Ticket feature: ‘Queen of Bingo’ being performed in Clovis

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Shane Partlow, left, and Rowan Joseph play sisters Sis and Babe in “The Queen of Bingo.” Courtesy photo CMI staff Clovis Community College is offering a game of bingo, a night of laughs and a chance for a frozen turkey. “The Queen of Bingo,” scheduled Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in Clovis, follows two men playing […]

Religion feature: Program focuses on learning scripture

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Aubrey Barragan, 4, enjoys game time after attending a Faithful Bible Investigators lesson at High Plains Baptist Church, according to Barragan’s mother, Rachel Barragan. Benna Sayyed Editor’s note: This is a continuing series on church outreach programs in the Clovis area. Betty Winn has invited schoolmates and friends to her […]

Education feature: Texico students helping complete shop facility

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Courtsey photo: Terry Whitener Cesar Chavez, left, and Paden Hagler, right, weld together a new sheet metal storage rack. This is part of a project that is providing necessary tools for the school’s newly-modeled shop facility. Benna Sayyed Powers Hagler taught himself to weld as a youngster growing up on his family’s farm about four […]

Monday morning briefing: A recital, a send-off and a windy day

Good morning and welcome to the Monday briefing. Music, music, music Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will host the Junior Voice Recital of Nicole Flores 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Buchanan. The event is free and open to the public. The recital will feature three exclusive arrangements of Italian art songs for voice […]

Education feature: CCC nursing enrollment reaches new high

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Tearney O’Connor from Portales, a first semester nursing student at Clovis Community College, documents the result of a urinary catheterization procedure she performed in class. Benna Sayyed Joella Valdez developed an interest in a nursing career for several reasons. Playing nurse as a child with friends. In and out of […]

Religion feature: Outreach program aims to help people on road to recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Pastor Melissa Watkins delivers a sermon and prayer at the Celebrate Recovery program at Faith Christian Family Church on Tuesday night. Benna Sayyed Editor’s note: This is the first story in a continuing series on outreach programs of area churches. Penny Hendren decided to change her life after being addicted […]

Business feature: Business license breakdown

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Ticket feature: Church holding annual sausage dinner

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Courtesy photo: Darcy Rohrbach St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding their annual German sausage dinner Sunday. Freedom New Mexico St. Ann’s Catholic Church of Bovina is holding its annual German sausage dinner 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (CST) Sunday in the Parish Hall. The St. Ann’s Catholic Church Annual Sausage Dinner has been […]

Ticket feature: Vienna Boys Choir to perform in Clovis

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The Vienna Boys Choir has performed worldwide and included the compositions of famous composers such as Haydn, Mozart, Bruckner and Schubert. Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank of Clovis Cultural Arts Series will present the Vienna Boys Choir 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at Marshall Auditorium. The Vienna Boys Choir has been […]

New Mexico marks 100 years of statehood

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico History Museum President William Howard Taft signed the declaration of New Mexico’s statehood at 1:35 p.m. on Jan. 6, 1912. New Mexico was the 47th state. Freedom New Mexico The state of New Mexico turns 100 today and statewide celebrations will be going on all weekend in commemoration of this historical […]

Education feature: Clovis students performing original play

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Darlene Barragan, right, plays the part of Ms. Plug Ugly, an overbearing teacher. Here she is getting the class under control, asking students how they plan to make life better for people. Benna Sayyed Lizzie Skermetta hopes acting will make a difference in her life. A sophomore, Skermetta plays a […]

Ticket feature: CCC presenting ‘The 39 Steps’

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CNJ staff photo: Robin Coffey Leslie Nagy, left, and Chris Cummins play as Mr. and Mrs. McGarrigle, proprietors of the McGarrigle hotel, in CCC’s presentation of “The 39 Steps.” Freedom New Mexico The Company Class of Clovis Community College will be presenting the play “The 39 Steps” 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the […]

Religion feature: Local Catholics learning new translation

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CNJ Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Father Carlos Chavez, pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, reads from the new translation of the Roman Missal. He received the new translation a few days ago. Staff and wire reports For decades Roman Catholic priests have begun Mass with the words “The Lord be with you.” For decades the […]

Ticket feature: Sons of the Pioneers performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Sons of the Pioneers is part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The Sons of the Pioneers will be performing 7 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Sons of the Pioneers have built a whole new genre that has […]

Ticket feature: Portales hosting Fall Festival

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Courtesy photo: Sandy Van Der Veen This year will mark the fourth year the MainStreet Fall Festival has been held in Portales. Freedom New Mexico Saturday’s Fall Festival in Portales will feature beer from an Albuquerque brewing company and crowd pleasers from last year’s festival, according to event organizers. For the first time, Albuquerque-based Marble […]

Religion feature: Water walk hopes to raise awareness

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Courtesy photo: Justin Robbs The water that many Africans depend on for drinking, cooking, and washing sometimes comes from an unsanitary source like this stagnant mud hole. Benna Sayyed Imagine walking several miles through terrain that is home to predatory animals to collect water from an unsanitary source just to survive. If you’re lucky, your […]

Ticket feature: Habitat for Humanity holding Oktober-Feast

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Courtesy photo: Marge Rhode The third annual Habitat for Humanity Oktober-Feast fundraiser is set for 5 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. Freedom New Mexico The third annual Habitat for Humanity’s Oktober-Feast fundraiser is Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Portales. This is a fundraiser to help raise money for the […]

Ticket feature: Mounted Shooting All-Stars returning to Clovis

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Courtesy photo: Ken Amorosano The Mounted Shooting All-Stars will be returning to Clovis, Sat. Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Curry County Events Center. Freedom New Mexico The Mounted Shooting All-Stars will be returning to Clovis 7 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Twenty of the nation’s best Cowboy Mounted Shooters will […]

Religion feature: Lighthouse Mission opening new facility Saturday

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Lighthouse Mission soup kitchen volunteer Patrick Apodaca has lunch in the soup kitchen with his daughter, Sarah Cordova, and her son, Christopher Cordova. Sarah has also volunteered at the Lighthouse Mission. Benna Sayyed The Lighthouse Mission homeless shelter in Clovis has helped countless down-and-out folks for 25 years, but outgrew […]

Ticket feature: Cultural Arts series kicks off with the Bronx Wanderers

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Courtesy photo The Bronx Wanderers are kicking off the 2011-2012 Clovis Community College and Citizens Bank Cultural Arts Series on Saturday at Marshall auditorium. They recreate 50s and 60s era music. Freedom New Mexico It’s time once again for Clovis Community College and the Citizens Bank of Clovis’ Cultural Arts Series of 2011-2012. This year […]