Local cheerleaders hold to Christian values

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Christian School cheerleaders recently danced, yelled and stunted their way to victory at the state sheer competition while remaining steadfast in their beliefs. CCS cheer coach Ginny Boersma said the young women chose a mix of Christian pop music to accompany them during their dance sequence. Staying […]

Whomans, Peggy

Peggy Whomans, 81, died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at her residence in Portales. Born July 11, 1924, in Salisbury, N.C., she was the daughter of Louise and Max Moorefield. She grew up in North Carolina and attended Catawaba College in Salisbury, then moved to New York City and taught dance at the Arthur Murray Studio […]

Music can aid future career

By Judy Gambill: Guest columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. My mother made sure we had plenty of music in our home. She played the piano, and as a child she sang in […]

Music helps set everyday mood

By Courtni Jennings: Guest columnist Music is a huge part of my life. Every single day I listen to music or sing. I am in Ambassador Choir and so I listen to and sing those songs quite often. Life is better with music. It just would not be exciting without it. In my free time […]

New York dance troupe stopping in Clovis

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers A group of dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will bring a little New York City flair Sunday to Clovis Community College. Ailey II will perform at 4 p.m. at Clovis’ Marshall Auditorium as part of the Cultural Arts Series presented by Clovis Community College and Plains Regional […]

Traditional dance highlights Native American Heritage luncheon

2nd Lt Tygina Bibbs Cannon’s Cultural Observance Committee (COC) sponsored a Native American Heritage Month luncheon Nov. 14 at The Landing. Uthana and Tashina Livingston of the Navajo tribe performed a traditional dance known as the Jingle Dress Dance. Tradition states the Jingle Dress Dance began in the Northern Chippewa Indian Nations and spread quickly […]

Day Trips: Ballet offers ‘Romantic Evening’

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The Lone Star Ballet will begin its season Nov. 5 with “A Romantic Evening,” and will end March 22-23 with a special performance of “Romeo and Juliet” by the Joffrey Ballet. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez For couples in search of a romantic evening, why not drive to the Lone Star Ballet in Amarillo […]

10/22 Local Roundup

Staff reports Clovis man sentenced for forgery, fraud A Clovis man on Friday was sentenced to four years in jail for forgery and fraud, according to a press release from the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Lawrence Caldwell, 42, signed his name to a check his former employer reported missing in January 2004, according to […]

Day Trips: Latin Dance Fest offers lessons in salsa, merengue

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Dancers are taught at Plaza Park in Las Vegas, N.M. The city will have its inaugural dance festival next weekend at New Mexico Highlands University. (Courtesy photo) Compiled by Mike Jimenez If you have ever wanted to learn to dance salsa, merengue, or other Latin dances, then the first Latin Dance Fest 2005 in Las […]

Playin’ and Dancin’

Eric Butler: CNJ Correspondent The boys don’t line up on one side of the room with the girls on the other — each waiting for the first couple to get on the dance floor. In fact, there’s little to no hesitation as soon as Bill Case and the Velvetones launch into the opening bars of […]

Artist runs away — without leaving home

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Pat Weekley plans to enter three of her recent paintings in the Pintores Art League’s 30th annual Fine Arts Show that begins Saturday along with the Clovis/Curry County Ethnic Fair in downtown Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Pat Weekley retired years ago from her career as a registered nurse. […]

Forget gas, lap dancing real price gouge

By Ned Cantwell: State Columnist Here’s the deal. I’d rather sit in my stalled Hummer in the middle of downtown Ruidoso than drive one of those prissy Toyota hybrids. There. I’ve said it. You want to take away my $48,000 Triton V-10, nine miles per gallon going downhill? You’ll have to pry the ignition keys […]

Student Profile: Teri Kruckeberg

Teri Kruckeberg, 17, is the daughter of Gary and Elaine Kruckenberg and is a senior at Clovis High School. What’s your favorite TV show, past and present? My favorite past TV show is Friends. My favorite present TV show is Scrubs. What is so great about your favorite sport? I like dancing because it is […]

Dance team offers diverse program the whole family will enjoy

by Leslie Radford: CNJ staff writer B allet is coming to Clovis. USA Ballet will perform classic and contemporary pieces including “Swan Lake” and “La Esmeralda” at 4 p.m. Sunday at Marshall Auditorium. The Gala Spectacular of the World’s Greatest Ballets displays talents of worldly dancers of various cultural backgrounds. USA Ballet, headquartered in Bloomington, […]

Clovis singles search for dates

By Tova Fruchtman: CNJ staff writer Bill Guild, 56, has a theory he’s come to trust when it comes to dating. Instincts, he says, you have to trust your instincts. “One thing I’ve learned is if your not getting good vibrations from someone move on right then and there. You can’t change people. People don’t […]

8/15/04 Senior Happenings

La Casa De Buena Salud 1120 Cameo Sunday: 1 p.m. — Dance and refreshments. Monday: 9:30 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 10 a.m. — HIBAC. Tuesday: 10:30 a.m. — Gift walk; noon — Potluck luncheon. Wednesday: 10 a.m. — Blood pressure checks; 1 p.m. — Bingo; 1:30 p.m. — Blood pressure checks. Thursday: 10:30 a.m. — […]

Drill team member raising money (reporter’s notebook)

Lola Barrows, a 14-year-old member of the Gattis Junior High drill team, is selling candles to raise money for a trip to New York City where she is slated to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I’m looking forward to being in some place big and some place new,” Barrows said. “I’ve only raised […]

Teaching a heartbeat

By Jack King Agalu, a Nigerian-style drum and dance group, prides itself on bringing the “heartbeat” of Africa to U.S. audiences. Led by Akeem Ayanniyi, a ninth-generation player of the traditional Yoruba talking drum, the group includes percussionists skilled in the playing of the djembe, djun djun, akiko and bata drums, a masquerade dancer who […]

The return of the country barn dance

By Don McAlavy I received a note from a popular musician living in Lubbock. “We’re coming back home to Clovis after having lived in Lubbock for the last 30 years,” it read. “My brother Coy and his wife Jeanie have bought Glen Shot’s place north of Clovis just outside the city limits . In addition […]

Aaron Watson to perform Saturday

Freedom Newspapers When Aaron Watson sings “Shut Up and Dance,” it may not sound very mannerly, but it is being listened to, according to concert promoters. “Shut Up and Dance” is the hit single for the up-and-coming Texas Country singer, who is slated to play Saturday night at Bash Riprock’s, 2419 Main St., in Lubbock. […]