Education column: Float making provides teaching opportunity

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy What is it that’s so engaging about a parade? Maybe it’s that excitement and anticipation in the air. Last Friday morning that’s what was felt by those who attended the inaugural Homecoming Day Parade held by the Clovis High School Freshman Academy along Cameo Street between Purdue and 15th streets. CHSFA math teacher […]

Pioneer Days parade helps the city celebrate its 100th anniversary

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Staff photo: Andy DeLisle The Curry County Mounted Patrol ride horses Saturday in the Pioneer Days parade on Main Street. By Helena Rodriguez: CNj staff writer Lifelong Clovis resident Misty Albright never misses a Pioneer Days parade. With this year being the centennial celebration, her family was out in full force Saturday to cheer on […]

Santa comes to town

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Julie Rooney corrals her four children at the Portales Christmas parade on Friday evening (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLisle) By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist The Grinch didn’t exactly steal Christmas, but he did help Borden Peanuts capture the best business float award during the annual Christmas parade Friday night in Portales. The giant trailer-turned-sleigh featured the […]

Governor puts state first

By Ned Cantwell: CNJ columnist Here we are just a couple of weeks into the new year and I am tired of it already. Oh, not the year; 2006 looks promising. As George Bush would say, bring it on! No, what I am tired of is the Pasadena conspiracy that snubs its nose at the […]

Parade showcases floats, lights, holiday spirit

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Boy scouts from troop 226 ride atop their float in the ninth annual Christmas Light Parade on Main Street Saturday night. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Nina Galvon, 15, sat in a folding chair on Main Street, bundled in a blanket with hot cocoa in hand, as she waited alongside […]

eBay newest forum for political sales

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Bill Richardson wants a football team, casinos want gamblers, our national parks are, no kidding, considering corporate sponsors. Welcome to New Mexico. Everyone wants something. That’s why it is the prediction here the comely Deborah Hale of Albuquerque is setting a trend. Deborah is 48 years old. She is successful. […]

Christian group’s parade float irks Clovis resident

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ Veterans Day parade is traditionally open to any groups wanting to participate, and the message they convey is up to them. But a float appearing in this year’s parade left one Clovis man with a bad taste in his mouth. Joe Christopherson, the service supervisor of a local […]

Muleshoe residents enjoy parade

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Classmates from the Muleshoe High School class of 1954 wave American flags as they ride on their float in Saturday’s Fourth of July parade on Main Street in Muleshoe. (Staff photo:Eric Kluth By Eric Kluth: CNJ Staff Parade watchers coming to Muleshoe for Saturday morning’s Independence Day parade were treated to floats decorated in red, […]

‘Tis the season

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Family members James Townson, left, of Melrose, Cody Fullerton, center, 10, of Melrose, and Debbie Spriggs, right, of Clovis, wave to the floats as they stay warm during Saturday’s 2003 Clovis Christmas Light Parade. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King Temperatures in the 30s didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of youngsters getting ready for Clovis’ […]

ENMU celebrates homecoming

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By Tony Parra The sirens on the police cars and fire trucks sounded off and the bright red and blue lights signaled the beginning of the 2003 Eastern New Mexico University homecoming parade Saturday morning. Parents, children and residents gathered on the sides of 1st Street in the downtown area in anticipation of the parade […]