Magician enjoys connecting with audience

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Robert Smith of Albuquerque performs his “Robert Magic Presents Street Magic Live” Thursday night at the Curry County Fair. Smith has six more shows for the remainder of the fair — at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sharna Johnson Sure, there are tricks and flair […]

Camp meeting revived at Ute Lake

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Courtesy photo More than 100 people gathered at Ute Lake this summer for the Ute Lake Camp Meeting. Organizers say they are excited to see the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp reborn at the lake and are already planning next year’s camp meeting. Sharna Johnson Organizers of the Ute Lake Camp Meeting are excited to see […]

Teen seriously injured leaving scene of party, police say

CNJ staff New Mexico State Police are investigating separate crashes involving a police officer and a Clovis teen police say stem from a large party early Sunday morning. The 18-year-old male driver was airlifted to a Lubbock hospital, where police say he was in stable condition Monday. Officer Jason Blankenship received minor injuries, state police […]

Municipal league gathering in Clovis

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By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Peggy Tedford normally doesn’t have a problem filling her hotel, as she estimates all 69 rooms at the Fairfield Inn and Suites are booked four days per week. This week, she’ll have no problem — period — thanks to the New Mexico Municipal League. “We’ve actually been booked up […]

Residents commemorate Juneteenth

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Tony Woods, left, served deserts such as peach cobbler and cakes during Saturday’s Juneteenth celebration at O.G. Potter Park. The desert station went through about five cake trays. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer It took three days after June 16, 1865 before blacks in the south received the news […]

In search of heritage

The Buck Ramsey Heritage Award will be given Sept. 20 at the annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering. It goes to an individual, family or ranch that reflects the spirit of the West.

April 8, 2008 Business Briefs

Realtors to meet in Clovis The New Mexico Association of Realtors will hold its spring meeting Thursday through Saturday in Clovis. The meeting has not been held in Clovis for several years, said Diane Moelenbrink, manager of operations for the organization. One reason it is being held in Clovis this year is that the new […]

Masons gathering for convention

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo New Mexico Masons grand master Arthur Tunnell presides over the business of the lodge from a chair in the center of the stage. A new grand master will be elected at the fraternity’s annual convention. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer About 250 Masons are expected to attend this week’s […]

Official: Funds audit still in planning

CNJ staff Completion of an audit of 2007 county fair funds is likely still weeks away, according to New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas.

March 22, 1950

Flowerland, 1007 Main, was preparing to give away gladiola bulbs to those attending Milton Berle’s “Always Leave Them Laughing,” at the State theater. … Gideons across New Mexico were preparing for a weekend gathering at First Presbyterian Church in Clovis. … A small, furnished apartment close to Clovis’ business section was going for $36 per […]

Gay, Jimmy

Jimmy V. Gay, 75, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006, at Farwell Convalescent Center. He was born to Reba Leona Raburn and Bonnie Britt Gay on July 27, 1930 in Bovina. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and a multitude of friends He is survived by a son, Jimmy R. Gay (and wife, […]

Halloween is all about fun, not evil

Clyde Davis Once upon a place and time, there was a magical, charming, innocent world. The autumn days would follow frosty nights, moving from jacket to shirtsleeves to jacket again, and the buckeyes and acorns would leap from the trees into the waiting paws of squirrels or little boys who threw them at unwary targets. […]

Adventure comes in scary packages

By Clyde Davis The pine barrens begin in the central part of New Jersey and stretch to the ocean in an easterly direction, to Cape May in the south, and touch the Delaware River in the East. It’s a vast area of rural terrain and downright wilderness, and is heavily grown over with cedar stands, […]