Thursday morning briefing: Geek class, dancing shoes and mosquitoes

Good morning and welcome to the Thursday briefing. Become a geek There’s a basic computer skills workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Friday at the Clovis-Carver Public Library. Information: 769-7840 Meetings watch Clovis City Commission meets at 5:15 p.m. today in the Clovis-Carver Public Library. It’s open to the public. Music, music, music Slip on […]

Education column: Drill team members dancing stars

You’ve seen them in the Macy’s Day Parade, or maybe at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando; dance teams of young ladies executing perfectly synched and choreographed routines, riveting the crowds with their performance. I had the privilege of speaking with two of our young ladies who achieved “all-American” status and, as a result, traveled […]

Ticket feature: Our Lady of Guadalupe fiesta gears up for weekend

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File photo The Our Lady of Gualdalupe annual fiesta will take place this weekend at 108 North Davis. The three-day event will feature live music, food, games a car show and more. Freedom New Mexico With an emphasis on community, the traditional Fiesta at Our Lady of Guadalupe will take place this weekend. Offering food, […]

Late Nighter events open to community

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both at Late Nighter events at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at the […]

Cannon late-night dance open to personnel, surrounding community

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at […]

Cannon invites community to dance, mingle

By Argen Duncan: Cannon Connections Building community and dancing all night — people age 21 and older can do both in tonight’s Late Nighter at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. The dance is open to Cannon personnel and the surrounding community. It includes free snacks, alcohol and two disc jockeys playing at the […]

Businesses offer drink specials, live music to ring in new year

New Years eve revelers will have an assortment of places to ring in 2010. Area business are opening their doors with drink specials, live bands and food. And, a non-alcoholic party features dancing at the Portales Senior Center. Portales Senior Center Director Dawn Kryder said the senior dance is an annual tradition. “They’re asking people […]

Ticket feature: Taco Box dancing light show draws residents

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The lights decorating the Taco Box on 21st Street dance in time with music on FM station 88.5. The show runs every 30 minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly. Freedom New Mexico Area residents don’t need to travel far to see a dancing light show or hear the […]

Liaison: Military honors often overlooked

Cannon Connections photo: Kevin Wilson Senior Airman Nathan Rogers, left, and Senior Airman Perry Crooks of Cannon Air Force Base fold a flag military funeral honors for Henry Sanchez of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: Cannon Connections Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And he loved life. “Anytime you saw […]

Official: Military honors option available for veteran burials

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Veronica Goff, left, receives a flag from Senior Airman Nathan Rogers of Cannon Air Force Base at the conclusion of Thursday’s military funeral honors for her father, Henry Sanchez of Clovis. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Henry Sanchez loved dancing, his guitar and his harmonica, family members said. And […]

Dancing passion revived

By: Anita Tedaldi: CNJ columnist When the news is particularly grim I throw myself into some serious ballroom dancing. Scratch that, no matter what’s going on, I throw myself into some serious dancing. It’s pure wholesome pleasure. My answer to apathy, crisis, financial instability, deployments, even the store running out of my favorite brand of […]

March 12 – Dancing on the sidelines

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo

Swing time

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo David Josiwak of Roswell twirls Mary Weigl of Kenna at The Circle 8 District square dance Saturday. The couples have to dance each step the caller calls in time with the music. David and Alyse Josiwak danced on their first date 39 years ago. About 15 years ago the couple […]

Belly dancers twist, twirl way to credits

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Community College sophomore Juana Garcia twirls during a belly dancing class. “I love the class. It’s one of those dance styles that lets you be open with your body,” Garcia said. “Plus there are cool women in this class. I’ve made friends.” By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A […]

Oct. 31, 1943

Joe Roach was the acting chief of police during a reorganization of the city’s police department. … The Clovis News-Journal reported the War Fund Drive was progressing satisfactorily in Curry County with workers canvassing door to door in Clovis, according to Judge J.C. Compton, chairman of the drive. … Jimmie Allman’s School of Dancing, 421 […]

July 25, 1961

Rhythm Shop school of dancing at 1316 Main offered dancing lessons for children. … Mrs. William Conn, mother of Miss Clovis, was a passenger on an Eastern Airline plane that was hijacked and forced to fly to Cuba. … The Clovis News Journal reported that President Kennedy’s report to the nation would air live at […]

Two-step too much for East Coast boy

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Lee Roy Parnell was in concert at the Clovis Civic Center for Dairy Fest two weeks ago. Lee Roy plays Texas boogie music and is one of my favorite guitarists. I had to go. Lee Roy and his band were jamming away when a young guy and his partner decided […]

Association honors square-dance couple

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers If there is square dancing in heaven, James Pettus is probably calling one right now. The Portales resident, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2003, and his wife Wanda were the heart and soul of square dancing in eastern New Mexico for three decades, according to local square dancers. The […]

March 8, 1920

The Curry County Rural Telephone Co. reported it had started setting poles for its phone lines in the northern part of the county. “Work will be pushed with as much rapidity as possible,” a telephone official reported. … W. H. Duckworth was named president of Clovis’ new Republican Club. The Clovis Journal reported the GOP’s […]

High school dancing rite of manhood

By Bob Huber: Local columnist When I started high school, no one warned me that students danced cheek to cheek every day during lunch hour in the gymnasium. Had I known, I would have stayed in the eighth grade until Mr. Roosevelt drafted me or Social Security kicked in, whichever came first. What happened was, […]