Student Profile: Grooms

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Iris Grooms is a senior at Clovis High School. She is the daughter of Roger and Kim Grooms. What is your most prized possession? I was given a plain heart-shaped box on my 14th birthday. I was told to decorate it and put things in it that would remind […]

Music provides consolation

By Javier Portillo: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music has always been a big part of my life. There have been many times in my life when music was the only consolation. It was one of the few ways […]

Music means fun, entertainment

By Hanna Langan: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. What music means to me is fun and entertainment, and something I could enjoy in front of a crowd or by myself. I enjoy music and many different aspects, be it […]

Education digest: Students chosen for all-state choir

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer The following Clovis junior high school students were selected through auditions to the 2007 Junior High School All-State Choir: Courtney Dawkins, Tara DeWitt, Sarah Fulmer, Cecilia Harris, Dahlia Moore, Mariah Sparks, Morgan Kilgore, Eric Collins, Ean Guthals, Tad Treft and Kaylee Ortiz. Calendar Tonight: The Zia Elementary School winter […]

Feb. 5, 1960

Val Baumgart, L.B. Redwine, Pat Graef and Nelson Worley were all Democratic candidates for Curry County sheriff. … Clovis High graduate Susan Stanfield was on tour with the University of Denver choir. She was a junior physical education major. … The Silver Grill was inviting customers to “dine by candlelight every evening.” … The KCLV […]

Clovis High choir teacher honored

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Choir Director Brian Uerling has been named the New Mexico Music Educator of the Year, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Uerling is the sixth Clovis teacher to win the award since the 1960s, according to school officials. “Mr. Uerling has that rare ability to help students […]

Dinner with music affair for family

By Harvey Brady: Guest columnist This is part of a week-long series in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music has always been an important part of my life. My mom played the accordion a little bit, but no one else could play an instrument or sing (other than along […]

Mondragon, Jose “Adan”

Jose “Adan” Mondragon, 62, of Clovis, died Friday, Dec. 9, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born March 29, 1943, in Clovis to Conrado and Juanita Cordova Mondragon. He married Lucy Baca on Oct. 20, 1972, in Clovis. He was a foreman at Clovis Steam Laundry. He was a member of Our […]

Kerby Sr., Al

Al Kerby Sr., 81, of Bovina died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. He was born Oct. 10, 1923, in Amarillo. He married Jeanne Fredrick on Dec. 14, 1942, in Oakland, Calif. He moved to Bovina in 1947 from Amarillo. He was a blacksmith and a welder and served in World […]

10/13 Education Calendar

Today: The Gattis Junior High School seventh-grade Family Night Choir Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gattis Choir Room. Tuesday: Clovis Municipal Schools All Choral Night Concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Clovis High School Rock Staubus Gymnasium. Education calendar is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She […]

10/6 Education Calendar

Today Yucca Junior High School Choirs fall concert, 7 p.m., CHS Lecture Hall. Saturday Award-winning guitarist Jesse Cook, 7 p.m., Lyceum Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15 or at the Clovis Community College cashier’s window. Information: 769-4132 Sunday High Plains Chorale fall concert, 2:30 p.m., Clovis Community College Town Hall. Tuesday […]

9/15 Student Profiles

Stephen Tunnell is a senior at Clovis High. He is the son of Arthur and Diane Tunnell. What’s your favorite TV show, past or present? Jeopardy. Do you have a favorite joke? There are two muffins sitting in an oven. The first muffin turns to other muffin and says, “Man it’s hot in here. The […]

Clovis seniors gather for send-off on final day of school

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Clovis High School senior Maria Robles and fellow senior Jonathan Aguirre are soaked by a water hose during Thursday’s Clovis High School Senior Bash 2005 at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Their favorite memories ranged from a band trip to California, to nearly getting caught leaving a […]

Clovis schools celebrate music

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Members of the Clovis High School Jazz band talk to local junior high school students about what it means to be part of a high schol band Friday at Marshall Junior High School. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer Curry County Commissioner Tim Ashley said music has a special place […]

Yucca, Clovis High selected to perform

By CNJ Staff The Yucca Junior High School Chorale and Clovis High School Band were selected to perform on the honors concert at the All-State Music Convention in Albuquerque. The honors concert will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday at the University of New Mexico’s Popejoy Hall. To prepare for the concert, the choir […]

Music a part of the family

Weldon Killough A huge part of my life is and has been music. From a young age, my earliest memories are associated with music that revolved around southern gospel songs in church and family reunions, as well as traditional country music. Early on my dad was my major influence concerning music. We always went to […]

Music can be enjoyed a lifetime

By David L. Caffey Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of columns celebrating Music in Our Schools week. What do people around the world have in common regardless of age, size, shape, or color? We crave music. We may like different kinds of music, but most of us seem to need it […]

Religion Roundup 2/13

The African Children’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Monday at Faith Christian Family Church. The concert is sponsored by the Clovis Christian Ministerial Alliance and Faith Christian Family Church and Kingswood United Methodist Church are coordinating the housing of the choir members and their sponsors. The concert is free but donations are accepted. For […]

Singing songs for literacy

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis will soon play host for the second straight year to the African Children’s Choir, a group of 26 children from various African countries and eight adult hosts who travel the United States and support a ministry that educates African orphans. This year’s presentation will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. […]

Civil rights icon to be remembered in celebratory parade in Portales

By Tony Parra Portales will commemorate one of our nation’s most remembered civil rights leaders with festivities over the weekend. The 19th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a parade which begins on South Avenue O and Second Street to Abilene to the Memorial Building. Veda Urioste, the mistress of […]