Area tuba, euphonium players to perform holiday tunes

CNJ staff Area tuba and euphonium players will perform yuletide sounds at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday in front of J.C. Penney at the North Plains Mall in Clovis. The public is invited. If you are a tuba or euphonium player and would like to perform, a rehearsal will be held in the Clovis High School […]

Alley Cats to perform holiday music


Courtesy photo The Alley Cats, a doo-wop group, will perform a holiday concert Wednesday in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Doo-wop group The Alley Cats will perform in Clovis on Wednesday at Marshall Auditorium in a holiday performance for the family. The show will feature classic holiday songs and melodies. The Alley Cats have shared the […]

Investigators seek suspects in homicide

CNJ staff Police are seeking half a dozen suspects they believe were involved in a home invasion turned homicide that claimed the life of a Honduran national in Texico last week. Elvin Osmin Orellanna Rivera died Nov. 25 from a single gunshot during a robbery at a home in the 500 block of Florence Street. […]

Keep close eye on upcoming secretary pick

Freedom New Mexico President-elect Obama and several of his spokespeople have suggested strongly that much of the so-called new stimulus package he hopes Congress will pass will include extensive spending on infrastructure, especially transportation infrastructure. The efficacy of such spending to jump-start the economy is questionable. Aside from the fact that tax-funded projects take money […]

Dec. 4 Education Calendar

Education calendar Friday • Arts Academy at Bella Vista, all day, parents decorate for Christmas Saturday • Clovis Municipal Schools bands perform, 6 p.m., Christmas Light Parade, Main Street Monday • Marshall Middle School, 7 p.m., Choirs Christmas Concert, Marshall Auditorium • Mesa Elementary School, 6:30 p.m., third-grade and honor choir Christmas program, Mesa Gym […]

Dec. 4 Education Digest

CHS senior nominated to attend Air Force Academy Clovis’ Brody Hawes, a senior at Clovis High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an academy official.Hawes is the son of Kenneth Hawes and Joy Stoddard.Hawes was nominated to attend the academy by U.S. Rep. Tom Udall.Hawes is planning […]

After-school program teaches folklorico dance


CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jessica Lopez and her partner Alejandro Chacon twirl and twist to folklorico music at La Casita Elementary School’s Folklorico Dance Club. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Entering Christy Van Hoose’s classroom after 3 p.m. on a folklorico day is like walking into a crowded dance club. The students twirl […]

Board approves CCC fee increase

CNJ staff This is a report of Wednesday’s Clovis Community College Board of Trustees Meeting: • Board members approved a fee increase for several courses in the Spring 2009 Semester. CCC President John Neibling said the fees reflect increases in the cost of instructional materials for courses such as welding and cosmetology. • Board members […]

Dec. 4, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • New York Giants star Plaxico Burress was arrested Monday for carrying an unlicensed gun in a nightclub. He shot himself in the leg to keep from spilling his drink. He lost a lot of blood but luckily John Daly was a perfect match for a blood transfusion. • […]

Dec. 3, 2008

HOLLYWOOD–God bless America, and how’s everybody? • The Oklahoma Sooners passed Texas in the BCS Sunday for the chance to play the Alabama-Florida winner for the national title. It’s an obsession. It could be the middle of January before the entire South realizes we just elected a black president. • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expressed […]

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