Melrose hosting Old-timer’s Celebration

By William Thompson Melrose will hold its annual Old-Timer’s Celebration today and Saturday and Mayor Ray Hester said he expects 300 to 400 people will take part in the festivities. “The old-timer’s celebration has been going on for 25 years or more,” said Hester. “It’s a way for us to honor the old-timers here in […]

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, […]

St. Patrick’s Day national holiday back in Ireland

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Trudi and Alan McEntee mix up a batch of Irish stew to serve today to the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means Mass, international parades, games and other exciting festivities are being held in Ireland. That’s according to […]

‘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’ […]

Religion Briefs 12/5

Church gives fund a Christmas boost Operation Christmas Child, a program that collects gifts for distribution to poor children worldwide, reported a 17 percent increase in collections at its Lubbock center and much of that increase appears to have been due to a collection drive by First Baptist Church of Clovis. According to Sammy Rhodes, […]

A day of honor

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Cool, wet weather kept the crowds away, but patriotism showed up in full uniform for Clovis’ annual Veterans Day parade on Saturday. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien By Darrell Todd Maurina Although turnout was light along sidewalks on Main Street for the Veterans Day parade in Clovis on Saturday morning, the light drizzle didn’t dampen the […]

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 […]

Towns celebrate border connection

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Devon Rose, 4, of Farwell, dressed as Uncle Sam, points to the start of the parade as and Emily Autrey, 4, of Texico, dressed as Betsy Ross, waves to the emergency personal during Saturday’s parade at the 37th annual celebration of Bordertown Days. By Janet Bresenham Stephanie Vega, 13, enjoyed everything about Saturday’s 37th annual […]

Route 66 celebration starts

By Dave Gragg TUCUMCARI — The countdown ends today for the second annual International Roadie Gathering in Tucumcari. While the event features celebrities such as Martin Milner and Michael Wallace, the real guests of honor are the more than 1,500 people the gathering is expected to draw. This Roadie gathering is sponsored by the International […]

CAFB commander grateful for support

By Robert “Rowdy” Yates On behalf of nearly 7,000 Cannon Air Force Base residents, I wanted to thank our local communities for their gracious treatment of your Lethal Warfighters. Specifically, I want to say thank-you to Clovis, Portales, Farwell, and Muleshoe for taking the time, bearing the expense, and for holding your loyal Air Force […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]

Heartfelt homecoming

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By Janet Bresenham Even the weather cooperated Saturday afternoon, joining the warmth of the homecoming welcome from residents of Clovis and Portales for military troops from Cannon Air Force Base and other branches of the armed services. The day’s celebration began with a military parade along Main Street, with about 1,000 men and women from […]

Area troops to be saluted

Clovis and Portales residents are throwing a party for their military neighbors from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Greene Acres Park in Clovis. The event is dubbed, “Salute to Our Troops: A Homecoming Celebration,” and will feature welcome speeches by both city’s mayors, an F-16 flyover, live music, games and entertainment. Residents from both […]

Rodeo Hall of Famer to lead parade

By Gary Mitchell Rodeo stock contractor Mike Cervi is not the type to toot his own horn — but this year, he’ll get to lead the parade. Cervi, 66, of Greeley, Colo., was recently named as 2003 inductee into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo. He, along with six others, will […]

Pioneer Days Celebration will feature traditional rodeo

By Gary Mitchell Airabelle the Cow and her friends plan to crash the 33rd annual Pioneer Days party this year — and add a whole new dimension to the event. Airabelle, an 80-foot-tall by 120-foot-wide balloon shaped like a dairy cow, will lead the charge of more than 30 hot-air balloons during the Pioneer Balloon […]

Pioneer Days offers fun

By Clyde Davis Age is mostly a matter of perspective, whether it’s attached to buildings, persons or objects. I cringe when I go into an antique store and see the prices sometimes attached to familiar objects — even toys — from my childhood. Did you ever have the feeling you should not have cleaned out […]

Pioneer Days planning under way

By Jack King “Flying High in Clovis” is the theme of this year’s Pioneer Days celebration scheduled June 2-8, said Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Director Ernie Kos. This year, in addition to the annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo, Pioneer Parade, Little Buckaroo Rodeo, Pioneer Women of the West breakfast and beauty pageants, Pioneer […]