Photographers providing free family portraits for needy

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis resident Kayla Blair talks to volunteers at an organizational meeting for the Help-Portrait event Wednesday at Clovis Community College. Liliana Castillo A group of area photographers is getting together to provide free family portraits to less fortunate families for the holidays. Nikki Penny of Portales and Kayla Blair of […]

Thanksgiving most American of holidays

President Barack Obama stepped up on Wednesday and issued a pardon to keep an innocent creature from experiencing the wrath of capital punishment. Yes, we are referring to the annual White House sideshow that is the pardoning of the national Thanksgiving turkey, an event officially started during the presidency of George H.W. Bush. This is […]

Education digest — Nov. 18

CCS hosting fall festival Clovis Christian School is hosting a fall festival Friday. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the school’s west campus on Humphrey Road and is a fundraiser for the school. The event will include silent auction and games. Information: 935-2279

Benefit team roping event scheduled

CNJ staff A benefit team roping event for Kaycee McDaniel of Lovington is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Curry County Events Center. McDaniel was named Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2011 at the annual Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant begins her reign on Jan. 1. She is the daughter of Gary and Denise McDaniel of […]

Monday morning briefing: Food for prom, money answers and a Republican majority

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Food for prom The Portales High School junior class is hosting an evening of barbecue, games and a live auction today to raise money for prom. The event is set for 5:15-9 p.m. in the PHS cafeteria. Plates are $8. Question of the day […]

Bullriding event coming to Clovis

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Courtesy of David Wilkerson Henry Yoder of Garrett, Kan., tries to hold on to the bull during a bullriding competition earlier in the season. Yoder is one of 35 bullriders who will be in town for the Clovis Invitational Bullriding and Barrel Racing today and Saturday. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Invitational Bullriding and barrel racing […]

MainStreet aims to raise money with downtown gala

Liliana Castillo An event that started as a wine and cheese tasting nine years ago has evolved to include New Mexico wines, beers, an olive bar, salsa bar and chocolate fountain. The food is part of the attraction at the annual Downtown Gala, which serves as the biggest fundraiser for Clovis MainStreet. Clovis MainStreet is […]

Pregnancy center holding fundraising banquet

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Pregnancy Resource Center volunteer Coleen Pierce and executive director Janet Birkey talk Tuesday about how furniture in the clients room should be situated at the center’s new offices on Main and Seventh Streets. Liliana Castillo The Pregnancy Resource Center offers an array of services for free. To do that, the […]

Religion digest — Sept. 17

Ministry hosting worship event Agape Love Ministries is hosting a event called Fire in the Park from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park, according to a news release. The event will include food and games and features Voices of Harmony, Sevin, La Tonya Henry, Hezekiah Sherley, and Rosalind Sanders Jones. Information: 799-4923 Religion […]

Education digest —

Blood drive planned at Clovis Community College Clovis Community College will be host to a blood drive Thursday. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the commons area Appointments are available. Donors much have a valid identification, weigh more than 100 pounds and be well. Information: 769-4154

Anniversaries — Sept. 12

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Turnbough [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Arthur and Vaunceil Turnbough of Portales celebrated their 50th anniversary Aug. 28 with a party at Vines restaurant in Portales. The celebration included friends and family. The couple was married Aug. 28, 1960, at the Dora Baptist Church. They have two daughters and three granddaughters. They are enjoying retirement. Special […]

Roping event to honor Curry County farmer

Argen Duncan A team roping event set for October aims to honor a Curry County farmer, benefit children and raise money for agriculture advocacy. The inaugural Charles Petty Memorial Team Roping Event is to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, a lobby group for farmers and ranchers, and the New Mexico Baptist Children’s […]

Community celebrates Cannon

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., left, flips hamburger patties in a cloud of smoke as Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas looks on during Cannon Appreciation Day at Unity Park on Friday. Three Clovis entities hosted the annual event. Argen Duncan Whether it was an assault on pastry during a pie-eating […]

Ticket feature: Texico, Farwell getting ready for Border Town Days

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File photo Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Freedom New Mexico Farwell and Texico are celebrating the 44th annual Border Town Days Saturday. Border Town Days is an event shared between the two communities which border the New Mexico/Texas state line. The annual celebration began as a spin-off from […]

Peterson fifth in 15-16-year-old division of Sun Country Junior PGA event

CNJ staff ALBUQUERQUE — Clovis High’s Ethan Peterson shot a second-round 78 Tuesday to finish fifth at 9-over 155 in the boys 15-16-year-old division of the 2010 Sun Country Junior PGA Championship at Four Hills Country Club. Portales’ Paige Hartman, meantime, finished eighth in the girls 15-16 division, shooting a 96 on Tuesday for a […]

Weekend Macker tourney postponed

The Gus Macker basketball tournament scheduled this weekend at Clovis Community College has been postponed to Sept. 4-5. Patty Donovan, a marketing manager at Michigan-based Gus Macker, said the 3-on-3 hoops tournament was pushed back in a hopes of drawing more teams. Gene Martin, the tournament organizer, said Monday about 100 teams were signed up […]

Ticket feature: Events center hosting dog agility trials

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File photo The second annual Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial at the Curry County Events Center is expected to be fun for the whole family. Freedom New Mexico The upcoming Stars and Stripes AKC Dog Agility Trial is sure to be entertaining. Scheduled June 18, 19 and 20 at the Curry County Events […]

Cannon showcasing mission, aircraft for media

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Wing will be showcasing its mission and aircraft for the media Wednesday, according to a news release. The all-day event will include a special operations mission briefing by Col. Stephen Clark, aircraft displays, a CV-22 flight simulator, a driving tour of the base and a Predator Ground Control Station […]

Bella Vista hosting anti-tobacco event

Freedom New Mexico The group Students Concerned About Tobacco at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista is hosting a Big Tobacco “Beat Down” pinata party 1 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The party is the last of a series of anti-tobacco events held across Curry County, the release said. The students will be […]

Kite Karnival takes off Saturday

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Kite Karnival organizer Paul Hopkins said the event will include a kite making tent, games, vendors and kite flyers from the American Kite Association. CNJ staff Kites will dot the sky during the seventh annual Kite Karnival Saturday at Doc Stewart Park. Paul Hopkins, Doc Stewart Park community center manager, said the event has been […]