Western shows full of cliches

I think one of the reasons I love Westerns of both the big screen and television variety is that they’re so predictable and loaded with clich

ENMU faculty, students gearing up for homecoming

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Kamarine Trujillo, center left, an Eastern New Mexico Homecoming queen candidate, takes votes from students Thursday afternoon with her homecoming crew. Trujillo said Homecoming king and queen will be named at the ENMU bonfire event at 8 p.m. today. Alisa Boswell Eastern New Mexico University Homecoming has arrived once again [...]

America’s crop rich in variety

It’s fair time — After showing your livestock it’s unusual food time — mostly fried, like Twinkies and funnel cakes. A newie lately is bacon dipped in chocolate. Still, the one food that most of us have at the fair (as well as at home) is — corn on the cob covered with melted butter [...]

Documentary producer, Buddy Holly’s niece performing at festival

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Courtesy photo Larry Cappetto, an award-winning documentary director and producer, is performing with Buddy Holly’s niece, Sherry Holley, 7 p.m. Friday at the Curry County Events Center as part of the Clovis Music Festival. Robin Coffey The annual Clovis Music Festival kicks off today with a variety of activities and includes something a little unusual [...]

Art featured at area events

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Freedom New Mexico: Alisa Boswell Science fiction author Michael Cassutt speaks at the Jack Williamson Lectureship luncheon Friday afternoon. Cassutt spoke about how science fiction is changing in the modern times. Alisa Boswell Art in a variety of forms — from literature to painting — appears alive and well in Clovis and Portales. Two major [...]

Education column: Schools have variety of assistance programs

We share a lot of what takes place in our classrooms, but you may not be aware of all the available extras offered throughout the district. For example, there’s the 21st Century After School Program for elementary students from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. three days a week at multiple school sites, which include the [...]

Variety of trees can survive and thrive in New Mexico

For more than 100 years, residents of New Mexico’s eastern plains have been planting trees and shrubs to improve living conditions and protect property from climatic extremes. Early settlers brought seedlings with them or dug seedlings from other locations to plant around their homesites. Today, many trees are bought from mail order catalogs and online [...]

Wheat variety selection important

By Rex Kirksey: NMSU More than with any other crop, it seems that producers of wheat save their own seed from year to year, rather than purchase seed for planting. That practice may not always be a sound business decision. As producers look for opportunities to reduce input costs, saving money on purchased seed may [...]

Kids College offers variety of classes

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Five-year-old twins Milia, left, and Cadence Ratledge add a mane to their mirror image painting of a lion during class at Kids College. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer After painting an orange mane on half the lion’s head, Milia Ratledge’s hand hesitated before she brushed it on the other half of the animal’s head. [...]

Band set for concert at Ned Houk

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Robin Cozine and Stephen Quinn, Clovis Community band members, play their bass clarinets to the Sound of Music during band practice at Marshall Middle School. CNJ Staff The Clovis Community Band will perform a variety of standard band pieces, Broadway selections and a few marches in the informal setting of [...]