Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

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Shane Partlow, left, and Rowan Joseph play sisters Sis and Babe in “The Queen of Bingo.” Courtesy photo CMI staff Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey. “The Queen of Bingo,” scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing […]

First person: Rodeo queen

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Britni Montague, a 2007 Clovis High graduate, is the reigning Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. She graduated this spring from the University of New Mexico with a degree in chemical engineering. Clovis native Britni Montague, 22, reigns as this year’s Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. A basketball and volleyball player at Clovis […]

Curry County native competing for state fair queen

CNJ staff Deeann Shafer of Curry County is one of 14 competing this week for the title of New Mexico State Fair Queen. The competition, which begins Wednesday, includes a written test, horsemanship demonstration, interviews and speeches. The new queen will succeed Krystie Lynn Bierner and will be crowned Saturday during the PRCA rodeo.

Rodeo queen’s job never ends

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks As part of the registration process, Miss Rodeo New Mexico pageant contestants Kelly Horton of Placitas, left, and Bethany Lauren Sweat of Nogal take a test Wednesday on rodeo knowledge and current events at the Days Inn. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Maegan Ridley got a key to the […]

First person: Pageant queen proud to represent married women

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CNJ photo: Liliana Castillo Noel Hunt is excited about representing married women of new mexico as Mrs. New Mexico because she said married women don’t get enough credit. Noel Hunt, 22, isn’t working for the first time since she was 15. But her husband still says she has too much to do. As a mother, […]

March 1, 2009 Library books

The following books are available for checkout at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Other Queen by Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a novel that combines all the suspense, passion, and political intrigue that surrounded one of history’s most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines.Desperate Marriages: Moving Toward […]

Police investigating Dairy Queen robbery

CNJ staff Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department said the Dairy Queen restaurant in the 2200 block of Main Street was robbed about 8 p.m. Thursday by two males wearing white Halloween masks and dark clothing. According to Whitney: • witnesses said the suspects had bags wrapped around their hands and claimed to […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available from the Clovis-Carver Public Library: Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life by Sandra Aamodt unravels some of the fascinating discoveries and puzzles of a complex and marvelous organ and reveals how you can make […]

Summer stories

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By Tony Gutierrez and MIckey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Serious about the series Eastern New Mexico University sports information director Adam Pitterman attended the college softball World Series in Oklahoma City. “I actually contacted somebody at the NCAA before I went because I thought it would be a good experience for me,” Pitterman said. Pitterman watched […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Rodeo queen contestants sought

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer APRIL 30 IS THE DEADLINE for contestants who wish to enter the annual Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Pageant competition. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. May 29 at Joe’s Boot Shop in Clovis. Contestants will be judged on appearance and personality. Horsemanship competition will follow at […]

Feb. 23, 1951

Clovis police were looking for someone who robbed 23 parking meters downtown. … Paschal Wickard and Helen Lee were named king and queen of sports at Clovis Junior High. … Clovis 4-H Club was planning a bakery sale at the Goodyear store, 423 Main. … Dunlap’s was promoting the latest in women’s shoe styles – […]

Reporter’s notebook: Local woman runner-up for queen

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Brianne Aucutt of Clovis was first runner-up last month in the New Mexico State Fair Queen contest in Albuquerque. The Texas Tech sophomore represented Curry County as the reigning Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. She competed against 11 other young women from New Mexico. Aucutt was judged on personality, horsemanship […]

Watermelon festival eludes road-trippers

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Watermelon. That’s what was on our minds as The Lady of the House and I headed south out of Clovis to the Watermelon Roundup in Plains, Texas. It’d been awhile since we’d been road-trippin’ so I was looking forward to rambling down a two-lane blacktop. There was just a mention […]

Fair royalty reunites

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Royalty reigned at the first Roosevelt County Fair Queen Reunion, held Friday at the Jake Lopez Community Center. Past fair queens, sweethearts and sweetheart princesses mingled with this year’s reigning royalty and contestants to share lunch and reminisce about years past. Who the first Roosevelt County fair queen was seems […]

Mirriam-Webster brings bling into vernacular

By Helena Rodriguez: local columnist I googled you to tell you that your new necklace was so bling but you were too busy being a mouse potato and that’s why I acted like such a drama queen. This isn’t gibberish I’m talking here, but English — new English that is — and you’ll be able […]

Pioneer Days event introduces youngsters to cowboy ways

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Rodeo clown Leon Coffee helps 4-year-old Aleigha Gemma-Miller of Ranchvale lasso a goat during a rodeo encounter Thursday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. (Staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a pink cowboy hat that shadowed her entire body, Thea Hand, 2, stared wide-eyed at the whirring mechanical bull. Once atop, […]

Tea honors nonagenarians

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Claire Burroughes, left, ties a velvet cape around Nina Luckett as she is crowned queen at a nonagenarian tea for seniors over 90 at the Baxter-Curren Senior Center Tuesday afternoon. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer With some confined to wheelchairs and most dressed to impress, Curry County nonagenarians arrived at […]

Contestants say rodeo helps preserve western lifestyle

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Lacy Price, 17, of Texico, whispers to her quarter horse, Baby, Monday after being crowned the 2005 Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer One by one, the nine rodeo queen contestants briskly rode their horses across the Mounted Patrol Arena on Monday during the 2005 Pioneer Days […]

Local student named state queen

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Ashlee Stallings poses with Wilma Fulgham after winning the state fair queen crown while representing Curry County Saturday night in Albuquerque. (Courtesy photo) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Ashlee Stallings spent Sunday in bed battling strep throat. There was no way she could compete for the state fair queen crown, she thought. If that […]

Portales teen takes Miss Rodeo Queen New Mexico

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Brittany Bennett, of Portales, and recently crowned 2005 Miss Rodeo New Mexico-Elect, is congratulated by judge Dick Reason, of Tucson, Ariz., at the Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant luncheon and coronation Thursday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Brittany Bennett likens rodeos to family reunions. Unlike many sports, camaraderie often […]