Director brings Hollywood to Clovis

Question and Answer Robert Collector is the writer and director of “Believe in Me,” a film about a 1960s girl’s basketball team’s run at the state title. The production crew has been filming in Clovis, Portales, Elida and other eastern New Mexico towns. Collector spoke about his role in film, his Hollywood career and what […]

Behind the Scenes 10/10

by John Manulis, Producer of “Believe In Me” Good morning Curry and Roosevelt counties. John Manulis here, picking up the “Believe In Me” production journal from my producing partner Cotty Chubb. In addition to the myriad of creative and logistical issues that crowd every hour of every day of a film shoot, a production team […]

‘Believe’ it; filming about to begin

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent […]

Movie may start filming this month

By David Irvin Producers of a movie called “Believe in Me” say filming will begin before the end of the month, and their Clovis production office will open Tuesday in the Wells Fargo Bank building. If all goes as scheduled, filming will begin Sept. 28, said co-producer John Manulis. About 70 percent of the filming […]

Business Briefs 4/27

FirstBank changes name to AccessBank, FirstBank, a mainstay in Clovis since 1934, is about to go away — to be replaced by AccessBank, effective Saturday. It is only a name change, according to Don Padgett, president and CEO of FirstBank soon-to-be AccessBank. Advertising, logos, signs, and stationery all will be switched from the old name […]

President can’t put brakes on rising gas prices

Editorial P retending the president can somehow wave a wand and magically reduce soaring gasoline prices is a typical Washington conceit, little different from the equally misleading idea that he controls the economy or the distribution of jobs. Encouraging such fantasies isn’t unheard of in a presidential campaign season, as candidates attempt to woo the […]

Business Digest 3/2

Legislative review planned this month Area residents will have an opportunity to hear the results of the 2004 Legislative session up close when the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce hosts the 2004 Roundhouse Review on March 12. The chamber’s monthly membership breakfast will be co-hosted by The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. […]

Farkas promoted to production manager

CNJ Staff Former Clovis News Journal news editor Tony Farkas is now the production manager of the printing and mailroom operations for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico. His promotion was announced this week by Ray Sullivan, FNNM publisher. He began his new duties last fall. Farkas said, “I made the switch from editorial to production […]

Education Calendar 12/4

Dec. 4 — New Mexico All-State Band Auditions – ENMU, Portales. Dec. 4 — Highland Winter Program – Highland Gym, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 — Lockwood Christmas Program – Marshall Auditorium, 7 p.m. Dec. 4 — Parkview Winter Program – Parkview Gym, 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 — Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy […]