Washington piles pork high in 2010

Freedom New Mexico It’s difficult to take Washington seriously when politicians bemoan the federal deficit, whine about underfunded agencies and whimper about budget woes. It’s all the more galling when we’re reminded how Washington uses taxpayers’ money. Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., has released, “The Wastebook 2010: A guide to some of the most wasteful government […]

Senior menus — Aug. 25

The following are the lunch menus for Aug. 26 – Sept. 1 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday: Green chili hamburger, lettuce, tomato, cheese, onion, pickles, pork and beans, watermelon. Friday: Grilled cheese sandwich, vegetable soup, crackers, apricots. Monday: Chicken pot pie, buttered green beans with onions, beets, apple crisp. Tuesday: Italian pork chops, broccoli […]

Aug. 12 senior menu

Here are lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Thursday: Chili dogs, peas, potato wedges, peaches, milk. Friday: Chicken taquito, Spanish rice, garden salad, chocolate pudding, milk. Monday: Round steak with mushroom gravy, cauliflower and pepper salad, salad, roll, strawberry shortcake, milk. Tuesday: Chicken cutlet with gravy, green beans, sweet potatoes, roll, mixed fruit milk. […]

Summer Menu Program

The newly formed Manna Ministries, similar to Angel Food Ministries, is providing food in bulk for the second time this year. The program provides food that is more affordable to area residents, said Cora Lucero, a program specialist with the Community Services Block Grant program in Tucumcari. The basic menu is guaranteed to be worth […]

Congress ready to put pork back on menu

Congressional Democrats did an admirable job of purging pork barrel projects — also called earmarks — from spending bills that were left unfinished when Republicans were ousted from power last fall. They had to do something, given all their campaign rhetoric about those fiscally feckless Republicans. But whether they can for long hold the line […]

2/11 Senior citizen menu

Monday: Ranch chicken, vegetable pasta salad, beets, potluck roll and cherry cobbler. Tuesday: Roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll with margarine and white cake. Wednesday: Green chili enchilada, Spanish rice, salad with dressing, crackers and peanut butter cookie. Thursday: Baked pork chops, stuffing, California veggies, black eye peas, whole wheat […]

Ostrich recipe wins contest

By William Thompson The Holiday Inn’s Branding Iron Restaurant held a cooking contest Saturday, and Gigi Parker’s “Ostrich Diane” won first prize and will appear on the restaurant’s menu. Five area residents entered the restaurant’s first-ever cooking contest. Peter Kampfer, Tucumcari’s new economic development director, was on hand to judge entries along with Mayor Mary […]