Spanish […]