Our People: A bridge to the past

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad became an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate one year after Norman Petty died in 1984. Kenneth Broad has been an administrator of Vi Petty’s estate since 1985, the year after Norman Petty died. Before retiring, Broad was a minister. He also provides tours at the Norman and Vi […]

Chamber names Norman Petty studio curator as citizen of the year

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Kenneth Broad walks through a standing ovation to accept his award Friday as the 2009 Citizen of the Year at the annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of Commerce Banquet held at the Clovis Civic Center. By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico The annual Clovis and Curry County Chamber of […]

Ceremony will mark anniversary of Petty’s death

CNJ Staff The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a special ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of famed record producer Norman Petty’s death.The ceremony is 10 a.m. Saturday at Mission Gardens Cemetery, the site of Petty’s grave.Petty, who produced records for Buddy Holy, Roy Orbison and others, died Aug. 15, 1984, from leukemia.

Petty Studios documentary airs Thursday

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A New Mexico Music Commission produced documentary about the Norman Petty Recording Studio airs 7 p.m. Thursday on the regional PBS station, KENW. Jay Parmenter of Clovis gives tours of the studio during the annual Clovis Music Festival. CNJ staff The New Mexico Music Commission produced a documentary focusing on […]

Class of ’48 recalls memories of Petty during reunion

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Vera Mathwich, left, and Carl Lott, right, take a break during a tour of the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum as part of their 60th class reunion. Mathwich said Petty helped her overcome her fears of the microphone when they worked at Gabriel Monte Vera Mathwich remembers Norman Petty as a brilliant […]

Mural captures Clovis past

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A.C. Bryant of Clovis sits in front of a mural that features him taking an order at Fox Drug store in 1937. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Giving the new Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum some of the classic ambiance is a giant photo of an old-time […]

Museum showcases Petty, rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Buddy Holly is one of the featured photos on a mural at the Norman and Vi Petty Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum, located on the lower level of the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce. The museum will have its grand opening Saturday. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Norman Petty is known […]

Blogger: We must trust God

Blogger Alvin Petty reports:

Even Roy Rogers had questions

Alvin Petty’s latest blog is on pain, suffering and evil.

More views on hell

Web logger Alvin Petty asks the question: