Pintores welcomes new artists

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist The annual Pintores art show April 20-29 at the Main ARTeri gallery on Main Street is a wonderful venue for local artists of all levels and experience categories to show their work, receive positive and encouraging feedback, and build relationships with other artists. It is called the “Spring Fling.” As […]

Film leaves locals satisfied

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Marta McGonagle of Los Angles, an actress in “Believe in Me,” and John Manulies, a co-producer of the film, take a few moments to chat Thursday evening with Clovis fans at the Clovis Civic Center. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The city of Clovis took itself out for a […]

More than family mourn death of Woods’ father

Freedom Newspapers According to John Strege’s 1997 biography, “Tiger,” Tiger Woods fell in love with golf at the ripe old age of 6 months. Tiger’s father, Earl, retired from the Army, had taken up golf at the age of 42 and was working hard to improve his game. He built a makeshift driving range in […]

Developing musical talent can lead to lifelong success

By Greg Smithhisler: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My friend Kurt celebrated his 30th birthday last week — a special joy for me as I revel in his accomplishments and all […]

Students compete in annual Spanish competition

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The Muleshoe High School girls perform on Friday afternoon in the 25th annual Festival Romanico in the Campus Union Ballroom on the campus of Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. (Freedom Newspapers: Tony Parra) By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers Hundreds of high school students from eastern New Mexico and west Texas attended Friday’s 25th Annual […]

One of god’s best gifts is talent for happiness

By Curtis K. Shelburne In C. S. Lewis’ account of his early life, “Surprised by Joy,” he begins by writing about the two family strains that had come together to give him life. On his father’s side, Lewis descended from Welshmen: “Sentimental, passionate, and rhetorical, easily moved both to anger and to tenderness; men who […]

Talent takes center stage at Kid Fest

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Trazon Jimerson, 4, of Cannon Air Force Base climbs through a blow-up tunnel Saturday afternoon at Kid Fest at Clovis High School. (Staff photo: John Eisel) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer She’s a seasoned performer — but Amy Carter is only 8 years old. In a red polka dotted shirt, her hair in curls, […]

Kid Fest 2005 to feature talent show, food, games

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Andrew Dixon has been trying to break through to the big time as he raps his way into the minds and ears of the Clovis community. He is only 11, but already he has performed in several talent competitions over the last year, most recently winning the Juneteenth talent […]

Restocking defense Greyhounds’ primary goal for spring practice

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All-conference wide receiver Derrick Hunter is one of several returning starters on offense for Eastern New Mexico University. The Hounds begin spring practice Tuesday. (Freedom Newspapers) By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — If the Eastern New Mexico University football program is going to reach the NCAA Division II playoffs for the first time, first-year […]

Sena, Tony

Tony Sena Services: Will be held at a later date. Tony Sena, 53, of El Sagundo, Calif, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Marina Del Ray, Calif. He was born on June 12, 1951, in Clovis, to Raymond and Susie Sena. Family members said he had a heart for people and used his talent to […]

Military music group to be ‘Tops’ in Clovis

By David Arkin: CNJ Correspondent The military’s premier musical group will bring its tunes to Clovis on Thursday. Tops in Blue, an all-active duty Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment gifts, will play at the Doc Stewart Park at 8 p.m. on Thursday. Gates will open to […]