Ticket feature: Slide Ireland performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Slide Ireland’s sound is described as traditional Irish “with attitude.” The band will perform in Clovis March 31. Freedom New Mexico A spirited revival of tradition, Slide Ireland is posed to bring a taste of Ireland to Clovis audiences March 31. The five person multi-instrument band, with everything from wedding fiddles to mournful […]

Ticket feature: ENMU hosting performances of ‘The Mikado’

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Courtesy photo “The Mikado” is being performed at Eastern New Mexico University tonight through Sunday. Freedom New Mexico Performances of the Japanese love story “The Mikado” begin today at Eastern New Mexico University. A love triangle between Japanese exchange students on spring break in Texas, the Gilbert and Sullivan play “The Mikado” tells the story […]

Clovis couple claims lottery prize

CNJ staff A Clovis couple claimed a top prize winning lottery ticket Wednesday, netting $303,000. Self-employed insurance adjusters Kenneth and Kenni Nutt won the prize in a Feb. 3 New Mexico Roadrunner Cash drawing Feb. 3, according to a press release from the New Mexico Lottery. They purchased the ticket at KC Express on Seventh […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Brooklyn Rider will perform its music for Clovis audiences Feb. 19, offering classical string quartet sounds with a new twist. Freedom New Mexico A string quartet with unique twist will perform for Clovis community members Feb. 19. Brooklyn Rider is described as “adventurous,” with a “hip” contemporary take on classical music, according to […]

Our people: Ticket master

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Courtesy photo Clovis’ Pat Blanchette works as a health assistant in the Clovis High School nurses office. Clovis resident Pat Blanchette has been the Wildcats’ purple-wearing ticket taker at Clovis Schools sporting events for 18 years. Blanchette and her husband moved to Clovis when Tom was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base in 1992. The […]

Ticket feature: New Year’s Eve ranch rodeo coming to events center

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File photo Ranch rodeos include activities that take place on ranches such as branding, stray gathering, doctoring, trailer loading pictured above at the first Curry County Ranch Rodeo held May 29. Freedom New Mexico Hammer Down Rodeo Company is hosting the first New Year’s Eve Steven Watson Memorial Ranch Rodeo beginning 1 p.m. Dec. 31 […]

Ticket feature: Mexican folk music, dance coming to Clovis Civic Center

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Courtesy photo Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico Sunday afternoon will bring Mexican folk song and dance to the stage in Clovis. Fiesta Navidad de Mariachi will perform at 3 p.m. at the Civic Center […]

Ticket feature: Blues group Soul Kitchen to perform in Clovis

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Courtesy photo Albuquerque’s Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night at the Clovis Civic Center as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The blues group Soul Kitchen will perform Saturday night as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the Clovis Civic […]

Ticket feature: Mayor’s charity ball set for Friday

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File photo Mayor Gayla Brumfield said her annual charity ball, scheduled for Friday night, gives between $8,000 and $10,000 to community groups each year. Freedom New Mexico The Mayor’s third annual charity ball is Friday night and promises to be a night of “dinner, dancing and fun.” Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield said about 25 tables […]

Ticket feature: Clovis students to perform in play

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Courtesy photo The play “Bless Me, Ultima,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School features four local students in the production. Freedom New Mexico A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School 7 p.m. Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex […]

Education digest — Oct. 14

Band fundraiser set for Saturday The annual Clovis High School marching band fundraiser Noodles and Notes will be held Saturday. A ticket will gain admission to the spaghetti dinner at the First United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. The church is on Sycamore Street across from Yucca Junior High School. This is […]

Ticket feature: ENMU Wind Sympony hosting concert

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Courtesy photo The Eastern New Mexico Wind Symphony is holding a free concert Oct. 17. Freedom New Mexico The wind symphony of Eastern New Mexico University is hosting a free concert. The concert has been organized to illustrate the diversity of wind instrument compositions, according to a press release from ENMU. The performance will include […]

Ticket feature: Circus show features zombies

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Courtesy photo The Zombie Circus Extravaganza follows a circus that has a ringmaster, strongman, tightrope walker and the normal circus cast, but director Bryan Hahn said there is a twist. CNJ staff report It might have been a nightmare to put together, but the director of an upcoming zombie show said there’s no nightmare for […]

Ticket feature: Motorcycle rally to complement music festival

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File photo The Rockin’ Motorcycle Rally will take place Friday through Sunday at High Planes Harley-Davidson on Mabry Drive. The event is timed to coincide with the Clovis Music Festival. Freedom New Mexico The three-day Rockin’ Motorcycle Rally, a complement to the Clovis Music Festival, is for more than just bikers. The rally, hosted by […]

Melrose couple plans to spend lottery winnings on new floors

CNJ staff A Melrose couple who won $50,000 from a scratch lottery ticket Sunday plan to install new floors in their home and share their winnings with their children. Mary Vineyard told lottery officials she was watching TV and scratching off tickets her husband purchased her that night. “Real quick, I saw that the same […]

Clovis reducing ticket prices for athletic events

The Clovis High athletic office is reducing ticket prices for CHS events for the 2010-11 school year. Tickets for students in grades 7-12, senior citizens and military are $3, while tickets for students in grades 1-6 are $2, athletic director Brian Stacy said. Ticket prices in those categories were previously $5. Questions can be directed […]

Ticket feature: 42 tournament set in Texico

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File photo Faye Keener of Portales grabs dominos to shuffle after she and her teammate Beverly Winn won a game of 42 during last year’s state tournament in Texico. Kevin Wilson It’s once again time to catch some tricks in Texico. That’s the site for the third annual 42 state championship, set for Saturday afternoon […]

Ticket feature: ENMU alumnus, opera singer returning for homecoming

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Melendez Jared Tucker ENMU alumnus and acclaimed opera singer Manuel Melendez will be in Portales at this year’s homecoming festivities. Manuel Melendez will be attending a breakfast ceremony to celebrate the newly renovated music building at ENMU, and will honor Melendez’s high school and college instructor, George Umberson. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Melendez graduated ENMU in […]

Ticket feature: Fireworks displays readied to celebrate Fourth

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File photo Clovis and Portales are planning fireworks displays Sunday night to commemorate Independence Day. Freedom New Mexico There’s sure to be no shortage of fireworks and fun Sunday. Clovis and Portales are each planning events to commemorate Independence Day complete with music, food, games and closing the night with fireworks. Portales’ annual Smokin’ Fourth […]

Ticket feature: Lion’s Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show

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File photo A gun show at the Clovis Civic Center Saturday and Sunday is expected to draw up to 2,000 people. It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will […]