Tight donations stalls civic center statue

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A proposed life-sized bronze statue of a horse for the Clovis Civic Center is on hold because money has been tight. City Manager Joe Thomas said Monday that Tatum artist Curtis Fort wanted to donate the statue for the city’s civic center. Thomas said the statue would cost between […]

Jan. 27 Business Digest

Clovis Civic Center has new general manager The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manger, according to a Global Spectrum news release. On Jan. 20, Brock Neely took over general manager duties from Neil McMullin, who will serve as assistant general manager of the Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, according to the release. […]

Civic center hires new manager

The Clovis Civic Center has a new general manager. Global Spectrum, operators of the center, named Brock Neely as the new general manager succeeding Neil McMullin. McMullin is transferring to another Global Spectrum-managed convention center in Ohio. Neely, who joined Global Spectrum as Operations Manager at the Clovis Civic Center in march of 2006, will […]

Broadway music set for civic center

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Courtesy photo David Geist, Broadway pianist, will bring Broadway to Clovis Nov. 8. Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College’s Cultural Art Series is bringing Broadway to Clovis at 7 p.m. Nov. 8. at the Clovis Civic Center. David Geist, veteran pianist, will perform a medley of Broadway’s greatest hits with guest singer Kendra Lyons. Geist […]

Conference opens for business

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer As students-to-be filled the registration lines at Clovis Community College, education was already going on at the school. Dignitaries were doing the learning, as they soaked in policy and how they could effectively implement it at the first day of the New Mexico Municipal League Conference. The conference, held […]

Aug. 3, 2008 Engagements

Young-Leonhardt Jim and Sherrie Croft of Clovis and James and Sylvia Young of Farmington announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Christine Young of Clovis, to Kendal Leonhardt of Portales. He is the son of Mike and Karen Leonhardt of Portales. The couple will exchange vows at 3 p.m. Aug. 16, 2008, at […]

Spinal check

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Dr. Tabor Smith explains the free spine check he just finished administering to Ethle Ellis at the Health Fair at Clovis Civic Center Saturday.

Civic center revenue rises

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City commissioners knew all along the Clovis Civic Center was not going to make money, at least not in the first few years. However, the good news is revenue is up 22 percent since the fiscal year started in July, according to Civic Center General Manager Neil McMullin. McMullin […]

Ben’s Bar-B-Q closes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Aside from a big “Closed” sign taped to the door, Ben’s Bar-B-Q on Prince Street still looks open. Chairs and tables still populate the floor and a menu above the counter spells out items the restaurant has been serving for about 20 years. But the doors of the barbecue […]

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 […]

County to weigh liquor license for fairgrounds

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Curry County Commission will decide in a special meeting today whether to apply for a liquor license for the special events center and the fairgrounds. The license will be a governmental liquor license similar to the one the city has for its civic center and will be specified […]

Radio personalities re-enact Western classic

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Radio announcers Diana Duran and Joe Walker re-enact a radio broadcast Wednesday at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Doc Holliday was a slender, sickly 30-year-old when he was part of the events leading up to the famed gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. Frank […]

In Tribute: Portales civic leader dies at 62

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Giving back to his local community and fellow man was central to Rick Hauptmann’s being. An accountant by trade, he devoted himself to civic work through organizations including United Way, Rotary, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, Roosevelt County Literacy Council, Eastern New Mexico University Foundation and others. Friends and […]

Festival will feature Holly kin

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Music fans can look forward to new events at this year’s Clovis Music Festival. This year’s festival will be held Sept. 6-8 at the Clovis Civic Center, said Clovis Chamber of Commerce spokeswoman Liz Eisenbraun. The three-day event will feature a question and answer segment with music artists, tours […]

June 12, 1941

Prospects for federal aid in developing Clovis’ airport “appear to be excellent,” according to a telegram from U.S. Sen. Carl Hatch, formerly of Clovis. … More than 90 representatives of Clovis civic clubs gathered to discuss ways to “clean up Clovis to combat a plague of mosquitoes,” the Clovis News-Journal reported. Mayor E.E. Kraus proclaimed […]

Facility celebrates first

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Neil McMullin is the general manager for the Clovis Civic Center. He says most of his days are spent behind his desk booking clients, but during large events he usually ends up helping out in the kitchen. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor The Clovis Civic Center is holding a […]

Home, garden show staged

CNJ staff The Home and Garden Show will be held this weekend at the Clovis Civic Center. The event is sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Eastern New Mexico. More than 70 vendors featuring lawn equipment, landscapers, home furnishings and construction companies will be present at the two-day event, according to Chairman Todd Farrell. […]

Banquet kicks off celebration

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The deadline to purchase tickets for the annual Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet is 5 p.m. today. The banquet, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday at the Clovis Civic Center, is the first official 2007 centennial event for the 100-year anniversary of Clovis. Clovis/Curry County Chamber of […]

City plans year-long centennial celebration

CNJ staff Clovis has hosted big parties before. Schools were dismissed and train whistles filled the prairie when World War I ended in 1918. About 400 guests attended the formal grand opening of Hotel Clovis in 1931. And just six months ago, thousands turned out to celebrate a new mission secured for Cannon Air Force […]

Students collect culinary clues

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksJamie Dunn prepares one of many dishes Thursday night during the Taste of Home Cooking School, held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Culinary secrets must be pried from some cooks. But not Jamie Dunn. The culinary specialist shared 10 recipes and lots of kitchen wisdom […]