Ticket feature: Roping association expanding to New Mexico

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Freedom New Mexico Amarillo-based Original Team Roping Association is starting off the year by expanding to New Mexico. The group will be holding a team roping event Saturday and Feb. 13 at the Curry County Special Events Center. Whitney McCright, business manager for the association, said the association organizes team-roping events in Texas and Oklahoma. […]

Ticket feature: Square dance group holding district dance

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Portales’ square dancing group, the Portales Starlight Swingers, is hosting this quarter’s district dance. The dance includes square dancing groups from Clovis, Artesia, Hobbs, Roswell, Portales, Carlsbad and Ruidoso. Karl Cox Jr. works as a caller for the Portales Starlight Swingers. He said district dances are meant for fun. […]

Ticket feature: ‘Christmas Nights’ opening at Clovis zoo

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Freedom New Mexico The upcoming week features plenty of animal magnetism, as the Hillcrest Park Zoo gets set for its annual Christmas Nites at the Zoo celebration. The event is in its third year, with the zoo open extended hours of 5-8 p.m., in addition to its normal winter hours of 9 a.m. to 3:30 […]

Ticket feature: CCC group performing ‘Holy Ghosts’

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico As the cast and crew hurriedly prepared for dress rehearsal, the crunch of straw under their feet drowned out the urges from director Christy Mendoza The straw set the scene of a rural meeting house of a southern Pentecostal sect, which the story of “Holy Ghosts” centers around The […]

Ticket feature: Grammy-nominated guitarist to perform in Clovis next week

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Ticket feature: Pintores Art League hosting auction

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The third annual Pintores Art League art auction is 7 p.m. Saturday at Underground Embassy. President Ed Des Lauriers said the event helps pay for scholarships for art students at Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University and promotion of the arts in Clovis. Des Lauriers said the […]

Ticket feature: Pumpkin farm offers maze of hay, mountain of pumpkins

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Freedom New Mexico Just north of Clovis, a hay bale maze leads past a pumpkin mountain on the way to a sea of pumpkins. Those are just a few of the activities available at Davis Farms Pumpkin Patch. Kenneth Davis said he’s been growing pumpkins for 21 years. In years past, he opened up the […]

Ticket feature: Dance company anniversary tour stops in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico The Lula Washington Dance Theatre is kicking off its 30th anniversary national tour in New Mexico this month and will be making a stop in Clovis. The company performs 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. The contemporary modern dance company’s 17-theater national tour started traveling New Mexico Oct. 15 and will continue […]

Little Wranglers keeps Portales youth busy

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Little Wranglers Junior Association gives children a chance to compete in rodeo style events for fun. Little Wranglers was created 42 years ago for children 6-18 years old from Roosevelt County. Josett Evans said it is a good activity for her daughter. “The beginning, it was so she […]

Ticket feature: Peanuts, crafts highlight of Peanut Festival

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Peanuts and crafts will take over Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroom Saturday and Sunday at the 36th annual Peanut Valley Festival. The event, sponsored by the university, is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Caitlin Medlicott, festival coordinator, said the event includes crafts, food and games […]

Quilt show features work of generations

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Freedom New Mexico About 175 quilts will be on display Friday and Saturday at the Memorial Building in Portales for the High Plains Quilt Festival. The fourth annual event costs $3 for both days and includes hourly workshops. Sharon King, executive director of the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, said the workshops cover a mix […]

Fiesta on way after delay

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer St. Helen Catholic Church is hosting a fiesta in honor of its patron saint this weekend, and everyone can come and join the fun. The three-day event has food, a car show, bingo, music, a silent auction, a cake walk and a carnival starting Friday night. “Our celebration is […]

Tucumcari air show planned

Freedom New Mexico The 17th annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show comes to the Tucumcari Airport on Wednesday with a full slate of performances and acts. The gates will open at 10 a.m. The main attraction will be the Canadian Air Force Snowbirds. The Snowbirds fly nine jets at the same time and perform numerous […]

Senior center hosting health fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer A free health fair next Thursday is a first for the Portales Senior Citizens Center. Organizers hope it gives the community and senior citizens a chance to talk to a certified dietary manager, have their blood pressure checked, hearing aids checked and more. Director of the Senior Center Dawn […]

Dukes of Haard star coming to Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Freedom New Mexico Tom Wopat is bringing his new jazz show Love Swings to Clovis Oct. 10. He will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at Marshall Auditorium. Wopat is known for his television roles on the Dukes of Hazzard and Cybill, but he said music is what his career hinges on. […]

Beatles tribute band performing in Clovis

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Freedom New Mexico Hailed as the No. 1 Beatles tribute act in the world, Yesterday brings its Beatle boots, velvet suits and on-spot vocals to Clovis for a special performance, which kicks off the 2009-2010 Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College. Yesterday will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Auditorium. […]

Ticket feature: Nelson twins to perform tribute show

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Freedom New Mexico Twins Gunnar and Matthew Nelson will be trying out a different genre of music during their performance at the Clovis Music Festival in September. Gunnar Nelson said he and his brother will be performing a rockabilly show called Ricky Nelson Remembered in memory of their father who died in an airplane crash […]

Rabbit show keeps fair hopping

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By Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer A bunch of bunnies gave it their all and kept judges hopping Tuesday at the Roosevelt County Fair Rabbit Show. The special interest rabbit competition makes it possible for children to show animals when they might not be able to raise cattle, pigs, or other large animals. “I’ve been […]

Some fair traditions fade, others still going strong

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Whatever new-fangled innovations might be present in the exhibits or on the midway, the Roosevelt County Fair is like many other county fairs across the nation: a bastion of tradition. On entry day in Portales, when local residents officially enter livestock, food, crafts and more for competition, the vanguard of the past was there to […]

New additions to county fair

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Children and animals, musicians, a carnival and a fashion show. The Roosevelt County Fair is back with all its elements, plus a few changes. A few new musicians are set to take the stage, and a horse trainer who relates his work to human relationships with God is expected […]