Celebrate centennial by exploring state

Sitting at this particular computer, I am faced with a map of the northern New Mexico Mountains; the southwestern point is Albuquerque, and the northern border is about ten miles over the Colorado state line. As the map is topographical, it provides a great opportunity for placing oneself into the experience, with an imaginary journey […]

Day trip: Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening

The Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening will be Nov. 4 at Railroad Plaza in downtown Tucumcari. Gabriel Monte Fired Up! Train Depot Grand Opening Location: Railroad Plaza, Downtown Tucumcari What activities can you enjoy at this location: Music, food and art. The centennial hot air balloon will be on hand and MainStreet will be […]

Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis celebrating centennial

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Courtesy photo Roy Benton, left, was the founder and first pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Clovis. He is pictured here in 1910 with his wife Margaret. Thomas Garcia The 100th anniversary of a local church is viewed as a historical and spiritual milestone said church parishioners. “This is very important to the […]

Centennial committee accepting time capsule ideas from residents

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is looking to its residents to help fill a time capsule. The committee met Tuesday at the Curry County Courthouse. Chair Dan Stoddard said the committee decided to accept ideas until the capsule is full or it’s time to put it in the ground. […]

Tourism commission to meet

CNJ staff The next meeting of the New Mexico Tourism Commission will be held in Clovis on Friday, beginning at 10:00 a.m., at the Clovis Business Enterprise Center at 105 E. Grand. The decision to hold it in Clovis is in conjunction with the annual Clovis Music Festival. Tourism commission members and Tourism Department secretary […]

Masonic Lodge celebrating centennial

CNJ staff The New Mexico and Curry County Masonic Lodge #40 is celebrating their centennial with a degree festival today through Saturday. The Curry County Masonic Lodge was chartered in Oct. 1909. Arthur Tunnell, a member of Clovis’ lodge, described a degree festival as explaining different levels in a lodge and the excercise that make […]

City sponsors Centennial Street Fair

This year, 2009, marks the 100th anniversary of the City of Portales’ incorporation date, 1909. A Centennial Committee has been hard at work creating and organizing activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. One of the much anticipated activities is the Centennial Street Fair which will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 in downtown Portales […]

Food, music start off county centennial celebrations

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Little Texas took the stage Saturday at the Curry County Events Center as the closing show for the day of celebration. County manager Lance Pyle estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 people attended the concert. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The smell of homemade mashed potatoes and beef tips […]

Ticket feature: Little Texas to help kickoff county centennial

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Courtesy photo Little Texas, a country band from Nashville, Tenn., will perform at the Curry County Centennial kick-off event Saturday at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico Little Texas is coming to New Mexico to help Curry County celebrate 100 years of history. Saturday marks the start of public events for the […]

Curry County centennial celebration events start Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Members of the Curry County Centennial Committee met Monday at the Curry County Events Center to make final plans and to get an update on the April 18th activities. CNJ staff Curry County is set to kick off its commemoration of 100 years of history later this week, a start […]

Curry County Centennial Schedule of Events

• April 17 — Sponsors VIP Train. This event is by invitation only. • April 18 — Special Events Center Grand Opening/Centennial Kickoff Chuck Wagon Lunch. Sirloin tips, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a slice of peach cobbler. Enjoy some music, and have your picture taken with Miss Moo Curry county. $25 per person. […]

Education Feature: committee involves students in celebrating county history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kacy Mares won first place and a $500 bond for her history of Curry County essay and drawing. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Centennial Committee is teaching the history of the county to its students through art and writing. The Centennial Committee hosted an art and […]

Committee making plans for county’s centennial

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Miss Moo Curry County, a life-sized recycled cast aluminum cow, was painted by Patsy Delk, one of the Centennial Committee members. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Curry County will turn 100 years old in 2009. To celebrate, the county has formed the Curry County Centennial Committee, which will plan […]

Wayland Baptist University honors Farwell student

Mayor honored at banquet

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CNJ Staff Photo: Lili Castillo Mayor David Lansford took time for family and friends as he visited with Mark Lansford and Lee Delk during the bustle of the Chamber of Commerce Baquet Friday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer A crowd of more than 400 people stood and applauded after Mayor David Lansford spoke about […]

100th Anniversary Gala tickets still available

CNJ staff Tickets are almost sold out for the Clovis Centennial Committee’s 100th Anniversary Gala Saturday at the Clovis Civic Center. The Clovis Community Choir and Band will perform throughout the night. Songs include “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “The U.S. Air Force.” Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at the city manager’s […]

Pioneer Days parade helps the city celebrate its 100th anniversary

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses Saturday in the Pioneer Days parade on Main Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Lifelong Clovis resident Misty Albright never misses a Pioneer Days parade. With this year being the centennial celebration, her family was out in full force Saturday to cheer on […]

Summer months offer numerous activities

By Clyde Davis: Columnist Summer will officially be here soon, and family activities have already begun. Pioneer Days, especially in light of our centennial year, might be viewed as the official kickoff to the golden season. For readers with children, a number of opportunities are available. Art and creative activities are offered in a number […]

Local Roundup: Potter Park pool open for season

CNJ staff The following is the schedule for Potter Park pool: Tuesday, 1-7 p.m. Wednesday, closed Thursday, 1-7 p.m. Friday, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, 1- 5 p.m. Information: 769-7870. Centennial coins on sale at Chamber A limited number of centennial coins commemorating Clovis’ 100-year birthday can be purchased for $3 at […]

City plans year-long centennial celebration

CNJ staff Clovis has hosted big parties before. Schools were dismissed and train whistles filled the prairie when World War I ended in 1918. About 400 guests attended the formal grand opening of Hotel Clovis in 1931. And just six months ago, thousands turned out to celebrate a new mission secured for Cannon Air Force […]