Learning the ropes

By Darrell Todd Maurina When Silver Burney of Wilford, Texas, got into the saddle Monday evening at the Little Buckaroo Rodeo, his mother knew he’d been training hard since taking up riding a few weeks ago. But Sandra Burney never expected her 10-year-old son to take first place in the egg-and-spoon race, his first rodeo […]

Pioneer Days Celebration will feature traditional rodeo

By Gary Mitchell Airabelle the Cow and her friends plan to crash the 33rd annual Pioneer Days party this year — and add a whole new dimension to the event. Airabelle, an 80-foot-tall by 120-foot-wide balloon shaped like a dairy cow, will lead the charge of more than 30 hot-air balloons during the Pioneer Balloon […]

Ceremony to fire the Spirit

By Gary Mitchell For the first time in recent memory, several Clovis churches will join together to celebrate what many Christians call the birth of the Church — Pentecost Sunday. “Since this is the first time we’ve done it, we want to get it right,” said the Rev. Lemuel Perry, pastor of Bethel Assembly of […]

Little Buckaroo Rodeo set for June 2-7

CNJ Staff The 28th annual Little Buckaroo Rodeo, sponsored by the Pioneer Days Rodeo Queen Association, is scheduled for June 2-7 at the Curry County mounted Patrol Arena. Entry forms are available from Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce, Joe’s Boot Shop, Corral West Ranchwear, Gego’s and Tumbleweed Trading Post, as well as from LBR chairman Wilma […]

Greig among the chosen few

By Eric Butler Clovis High senior Will Greig may seem like some kind of bionic long-distance runner sometimes, especially when his training regimen is considered. But two days before the district track meet — his last chance to qualify for the state meet in an individual event — Greig was hurting. A sore back was […]

Residents enjoy Cinco de Mayo celebration

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post #25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC Cultural […]

Community college event unites cultures

By Janet Bresenham A festive mood filled the American Legion Post No. 25 Saturday night, as people of all ages and backgrounds celebrated a Cinco de Mayo festival with music, dancing and food. The evening was organized as a fund-raiser for the Clovis Community College Cultural Arts Series. “It’s supporting the cultural arts,” said CCC […]

Letters to the editor

Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal will publish thank-you letters of public interest on the first Sunday of each month. Letters should be less than 300 words and must be signed. Writers should include telephone numbers and addresses for verification purposes. Letters may be edited for clarity, content and space considerations. Names of for-profit businesses […]

Relay raises almost $45,000

By Janet Bresenham As the sun rose above Ned Houk Park Saturday morning, weary Relay for Life campers drank coffee, ate breakfast and recalled a night spent having fun and honoring cancer survivors, as well as those who lost their valiant fights against the disease. The Curry County Relay For Life, sponsored by the local […]

Annual Relay to kick off

By Janet Bresenham This weekend, people from throughout the community will come together to raise money for cancer research, while enjoying food, games and activities during the eighth annual Curry County Relay For Life. “It’s all about having fun and remembering cancer survivors, those who are fighting cancer and those who have lost their lives […]