Residents turn out for annual Peanut Valley Festival

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Freedom New Mexico: Sarah Meyer Nicole Laurenz, 7, and her sister, Simone Laurenz, 12, enjoy shaved ice Saturday at the Peanut Valley Festival at Eastern New Mexico University. The girls recently moved from Texas to Portales with their family. By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Dozens of booths filled with everything from purses and jewelry […]

3-7 Religion digest

The Lighthouse Mission in Clovis is seeking donations of art prints, paintings, sculptures, antiques, homemade quilts and other artistic pieces, especially artwork created by local artists, for a silent auction fund-raiser to benefit the rescue mission’s ministry. Art donations should be taken to the Lighthouse Mission by 5 p.m. March 14 at 407 L. Casillas […]

Pastor spreads colorful religion

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Pastor Scott Blazek of Immanuel Lutheran Church displays some of the work he created for children’s coloring books featuring Bible characters and stories. By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer While his day job is being pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, the Rev. Scott Blazek spends much of his time doing […]

Art comes naturally

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Inspired by nature, Mollie Oblinger uses contrasting elements of wood, felt, plastic, foam and wire to sculpt her art. Her artwork will be displayed starting Friday in Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. “My work is purposefully ambiguous so it has multiple interpretation for people,” Oblinger said of her artistic […]

Art comes naturally

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Inspired by nature, Mollie Oblinger uses contrasting elements of wood, felt, plastic, foam and wire to sculpt her art. Her artwork will be displayed starting Friday in Eastern New Mexico University’s Golden Library. “My work is purposefully ambiguous so it has multiple interpretation for people,” Oblinger said of her artistic […]

ENMU grad wins national contest sponsored by Red Bull

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Using a computer as his canvas, a mouse as a paintbrush and software as his drawing tool, Dusty Deen created prize-winning animation. A 2004 Eastern New Mexico University graduate who studied animation and graphic design, Deen was one of 43 artists selected to showcase their original artwork in the […]