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 […]

Melrose cleaning up for centennial

By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent It won’t be just another walk in the park come mid-August in Melrose. For one thing, many more pair of feet will be trodding across the city park. For another, the occasion — a celebration of the town’s 100th anniversary — takes on special significance. Just over a month away […]