Music provides consolation

By Javier Portillo: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music has always been a big part of my life. There have been many times in my life when music was the only consolation. It was one of the few ways […]

Music means fun, entertainment

By Hanna Langan: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What music means to me is fun and entertainment, and something I could enjoy in front of a crowd or by myself. I enjoy music and many different aspects, be it […]

Education digest: Students chosen for all-state choir

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The following Clovis junior high school students were selected through auditions to the 2007 Junior High School All-State Choir: Courtney Dawkins, Tara DeWitt, Sarah Fulmer, Cecilia Harris, Dahlia Moore, Mariah Sparks, Morgan Kilgore, Eric Collins, Ean Guthals, Tad Treft and Kaylee Ortiz. Calendar Tonight: The Zia Elementary School winter […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

Clovis High choir teacher honored

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Choir Director Brian Uerling has been named the New Mexico Music Educator of the Year, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Uerling is the sixth Clovis teacher to win the award since the 1960s, according to school officials. “Mr. Uerling has that rare ability to help students […]

Dinner with music affair for family

By Harvey Brady: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music has always been an important part of my life. My mom played the accordion a little bit, but no one else could play an instrument or sing (other than along […]

Mondragon, Jose “Adan”

Jose “Adan” Mondragon, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 29, 1943, in Clovis to Conrado and Juanita Cordova Mondragon. He married Lucy Baca on Oct. 20, 1972, in Clovis. He was a foreman at Clovis Steam Laundry. He was a member of Our […]

Kerby Sr., Al

Al Kerby Sr., 81, of Bovina died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Amarillo. He married Jeanne Fredrick on Dec. 14, 1942, in Oakland, Calif. He moved to Bovina in 1947 from Amarillo. He was a blacksmith and a welder and served in World […]

10/13 Education Calendar

Today: The Gattis Junior High School seventh-grade Family Night Choir Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gattis Choir Room. Tuesday: Clovis Municipal Schools All Choral Night Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clovis High School Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Education calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She […]

10/6 Education Calendar

Today Yucca Junior High School Choirs fall concert, 7 p.m., CHS Lecture Hall. Saturday Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook, 7 p.m., Lyceum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 or at the Clovis Community College cashier’s window. Information: 769-4132 Sunday High Plains Chorale fall concert, 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall. Tuesday […]