Arts festival in Clovis special

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist The next couple of weeks are going to bring an annual transformation to the streets of Clovis, especially the area around Main Street. It’s a transformation that is near and dear to my heart. I am talking about the annual arts festival, which we have only had for three years […]

Municipal League director named

CNJ Staff TUCUMCARI — Clovis City Commissioner Isidro Garcia was re-elected as director of the New Mexico Municipal League on Thursday during the organization’s 47th annual conference in Tucumcari, according to a press release from the non-profit organization. More than 600 people from across the state attended the annual conference, including several Clovis officials. Santa […]

Religion Briefs 6/4

Local church presents annual youth crusade The First Church of God in Christ in Clovis is inviting the public to its annual youth crusade this weekend. Using the theme “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” the crusade will focus on Philippians 2:5 and run from today until Sunday. It will be conducted by […]

Summer in area loaded with fun

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent Fireworks displays, concerts, county fairs, a big-time bicycle tour and a first-time golf tournament top the list of things to do in the area this summer. There seems to be something for everyone — from sports fans to pageant competitors to people who get their kicks running across a field […]

12th annual Ag Expo begins in Portales

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The 12th Annual Ag Expo is right around the corner and people from around the United States will showcase this country’s agriculture at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Monday through Wednesday. The festivities for the Ag Expo range from quilting and cooking to tractor shows and dairy cattle. “It draws people […]

82nd Airborne holds reunion

Reporter’s Notebook The 82nd Airborne Division Association, which represents all airborne soldiers including those who trained to fly gliders at the old Fort Sumner Army Air Base and the Clovis Army Air Base, is holding its 58th annual convention from Aug. 18-24 in Reno, Nev. “I always try to attend the Airborne convention; it’s a […]

Hester named Rotary citizen of year

CNJ Staff Melrose Mayor Ray Hester was named Rotary Club Citizen of the Year on Monday at the annual Melrose Chamber of Commerce banquet. “He does everything,” Chamber of Commerce member Hank Jordan said of Hester. “He’s all over the place.” Other award winners on Monday included the American Heritage Bank, which was selected Business […]

Veterans Day breakfast annual Clovis tradition

By Darrell Todd Maurina Nearly 450 came to American Legion Dean Lucas Post 25 Tuesday morning for a Veterans Day breakfast that provided a free meal to veterans, firefighters, police, active duty military and their families. Post Commander Ricardo Hidalgo described it as a “fantastic turnout.” The Veterans Day breakfast has been an annual tradition […]

Church celebrates 50 years of serving turkey

By Helena Rodriguez PORTALES — Forty roasted turkeys, 24 tubs of dressing, 250 pumpkin pies, 80 gallons of green beans, 500 apples, 100 stalks of celery and 14 gallons of cranberry sauce. Sounds like enough to feed an army — or about 1,400-plus hungry people expected to attend the 50th annual First United Methodist Church […]

Tucumcari airshow will go on as planned

Ryan Lengerich TUCUMCARI — The Thunderbirds won’t fly, but the 11th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air show will go on as planned from noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday. A night show will kick off the event, beginning at 7:30 tonight. Officials said the 30-minute event will be visible about anywhere in the city. Organizer […]

Vixens finish second

CNJ staff FORT SUMNER —Des Moines spoiled Fort Sumner’s bid to win its own tournament, outlasting the Vixens 25-16-25-17, 16-25, 16-25, 15-13 Saturday in the championship match of the second annual Vixen Classic. Kayla Britian led the Vixens (4-1) with 15 kills, Kelly Fortner added five kills and four blocks and Leslie Wood dished out […]

Pioneer spirit lives on

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Candra Allison, Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2004, from Las Cruces, visits with Milie Harris Friday at the Laurel Plains Health Care and Rehabilitation (formerly High Plains). The rodeo queens, along with rodeo clowns, were visiting patients at area nursing By Janet Bresenham Ten-year-old Keaton Reed found it difficult to narrow down his choice for what […]