March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Call for Artists! Pintores Art League 34th Annual Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show

The Pintores Art League of Clovis has put out a call for artists for their Spring Fling 2009 Fine Arts Show to be held April 17-25, 2009 in the Clovis Community College commons located at 417 Schepps Boulevard in Clovis, New Mexico. Cash prizes will be awarded for both professional and student artwork. This year’s […]

Students collect phone cards

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Schools Performing Arts Department is conducting its second annual Phone Card Drive for soldiers serving overseas. Members are collecting unused phone cards or donations to buy them to distribute to military personnel in Iraq or Afghanistan. Donation jars are to be available at winter performances. The concerts are free and […]

Education feature: Texico school renews vocational arts program

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico’s Lucas Walthers practices soldering with teacher Terry Whitener observing at Texico High School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Texico High School is reviving its vocational arts program. For years, one teacher taught the vocational arts and was in charge of the Future Farmers of America and leadership programs. […]

Academy set for “Nutcracker” performance

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Students from Bella Vista practice for The Nutcracker at Marshall Auditorium. CNJ Staff The Arts Academy at Bella Vista’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. on Friday. The play has been produced annually for 12 years, according to director Viola Cano. Cano is the dance teacher for Bella […]

Oct. 17 Honors

The Force of One Martial Arts group of Clovis traveled to San Antonio, Texas to participate in the Taekwondo and Gumdo (sword) Championships on Sept. 27 under the leadership of Master Instructor Eric Suan.

Concert kicks off ENMU Fall Fine Arts series

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Travis Erwin, a second-year music teacher at Eastern New Mexico University, will perform a recital to begin the fine arts series. Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University’s Fall 2008 Fine Arts series kicks off Friday. The series runs through the end of the fall semester, with the last event scheduled for Dec. 11. The […]

College previews project priorities

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The top projects for Clovis Community College for the next five years are the construction of a performing arts center and the demolition of military barracks south of the campus. The college board of trustees approved prioritizing the projects in the college’s master plan during Wednesday’s monthly meeting. CCC […]

CCC set for Cultural Arts Series

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Courtesy photo Jazz singer Chiara Civello’s performance on Sept. 27 at the Lyceum Theater will kick off Clovis Community College’s 2008-2009 Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico In its eighth year, Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series is bringing music from around the world to Clovis. The series features Tony Award winning musical Broadway musicals, […]

Class teaches self-defense techniques

By Airman 1st Class Evelyn Chavez, 27th SOW Public Affairs Self-defense in the form of martial arts is often thought of as a recreation sport for children. But with April being Sexual Assault Awareness month, Jean Masters, sexual assault response coordinator representative, decided to set up a self-defense class for all Cannon Air Force Base […]

CCC Board of Trustees approves architect contract

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Community College Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved hiring an architect to design the proposed Norman and Vi Petty Performing Arts Center on Main Street. Board members approved a $48,000 contract with Albuquerque architectural firm Van H. Gilbert Architect PC. “It will provide a main venue for our […]

ENMU accepting High Plains Film Festival entries

ENMU Seeks Entries for New Film Festival PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University is accepting short film entries through March 21 for the first High Plains Film Festival. A judging panel of award-winning actors, directors and screenwriters will award six $500 prizes. Winning entries will be screened May 4 in Portales, at a location to […]

Pursuit to land “Suit” complete

Courtesy photo Joseph A. Wasson Jr., center, stars as Gomez in a National Hispanic Cultural Center performance of “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit.” The show will be presented free Friday night at Marshall Auditorium. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In Ray Bradbury’s “The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit,” six men see something they want and […]

Here’s a presidential morsel

Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

Norvil Howell: Champion of champions

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Doug McGregor’s response: “Norvil Howell, the champion of champions. He has given more students pride, respect for themselves and leadership skills, along with showing them how to have goals and accomplish them to a […]

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

CCC anounces coming performance

What do five men, all down on their luck and searching for a purpose, have in common? On February 22 in Marshall Auditorium, it will be a very special white suit as the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) brings Ray Bradbury’s The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit to Clovis. This 7 p.m. performance is part of […]

Former Broadway performer takes show to Clovis

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Courtesy photo David Geist is playing Jan. 26 at the Mabry Hotel in Clovis as a fund-raiser. Tickets are $50 and available at Clovis Community College. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ Staff Writer David Geist doesn’t just want to play music. He wants to teach others why he loves it so much. “I infuse dramatic intent […]

Martial arts decision left to Civic Center officials

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis Civic Center’s management company has no policy against booking contact sports at their facilities. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Civic Center Committee members voted Monday to give the center’s management final say on what events are allowed at the civic center. The Committee discussed whether to approve […]