Country star tops show

By Eric Butler By Eric Butler CNJ Correspondent Country performer Holly Dunn will provide the music and an Oklahoma company the fireworks when the “Smoke on the Water” Fourth of July Celebration takes place tonight in Clovis. The event will be held at Greene Acres Park in the center of town and roads will begin […]

Rocking the house

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“Tops in Blue” performs the opening number Wednesday at Doc Stewart Park across from Cannon Air Force Base. “Tops in Blue” performed music melodies from various music decades and styles. Photo by Eric Kluth. By Darrell Todd Maurina Some members of the “Tops in Blue” Air Force entertainment troupe weren’t even born when retired Lt. […]

Fun on the Fourth

By Helena Rodriguez Country spirit will not only be flowing in terms of patriotism this Fourth of July weekend, but will be overwhelming present in the form of entertainment. Just about every brand of country music, from classic to contemporary, from Texas to even Tejano country, will be represented at area Fourth of July celebrations, […]

Air Force career gigs sound sweet

By Janet Bresenham For 19 years, Scott Webring has lived a life he considers a musician’s dream. He performs in a band, gets paid for doing what he loves and enjoys a career full of steady gigs. All while serving his country as a master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force band “Pegasus,” a division […]

Cowboys and Christianity

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Jack White bows his head in prayer during the prayer meeting at the Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp held in June 2001 at Ned Houk Park. By Gary Mitchell Steaming chuckwagon meals, campfire singing and old-time preaching will highlight the 26th annual Mesa Redondo Cowboy Camp Meeting. The four-day event will take place Wednesday through Saturday. […]

CHS Symphony Band wins Anaheim festival

By Gary Mitchell Clovis High School band members were on a mission for music excellence recently; and band members say: Mission accomplished. A highlight in the accomplishment of that mission included winning top honors in the Heritage Music Festival in Anaheim, Calif., the last week of April. The Symphony Band, directed by Bill Allred, received […]

CHS hosts 43rd annual All-Band Night “Pops” Honors Concert

By Gary Mitchell Tonight’s “Pops” Honors Concert promises to be fun for everyone, band officials say. More than 800 band students from the Clovis schools will perform in the 43rd annual All-Band Night “Pops” Honors Concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Rock Staubus Gymnasium at Clovis High School. Admission for the concert is $2 for […]

Clovis school district hands out awards

By Gary Mitchell It was a time for recognizing outstanding effort and achievement during Tuesday’s Clovis School Board meeting. Clovis School Superintendent Neil Nuttall presented a plaque to Wayne Anderson, school music coordinator, recognizing Clovis as one of the “Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America for 2003.” “This is a national recognition we’re […]

Dixie Chick has right to ruffle feathers

By Leonard Pitts Jr. Let us spend a few moments contemplating naked chicks. Naked Dixie Chicks, to be exact, meaning the country music trio from Texas whose Natalie Maines has become more famous for something she said than for anything she ever sang. If you’re not familiar with what she said, well … Welcome back. […]

Henry, Porter

Porter Henry Services: Have been held. Mr. Porter Davis “Pat” Henry, 61, of Portales, died Monday, April 28, 2003, at his home. He was born on May 25, 1941, in Carlsbad, to Madge and A.P. Henry. He graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1959. He attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, graduating with a […]