Banquet kicks off celebration

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The deadline to purchase tickets for the annual Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet is 5 p.m. today. The banquet, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center, is the first official 2007 centennial event for the 100-year anniversary of Clovis. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

Orchestra honors military with special performance

By Casey Peacock:Freedom Newspapers Lubbock Symphony Orchestra will present a salute to America’s military, with the “America at War” series at 7 p.m. (MST) Jan. 12 and 13 at the Civic Center Theatre in Lubbock. The performance is part of LSO’s 60th anniversary celebration. Guest conductor will be Jeffrey Pollock, Fort Worth, Texas, Symphony Orchestra […]

Day Trip: Classic theater hosts holiday performances

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The restored 1930s-era Cactus Theater sits in the heart of the Depot District in Lubbock. (Courtesy photo) By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers Nestled in the Depot District of Lubbock is the Cactus Theater. Starting life in 1938 as a motion picture theater, the facility was remodeled in 1993 and has since become a performance theater. […]

Day Trip: Brighten holidays with trip to River of Lights, Luminaria Tour

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Thousands of illuminated luminarias, hand-filled sandbags with lighted candles, will line the streets of Albuquerque during the annual Luminaria Tour on Dec. 24. (Courtesy photo) By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers For a dose of well-lit Christmas spirit, take a drive to Albuquerque for the city’s annual River of Lights or Luminaria Tour. Get tickets for […]

Holiday decor

Freedom Newspapers Holiday traditions don’t just happen — they take planning and hard work. Members of the Altrusa Club of Portales say the club has been working for months to make sure a nine-year holiday tradition turns out festive and fun for everyone. The organization is sponsoring the 9th annual Holiday Happening from 10 a.m. […]

Jana Stanfield gives benefit concert at Portales High School

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist Her voice carries with it the assurance that you, too, can be as grounded and centered as she is. Her voice carries with it the confidence that, since she is an ordinary, everyday person who has come to this level of awareness, you can achieve that same level. Her stage […]

Tickets available for honorary dinner

By CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for an appreciation dinner to honor retired Gen. Lloyd “Fig” Newton. Newton served on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission and proposed sparing Cannon Air Force Base from closure. About 50 tickets remain for the dinner, and about 160 people already are […]

What’s Happening 7/27

All times MDT Today Damn Yankees — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall, Tickets $10. Information: 769-4035 Friday Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents — 9:30 a.m. in the Regents Room on the Portales campus. Damn Yankees — 7 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall, Tickets $10. Information: 769-4035 Saturday Border Town Days […]

UFO Festival an out-of-this-world experience

Freedom Newspapers In keeping with the tradition of celebrating UFOs, aliens and mysterious crashes, the city of Roswell will host its 12th annual UFO Festival from Thursday to July 3. Taking a day trip to the nationally known festival could quench anyone’s desire for everything extraterrestrial. Some history The festival is known for attracting people […]

Faithful fan finally sees team in action

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Joe Martinez Sr. holds a signed Dallas Cowboys training camp flag in his “Cowboys” room Friday at his home in Clovis. Martinez, who is fighting cancer, saw his first Cowboys’ game in person. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Joe Martinez Sr. spends numerous hours a month at Plains Regional Medical […]

‘Heavy mental psychotherapy’

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers When it first started, it was called a youth event and a community bond. As it continued, it was called a charity event. Call it whatever you want, but featured artist Jana Stanfield has a different name for the music that she brings to Saturday’s annual benefit concert at Portales […]

Summer safety: Police declare Operation Safe Summer successful

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer A first-year program aimed at keeping seat belts secured, driver’s sober and gangs in check was a success, according to local law enforcement officials. Lasting from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the multi-pronged Operation Safe Summer focused on traffic safety and gang activity, according to Lt. James Schoeffel of […]

Central Baptist hosting live simulcast

CNJ staff Central Baptist Church of Clovis will be hosting a simulcast of Living Proof Live. The first-time event on Oct. 7 starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. The second broadcast on Oct. 8 starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. Central Baptist Church will open its doors to the […]

Tucumcari Altrusa branch holding yearly car lottery

By Ryn Gargulinski: Freedom Newspapers TUCUMCARI — It’s wonderful to win a new car — just ask Tucumcari’s Alex Mills, who struck gold two years ago with a Ford Mustang. The only problem was Alex was 5 years old at the time. The wheels he won from the 2003 Altrusa Car Party didn’t go to […]

7/21 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis High Plains Junior Rodeo Finals — Through Saturday at Curry County Mounted Patrol Arena. Information: 763-3435. Castleman Comedy Hypnosis Show — 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lyceum Theatre. Tickets $7 before show, $10 day of. Information: TimothyCastleman@yahoo.com. Santa Fe Antiques Ranch Show — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and […]

BRAC pass distribution falls short of goal

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George Gilestra, of Clovis, reaches in the box for a ticket to Friday’s BRAC regional hearing during ticket drawing Wednesday at The North Plains Mall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Pass distribution for Friday’s Base Realignment and Closure hearing shattered expectations of local leaders and organizers — but not in […]

6/23 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp meeting — Through Saturday. Begins with fellowship at 5 p.m.followed by free supper, sermon and music. Information: 762-3237. Badlands Rally Kick Start Party — 7 p.m. Elks Lodge on Sycamore. Free and open to public. All you can eat hamburgers and hotdogs for $6. Information: 769-1000. Badlands […]

6/16 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Monster Truck Show — Gates open at 6 p.m. Meet and Greet from 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Curry County Fairgrounds. Clovis Juneteenth Extravaganza — 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday at Potter Park. Various activities including gospel music, Miss Juneteenth Pageant, […]

Portales to provide buses to June hearing in Clovis

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — At least 16 buses will be on hand June 24 to take Portales residents to the Base Realignment and Closure Commission hearing in Clovis, according to the Portales “Operation Keep Cannon” committee. Members also discussed Tuesday plans for distributing tickets to the hearing, set for 8:30 a.m. at […]

5/19 Ticket Calendar

All times Mountain Clovis Show Off — 6 p.m. Tuesday, The Restaurant at Fox Run. Cross-stitch, knitting, quilting, sewing, painting, pottery, jewelry displays. Dinner – $10/plate. Information: 762-0295. Hoopla 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament — May 27, 28 and 29 at Hillcrest Park. Information: 763-6188. Pioneer Days — May 30 – June 4. Information: 763-3435. Merle Haggard’s […]