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