CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School. In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Monday morning briefing: Free music, a wrongful conviction and no rain in sight

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Free concert The Eastern New Mexico University Brass Choir Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m.Tuesday in Buchanan Hall of the Music Building. The selections include “Procession of the Nobles” from the opera “Mlada” by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, “Allegretto” from “Symphony No. 7″ by Ludwig van […]

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Courtesy photo Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center […]

Band takes top honors at Zia competition

CNJ staff The Clovis High band pulled an encore Saturday in Albuquerque, winning top honors at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta at the University of New Mexico. The band won the state championship and the grand championship in the 32-band field from New Mexico, Texas and Colorado. Coupled with Tournament of the Bands last weekend […]

Tuesday morning briefing: A hero run, fiesta time and Uncle Sam

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Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gearing up

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Courtesy photo Our Lady of Guadalupe’s annual Fiesta is expected to offer food, games, music, dancing, an antique car show and more. Freedom New Mexico This weekend’s Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe is sure to entertain all ages in a variety of ways. Kicking off Friday night, the three-day festival is a more than […]

Religion feature: Church fiesta features Hawaiian entertainment

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish’s annual fiesta includes games, food and live entertainment under the big tent. Freedom New Mexico Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is bringing the sights of Hawaii to Clovis for the annual Fiesta this weekend. The parish hosts the event each year as the church’s main […]

Cultural Arts Series to end with ballet, folklore

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Courtesy photo Courtesy photo Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is closing for the year with a Cinco de Mayo celebration with Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. Freedom New Mexico Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore at Ballet Folklorico Quetzalli de Veracruz 4 […]

Come see Mexico’s most popular award winning export!

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a visual fiesta of culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this special cultural event is the final performance of the 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Founded in […]

Mexican dance company to perform in Clovis

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a visual fiesta of Mexican culture and folklore with Ballet Folklorico “Quetzalli” de Veracruz on Sunday, May 3 at 4 pm at Marshall Auditorium. This talented dance company performs traditional folkloric dances while musicians play authentic stringed instruments. Sponsored by Clovis Community College and The Citizens Bank of Clovis, this […]

ENMU sponsors hot air balloon

By Celena Cordova, PNT Staff Writer Eastern New Mexico University wants fiesta-goers to see its message about tuition costs is powered by hot air, not full of it. “Avoid Soaring Tuition” was chosen as the slogan for the university’s hot air balloon at the 2008 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Fiesta goers will have the opportunity […]

Sept. 21, 2008 Senior Calendar

La Casa Senior Center 1120 Cameo St. Sunday: Due to Pintada, NM fiesta trip the dance for la casa senior center has been changed from this Sunday Sept. 21 to Sept. 28 Monday:

CHS Marching Band wins Zia contest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The odds seemed stacked against the Clovis High School band this year at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Not only did the band include freshmen for the first time, but its routine included more maneuvers and complex songs than in previous years. But the CHS Wildcat Marching […]

Fiesta set for weekend

Freedom Newspapers The St. Helen Catholic Church Fiesta will be held today and Sunday at the church, located at 1600 South Avenue O in Portales. Festivities begin with a Mass at 10 a.m. today. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. a horseshoe tournament, cakewalk, game booths and a car show will be held. Food booths […]

Fiesta combines fund-raising, fellowship

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CNJ staff photo: Helena Rodriguez Ray Gonzales shows off his 1951 black Chevy Deluxe Sedan, one of 28 entries in Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church’s annual fiesta car show. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Fellowship, fund-raising and food are what have made Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church’s annual fiesta a crowd-drawing success, […]

Religion Digest: Parish planning three-day Fiesta

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish is holding its Fiesta 2007 today through Sunday. The Fiesta will be held at 108 N. Davis St. Today’s activities include a 5:30 p.m. dinner, which will be followed by a 7 p.m. variety show. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for […]

Our Lady of Guadalupe holding fund-raising fiesta

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Sally Romero of Clovis hangs decorations Thursday for the Fiesta weekend celebration at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. The annual fund-raiser begins tonight with a dinner and variety show. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The parking lot across from Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church was abuzz with activity […]

Festival fund-raiser boasts everything from carnival games to live bands

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Mitchell Armijo, age 9, took more than eight rides on the “Gyro” at the Fiesta 2005 that ran from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. (CNJ staff photo: Ryn Gargulinski) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Clovis residents Lindy Esquibel and Sally Romero, who grew up across the street from […]

Crowning of Mary ritual has deep roots for Latin American Catholics

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The Rev. Sotero Sena of Our Lady of Guadalupe church arranges Easter lilies around the statue of the Virgin Mary on Wednesday at the church. (Photo by Eric Kluth) Darrell Todd Maurina Food, fun, games and a special Catholic Mass and procession through the streets will highlight next weekend for many in Clovis’ Hispanic community. […]