Ethnic Fair celebrates 17th year

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Everette Sage, with the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers, was one of four Navajo dancers to perform the bow and arrow dance at the Ethnic Fair on Clovis’ Main Street. The dance group, from Albuquerque, was dressed in traditional Navajo garb. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Drum beats of Western […]

Batik, drumming start ethnic festival

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Joel Wolfberg of Vienna, Va., left, who’s in Clovis visiting a friend and Akeem Ayanniyi, of Nigeria, the batik and dye instructor apply wax to material at the Main Arteri on Thursday. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Akeem Ayanniyi spread melted wax in arcs starting from one corner of the rectangular cotton fabric. A […]

Ethnic Fair celebrates diversity

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CNJ file photo The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair is designed to bring different cultures together. Freedom New Mexico The 17th Annual Ethnic Fair will take over Clovis’ Main Street this Saturday. The Ethnic Fair will be offering a variety of entertainment including a fun run, drum and dance classes, a health fair, live entertainment and […]

Chaos in Kenya won’t be helped by intervention

Freedom Newspapers M ost observers hoped the violence that flared up on Kenya following a flawed election Dec. 27 that dubiously returned President Mwai Kibaki to power would eventually calm down. But attacks and counterattacks last weekend in the Rift Valley, most notably in the tourist gateway city of Nakuru, which was considered safe until […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

Parents, students should have right to choose

By Freedom Newspapers If those who try to forecast on the basis of comments during oral argument — always fun but not always reliable — are correct, the U.S. Supreme Court is likely to strike down “voluntary” integration plans in school districts in Seattle and Louisville. Both districts assign students to schools in an effort […]

A flamenco feeling

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CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleArissa Rodriguez of Clovis, left, snaps a photo of Angela Quintanar during her performance Saturday at the Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. The fair, which ended Saturday, marked its 15th year. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer As a blend of Spanish-flavored acoustic guitars thundered through the speakers, Catalina Rio Fernandez […]

Ethnic pride

Andy Jackson With a smile on her face and a red bandage on her arm, Barbara Brimfield walked down the steps of the United Blood Services trailer after giving a pint of blood Saturday at the 14th annual Curry County Ethnic and Health Fair on Main Street. “I feel good,” said Brimfield of Clovis. “I […]

Artist runs away — without leaving home

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Pat Weekley plans to enter three of her recent paintings in the Pintores Art League’s 30th annual Fine Arts Show that begins Saturday along with the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pat Weekley retired years ago from her career as a registered nurse. […]

Racially based legislation blow to national unity

Freedom Newspapers An arcane bill that might reach the U.S. Senate floor this week has garnered little attention outside of Hawaii, but if it passes it could do more to ruin race and ethnic relations in this country than anything since “separate but equal.” Known as the Akaka bill, named after Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, […]