Our people: Mentality for music

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Courtesy photo Clovis resident Chuck Tipton has been involved in music for more than 20 years. Most stories about Clovis resident Chuck Tipton begin with “When we were working on that musical…” There’s reason for that. Tipton taught music in Clovis’ schools for 20 years at all levels, including college, and he never got out […]

Duke of the Dutch Ovens: Airmen compete in annual chuck wagon cook-off

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Charles Fleming removes a finished chicken fried steak from a fryer. By Gabriel Monte: Cannon Connections While Saturday’s temperatures soared in the 90s, it was even hotter in the shade of Charles Fleming’s chuck wagon tent as a fire roared inside his wood stove. Fleming, an accountant from Clovis, was the […]

Chuck wagon cook-off hosted at fairgrounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ethan Gallegos, a Clovis High School freshman and member of the Clovis Swim Club, serves a chicken fried steak during the “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Kevin Wilson For about an hour Saturday, the Curry County Fairgrounds held Clovis’ biggest outdoor […]

Immigration reform should not be rushed

Freedom Newspapers Sen. Lindsey Graham seems the odd man out in Congress these days. The South Carolina Republican has taken heat from both parties for trying to work with the Democratic majority on major legislation, particularly energy and immigration. He and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer have worked the hardest to bringing immigration reform off […]

Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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File photo Chuck wagon cooks from throughout the region will compete Saturday in the annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at the fairgrounds. Ticket feature: Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck […]

Churches will 'Rock the Block'

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Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Churches will ‘Rock the Block’

Courtesy photo Live music, bounce houses, face painting and food are all part of the free fun at the Rock the Block party on Saturday. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Three churches in north Clovis are teaming up to host a block party on Saturday. The pastors of Highland Baptist Church, Kingswood United Methodist […]

Cowboy Symposium full of activities

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Courtesy photo Jean Prescott is one of the musicians who will be performing Friday night at the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium. Freedom New Mexico The Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium is a three-day festival celebrating the chuck wagon era, with period events, demonstrations, and activities. Activities include a chuck wagon cook-off, concerts, demonstrations, a […]

Chuck wagon cook-off scheduled for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eddie Sandoval of Fort Worth, Texas, one of two judges at the chuck wagon competition, judges the Calk & Clark wagon from El Paso, Texas for the “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuck Wagon Cook-off. By Keely McDowell: Freedom New Mexico In teaching tradition, a retired educator is hoping to […]

Feb. 20, 2008 Best Bet on TV

What: American Idol Where: FOX When: 6 p.m. What it’s about: The top 12 female singers perform.

Discrimination costs encourage racism

By Walter Williams: Syndicated columnist My previous columns have attempted to reduce confusion by suggesting operational definitions of discrimination and prejudice. Discrimination was defined as the act of choice, and prejudice was the act of decision-making on the basis of incomplete information. Good analytical thinking requires that we don’t confuse one phenomenon with another. The […]

Tharp, Charly “Chuck”

Charly “Chuck” Lee Tharp, 65, of Clovis died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ysleta, Texas, to James W. and Willie Blanch Tharp. He was a founding member and the original vocalist of the Fireballs, an internationally known band. He penned numerous rock ‘n’ roll […]

Letters to the editor: Fireballs vocalist Tharp wilkl be missed

Today I say goodbye to a personal friend and somewhat of a musical legend: Chuck Tharp, of the original Fireballs. Chuck was a damn fine person in so many ways. We who knew him were aware that he was often haunted by his memories from Vietnam, yet liberated by being able to use his moderate […]

Sheriff recall headed to vote

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De Baca County Sheriff Gary Graves is accused of misappropriating funds and mistreating prisoners. He denies the allegations. (Staff photo: Andy Jackson) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer FORT SUMNER — Lisa Lee stood outside the De Baca County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday while on break from her job as a dispatcher. About 30 feet […]

Moore, Charles “Chuck”

Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore Services: Have been held. Charles Hughes “Chuck” Moore, 84, of Clovis died Friday, Feb. 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on March 2, 1919, in Yale, Mich., to Joseph Irwin and Margaret Lorrinda (Craig) Moore. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 and was stationed at Clovis […]

Navigator recalls old warbird

By Gary Mitchell World War II warbirds on static display Saturday and Sunday at Clovis Municipal Airport brought back memories for one Clovis man who trained with a B-29 Super-fortress bomber. Both a B-29 and “Diamond Lil,” the world’s oldest B-24 Liberator bomber, were displayed, courtesy of the Commemorative Air Force — formerly the Confederate […]