Buffs keep Wagon Wheel

CANYON, Texas — Sophomore quarterback Dustin Vaughan threw for four touchdowns — three covering at least 68 yards — and No. 24 West Texas A&M rolled up 659 total yards in cruising to a 52-21 Lone Star Conference football victory over Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday in the annual “Wagon Wheel” game. Vaughan needed […]

Chuck wagon cook-off hosted at fairgrounds

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Ethan Gallegos, a Clovis High School freshman and member of the Clovis Swim Club, serves a chicken fried steak during the “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Saturday at the Curry County Fairgrounds. Kevin Wilson For about an hour Saturday, the Curry County Fairgrounds held Clovis’ biggest outdoor […]

Chuck wagon chefs gather for cook-off

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File photo Chuck wagon cooks from throughout the region will compete Saturday in the annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at the fairgrounds. Ticket feature: Freedom New Mexico Cooks from across the region will circle the wagons noon Saturday for the third annual Duke of the Dutch Ovens Chuck Wagon Cook-off. Boasting 10 of the best chuck […]

Buffaloes capture wagon wheel win

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Junior quarterback Taylor Harris threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns and senior running back Keithon Flemming scored twice, helping West Texas A&M turn back Eastern New Mexico University 34-24 Saturday night in the annual “Wagon Wheel” game between the Lone Star Conference South Division rivals. WT (2-5, 1-2 South) […]

Cowboy Symposium full of activities

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Courtesy photo Jean Prescott is one of the musicians who will be performing Friday night at the Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium. Freedom New Mexico The Running Water Draw Cowboy Symposium is a three-day festival celebrating the chuck wagon era, with period events, demonstrations, and activities. Activities include a chuck wagon cook-off, concerts, demonstrations, a […]

Chuck Wagon Cook-Off serves up history

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Ken Romine of Brownfield, Texas, pulls a chicken fried steak out of a pot of hot oil during Saturday’s Chuck Wagon Cook-Off. Romine said he’s been chuck wagon cooking for 15 years. Steve Woods, 60, of Denton, Texas, served a hearty cowboy dinner of chicken fried steak, beans, mashed potatoes, […]

Chuck wagon cook-off scheduled for Saturday

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Freedom New Mexico: Tony Bullocks Eddie Sandoval of Fort Worth, Texas, one of two judges at the chuck wagon competition, judges the Calk & Clark wagon from El Paso, Texas for the “Duke of the Dutch Oven” Chuck Wagon Cook-off. By Keely McDowell: Freedom New Mexico In teaching tradition, a retired educator is hoping to […]

Portales pioneers tell of city’s first Christmas

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Ruth White Burns of Clovis displays gifts that were placed under Portales’ first Christmas tree in 1899. The gifts were passed on to her by her grandmother, Ora Wood. Special to the CNJ Editor’s note: The writer is the granddaughter of Ora and R.L. “Bob” Wood, who came to the […]

Dentist cared for equestrian clientele

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist John Edward Homan came to Clovis in 1910. For 12 years he was a horse dentist who had his office in the Beck and Bells Wagon Yard at Second and Mitchell streets. The wagon yard was on the northwest corner. His family included his wife Myrtle and 10 children, five […]

No. 10 Buffs trample Hounds

CNJ staff CANYON, Texas — Unlike the previous two years, there was no real suspense in Saturday’s Wagon Wheel clash between Lone Star Conference South Division rivals Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas A&M. Junior quarterback Keith Null threw for 339 yards and three touchdowns and running back Keithon Flemming rushed for 145 yards […]