Our favorite things: Three creative toys to keep kids occupied in these last weeks of summer

Color blanks

Provided by Disney FamilyFun magazine The Color Blanks are funky white plastic figurines. The Color Blanks sets come with permanent markers and stickers. Ages 6 and up. RoseArt, $5 to $10. Disney FamilyFun magazine Creative Fun: A Figure of a Different Color Here’s a unique blank slate for kids’ creativity: 4-inch-tall, posable, funky white plastic […]

Curry County ousted from state LL tournament

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Curry County’s Gerald Fritz slides in safely under the tag of Albuquerque Altamont’s Andrew Mulhberger during the second inning of Sunday’s state junior Little League baseball game at Ram Field. Fritz scored Curry County’s lone run in a 12-1 loss. Clarence Plank It was a short stay for the Curry […]

Entitlement will cause downfall

By Tibor Machan: Freedom New Mexico columnist Is this stuff with Greece and, soon, with Portugal, Spain and Italy, and the rest of us all that surprising? Has it not been clear for ages that when people draw their support from a common pool, the resources will soon vanish? Aristotle already noted this phenomenon when […]

Oasis State Park preps for trout derby

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer Officials at Oasis State Park near Portales are gearing up for a Spring Trout Derby. The derby is Saturday and is a first for the park. It is sponsored by the Friends of Oasis State Park and gives anglers of all ages a chance to win prizes. “We’re going […]

Residents of all ages contributing to Haiti aid

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Residents of Portales, Clovis and Muleshoe of all ages are rallying to help earthquake victims in Haiti. Starting today, the Associated Students Activities Board at Eastern New Mexico University is sponsoring a week-long fundraiser on campus. “We’re really just asking for monetary donations,” said Amber Dorado, social issues coordinator. […]

H1N1 vaccines being offered

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Department of Health Clovis office is offering free H1N1 flu vaccines, according to a news release. The vaccine will be given from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Clovis Civic Center to four priority groups. The vaccine will be given to children ages six months to […]

July 11, 2008 Sports Briefs

Soccer camp setThe Clovis Youth Soccer Association is sponsoring a Soccer Speed and Skills Camp July 13-17 at Spencer Field.The camp is open to players ages 5-13Times and each groups each day:• 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo results

Results of the 2008 Little Buckaroo Rodeo held June 9-10 at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Horseback events and rough stock Ages 6 and under spur 1. Kade Aucutt, 2. Trevon Pool, 3. Tristen Pool Ages 7-9 spur 1. Deanne Guthrie, 2. Cassie Cotton, 3. Sydni Myers Ages 10-13 spur 1. Daniel Kirkland, 2. […]

Oct. 29, 1957

“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” was showing at the Lyceum Theatre with an admission of 75 cents. … Two men, ages 47 and 40, were charged with drunkenness and were fined $15 each, but could not pay the charges and so they remained in jail. … Surplus commodities for the month of November were issued […]

2007 Curry County Fair results part 2

Department O Flower Show Junior Division Rose Hybrid Tea Pink 1. Lily Martin Hybrid Tea Yellow 2. Jessica Cary Hybrid Tea Red 1. Lynnae Allen 3. Katelyn Ruebush Hybrid Tea Blend 1. Katelyn Ruebush 3. Gemma Martin Hybrid Tea Peach 2. Lynnae Allen Hybrid Tea Lavender 1. Baylee Sours Hybrid Tea Salmon 3. Katelyn Ruebush […]

List: Vacation Bible schools

The following church-sponsored vacation Bible schools will be held over the summer: Central Baptist Church —2501 N. Norris, June 18-22, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Avalanche Ranch, grades K-6. Church of Christ —1521 Pile, June 18-22, 9-11 a.m., Can You Dig It?, ages 4-adult Faith Christian Family Church — 3401 N. Norris, June 14-15, 5:30-8:30 p.m., June 16, […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Rodeo queen contestants sought

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer APRIL 30 IS THE DEADLINE for contestants who wish to enter the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Pageant competition. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 29 at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Contestants will be judged on appearance and personality. Horsemanship competition will follow at […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

Time waits for no man (or woman

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist (Editor’s Note: WARNING—The following column may produce symptoms of depression and queasy stomachs and should not be taken lightly by people over the age of 60. Old news reporters are also advised to avoid alcohol after consuming.) There is definitely too much time slipping through our fingers these days — […]

Day Trip: Hillcrest Zoo

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleThe Siberian tiger Blondy lounges in the sun at the Clovis City Zoo. He has been an attraction at the zoo for about two years. Hillcrest Zoo in Clovis offers more than 500 animals including buffaloes and reptiles, according to zoo officials. The zoo sits inside a 140-acre park, with plenty […]

Club pro looking to give something back

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Like most passionate golfers, former Clovis resident Eddie Ainsworth has aspirations in his youth of the PGA Tour. Ainsworth, though, said he’s comfortable with his station in life — serving as the head pro at the Air Force Academy’s Eisenhower Golf Club in Colorado Springs and teaching the game […]

Talent takes center stage at Kid Fest

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Trazon Jimerson, 4, of Cannon Air Force Base climbs through a blow-up tunnel Saturday afternoon at Kid Fest at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She’s a seasoned performer — but Amy Carter is only 8 years old. In a red polka dotted shirt, her hair in curls, […]

Local churches offer holiday events

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Many area churches, including Parkland Baptist Church, shown here with items ready for games, are offering alternatives to trick-or-treating for children on Halloween. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina While many area children will be walking around next week to collect trick-or-treat candy, there are alternatives. One of the largest and longest-running […]

Pioneer Days planning under way

By Jack King “Flying High in Clovis” is the theme of this year’s Pioneer Days celebration scheduled June 2-8, said Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos. This year, in addition to the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, Pioneer Parade, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Pioneer Women of the West breakfast and beauty pageants, Pioneer […]