Day Trips: Legacy of early ranch life awaits visitors in Muleshoe

Compiled by William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Muleshoe Heritage Center takes visitors back in time to the age of the cattle barons. The center has two early-20th-century ranch houses on-site as well as a cookhouse/bunkhouse, a small hotel from the early 1900s and even a log cabin. The main ranch house was built by […]

Portales’ Heritage Days has variety of events, family fun

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Whether people want to play poker riding a motorcycle or watch competitors carry 50-pound peanut bags and hurdle obstacles, the 2005 Heritage Days in Portales will offer many activities for families. The 2005 Annual Heritage Days will kick off with the Pioneer of the Year reception Friday and […]

6/2 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Pioneer Days — Friday and Saturday. Various events and locations. Information: 763-3435, www.clovisnm.org. Little Buckaroo Rodeo at Mounted Patrol Arena — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Karen, 762-9481. Miss Rodeo New Mexico Pageant — Today, Friday and Saturday. Information: Wilma, 762-3237. Pioneer Days Parade — 10 a.m. Saturday, along Main Street. […]

Passing down stories of soldiers important

By Judy Brandon This past week I have thought much about the ramifications of the suggested closing of Cannon Air Force Base. The military has been a big part of Clovis’ history and also a part of my family’s history: My father was in the Army, Charlie’s grandfather in World War I, my Uncle Keith […]

Basketball prep notes

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer No, the score wasn’t a typo. The Clovis Christian girls really did beat Bible Heritage of Amarillo 69-7. Lady Eagles Tasha Daale, Sidnee Pool, Samantha Barnett and Tiffany Medeiros each outscored Bible Heritage by themselves. The Lady Eagles (5-6) were up 27-2 after the first quarter and outscored Bible […]

Songs from the heart

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Ten years ago — after singing backup for k.d. lang, the Gyspy Kings, Iggy Pop and others — Perla Batalla said she left the music industry because she was frustrated. The record companies were pushing her toward pop music and away from the part of her identity she wanted […]

Keep government programs out of health-care plans

Freedom Newspapers Health care has become one of the most contentious issues in the presidential election. It brought some testy moments in the third debate. What is behind the two candidates’ health proposals? Sen. John Kerry said in the debate that he’s proposing a system that would “let everybody buy into the same health-care plan […]

Chairman and president of American Heritage Bank resigns

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Joel Burdell has resigned as both chairman and president of American Heritage Bank, the bank’s board of directors said Wednesday. Gordon Morris, interim president and acting chairman of the bank, said Burdell and the board came to a mutual agreement about his resignation April 8. “For months, they’ve been […]

Heritage Days offers two-days of versatile, live entertainment

By Helena Rodriguez Heritage Showcase is just the name of the stage for this weekend’s Heritage Days celebration in Portales, but it’s a fitting name, given the versatile lineup of acts . The slate of entertainment over the two-day 100th birthday celebration Friday and Saturday will include a Three or Four Old Grouches contest, a […]

Pioneer Days offers fun

By Clyde Davis Age is mostly a matter of perspective, whether it’s attached to buildings, persons or objects. I cringe when I go into an antique store and see the prices sometimes attached to familiar objects — even toys — from my childhood. Did you ever have the feeling you should not have cleaned out […]