Tuesday morning briefing: Calling young artists and pumpkin for oil

Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday briefing. Art contest The Congressional Art Competition is under way. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents. All entries from students in eastern New Mexico must be submitted to Sen. Ben Ray Luj

Poster contest entries sought

CNJ staff Entries are being sought for Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest. The deadline for original artwork submissions to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is March 1.The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced on the annual festival poster, and the artist will receive $300. Top winners in three age categories: adult, […]

Officials: Drought may affect fair entries

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Jacque Wuest of Clovis displays one of the potted plants she plans on entering in the Curry County Fair this year. Alisa Boswell The drought could change the competition in plant and livestock entries this year at the Curry and Roosevelt county fairs. According to county agriculture officials and local […]

Pioneer Days Parade includes 65 floats

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The New Mexico Army National Guard 717th Brigade Support Battalion’s float was a crowd favorite. The large vehicle on the left automatically unloaded and loaded the Humvee on its back. Liliana Castillo Parade organizers raved about the weather for the 41st annual Pioneer Days Parade held Saturday morning on Main […]

Volunteers, entries still being sought for wind festival

CNJ staff Volunteers and entries are still being sought for the April 30 Downtown Wind Festival and its featured Pedal ARTitude Rally. According to a release from Clovis MainStreet, rally vehicles can be as simple as a decorated bike but can consist of as many as four connected bicycles. Sample vehicles and festival information is […]

Christmas parade lights up Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade attendees, from left, Johnny, Martha and Mackenzie Garcia enjoy the parade Friday in Portales. They said they watch the parade regularly and liked this year’s event. Argen Duncan With antique trucks, horses wearing Christmas lights, Santa Claus and Nativity scenes, the annual Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade […]

Christmas Light Parade accepting entries

CNJ staff The Christmas Light Parade is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 4. The parade, themed “A Windy Winter Wonderland,” will follow Main Street, starting at 14th Street and move south to Grand Avenue. Floats should arrive at Hilltop Plaza; walkers at Lowe’s grocery store; and marching bands at Marshall Middle School starting at 5:15 […]

Club notes — Aug. 22

Encanto Garden Club The August activity of Encanto Garden Club was held in the flower show booth at the Curry County fair home arts building. Entries from throughout Curry County were accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday. A down-pour of rain early that morning prevented several prospective exhibitors from retrieving the specimens […]

Fair’s first salsa contest draws 19 entries

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Rick Hontz, a contest judge, tastes salsa made by Jolene Rosales at Thursday night’s salsa contest at the Curry County Fair. Entries ranged from traditional to fruit salsa. Sharna Johnson Leah Cotton said making her salsa recipe is about the only cooking she does. Cotton, a Clovis Realtor, won first […]

Letters to the editor: Fair Book outlines show entries

Fair Book outlines show entries The members of Encanto Garden Club of Clovis would like to inform our community about entering exhibits at this year’s Curry County Fair, which falls on the week of Aug. 16. The Curry County Fair Association publishes an annual Fairbook that gives a schedule of events, general information, rules and […]

Fun run/walk to benefit fireworks show

CNJ staff A fun run/walk has been added to the list of events held on the Fourth of July in Clovis. Cory and Kala Adair of Clovis said they drove to other cities in eastern New Mexico and west Texas to participate in walks and runs. The couple decided to start one here in Clovis. […]

Fun run walk scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A fun run walk has been added to the list of events held on the Fourth of July in Clovis by a couple of athletes. Cory and Kala Adair of Clovis said they drove to other cities in eastern New Mexico and west Texas to participate in walks and runs. The couple […]

Entries sought for song competition

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — More than 70 years ago, Capt. Robert MacArthur Crawford, an airman with the Army Air Corps, won an original song competition that eventually became the official song for the U.S. Air Force. Crawford wrote the lyrics and music to […]

Ticket feature: Pintores Art League gearing up for show

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Courtesy photo The Pintores Art League Spring Fling art show will be on display in the Clovis Community College commons area until April 16. Freedom New Mexico The Pintores Art League is kicking off its Spring Fling art show Friday at Clovis Community College. The PAL hosts an annual show of student and professional artwork […]

Video competition seeks entries

By Maj. Belinda Petersen: Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — What does MyAirForceLife.com have in common with YouTube, the world’s most popular online video community? Like YouTube, MyAirForceLife.com accepts video clips, allowing the global community to watch, share and vote on videos online. What’s different is visitors to MyAirForceLife.com […]

Official: Swine show entries up

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FNM correspondent: Karl Terry Clay Lieb, left, and Weston Whitecotton trade information during the swine show Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair. The fair continues through Saturday. By Karl Terry: FNM Correspondent Kasyn Creighton may have already forgotten judge Tyler Dewey’s Tuesday night comments about her Hampshire hog but she and dozens of other Roosevelt […]

Clovis Christmas Light Parade set for Saturday

Gabriel Monte Like previous Christmas Light Parades Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beubien is bracing for a cold Saturday evening. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures on Saturday to hit lows in the 30s. Despite facing a frosty evening, Beubien said she expects more than 100 entries for the parade, which starts at 6 p.m. […]

Fair livestock entries down

CNJ staff Junior Livestock entries at the Curry County Fair are down this year, according to Curry County Extension Agent Stan Jones. A little more than 400 large animals — a number that used to account for the number of swine entries alone — are entered this year, according to Jones, about a fourth of […]

ENMU accepting High Plains Film Festival entries

ENMU Seeks Entries for New Film Festival PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is accepting short film entries through March 21 for the first High Plains Film Festival. A judging panel of award-winning actors, directors and screenwriters will award six $500 prizes. Winning entries will be screened May 4 in Portales, at a location to […]