Thursday morning briefing: Free music, food needed and a curing a headache

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Thursday briefing. Music, music, music The Eastern New Mexico University music department is presenting a recital of chamber music for French horn, soprano and piano at 3 p.m. Aug. 28 in Buchanan Hall. It’s free and open to the public. Food drive VistaCare Hospice in Clovis […]

National Piano Guild audition set

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The National Piano Guild Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday in the piano studios of Eunice Schumpert in Portales and Doris Tankersly in Clovis. The adjudicator is a private piano teacher, Mary-Lynn Brown, of Las Cruces. Brown is a graduate of ENMU in piano performance, and has 36 credit hours toward a master’s degree […]

Shoutout: Clovis, Portales students recieve piano honors

The National Piano Guild Auditions for Clovis and Portales piano students were held in the studios of Doris Tankersley of Clovis and Eunice Schumpert of Portales on May 5 and May 6. Over 45 piano students were adjudicated by Joan Hines, professor of piano at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs. All students received superior […]

Small-school benefit long forgotten

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist I attended a one-room school as an eighth grader. The teacher was a middle-aged widow from Chicago. I never quite understood her motivation in moving to New Mexico to teach in a one-room country school 30 miles from the nearest town, but we all got along fine. The school building […]

Auction nets piano for Clovis museum

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Auctioneer C.L. Bentley takes a bid Saturday at the Eastern New Mexico University surplus auction. Bentley, of Amarillo, kept the auction moving quickly despite the large number of items to be sold. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Like a huge yard sale but with more noise and more mystery, […]

First person: Piano man

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jim Tulett has restored and tuned pianos for 35 years. Jim Tulett, 70, spends more than half of his time at his Clovis home in a shop restoring pianos, music tinkling in the background. On this day it was cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Tulett also tunes pianos. N.Y. to N.M.: I […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Player has passion for piano

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD DAVID BROSFEAU has played piano for more than half his life, earning accolades including a third-place finish at the state competition of the Piano Music Teachers of New Mexico. He’s also performed before such dignitaries as Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Brosfeau said he was introduced to the piano […]

Piano auditions slated

Freedom Newspapers The annual National Piano Guild auditions for Clovis and Portales will be held Thursday and Friday in the studios of piano teachers Doris Tankersley, 2016 Wilshire Blvd., Clovis, and Eunice Schumpert, 1101 S. Main, Portales. The auditions will begin at 8 a.m. Thursday in Portales, moving to Clovis that afternoon and continuing Friday. […]

Parsonage door always open to those in need

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist In thinking about celebrating Clovis as 100 years old, I can recall some good times as a preacher’s kid in the late 1950s. Daddy was pastor of Central Baptist Church here in Clovis and in the ’50s we had experiences that are a little different from what I have today. […]

The art of healing

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisleDavide Cabassi performs during an Arts in Healing program Friday at Clovis Community College. The Italy native said in times of sickness he turns to his piano and music for comfort. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In a metal chair on a chilly stage, ViolaMontoya closed her eyes and heard […]

Willett, Ruby L.

Ruby Lee Willett, 89, of Clovis, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, at her home in Clovis. She was born Jan. 28, 1916, in Snyder, Texas, to James and Angie Pemberton. She had been a Clovis resident since 1926. She married J.B. Willett on Jan. 27, 1934, in Clovis. Family members said she volunteered and played […]

Being ‘preacher’s kid’ reason to be thankful

By Judy Brandon: Local Columnist I have many things this September day for which to be thankful. In an era where sometimes cynicism surrounds preachers and evangelists, I must say that I am most thankful for my upbringing and thankful for my role as a “preacher’s kid.” The experiences Susie and I had as preacher’s […]

Enduring adversity leads to treasure in heaven

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist Her mother died when she was just 6 years old so she was raised by her aunt and other adults that walked in and out of her life. Instead of a loving and a nurturing atmosphere that their mother had once provided, the woman and her two siblings now were […]

Music contributes to well-being

By E.C. Schaeffer: Guest Columnist Editor’s note: This is part of in a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. Music has been a vital part of my life since my earliest piano lesson at age 5, through high […]

Music precious gift

By Daniel A. Blea: Guest columnist Editor’s note: This is part of a week-long series in which local columnists talk about their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis schools. When I was 10 years old, my family moved into an old house that had not been lived in […]

Conner to adjudicate local piano students

Susan Conner, a nationally certified teacher of music, will serve as the adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano Teachers in Clovis and Portales. Conner has taught piano in Winters, Texas, for the past 29 years. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a degree in piano pedagogy. She has been inducted into […]

Education Calendar 2/26

Today • Music in Our Schools Week Grand Concert, 7 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. • Parkview Elementary first- and second-grade musical, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at the school. Friday n El Desayuno Kiwanis Piano Festival, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Marshall Auditorium. • Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy Drum Corps Performs at the Capitol Building […]

Rogers, Mable

Mable Rogers Services: Have been held. Mrs. Mable C. Rogers, 87, of Clovis, a retired bookkeeper, died Saturday, April 26, 2003, at Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born on March 29, 1916, in Sugar Grove, Ark., to Charles “Pop” and Ida “Mom” Maines. She was a resident of Clovis for most of her life. […]