Floyd jamboree starts Thursday

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Courtesy photo: Sherry Fahrenkrug Local musician Will Banister performs during the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree dress rehearsal Sunday. The 61st annual music show is scheduled for this weekend. Argen Duncan The annual Floyd Lions Country Jamboree is still going strong, and organizers say this year’s four-day event will be one of the best in […]

Mountain Lions edge Hounds in OT

CNJ staff DURANGO, Colo. — Brent Jones led five Colorado-Colorado Springs players in double figures with 16 points and the Mountain Lions pulled away in overtime Saturday for an 80-76 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in the George B. Boedecker Classic, hosted by Fort Lewis College. Colorado Springs, which had a 15-point lead with […]

Jamboree draws young and old

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Amy Carter of Portales opened up the 60th Floyd Jamboree with “Thanks A Lot.” This was her sixth year to perform at the jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Young and old came out for music and a special anniversary for the Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. Among many […]

Annual Floyd Jamboree marking 60th anniversary

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Chek Rippee rehearses a song on the fiddle Sunday with the Floyd Jamboree Band. Rippee is a regular in the annual jamboree. By Clarence Plank: Cannon Connections The annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree celebrates 60 years of music Thursday through Sunday at the high school gym. It’s a major […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Lions in Floyd, no phones in Clovis

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Tuesday briefing. Video of the day Joking around: An old dog and a young cougarLions roar The Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree starts Thursday and features blue grass, country and gospel music. Proceeds will become college scholarships for local high school students in need. It continues through Sunday at […]

Clovis Lions Club meetings relocated

The Clovis Lions Club was forced to find a new meeting location when Golden Corral Restaurant closed its doors Dec. 31.The Lions Club now meets at Dr. Ali Ghaffari’s office, 1501 W. Seventh St., at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Lightning ends ENMU’s match early with Lions

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Eastern New Mexico’s Michael James goes head to head against Missouri Southern State University’s Eddie Mulholland Friday during the matchup at the ENMU soccer pitch. By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico Darkness was setting in, and both teams were trying to sneak in a goal. Neither did, so Eastern New […]

Officials warn of possible mountain lions in area

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Large predators, such as mountain lions, are moving from the mountains into the grassland and plains areas, according to New Mexico Game and Fish Department officials. A horse mauling this month offers evidence that the cats may be prowling eastern New Mexico. While there has been no reported sightings […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Lions grant given to victims

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers THE CLOVIS EVENING LIONS CLUB was recently able to help 80 local families affected by the March 23 tornado through a grant from Lions International, according to member Merle Terry. Families in need were identified by several local school principals and each was given a $100 gift card for food […]

April 20, 1977

Crosswalk monitors at Highland Elementary had new safety equipment, thanks to the Noonday Lions Club of Clovis. … Aztec Liquors at 1010 E. First was offering Schlitz beer for $6.25 per case; Falstaff cost $5.25. … “The Bad News Bears,” starring Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal, and “Rocky,” starring Sylvester Stallone were among popular movies […]

Floyd jamboree celebrates 57 years

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Courtney Foley, left, and Hillary Foley of Portales tune their instruments prior to hitting the stage during rehearsal for the Floyd Lions Club Jamboree. By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Soon the sounds of fiddles, guitars, drums and singing will fill the air in Floyd as the 57th annual Floyd Lions Club Jamboree gets under way […]

Lions’ reserves sink Zias

CNJ staff COMMERCE, Texas — Senior guard Kanani Marshal and junior forward Katedria Mosley combined for 36 points and 17 rebounds off the bench Saturday and Texas A&M-Commerce went on a 24-6 run over eight minutes near the end of the half to pull away to a 79-59 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in […]

ENMU teams play Texas A&M-Commerce

CNJ staff All Times MST Men ENMU (4-4) at Texas A&M-Commerce (5-4), 3 p.m. today, in a Lone Star Conference crossover game. Radio: KSEL-FM 95.3. On the Net: www.enmusports.com. Notes: The Lions lost a home crossover game to West Texas A&M 65-64 on Thursday when junior G Moshn Said made three free throws with 1 […]

Tie prevents Hounds from clinching berth

CNJ staff JOPLIN, Mo. — A win over Missouri Southern on Sunday would have clinched the first Southwest Soccer Conference postseason tournament berth in the three-year history of the Eastern New Mexico University men’s program. As it is, the Greyhounds and Lions battled to a 1-1 tie. That leaves ENMU (4-9-3, 1-4-2) on the doorstep […]

ENMU men’s soccer team falls to Mountain Lions

CNJ staff COLORADO SPRINGS — Bryan Stoeber’s second goal of the match, coming early in the second half, gave Colorado-Colorado Springs the lead for good in a 2-1 victory over Eastern New Mexico University in men’s soccer on Friday night. Stroeber scored from close range for the Mountain Lions (5-7-1) with just 1:45 gone in […]

Hounds post shutout win over Missouri Southern

CNJ staff PORTALES — It may not have been a perfect outing, but the result was just fine with the Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team. The Greyhounds made a first-half goal by junior defender Donnell Jackson stand up for a 1-0 Southwest Soccer Conference victory over Missouri Southern on Sunday at the ENMU […]

5/21 Organizations

Extension Club The Chaparral Extension Club took a field trip on May 11 to Muleshoe. There were 12 members, and the Curry County Extension Council President Amy Armenta as the guest. The group shopped at Carolyn’s Christmas Creations with door prizes won by Barbara Ratliff, Doris Widner and Sylvia Gonzales. A relaxing and delicious meal […]

Country jamboree aids area needy

By William P. Thompson: Freedom Newspapers The Floyd Lions Club’s 56th annual Country Jamboree this week features more than 40 musicians and performers. Proceeds from the $5 per person admission will go back into the Floyd community and beyond as Lions Club members have various charitable projects in the works. Dave Nash, a Lions Club […]

Santa Rosa downs Lady Buffs in semifinals

By Eric Butler: Freedom Newspapers SANTA ROSA — Patient ball-control on offense and hard-nosed, ball-hawking on defense was the formula Melrose hoped would lead to victory on Friday. In the semifinals of the Lady Lion Classic in Santa Rosa, scores of 6-4 after one quarter and 17-10 after another were firm indications that the Lady […]

Unbeaten Santa Rosa handles Wolverines

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Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer TEXICO — Inexorably, the Santa Rosa Lions were marching down the field. Four consecutive times following the opening kickoff, the Lions used their old-style single-wing ground attack to convert third-and-short situations, moving to a first-and-goal at the Wolverines’ 8. Then back-to-back illegal procedure penalties set Santa Rosa back, and Texico […]