Preparations in place for Floyd Jamboree

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File photo Floyd Lions Club Vice President Fred Patterson said the Floyd Jamboree will have plenty of many familiar faces again this year. Secretary Paul Benoit said they hope to have local celebrity Will Banister attending again. The Floyd Jamboree will go on this year despite no one showing for Sunday’s auditions, according to Floyd […]

Hounds eighth, Zias fifth in Cowboy Jamboree

CNJ staff STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Isaiah Samoei and sophomore Adrienne Montoya led Eastern New Mexico University’s cross country teams to solid finishes on Saturday in the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. The Greyhounds, competing in the university men’s division, finished eighth with 282 team points. Oklahoma State took the team title with 46 […]

Floyd jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo: Sherry Fahrenkrug Local musician Will Banister performs during the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree dress rehearsal Sunday. The 61st annual music show is scheduled for this weekend. Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Carter of Portales opened up the 60th Floyd Jamboree with “Thanks A Lot.” This was her sixth year to perform at the jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many […]

Annual Floyd Jamboree marking 60th anniversary

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Chek Rippee rehearses a song on the fiddle Sunday with the Floyd Jamboree Band. Rippee is a regular in the annual jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday at the high school gym. It’s a major […]

Floyd jamboree tuning up

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank Keane Brown plays fiddle while rehearsing with the Floyd Jamboree Band on Sunday at Floyd High School. The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree is celebrating 60 years of entertainment. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday […]

Hounds win team title at Cowboy Jamboree

CNJ staff STILLWATER, Okla. — Junior Richard Kogo of Kenya finished sixth and freshman Jacob Lozano of Hobbs was eighth Saturday, leading the Eastern New Mexico University men’s cross country team to a six-point victory over Colorado College in the college/junior college division of the Cowboy Jamboree, hosted by Oklahoma State. Kogo covereed the 8K […]

Jamboree brings community together

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer For the 59th year, guitar strings are ready to hum and country songs to resound in Floyd. Floyd’s 59th annual Country Jamboree is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, and is showcasing more than 25 performers. The Floyd Lions Club organizes the event. Thursday through Saturday’s performances feature country music, […]

Portales woman killed in car crash

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Kacee Lovato, 20, a Portales High graduate and aspiring singer, died in an automobile accident early Thursday morning in Roosevelt County. Lovato graduated from Portales High School in 2006. She was a singer destined to go places, according to Bill Rice, a drummer who knew Lovato through the Floyd […]

Floyd Jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo The Foley Sisters, made up of Courtney, Hillary and Jordan Foley, a three-piece bluegrass band, are among performers in the 2007 Floyd Country Jamboree, which starts Thursday. By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom New MexicoNot even a tornado could keep people away from the annual Floyd Country Jamboree last yea Not even a tornado could […]

July 17, 1947

Louise Massey, NBC singing star, was scheduled to be in Clovis as one of the features for the Western Music Jamboree. … Nearly 200 people were scheduled to attend the Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Hotel Clovis ballroom. … The Clovis Pioneers baseball team was defeated by the Pampa (Texas) Oilers, 7-4, at Bell […]

Floyd jamboree celebrates 57 years

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Courtney Foley, left, and Hillary Foley of Portales tune their instruments prior to hitting the stage during rehearsal for the Floyd Lions Club Jamboree. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Soon the sounds of fiddles, guitars, drums and singing will fill the air in Floyd as the 57th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree gets under way […]

Country jamboree aids area needy

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Floyd Lions Club’s 56th annual Country Jamboree this week features more than 40 musicians and performers. Proceeds from the $5 per person admission will go back into the Floyd community and beyond as Lions Club members have various charitable projects in the works. Dave Nash, a Lions Club […]

Floyd jamboree kicks off to country stylings

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars, fiddles and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle […]

Floyd jamboree set for 55th year

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for this week’s 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree The four-day event runs Thursday through Sunday at the Floyd schools gymnasium. Noel Rippee, program director, said he’s been involved in one way […]

Balloon show to take place as scheduled

CNJ staff Two hot air balloon shows were canceled Saturday due to weather, but this morning’s ascension will go off as scheduled, weather permitting of course. The Bank of Clovis Balloon Jamboree balloon ascension at a site north of the Plains Regional Medical Center is slated for 6 a.m. this morning. Saturday morning’s launch was […]

Down-home country jamboree comes to entertain young, old

Fred Chandler of Farwell, a veteran of the annual Floyd Country Jamboree, plays the violin Saturday, alongside other area musicians. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschein. By Michelle Seeber FLOYD — More than 500 people — a full house of young and old — heard some 40 soloists sing songs, play guitars and show off their talent […]

Auditions for the Floyd Jamboree set

CNJ Staff Report The 54th Annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree will hold auditions at 1 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Floyd Community Building. These are auditions, not training sessions, Lions Club officials say. Each group or solo artist should have two traditional country/western or gospel songs to audition with. The Lions Club will also […]

Portales boy coming home from Nashville to headline fair

By Helena Rodriguez From the Floyd Jamboree to Opryland and now back to the Roosevelt County Fair. Portales native turned Nashville performer John W. Hill will headline entertainment at this year’s Roosevelt County Fair. After spending three years playing acoustic guitar with country star Chad Brock in the late 1990s, Hill has been flying solo […]

First Christian Country Jamboree is this weekend

By Helena Rodriguez Eight area entertainment acts are slated to perform in Portales’ first Christian Country Jamboree on Friday and Saturday. The inaugural event is being held in conjunction with Roosevelt County Heritage Days and will run from 6:30 to about 9 p.m. nightly at City Park. Admission is free and the public is encouraged […]