More than 70 floats featured in Pioneer Days Parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Brooke Reid, left, and Emile Reid ride a miniature horse-pulled carriage with the help of Harry Riser on Saturday during the 40th annual Pioneer Days Parade on Main Street. The miniature carriage and horses was a float with Southwestern Flavor, a riding group in Clovis. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff […]

Jesus’ procession tops all parades

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist I love a parade. From the time I was little, I can remember watching parades at one time or another. My far back memories take me to Missouri when we would always go to parades in downtown Kansas City. It just takes an occasion to throw a parade. Each time […]

College celebrates homecoming

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Freedom Newspapers: Karl TerryEastern New Mexico University’s homecoming parade Saturday had no shortage of clowns. This year’s theme was “Under the Bigtop,” providing free reign for those inclined to face-paint and over-sized wardrobe choices. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers A circus atmosphere was prevalent as clowns, jugglers and circus-themed floats participated in the Eastern New […]

Letters to the Editor: Trash collectors targeted for critcism

I don’t know how hard it is to be a refuse collector/driver. I imagine driving a truck that picks up the dumpsters is easy, picking up the green dumpsters and dumping them in the truck is hard, as well as doing the alley cleanup. As a consumer, I get tired of waiting a month or […]

Readers enjoy Christmas parade (mostly)

Reader Reaction A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked for reviews on Saturday’s Christmas parade down Clovis’ Main Street. Some responses:   “I REALLY ENJOYED THE parade, but there was one float preaching on a very loud speaker to ‘admit your sins and come to Jesus Christ.’ I am a Christian and I attend church […]

Parade will light up Main Street

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Members of the Gattis Junior High School Bear Essentials dance team perform on Main Street during the 2003 Clovis Christmas Lights Parade. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Santa Claus is coming to town. Look for him on top of a fire truck Saturday evening on Main Street. The Clovis Rotary […]

Sometimes mistakes help us come out clean

Judy Brandon Think about this: sometimes our mistakes can turn out to be blessings. As a child, I loved Ivory soap. I was so amazed that it floated in the water when I took a bath. Then I would see the commercial on television — “Ivory Soap: the soap that floats!” The Ivory soap commercial […]