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 […]

Feb. 21, 2008 Education Digest

ENMU accepting festival entries Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of Communicative Arts is accepting entries for its fourth annual Communication Festival, according to a university news release. The festival is open to ENMU students with no entry fee, according to the release. Entries include video, writing, photography and design. The deadline to submit entries is […]

‘Our Towns’ coming Feb. 29

The annual “Our Towns” special section is scheduled for publication on Feb. 29. This is a community introduction for newcomers, but also a reference for everyone who lives in the Clovis-Portales area. Content ranges from church listings to weather trends to suggestions for watching movies. Clovis News Journal Managing Editor Rick White coordinated coverage, with […]

Wall on the way?

We keep hearing rumors that the Vietnam Veterans Memorial known as The Moving Wall will be coming to Clovis this year. We’ll let you know more when we know more. Until then, here’s the Web site: The Moving Wall • • • Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the […]

Music to our ears

Promotion for the 2008 Clovis Music Festival is under way. Check out the new Web site: Clovis Music Festival

Prairie Chicken Festival poster contest announced

Freedom New Mexico Sponsors of the High Plains Prairie Chicken Festival, to be held April 11-13 in Milnesand, invite artists of all ages to participate in a poster contest. The grand prize winning entry will be reproduced as the festival poster, according to a New Mexico Department of Game and Fish news release. The grand […]

Dec. 13, 2007 Education Digest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Theater students headed to festival The Clovis Community College production of “Buried Child” will play in a February college theater festival in Huntsville, Texas. The 14-member cast directed by CCC Cultural Arts Director Christy Mendoza is competing with seven other colleges in the Region VI Kennedy Center American College […]

Fall festivities

CNJ staff Clovis Saturday Trick or Treat Carnival — 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Clovis Community College, Commons area. Information: 769-4747. October 31 Trunk or Treat — 6-8 p.m., Central Baptist Church, 2501 N. Norris. Information: 762-4727. Double Dare Children’s Fall Festival — 6:30-8:30 p.m., High Plains Baptist Church, 2800 E. 21st St. Information: 769-1382. Fall Festival […]

Break-in reported at ENMU during Peanut Festival

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University Campus Police are investigating a break-in that occurred Saturday night or Sunday morning at the Campus Union Building during the annual Peanut Valley Festival, according to a ENMU Communication Services press release. Various items from booth vendors as well an undetermined amount of cash from vendors’ booths and […]

Film festival draws crowd

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Cedrick Rael stood outside the Lyceum Theater Saturday and watched independent filmmakers and enthusiasts sharing ideas about movies. This is the best part of a film festival for him, said Rael, who founded the Fiery Film Festival six years ago. More than 100 people filed into the Lyceum Saturday […]

ENMU’s Peanut Valley Festival planned for next weekend

ENMU communications Eastern New Mexico University will host its annual Peanut Valley Festival Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Oct. 21 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Campus Union Building. Tracy Henderson, director of Student Activities and Organizations, says this year’s fair will uphold past traditions and introduce new ones. “This is the first year […]

Oct. 20, 1920

A fire demolished the Oklahoma Hotel, located at 213 S. Connelly St. … The Clovis News reported that more than 10,000 visitors attended the three-day Curry County Harvest Festival and Live Stock Show. … Croft Music Co., located at 119 E. Monroe Ave. sold Starr Phonographs.

Texas Playboys highlight of festival

By Grant McGee: Local columnist Did you go to the Clovis Music Festival? I’ve got to tell you my favorite act was Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys. I can tell you when I first discovered Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. I was in college back east and was browsing through the racks of vinyl at […]

Music to their ears

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte John Mueller performs as Buddy Holly during Friday’s Buddy, Roy and Elvis tribute show at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the the Clovis Music Festival. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Old-fashioned cherry lime drinks were popular once again last week at the Foxy Drive-In as thousands flocked […]

Local legends hit stage

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bobby Vee headlined Saturday’s final show of the Clovis Music Festival at the Clovis Civic Center. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Shane Cooney, of Clear Lake, Iowa, grew up listening to Buddy Holly as a kid. “I grew up in Clear Lake (where Buddy Holly’s plane crashed), so it’s […]

Man moves for music

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte John Mueller performs Buddy Holly’s song, “That’ll Be the Day” during the Buddy, Roy and Elvis tribute show at the Clovis Civic Center as part of the the Clovis Music Festival. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer The music and legend of Buddy Holly changed Dave Tobin’s life. Tobin, a […]

Petty studio offers step back in time

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “There is a shower in the men’s room.” Ah, I thought. My new co-worker has discovered the uniqueness of our radio station’s men’s room, courtesy of the late Norman Petty. Had he not decided to open a recording studio in Clovis there probably wouldn’t be a shower in the men’s […]

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 […]

Holly, Petty proteges performing at festival

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The history of rock ’n’ roll, from the revolutionary sound of Elvis to the modern beat of Tejano, will be showcased at the 2007 Clovis Music Festival. The first concert in this year’s event sponsored by the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce will be at 7 p.m. Thursday with […]

Clovis Music Festival shouldn’t be missed

By Clyde Davis: Columnist The question of the day came to me as I was picking up a trio of breakfast burritos at Foxy’s. In actuality, the question did not come to me until I saw the man who would know the answers: A.C. Bryant. The question is, What did Buddy Holly order when he […]