Jamboree helps in many ways

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By William P. Thompson 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 member for […]

April 6 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Anniversaries: Panny and Polly Bigler. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be a fire meeting Thursday night at 7 p.m. • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. in the main office. • City Council will meet Tuesday in the Community Building […]

Jamboree entertains during weekend

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — The weekend installments of the Floyd Country Jamboree featuring local country music talent from eastern New Mexico featured big crowds and an attendance streak that has yet to be broken. Over the years the show has grown and Panny and Polly Biggler have witnessed the Jamboree since its inception. Panny […]

Jamboree off and running

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By Tony Parra FLOYD — There was a thumping and sounds of guitars and vocals echoing from an old high school basketball gym in Floyd on Thursday night. A Floyd tradition, the 55th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree, kicked off a four-day run on Thursday. Country music vocalists sang selections from Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and […]

Jamboree hosts a variety of performers from eight to 70 something.

By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer There will be fiddlers, a trick-rope expert, country music, gospel music, an enchilada dinner, cowboy poets and comedians as more than 30 performers will participate in 55th annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree. The Grand Old Opry-style show started tonight in Floyd and runs through Sunday afternoon. Eight-year-old Amy […]

Floyd County Jamboree set for 55th go-round

By Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Musicians of all ages from eastern New Mexico will be getting out fiddles, guitars and other instruments for the 55th Annual Floyd Lions Club Country Jamboree this week. The Floyd Country Jamboree will take place over a four-day span beginning with the first show at 7 p.m. on Thursday. […]

Jan. 12 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Leon Harvey; Jake Buzard; Chet Chenault; Don Beard. Anniversaries: There are no anniversaries this week. Please contact me if you want to have your special day listed. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • There will be no school Monday in observance of Martin Luther […]

Nov. 24 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions Birthdays: Mary Goff, Nelson Rector. Upcoming events • Seniors meet Thursday night for games and friendship. • Floyd Lions Club will meet Dec. 1. • The school’s Christmas program will be Dec. 6. Thanksgiving holiday Thanksgiving Holidays for Floyd Schools will start today. School will resume on Monday. Have a safe […]

Floyd jamboree earns cash for community

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Tony Parra The Floyd Lions’ Club members have tallied the final numbers of the 54th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree and they were able to raise $3,400 over the four-day event, according to Floyd Lions’ Club President Houston Lee. Lee estimated an average of 400 people attended each night’s events. “The figure (amount of people) was […]

Talent, tunes at jamboree

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Michelle Seeber FLOYD — More than 500 people — a full house of young and old — heard some 40 soloists sing songs, play guitars and show off their talent Saturday night at the Floyd Lions Club 54th Annual Country Jamboree. Gathered at Floyd High School’s old gymnasium, the audience heard songs written by Johnny […]

Floyd mixes music with memories

Tony Parra Jim Hill was part of the Floyd Country Jamboree family. The Portales resident spent many years singing a wide-variety of harmony music and strumming his guitar for music lovers. But this year Hill was not present, at least not physically. The music “legend” died of cancer in October. He was 72. Organizers, friends […]

Floyd musicians ready for annual jamboree

Tony Parra Our neighbors to the west are only days away from the music festival known as the Floyd Lions Country Jamboree. The 54th Annual Floyd Country Jamboree swings into action at 7 p.m. on Thursday with a traditional (older) country music show in the Floyd old gymnasium. “It’s one of the oldest, if not […]