Education feature: Clovis students performing original play

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Darlene Barragan, right, plays the part of Ms. Plug Ugly, an overbearing teacher. Here she is getting the class under control, asking students how they plan to make life better for people. Benna Sayyed Lizzie Skermetta hopes acting will make a difference in her life. A sophomore, Skermetta plays a […]

Meet the original Martha Stewart

By Jodi Stewart: Guest columnist By Jodi Stewart

Original Clovis settlement named after outlaw

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist Some say that it’s a person’s urge to get away from regimentation, that the so-called laws puts a man into too tight a situation. I think there’s too many dern outlaws anyway. Why is it that so many people are fascinated by outlaws? So why do men turn outlaw? Some […]

March 23, 2008 Library Books

The following books are available at the Clovis-Carver Public Library: The Blue Ribbon Country Cookbook: Timeless Recipes and Foolproof Cooking Basics by Diane Roupe was given by George and Dianne Davis in memory of Margaret Opal Lethgo. Nearly 1,000 award-winning recipes from the winner of 99 ribbons at the Iowa State Fair are presented in […]

Siblings have ‘Idol’ dreams

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Siblings J.T. Montoya and Tiffany Montoya Welsh aim to leap from the side stage to center stage by attracting 30 million “American Idol” viewers. “They’ve always been in music — it’s natural,” Ray Montoya said about his children. Welsh, 23, and J.T. Montoya, 21, have grown up around music. Their […]

Hundreds brave cold to attend annual Christmas parade

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A group of elves dances for the judges Saturday in front of the Curry County Courthouse. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Tradition trumped biting cold Saturday evening. Hundreds of people — shivering even beneath hats, layers of clothes, and blankets — lined Main Street for the annual Christmas Lights Parade […]

ENMU soccer players honored

CNJ staff RICHARDSON, Texas — Senior forward Megan Dozier and junior goalkeeper Leif Craddock have been accorded first-team status in All-Lone Star Conference (women) and All-Southwest Soccer Conference (men) first-team selections announced by the league office. Dozier, one of four original members of the ENMU women’s squad, holds every school record on offense, including career […]

Parade showcases floats, lights, holiday spirit

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Boy scouts from troop 226 ride atop their float in the ninth annual Christmas Light Parade on Main Street Saturday night. (Staff photo: Marlena Hartz) By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Nina Galvon, 15, sat in a folding chair on Main Street, bundled in a blanket with hot cocoa in hand, as she waited alongside […]

City landmark in need of major repair, but cost prohibitive

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An angel statue stands in front of a collapsed stone wall at the Sunken Gardens in Hillcrest Park. The 20-foot long wall has been in disrepair for about two years. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer A longtime Clovis tourist attraction and one of the city’s most popular wedding spots […]

Bronze casting process difficult

Clyde Davis: Local Colunist When it comes to the bronze-casting process, by which art is reproduced and sculptures made into limited editions, most of us are hopelessly lost or misinformed. No kidding, I used to think they actually carved the bronze with some kind of tools, the way a carving reproducer works on wood (it’s […]