Pioneer Days parade celebrates heritage

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Queen of the Red Hat Floozies Betty Shober, left, and member Peggy Johnson dressed to the theme of celebrating 100 years of heritage during Saturday’s Pioneer Days Parade. Shober represented the railroad and Johnson dressed as pin-up girl Betty Grab By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico A hot and blustery […]

Parade winners announced

Here are winners from Saturday’s

Boundaries needed for true freedom

By Judy Brandon: CNJ religion columnist Think about it: daytime talk shows can be really offensive. The very strange and weird is more the ordinary or normal on these shows. For some of these shows, producers and hosts all connive to parade guests that boast about deceitful and immoral living. The audience usually applauds when […]

Parade lights Portales streets

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Ashlynn Idsing, 11, put a styrofoam cone under her hair to mimick the Whos in the movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which was the theme of the C&S Inc. float in Portales’ Lighted Christmas Parade. To view more photos, visit fnm.myc By Mickey Winfield

Clovis Christmas Light Parade set for Saturday

Gabriel Monte Like previous Christmas Light Parades Clovis MainStreet Director Robyne Beubien is bracing for a cold Saturday evening. The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures on Saturday to hit lows in the 30s. Despite facing a frosty evening, Beubien said she expects more than 100 entries for the parade, which starts at 6 p.m. […]

Parade draws residents, sense of pride

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Navy veteran Natasha Beckwith, left, holds the American flag Saturday standing with fellow veteran Les Bassinger on the American Veterans Post No. 14 float during the Veterans Day Parade. To view more photos from the parade, visit fnm.mycapture.com. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Milia and Cadence Ratledge, 4-year-old twins […]

Texico, Farwell celebrate annual Border Town Days

CNJ staff What: 42nd annual Border Town Days. Where: Parade starts in Texico, activities will be at the Farwell City Park with entertainment provided by local performers. When: Saturday. Parade starts at 10 a.m. (MDT), activities at 11 a.m. (MDT). Background: Event organizer Mike Pomper said the event is a small gathering between neighboring cities […]

Pioneer Days Parade winners announced

CNJ staff Listed below are the winners of Saturday’s 38th annual Pioneer Days parade. Parade Chairman John Montano said there were 113 entries in the parade. Sweepstakes — Red Hat Floozies Marching/Walking units 1. Cannon Air Force Base Color Guard, 2. Clovis High School Marching Band, 3.

Local residents enjoy annual parade

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Madeline Smith, left, and Norma Patterson, members of the Red Hat Floozies, wave to the crowd lining Main Street during the Pioneer Days Parade. The Red Hat Floozies’s float was dedicated to going green. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The 6-year-old redheaded girl pointed at the nearby horses and […]

Dec. 28, 1961

The Abington High School Band of Abington, Pa. stopped and performed an impromptu parade down Main Street on its way to the Tournament of Roses Parade scheduled to be held in Los Angeles on New Year’s Day. … A Cannon Air Force Base airman was reported to be in fair condition after being found nearly […]

Family shares parade experience

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Santa Claus waves to the crowd on Main Street Saturday during the 11th Annual Christmas Light Parade. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Raidon Gonzales’ face lit up with excitement and reflected light as a Clovis Fire Department truck drifted slowly down Main Street. The six-year-old sat on his father’s […]

Christmas light parade Saturday

CNJ staff The 11th annual Christmas Light Parade will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. The parade, which is sponsored by Clovis MainStreet, will begin at 14th and Main streets and continue south until it ends at Grand Street. The theme for this year’s event is “Clovis 100 Years in the Making.” According to Clovis […]

Citizens remember those who served

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ronie and Kathy Wall ride a motorcycle Saturday in the Veterans Day Parade on Main Street. Ronie Wall is a Vietnam veteran who was in the Navy for 20 years, he said. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Wanda Montoya watched her grandchildren run around Saturday on a sidewalk near […]

Local Roundup: Man sentenced for sexual assault

CNJ staff A Clovis man was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting three foster children while they were in his care, according to a press release from the District Attorney’s office. Richard Glascoe, 43, was convicted of three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13 and three counts […]

Letters to the Editor: Alcohol contributes to moral collapse

This letter is about the 725 names needed on a petition to call an election on Sunday liquor sales. I would like to see the names of those who cannot stand even one day to be free of alcohol sales. I sincerely hope I would not see any names from our police and fire personnel […]

Ethnic Fair set for Saturday

Ethnicity will be celebrated during the 16th annual Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair and Parade of Flags and People. Festivities begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with a 5K walk/fun run. The festival continues with the start of the Parade of Flags and People. The parade will be led by a joint color guard unit and will […]

Celebration spans states

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell makes his way to the top of a 24-foot rock-climbing wall Saturday at the Farwell City Park during Border Town Days. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Mason Ketcherside, 6, of Farwell inched higher and higher as his mother, Kristen Tunnell, coached him from about […]

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 […]

Past central in parade

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CNJ file photo Parade chairman John Montano says that this year’s parade will be one of the longest. First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded in each parade category. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Expect to see a 1963 Coca-Cola Cadillac, a three-star general and a record amount of entries in Saturday’s Pioneer […]

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 […]