CCC Board of Trustees approves architect contract

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved hiring an architect to design the proposed Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on Main Street. Board members approved a $48,000 contract with Albuquerque architectural firm Van H. Gilbert Architect PC. “It will provide a main venue for our […]

ENMU accepting High Plains Film Festival entries

ENMU Seeks Entries for New Film Festival PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is accepting short film entries through March 21 for the first High Plains Film Festival. A judging panel of award-winning actors, directors and screenwriters will award six $500 prizes. Winning entries will be screened May 4 in Portales, at a location to […]

Pursuit to land “Suit” complete

Courtesy photo Joseph A. Wasson Jr., center, stars as Gomez in a National Hispanic Cultural Center performance of “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.” The show will be presented free Friday night at Marshall Auditorium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” six men see something they want and […]

Here’s a presidential morsel

Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

Norvil Howell: Champion of champions

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Doug McGregor’s response: “Norvil Howell, the champion of champions. He has given more students pride, respect for themselves and leadership skills, along with showing them how to have goals and accomplish them to a […]

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

CCC anounces coming performance

What do five men, all down on their luck and searching for a purpose, have in common? On February 22 in Marshall Auditorium, it will be a very special white suit as the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) brings Ray Bradbury’s The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit to Clovis. This 7 p.m. performance is part of […]

Former Broadway performer takes show to Clovis

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Courtesy photo David Geist is playing Jan. 26 at the Mabry Hotel in Clovis as a fund-raiser. Tickets are $50 and available at Clovis Community College. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer David Geist doesn’t just want to play music. He wants to teach others why he loves it so much. “I infuse dramatic intent […]

Martial arts decision left to Civic Center officials

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis Civic Center’s management company has no policy against booking contact sports at their facilities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Civic Center Committee members voted Monday to give the center’s management final say on what events are allowed at the civic center. The Committee discussed whether to approve […]

Battle brewing on cage fights

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico From all indications, city groups may have a fight about fights. The Clovis Civic Center policy committee discussed allowing contact sports at the city-owned center in October’s meeting, and more discussion is planned for Monday’s meeting. The contact sport in question is mixed martial arts, and MarkAnthony Baca of […]

Ethnic fair schedule

The following events will be held during Saturday’s Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair: 8:30 a.m. — Fun Run/Walk, 14th and Main streets 10 a.m. — Parade of Flags and People. Children’s Parade, Main Street 10 a.m.-5 p.m.— Arts and Crafts booths, air games, food vendors, Main Street 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. — Car Show, Main […]

Space still available in CCC classes

CNJ staff Clovis Community College is still enrolling students for the following classes: High Plains Chorale — 15 sessions, 6:45–8:25 p.m., Thursdays through Dec. 13, Room 186. Fee: $15 The Backstage Pass — Allows students to work behind the scenes with the CCC Cultural Arts staff, assisting with live performances and the production process. Classes […]

Roosevelt County Fair schedule

Saturday • 10 a.m.: Youth Horse Show, Special Events Arena • 6 p.m.: Cotton Extravaganza, Jake Lopez Center Sunday • 1-5 p.m.: Begin putting up booths, Home Arts Building Monday: Entry Day for Indoor Exhibits • 8 a.m.-6 p.m.: Put up booths, Home Arts Building • 12-6 p.m.: Horticulture, 4-H Educational, 4-H Open and Jr. […]

Martial arts fight promoter arraigned

By Chelle Delaney: Freedom Newspapers A martial arts fight promoter was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court on charges alleging he killed Albert “Jason” Pacheco, 31, of Tucumcari, on Feb. 1. James Burleson, 33, of Socorro pleaded not guilty to the charges. He was released after posting a $100,000 bond. Burleson, accompanied by his […]

Board awards superintendent 5 percent raise

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Schools Superinten-dent Rhonda Seidenwurm will receive the same 5 percent pay raise other school district employees on average will receive. The school board approved Seidenwurm’s pay increase at Tuesday’s meeting. Her current annual salary was increased $6,425 to $134,925 effective July 1. “It’s a vote of confidence,” Seidenwurm […]

Education Feature: Teacher marches to music’s beat

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Janet Barnard, a music teacher at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, sits next to third-grader Jordan Castillo while she plays an instrument. Barnard is retiring after 27 years of teaching at Clovis elementary schools. By Wren Abbott: CNJ Correspondent Long before research demonstrated the “Mozart effect” — the relationship […]

Mom juggles family, studies

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Ivelis Perdomo will graduate with associate degrees in fine and liberal arts. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Focus. Focus. Focus. That’s the advice Ivelis Perdomo will give to graduates and future graduates of Clovis Community College during a commencement ceremony tonight. She should know. The 32-year-old mother of two […]

Portables a problem, resident says

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Clovis residents have expressed concerns about the safety of portable classrooms. The school district currently uses 50 portable units, according to school officials. (Courtesy Photo) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A Clovis grandparent is agitated because her grandsons were housed in a portable classroom at a Clovis school that failed to met fire code […]

Arts & Crafts Fair takes place this weekend

By CNJ Staff Area residents can wrap up their holiday shopping all under one roof during this weekend’s Arts & Crafts Fair. The event, which is sponsored by the Clovis News Journal, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clovis Civic Center. Admission […]