Floyd jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo: Sherry Fahrenkrug Local musician Will Banister performs during the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree dress rehearsal Sunday. The 61st annual music show is scheduled for this weekend. Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in […]

Tuesday morning briefing: School money, the home show and loyalty tests

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Vendors needed The annual Clovis Home and Garden Show is still seeking vendors. The show is April 9-10 at the Clovis Civic Center and was attended by an estimated 3,500 folks last year. Contact the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico for more […]

Wildcadettes holding annual dance

CNJ staff The Clovis High School Wildcadettes are hosting their annual dance spectacular Tuesday. The event, called a Night of Spectacular Dance, will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Admission is free. During the event, the dance teams from Marshall Middle School, Yucca Middle School, Clovis High Freshman Academy and Clovis High […]

Our people: Music fan

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Courtesy photo Petty, middle, with Mickey Thomas, left, and Bobby Vee at the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and […]

Airmen recognized during annual awards ceremony

Cannon Connections staff The 27th Special Operations Wing at Cannon Air Force Base recognized airmen during the annual awards ceremony March 11 at the Landing Zone. The following airmen were recognized: • Airman of the year: Airmen 1st Class Garrett Oaks • Non-commissioned officer of the year: Tech Sgt. Joseph Barns • Senior non-commissioned officer […]

Mothers, sons attend annual Winter Ball at The Landing

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Chuckie Kiser, 12, boogies on the dance floor with his mom, Jessica, Saturday night at the Mother and Son Winter Ball. Alisa Boswell Mothers and sons at Cannon Air Force Base spent quality time together Saturday night at the second annual Mother and Son Winter Ball held by the Community Center. […]

Church’s annual sausage dinner set

CNJ staff St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Jan. 30 at the church’s Parish Hall on Third Street. Side items include creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, relish, homemade bread and desserts and tea or coffee. Donations are $8 […]

Awards to be presented at Chamber banquet

CNJ staff The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2010 tonight. The chamber is hosting its annual banquet, which includes a reception honoring the chamber’s past presidents and citizens who have had a big part in the last year. Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos said that 350 tickets have been sold […]

Fathers, daughters share evening at annual Winter Ball

Cannon Connections: Liliana Castillo Olivia Herrick, 9, makes a door hanger at the craft table. Liliana Castillo Each daughter was handed a gem-encrusted tiara as they entered the second annual Father Daughter Winter Ball at the Landing Zone on Jan. 8. About 75 fathers and daughters attended the event. Community Center Director Paul Hopkins said […]

Christmas parade lights up Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade attendees, from left, Johnny, Martha and Mackenzie Garcia enjoy the parade Friday in Portales. They said they watch the parade regularly and liked this year’s event. Argen Duncan With antique trucks, horses wearing Christmas lights, Santa Claus and Nativity scenes, the annual Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade […]

Chamber accepting award nominations

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31. The annual awards include 2010 Citizen of the Year, 2010 Chamber Volunteer of the Year, 2010 Business of the Year, The Heart Award and the Ken Huey Patriot Award. Recipients will be honored at […]

Press Release: Annual Shop with a Cop event planned

It is that time of year again & Christmas is not far away. The Clovis Police Department and Watson Motor are sponsoring this years annual Shop with a Cop program. Last year, thanks to the generosity of this great community, we were able to raise over $22,000 and take 223 children to Wal-Mart. We gave […]

Participants visit prehistory with atlatl throw

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank New Mexico Military Institute cadet 6th Classman Cody Charlie winds up to fling his spear Saturday at the Atlatl Competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. More than 40 people participated in the competition. Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the […]

Education digest — Oct. 14

Band fundraiser set for Saturday The annual Clovis High School marching band fundraiser Noodles and Notes will be held Saturday. A ticket will gain admission to the spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. The church is on Sycamore Street across from Yucca Junior High School. This is […]

Ethnic fair offers chance to learn about cultures

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Members of the Flamenco Nuevo Mejico Dance Company entertain the crowd during Saturday’s Ethic Fair along Main Street. The fair included numerous performances, food, a car show and miscellaneous vendors. Kevin Wilson It was a chance to look, a chance to listen and a chance to learn as both a […]

Officials launch annual Combined Federal Campaign drive

By Karen Parrish: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s 2010 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Sept. 20, offering federal civilians and military members the opportunity to contribute to any of more than 4,000 pre-screened charities. Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III launched the department’s annual CFC drive in the Pentagon Library […]

ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU graduate student Kacey Kobza of Brighton, Colo., practices goat tying for the ENMU College Daze Rodeo today through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. Kobza competes in goat tying, breakaway and barrels. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock, open gates and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

Community celebrates Cannon

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., left, flips hamburger patties in a cloud of smoke as Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas looks on during Cannon Appreciation Day at Unity Park on Friday. Three Clovis entities hosted the annual event. Argen Duncan Whether it was an assault on pastry during a pie-eating […]