Education Briefs 4/15

CCC holding Cinco de Mayo party Clovis Community College is holding its second annual Cinco De Mayo Fiesta at 6 p.m. on April 24. The event will be held at American Legion Post 25 at 2400 W. Seventh. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under, and are on sale at […]

Student finds it’s not ‘OK’ to scalp tickets

By Jack King Call it “Oklahoma’s Soda Pop Caper.” Clovis police are investigating an alleged case of ticket scalping at last week’s musical production of “Oklahoma” by a Clovis High School sophomore. Police say one student may have used his ill-gotten gains to buy soft drinks. According to a police report, a student was taking […]

‘The Passion of the Christ’ heads to Clovis

By Darrell Todd Maurina Thanks to a group of anonymous donors, Mel Gibson’s new film, “The Passion of the Christ,” will be coming to Clovis on the film’s Feb. 25 opening day, which is Ash Wednesday on the church calendar. According to the movie’s promotional material, the film is a graphic presentation of the last […]

Frankie Avalon is a secret homewrecker

Greg Garcia After a heartbreakingly unsuccessful attempt to score some “Grease Live” tickets for Wednesday’s show in Amarillo, you can imagine my excitement to hear there were also some shows in Lubbock — with plenty of good seats available. The wife had asked for “Grease” tickets — and only for “Grease” tickets — for her […]

Tickets still available for chamber banquet

CNJ STAFF Tickets are still available for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, but time is running out to reserve them, according to a news release. The banquet will be Friday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base, with social hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Deadline to purchase […]

Business Digest 1/6

Tickets are available for “Cruise Into 2004,” this year’s Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 16 at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. A social hour will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m., chamber officials said. The banquet’s highlight will be the presentation […]

Not speeding a great way to avoid tickets

Helena Rodriguez I like to think I’ve outgrown my days of heavy road rage, but every time I brag to my sisters, Julie and Nana, that I haven’t had a ticket in 3 1/2 years, they laugh and say, “That’s just because you haven’t got caught.” Oh yeah. Kind of like one of those “What […]

Show makes magical Christmas memories

There was a magical, lit-up wonderland feel to those holiday trips into Pittsburgh. New Year’s Eve would often include snow, almost always brought sub-freezing temperatures, and nearly every year, the trip down to Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh’s ornate showplace, to see the Duquesne University Tamburitzans. It was a world of magic to a young boy. This […]

Police Blotter 10/30

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 7:45 Monday, school administrators contacted police to report that a contractor had found a forklift missing from a school construction site. Police issued a “be on the lookout” order for the forklift and located it about 45 minutes later in a […]

‘Taste’ tickets still available

Freedom Newspapers About 235 tickets remain for Thursday’s Taste of Home Cooking School, sponsored by the Clovis News-Journal, the Portales News-Tribune and several other area businesses, newspaper advertising director Tammy Farkas said Saturday. As of Friday, 765 of the 1,000 available tickets had been sold, she said. The cooking school will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]