Halloween festivities fun for everyone

Freedom New Mexico ParentDish.com advises that one of the “cool” candies to hand out this Halloween is white chocolate skulls filled with gummy worms. Call us old-fashioned, but we’ll take the Fun Size Snickers bar and be content. Halloween as we know it today was derived from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in), […]

ENMU homecoming parade features more than 60 floats

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FNM correspondent: Zhongming Jiang Natalie Pebsworth, 12, gets a handful of candy during Saturday’s 75th annual Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming Parade. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico It rained candy for children in a more than 60-float Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday for in downtown Portales. ENMU kicked off 75th anniversary homecoming […]

Portales Smokin’ Third bash kicks off Independence Day festivities

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PNT Photo: Zhongming Jiang A fireworks display explodes over the city of Portales. The show is part of the Smokin’ Third of July Bash. The event kicks off Independence Day festivities in Eastern New Mexico. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico Every holiday seems to be a time for family to get together. The Fourth […]

Independence Day festivities to include live music, boat race

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File photo The Smoke on the Water fireworks display begins at 8:45 p.m. July 4 at Greene Acres Park. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Even though the Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce isn’t quite to their $25,000 goal for the Smoke on the Water fireworks display, Director Ernie Kos said the day […]

Despite festivities, outlook still dire

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico columnist Tuesday’s inauguration of Barack Obama will truly be unique. He will be the first president younger than me. He’ll also be the first black president in our nation’s history. While I’m extremely unsure about his politics and his ability to step up to the office, the historic aspect […]

Events set to celebrate King legacy

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Various activities are planned by the Portales Cultural Affairs Committee to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision and struggles to achieve a dream of nonviolence and equality in the world. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. today with a commemorative march. Used as a medium for […]

Pioneer Days gets a twist

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Children scramble to find their boots during the 29th annual Little Bucaroo Rodeo/Clovis Pioneer Day’s 5-and-under boot race in June 2004 at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Most of Clovis has seen a rodeo — specifically the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo at the Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena, […]

Festivities about to fire up

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Ooh and aah sounds will echo throughout eastern New Mexico and West Texas this weekend as the region prepares to sparkle in a big way. From Clovis to Muleshoe, a variety of fireworks displays and all-day festivities are set in honor of the Fourth of July. The biggest show in […]