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Articles from the June 18, 2017 edition

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 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Lodgers have concerns about weekend

Local hotels are scrambling to guarantee they have enough rooms to accommodate the weekend of June 23 with thousands of people flooding into town for the Plateau Custom Classic Softball Tournament, the Clovis Music Festival and Draggin’ Main. John...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    June 18, 2017

Miss New Mexico, teen winners crowned

PORTALES — Tears were flowing Saturday afternoon as Miss Las Cruces Taylor Rey, 22, was crowned 2017 Miss New Mexico. Rio Grande's Outstanding Teen Sienna Mascarenas, 16, of Albuquerque, was...

 
 By Anna George    Sports    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Tournament keeping it Classic

The Annual Plateau Custom Classic is going on its 34th year, inviting over 100 teams to come compete at all hours of the day and night. The softball tournament is set to begin at 6 p.m. June 23 with...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Heritage Days a hot event

PORTALES — The final consensus of the 33rd Annual Heritage Days is that it was way too hot. Temperatures hit 100 degrees and were hurtling towards the predicted 107. But the Roosevelt County...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Q&A: Anthony says Valens has universal quality

The life of the Latino scene in the 1950s is coming to Clovis this June in the form of Ray Anthony, a 30-years running Ritchie Valens impersonator. Anthony is coming along, faux Buddy Holly and Roy...

 
 By Stephanie Losoya    News    June 18, 2017

Juneteenth a lasting tradition

CLOVIS — Community service and fellowship were among the main goals for the first part of this year's Juneteenth Celebration. Juneteenth was held Saturday at O.G. Potter Memorial Park. An...

 

Jaden Martinez wins Soap Box Derby

CLOVIS — No hill? No problem for the Soap Box Derby organizers and competitors Saturday on Sycamore Street, as the 16th running of Clovis Soap Box Derby by Yucca Middle School was a success. The...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Q&A: Buddy Holly special for Rogers

From Elvis Presley to Jimi Hendrix, Prince to John Travolta, Bruno Mars to Justin Timberlake, Johnny Rogers uses his "God given talent" to impersonate anyone. But he admits the love he has for Buddy...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Main memories shared

We asked some of the original Main Street draggers what they loved about the activity and how it sticks with them to this day. Ronnie Smith remembers the two lanes going both ways on Clovis Main Street. “We would go from First to where the Weinersc...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Wildcat reunion ready to rock

The Clovis High School Class of 1975 is coming to “rock” the Clovis Music Festival and Draggin’ Main. The class, one of three reunions taking place the weekend of June 23, could not wait another five or ten years after their 2015 40th class...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Clovis Sound reigns supreme

The Clovis County Chamber is expecting a full house June 23 for the final event of this year's Clovis Music Festival featuring Winger and FireHouse. The Clovis Music Festival is held annually to...

 
 By Anna George    News    June 18, 2017

Draggin' Main: Not a drag at all

The people of Clovis refuse to let America's favorite pasttime fade away the week of June 19 with Clovis's Draggin' Main. Draggin' Main consists of a car races, a parade, restaurant tours and a whole...

 

Pages past - June 18

On this date ... 1947: The Clovis News-Journal classified advertising section featured ads for “male help wanted” and “female help wanted.” Jobs for males included cab driver, mechanic and ranch manager. Jobs for females included waitress,...

 

Events calendar - June 18

Monday • Full STEAM Ahead — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades K-6. Activity: DIY fidget spinners. Information: 575-356-3940 Tuesday • Budding Artists — 10:30 a.m. at Portales Public Library for grades 2-6. Activity: Shrinky din...

 

Mueller should address conflict issues publicly

Robert Mueller’s appointment as special counsel to investigate whether there was collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign was greeted with general approval by both sides of the political aisle. Mueller, after all, was considered a...

 
 By David Stevens    Voices    June 18, 2017

Some dads are superheroes

The first clear memory I have of my dad was in the alley behind our house in Muleshoe. He met me at our gate and we walked the block back to his work, at Piggly Wiggly, where he purchased for me a...

 
 By Rob Langrell    Voices    June 18, 2017

Seven-state drive ridiculously fun

A friend of mine introduced me to the term “windshield time” a few months ago. When you look it up on the internet, that phrase is riddled with negative connotations. The expressions “wasted tim...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    June 18, 2017

Seems my father had good life figured out

The last time I saw my father was on Father’s Day in 1990 — 13 days before his last breath. Slowly dying for four years from asbestos at an east Texas steel mill, he had no interest in gifts. All...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    June 18, 2017

Curiosity biggest driver of Mayweather, McGregor prize

Every year I pick up a desk calendar from the post-Christmas 50 percent off sale — the only time anybody should ever buy a calendar — and I take the most interesting thing left. This year it’s the Jeopardy! calendar. I know some of the clues, a...

 

Glam style is so yesterday

It's impossible to tell just how long the effortless trends of today's mainstream fashion will last. As the go-to garment and footwear become more and more relaxed, trendsetters and street style maven...

 

Learn to structure photo clutter

Information on turning a sweatshirt into a fitted jacket and cooking artichokes will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. and on Thursday at noon. (All times are...

 

Senior calendar - June 18

Baxter Curren Senior Center 908 Hickory, Clovis Monday: 8:30 a.m. exercise class, 10 a.m. jewelry pals, noon pinochle, 1 p.m. line dance, 5 p.m. social night Tuesday: 8 a.m. quilting, 9 a.m. and noon pinochle 101, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. exercise equipment, 6...

 

Barry wins goat tying title at College National Finals Rodeo

CASPER, Wyo. — Tawny Barry, in her last chance at the College National Finals Rodeo, was just fast enough. The ENMU junior won the goat tying award Saturday, taking a time of 6.4 seconds in the short go. Wyoming's Amelia Anderson was second at 6.5...

 

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