Expo reminder of agriculture’s importance

Clovis Media Inc. Portales reached a wonderful milestone last week in hosting its 20th New Mexico Ag Expo. Officials estimated 3,000 people came through the gates of the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds to an event that celebrates the region’s agricultural industry and provides opportunity to enhance its growth. More than 100 vendors, most from out of […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

New Mexico celebrates 100 years as state

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s celebrates its 100th birthday Friday with a host of events that kick off a yearlong Centennial party. An official birthday party will be held from 11 to 1 in the Roundhouse, to be followed by Centennial Ball Friday night at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Communities around the […]

Residents share Labor Day plans

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Freedom New Mexico: Sharna Johnson Zia Elementary Principal Jeralynn Butler monitors a fourth grade class as they pass through the hallway Friday morning. Butler said she spends the majority of her days on the go, moving from classroom to classroom and interacting with students and teachers. She said she looks forward to her holiday vacation […]

a view from under the pew: amos celebrates his birthday

Gary Mitchell amos the churchmouse: a view from under the pew Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift, and he shuns punctuation marks – except hyphens and dashes. amos celebrates his birthday boss having a birthdayisn t so bad – if […]

Fairview Primitive Baptist Church celebrates 90 years

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Courtesy photo The Fairview Primitive Baptist Church in Clovis is celebrating its 90 year history Saturday and Sunday. Sharna Johnson In its 90-year history, Clovis’

County fair celebrates local culture

Clyde Davis It all began with the turtle — or, more properly, the tortoise, the box tortoise. Sorry, but before switching to education in college, I was a wildlife biology major. Those little distinctions distract me. It is a tortoise, not a turtle; it is a bison, not a buffalo. Anyway, the huge tortoise was […]

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 […]

Lula Washington dance theatre celebrates its 30th in New Mexico tours to seven NM cities

Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2009 – In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Lula Washington Dance Theatre is kicking off a 17-theatre national tour in New Mexico. Returning to the state for the first time in 10 years, the contemporary modern dance company will travel around New Mexico from October 15 to 30, […]

ENMU celebrates Constitution Day on Sept. 17

PORTALES—Eastern New Mexico University’s Society of Political Scholars (E.S.P.S.), in conjunction with the political science department, will host a public forum on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sandia Room of the Campus Union Building to celebrate Constitution Day. In 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention met to sign the Constitution. To commemorate […]

St. James celebrates century

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Rev. Benjamin Wright looks through scrapbooks made by Cindy Lakin to commemorate the church’s first 100 years. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer By Liliana Castillo CNJ STAFF WRITER lcastillo@cnjonline.com When Cindy Lakin finished the daunting task of making scrapbooks to commemorate St. James’ Episcopal Church’s first 100 years, she […]

Tucumcari woman celebrates century

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Courtesy photo Pacheco at 18. By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico An 80-year resident of Tucumcari celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday, with six generations of family.Margarita Montano Pacheco has lived an interesting life since her birth on July 31, 1909, family members said.So what is the secret to living 100 years? “I never smoked, […]

Senior resident center celebrates fathers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo John Schmidt, a resident at Senior Citizen Resident Center in Clovis, said Father’s Day has never been a big deal for him. He said his favorite thing about being a father is being a grandfather. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The staff and residents of the Senior Citizen Resident […]

CNJ celebrates 80th anniversary

CNJ staff The Clovis News Journal celebrates its 80th anniversary as a daily paper Wednesday. The Clovis Journal and The Clovis News, both weekly papers, became one daily paper when Mack Stanton of Tennessee purchased them on Feb. 19, 1929. Stanton published the first edition of the Clovis Evening News-Journal on April 1, 1929. The […]

Bible class celebrates 60th year

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Courtesy photo The Clovis Men’s Bible class has attracted more than 1,000 members and visitors during its 60-year history. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Men’s Bible Class will celebrate its 60th year of Bible study and Christian fellowship on Sunday. The non-denominational class has created a heritage of in-depth Bible study for men of all […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates diversity

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CNJ file photo The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair is designed to bring different cultures together. Freedom New Mexico The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair will take over Clovis’ Main Street this Saturday. The Ethnic Fair will be offering a variety of entertainment including a fun run, drum and dance classes, a health fair, live entertainment and […]

Melrose celebrates annual Old Timers Day

CNJ staff What: Melrose’s annual Old Timers Day When: Friday evening and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Where: Activities will take place throughout the Village of Melrose, including the park, baseball fields, little league fields and an area north of the pool. Background: Organized by the Melrose Chamber of Commerce, the celebration is a […]

Happy birthday, Tucumcari

Tucumcari celebrates a century as an incorporated city this year.

Halloween should hold fun for all

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist In the town of Salineville, gateway to Ohio’s share of the Appalachian Mountains, where I served my student ministry internship, the main street of town winds from one end of the village to the other, east to west. Like the stream whose bed it follows. It was not surprising, then, […]