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 […]

Kids have great appreciation of music

By Adan Estrada: Guest Columnist Music has the power to evoke emotion. It can make you laugh, it can make you smile, or it can even bring a tear to your eye. Music reaches deep inside you and before you know it you’re tapping your foot, bobbing your head and singing along. As an educator, […]

Talent can be hidden anywhere

By Clyde Davis I was singing my wife Janice to sleep with the words of Harry Chapin’s “Taxi” … “It was rainin’ hard in Frisco, I needed one more fare to make my night…” She woke up on the last verse, so I went right into “Cat’s in the Cradle.” True, I don’t sing well. […]

Music shapes my heart and soul

Dean Turvaville Editors note: This is the fifth in a series of columns celebrating music in our schools week. One of my earliest memories is that of my grandmother singing Gospel hymns in the kitchen of our family farmhouse as she cooked dinner. I suppose music has always played a part in shaping me, from […]

There’s an all-seeing eye watching you

THERE’S AN ALL-SEEING EYE WATCHING YOU My tastes in music and my theology have certainly changed since then, but when I was a small child, my favorite song was a song we sang occasionally at church and pretty often at home. That’s another story, but, yes, as hard as it is for most of us […]

Floyd teen to perform at City Celebration

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Lucero Davalos practices at her home on Wednesday in preparation for Saturday’s City Celebration at Master’s Books and Gifts in Clovis. Lucero said this will be the first big event at which she will perform. Freedom Newspapers: Lisa Sonnenschien. By Helena Rodriguez When Lucero Davalos walked away from a truck rollover near Floyd last September […]

Cash remembered

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked participants for memories of music legend Johnny Cash, who died Sept. 12. Some responses: “This has not been a good year for American heroes. In July we paid our final tributes to Bob Hope, without challenge, the most patriotic entertainer in our country’s long and distinguished history. “Now, […]

Fiesta celebrated

By Jack King Father Sotero Sena took time out for a shower Saturday after serving as a target in the pie-throwing booth, but in no time he was back in the food tent downing a funnel cake. Being a mainstay of Our Lady of Guadalupe/San Jose Mission’s annual fiesta is hard work, said Sena, the […]