Our people: Music fan

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Courtesy photo Petty, middle, with Mickey Thomas, left, and Bobby Vee at the 2010 Clovis Music Festival. Clovis native Randy Petty has been working at Triangle ACE Hardware since he was 11 years old. Petty is now 47 and spends his time as general manager of ACE, a volunteer with Faith Christian Family Church and […]

Church’s annual sausage dinner set

CNJ staff St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Jan. 30 at the church’s Parish Hall on Third Street. Side items include creamed potatoes and gravy, green beans, sauerkraut, cranberry sauce, relish, homemade bread and desserts and tea or coffee. Donations are $8 […]

Awards to be presented at Chamber banquet

CNJ staff The Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating 2010 tonight. The chamber is hosting its annual banquet, which includes a reception honoring the chamber’s past presidents and citizens who have had a big part in the last year. Chamber Executive Director Ernie Kos said that 350 tickets have been sold […]

Christmas parade lights up Portales

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade attendees, from left, Johnny, Martha and Mackenzie Garcia enjoy the parade Friday in Portales. They said they watch the parade regularly and liked this year’s event. Argen Duncan With antique trucks, horses wearing Christmas lights, Santa Claus and Nativity scenes, the annual Christmas Jubilee Lighted Parade […]

Chamber accepting award nominations

CNJ staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Dec. 31. The annual awards include 2010 Citizen of the Year, 2010 Chamber Volunteer of the Year, 2010 Business of the Year, The Heart Award and the Ken Huey Patriot Award. Recipients will be honored at […]

Press Release: Annual Shop with a Cop event planned

It is that time of year again & Christmas is not far away. The Clovis Police Department and Watson Motor are sponsoring this years annual Shop with a Cop program. Last year, thanks to the generosity of this great community, we were able to raise over $22,000 and take 223 children to Wal-Mart. We gave […]

Participants visit prehistory with atlatl throw

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank New Mexico Military Institute cadet 6th Classman Cody Charlie winds up to fling his spear Saturday at the Atlatl Competition at the Blackwater Draw dig site. More than 40 people participated in the competition. Clarence Plank Modern people took a step back to pre-historic times Saturday by competing in the […]

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 […]

Ethnic fair offers chance to learn about cultures

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Members of the Flamenco Nuevo Mejico Dance Company entertain the crowd during Saturday’s Ethic Fair along Main Street. The fair included numerous performances, food, a car show and miscellaneous vendors. Kevin Wilson It was a chance to look, a chance to listen and a chance to learn as both a […]

ENMU rodeo team starts season at home

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank ENMU graduate student Kacey Kobza of Brighton, Colo., practices goat tying for the ENMU College Daze Rodeo today through Saturday at Lewis Cooper Arena in Portales. Kobza competes in goat tying, breakaway and barrels. Clarence Plank The Eastern New Mexico University rodeo team kicks off their fall season with the […]

9/11 memorial ceremony set

CNJ staff report The James Polk Stone Community Bank will host its annual 9/11 community memorial ceremony 7:30 a.m. today, according to a press release. The ceremony will take place near the bank’s flag pole at the corner of Abilene and West First Streets. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry and J.P. Stone Community Bank […]

Wednesday morning briefing: Old time rock, open gates and a presidential pardon

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing. Old time rock Thursday is the official kickoff of the annual Clovis Music Festival featuring museum tours and lots of live old time rock n’ roll. Here’s a link to the complete schedule: http://www.clovismusicfestival.net/index2.php#/info1/1/ Open gates The Open Gate Program is making enrolled private […]

Community celebrates Cannon

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Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., left, flips hamburger patties in a cloud of smoke as Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas looks on during Cannon Appreciation Day at Unity Park on Friday. Three Clovis entities hosted the annual event. Argen Duncan Whether it was an assault on pastry during a pie-eating […]

Press release: 21st Annual Cannon Appreciation Day August 6th

There’s no question that Cannon Air Force Base is an integral part of the local community. And for the past 20 years, the local community has shown its support for the individuals and families who are dedicated to preserving the safety and freedom of the United States of America. Now, for the 21st year, the […]

First person(s): Still on the line

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Xcel Energy linemen Charles Lott, left, and Chris Padilla, right, have both competed in the Linemen’s Rodeo twice. Clovis Xcel Energy linemen Chris Padilla, 26, and Charles Lott, 33, will be competing in the 19th annual Lone Star Lineman’s Rodeo Saturday at Xcel’s new Amarillo Technical Center. The two friends […]

No experience needed

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Daulton Hatley, 13, helps tidy up the soap box car he won in at the ninth annual Clovis Soap Box Derby. Hatley never raced in a soap box derby before this year and will be competing in the international All-American Soap Box Derby on July 25 in Akron, Ohio. Liliana […]

Youth on a mission

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Caitlin Moore, left, and Lauren Jerde with Grace Lutheran Church work in Gabriel’s Garden on Wednesday at Matt 25 Hope Center. Liliana Castillo This year, they struggled to get used to the heat rather than the culture on their annual mission trip. A youth group from Grace Lutheran Church in […]

Monday morning briefing: Money to blow and an American icon

Good morning. Welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Money to blow The Clovis/Curry County Chamber is raising the money for the annual Fourth of July Smoke on the Water display solely from private donations again this year. Ditto the Roosevelt County Chamber and its annual Smokin’ Fourth. But time is running out and […]

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 […]

Pioneer Day parade deadline Friday

CNJ staff The dealine to enter the annual Pioneer Days Parade is 5 p.m. Friday. The parade is 10 a.m. Saturday on Main Street. This year’s theme is The Clovis Sounds. The parade will start at Hilltop Plaza at Main and 21st streets and finish at Grand Street. Entry forms are available at the Clovis […]