Education column: Book fairs expand horizons

It was Scholastic Book Fair week again for many of our elementary schools. Peeking in the library at Cameo Elementary, Pat Archibeque, school librarian, was bustling about, organizing materials and arranging things for classes coming to the library that day. Large, silver cases on wheels, filled with books, were “parked” in the corner of the […]

A festive affair: Counties prepare for fairs

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Alisa Boswell: Freedom New Mexico Logan Hinders, left, and Austin Bagwell, of New Day Productions in Amarillo, put together sound equipment at the Curry County Events Center Friday afternoon in preparation for the upcoming Shattering the Silence concert and the Curry County Fair. General Manager Kevin Jolley said the fairgrounds will be ready Monday for […]

County fairs to feature mix of old, new

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File photo Little Miss Rodeo New Mexico 2009 Deanne Guthrie, 10, held on for the full eight seconds of a mechanical bull ride at last year’s Curry County Fair. Sharna Johnson and Jared Tucker This year’s county Curry and Roosevelt county fairs are expected to be a mix of tradition and new attractions. In Curry […]

Elementaries hosting book fairs

CNJ staff Four Clovis elementary schools are hosting book fairs this week. Funds from the book fairs will go to the schools’ libraries. Lockwood —

County fairs more of family affair

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist County fairs are under way now, and the big state fairs are not far off. This tradition includes almost every state as well as many other countries. It all began as a way for people to compare their livestock, vegetables, etc., with those grown by their neighbors. Small towns, many […]

County fairs showcase local culture

By Clyde Davis: Loval columnist “There’s a full moon in the western sky, and magic in the air Ain’t nothing I know of to make you fall in love like a Night at the county fair” As with so many pieces of everyday life and its wonders, the words of the late and great Chris […]

County fairs picture perfect

Ryn Gargulinski: Local Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pigpens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with a camera to get the ultimate photo of a […]