Business digest: Grady cattleman receives annual award

Grady cattleman receives annual award Wesley Grau of Grady was named 2009 Cattleman of the Year by the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association at its most recent joint stockmen’s convention. The award is given annually by the NMCGA to a member in recognition of that person’s contributions to the industry. The Grau family ranches and […]

Club notes — May 23

BPO Does Clovis BPO Does held a regular meeting on May 13 with President Terri Ruhe presiding. Two new members, Stella Chavez and Margie Tapia, were initiated into the Drove. Benevolence Chairman Bonnie Bryant announced her Benevolence Project is to donate personal and household products to The Hartley House. Each member was asked to bring […]

Report: Crime down in 2009

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Crime in Clovis dropped across the board in 2009, a contrast from the prior year, when violent and property crimes were on the rise. Violent crimes —

First person: Passion for saving lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jan Elliott spends most of her time working, according to her co-workers, but said she enjoys golfing and reading. Jan Elliott of Clovis was selected as the 25th annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women. She has been the executive director for EMS Region III for 21 years. She […]

Clovis AYSO to host ninth annual tournament

Clovis’ American Youth Soccer Organization is hosting its ninth annual Clovis Festival touranment this weekend throughout the city. Registrar Lisa Houfek said 43 teams are playing from 6-and-under to 14-and-under in boys, girls and coed divisions. The teams come from as far as El Paso, Houfek said. The tournament gets underway 8 a.m. Saturday at […]

Joe’s Boot Shop calf roping set

The 6th Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping will be held Thursday, April 22nd through Sunday, April 25th, at the Curry County Events Center. Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s events are open to the public, Sunday afternoon’s events will require a $10 ticket. The Annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is now considered to the largest […]

Ticket feature: Joe’s Boot Shop holding annual calf roping event

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File photo Joe’s Boot Shop’s annual calf roping is scheduled for next weekend at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The 6th annual Joe’s Boot Shop Calf Roping is next week in Clovis. Scheduled for April 22-25 at the Curry County Special Events Center, the event boasts it is the “Biggest and […]

Floyd jamboree tuning up

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Keane Brown plays fiddle while rehearsing with the Floyd Jamboree Band on Sunday at Floyd High School. The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree is celebrating 60 years of entertainment. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday […]

Official: Ag expo on track

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FNM correspondent photo: Karl Terry New Mexico Ag Expo committee volunteers Colton Haragan, left, and Lonnie Banister set up booth space in the Idsinga Pavilion at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The 18th annual Ag Expo runs Tuesday and Wednesday in Portales with approximately 150 vendors expected. By Karl Terry: FNM correspondent Organizers of the 18th […]

Prevention of summer annual weeds in lawns

Summer annual weeds can be an eye-sore for all turfgrass sites. Weeds, in general, like to invade sites where turfgrass is weakened and where the overall density of the turf has been reduced. Therefore, maintaining a healthy, dense turf is the best approach for weed management. But, if you do have problems with these summer […]

Music in Our Schools Week kicks off with ‘Hello Dolly’ performance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis High School students practice “Put Your Sunday Clothes On”, a musical number in “Hello Dolly,” Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis schools will be kicking off the 32nd annual Music in Our Schools Week with the high school’s performance of the musical “Hello Dolly.” […]

Tax season doesn’t have to be daunting time

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s business A new year begins, and one ends. The familiar sound of file cabinet drawers slamming, papers rustling, flapping folders and computer keystrokes can mean only one thing: time to file the annual tax returns. The annual ritual of reporting income and expenses to the federal government does not need to […]

Free lunch fills volunteers with holiday cheer

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Joey Garcia, right, puts together a plate lunch Friday before heading to the kitchen to cook more food. This is the sixth year for the free Christmas dinner at El Rancho. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Volunteers helping with a free Christmas dinner Friday at El Rancho Restaurant say […]

Ticket feature: Lighthouse hosting Christmas party for needy

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File photo Last year’s Children’s Christmas Party at the Lighthouse Mission provides presents for 700 children. Organizers say this year’s party will be bigger. Freedom New Mexico In a room filled with six Christmas trees, some children will have their only Christmas. The Lighthouse Mission will host its annual Children’s Christmas Party Saturday. Director Jerri […]

Press Release: Clovis’ Martin appointed president of state school board group

The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) held their Annual Convention on December 4th & 5th. During the Convention, the Association elected new officers and Clovis Board of Education Secretary, Terry Martin, who was Vice-President of NMSBA last year, will take over as President-Elect of the Association for 2010. Terry is completing seven years of […]

Press Release: Clovis holiday ‘Yard of the Month’ nominations sought

The City of Clovis is pleased to invite nominations from the public for their annual Holiday Yard of the Month program which is being organized through the city’s Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee.

Press Release: ENMU sets holiday concert

Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host its annual Holiday Concert at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4 at the University Theatre’s Mainstage. The concert features the University Singers and the Chamber Singers, conducted by Jason Paulk and accompanied by Kayla Paulk, and the Symphonic Band, directed by Dustin Seifert and […]

Old veterans daunted with current wars

By Tom Philpott: CNJ columnist A small group of U.S. war veterans, the age difference among them as wide as 70 years, gathered this month at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Va., for a special event at the annual Veterans Day Community Fair. They had agreed to participate in a “living history,” co-hosted by […]

Elida turkey dinner set

Freedom New Mexico The Elida United Methodist Women annual turkey dinner is 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Elida High School cafeteria. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Proceeds go to the women’s group’s community service projects. The meal includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, green beans, […]

Press release: Peanut Festival in Portales this weekend

PORTALES–The annual Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will be held in the Campus Union Building from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18.