Christmas performance can’t be topped

By Bob Huber, Local Columnist Now comes the post-holiday clamydamps, which always reminds me of high school Christmas productions and my rookie Thespian career. They were epic moments in theatrical history ranked up there with performances by Larry, Moe, and Curly. The one I remember most was the result of a unique blend of blonde […]

Portales native honored by Cannon airmen

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Dewey Langston displays a war tunic he recovered during a World War II battle Monday at the Cannon Air Force Base chapel. Langston was added to the Wall of Heroes at the base’s Airman Leadership School. Freedom Newspapers photo by Kevin Wilson. By Kevin Wilson CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Dewey Langston never considered himself […]

Ronstadt broke professional promise

By Tibor Machan “Those who complain that (Linda) Ronstadt should just sing, rather than express her opinions, forget that all art has a responsibility to inspire and provoke, not just soothe and entertain.” Those are the words of George Varga, the pop music critic for the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, in the wake of Ronstadt’s […]

City officials sworn in

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From left, Randal Crowder, Lunell H. Winton, David Lansford, Fred Van Soelen and Robert Sandoval sign their oaths of office. CNJ staff photo: Loretta Kos. By Jack King Two new City Commissioners, two incumbents and Mayor David Lansford took the oath of office Monday in a brief ceremony in the North Annex of Clovis-Carver Public […]

Band serenades city

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Donald Young conducts the Clovis Community Band performing Thursday night at the Lyceum in downtown Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Darrell Todd Maurina. By Darrell Todd Maurina By day, Stephen Quinn wears black robes in 9th Judicial District Court. Four nights a year, however, he wears black formal attire to a different event: the concerts of […]

Cooking schools to offer new twists and old favorites

By Jack King You might call it a new taste of the old. Holly Glenn, events coordinator for Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico, said a cooking school the news group will co-sponsor in October will focus on fast, easy and original ways to prepare dishes that appeal to those who love good, home-cooked, comfort food. […]

‘Lions’ movie fun for entire pride

Stacy Allen Secondhand Lions is a fun, adventurous comedy fit for the entire family. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall are wonderful actors who stray from their norm in this Tim McCanlies film. Even though the characters and the stories they tell are completely unbelievable, the audience will fall in love with the idea of believing […]

CCC chorale hits high note at spring concert

By Janet Bresenham The rousing sounds of patriotism echoed throughout Town Hall at Clovis Community College Sunday afternoon, as the men and women of the High Plains Chorale presented their spring concert. Both the audience and the 37-member singing group were a sea of red, white and blue, with many people still dressed in their […]